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Author Topic: Win7 update loop  (Read 3394 times)

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Win7 update loop
« on: February 14, 2015, 02:36:29 AM »
How do I shut off Windows 7 update?
It's wasting time installing the same update again on every shutdown.

edit: Found it. Tnx anyway.
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/opinion/windows/3419759/how-turn-off-automatic-updates-in-windows/
quote:
"Thankfully, there's an easy fix for this, here's what you need to do:

1. In Vista and Windows 7, click Start, type Windows Update, and then hit Enter. In XP, head to the Control Panel and seek out Windows Update.

2. Click the Change Settings option at left.

3. Change the setting to Download updates but let me choose whether to install them.

4. Click OK.

That's all there is to it. Windows may still nag you about installing updates, but at least it won't reboot without your permission."
« Last Edit: February 14, 2015, 02:42:26 AM by bit »

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Re: Win7 update loop
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2015, 03:16:00 AM »
Go to Start > All Programs > Windows Update > View update history
another address for the same place is: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update\View update history

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Hide content

Problem:
I keep being offered an update from Windows that I don’t want.

Solution:
You can hide the update, and then Windows Update won't offer it to you again unless you choose to restore it.

Here's how to hide an update:

1) Click to open Windows Update.
2) Do one of the following:
  • Click the link that tells you important updates are available if you have important updates to hide.
  • Click the link that tells you optional updates are available if you have optional updates to hide.
3) Select any update that you want to hide, right-click it, and then click Hide update. Do this for each update you want to hide.

Click OK
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This way you keep Windows updated  :up: despite the one bugger.

« Last Edit: February 14, 2015, 04:50:13 AM by Curt, Reason: picture »

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Re: Win7 update loop
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2015, 05:16:31 AM »
Probably a bad download that can't install properly - why not reset windows update and let windows do the update properly - or else download it and do it manually?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

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Re: Win7 update loop
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2015, 08:14:57 AM »
Probably a bad download that can't install properly - why not reset windows update and let windows do the update properly - or else download it and do it manually?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

+1 - Windows updates do on occasion get stuck on a bad File. If you find out which one is looping you can Google it and probably find a few other people with the same problem...and a fix. If not, hide only the problem child...do not disable everything.


Speaking of bad WU behavior, has anyone else noticed Windows suddenly deciding to re-enabled the automatic reboot by itself? I've been on a manual update schedule for years. But this past week - after making none of my own changes - my computer just decided to start rebooting for updates ... All by its evil little self.

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Re: Win7 update loop
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2015, 09:19:56 AM »
Speaking of bad WU behavior, has anyone else noticed Windows suddenly deciding to re-enabled the automatic reboot by itself? I've been on a manual update schedule for years. But this past week - after making none of my own changes - my computer just decided to start rebooting for updates ... All by its evil little self.

I didn't notice that specifically, but I had to unistall the recent KB3013455 update on XP, as it messed up my fonts (made them all blurry) in Firefox and Chrome: Patch Tuesday: Font Corruption with KB3013455

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Re: Win7 update loop
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2015, 09:57:57 AM »
Probably a bad download that can't install properly - why not reset windows update and let windows do the update properly - or else download it and do it manually?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

+1 - Windows updates do on occasion get stuck on a bad File. If you find out which one is looping you can Google it and probably find a few other people with the same problem...and a fix. If not, hide only the problem child...do not disable everything.


Speaking of bad WU behavior, has anyone else noticed Windows suddenly deciding to re-enabled the automatic reboot by itself? I've been on a manual update schedule for years. But this past week - after making none of my own changes - my computer just decided to start rebooting for updates ... All by its evil little self.

Mine didn't do that exactly. It was insisting on rebooting after installing an update, which I assumed meant my son installed one without asking/telling me. He insists that didn't happen.

However, automatic updates are not enabled and there is at least 1 pending update which hasn't been installed, once again suggesting my son wasn't responsible. He wouldn't have any reason to pick just 1 to install.
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Re: Win7 update loop
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2015, 10:02:27 AM »
However, automatic updates are not enabled and there is at least 1 pending update which hasn't been installed, once again suggesting my son wasn't responsible. He wouldn't have any reason to pick just 1 to install.

Hm... same here, is yours KB3021917 from 2/10/15 also?

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Re: Win7 update loop
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2015, 11:36:30 AM »
I set mine to never check for updates.  I just looked by pressing Winkey Q and typing Updates in settings.  It told me I last checked for updates on 12/10/2013.

One thing I noticed.  Getting off that screen is not very intuitive.  After fumbling around Alt Tab did the trick.  I'm not sure if it's because I have Classic Shell installed.

I tried reading through updates in case I needed any and selecting individual ones to install.  I found myself wasting half a day just on that.  So I turned it off altogether.  I can't be doing that every Tuesday.


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Re: Win7 update loop
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2015, 03:45:39 PM »
However, automatic updates are not enabled and there is at least 1 pending update which hasn't been installed, once again suggesting my son wasn't responsible. He wouldn't have any reason to pick just 1 to install.

Hm... same here, is yours KB3021917 from 2/10/15 also?
"KB3021917 from 2/10/15"--> yes. Ran Microsoft FixIt, and it failed again. Switched off updater for now.

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Re: Win7 update loop
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2015, 04:17:33 PM »
However, automatic updates are not enabled and there is at least 1 pending update which hasn't been installed, once again suggesting my son wasn't responsible. He wouldn't have any reason to pick just 1 to install.

Hm... same here, is yours KB3021917 from 2/10/15 also?

Why yes it is. Very interesting indeed.
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Re: Win7 update loop
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2015, 06:01:05 PM »
This way you keep Windows updated  :up: despite the one bugger.

I've done this (I'm on XP), but KB3013455 keeps reinstalling itself, making the font in FF and Chrome all blurry. Can I stop this update from installing some other way, without disabling the auto update? (The update is being triggered by Cacheman somehow anyway, since MS is not supporting XP any longer.)

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P.S. I changed it to "Download updates, but let me choose when" option for now. Let's see, maybe this will stop it from installing automatically every time, despite the fact that I unticked the box.
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Re: Win7 update loop
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2015, 06:08:05 PM »
This way you keep Windows updated  :up: despite the one bugger.

I've done this (I'm on XP), but KB3013455 keeps reinstalling itself, making the font in FF and Chrome all blurry. Can I stop this update from installing some other way, without disabling the auto update? (The update is being triggered by Cacheman somehow anyway, since MS is not supporting XP any longer.)

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P.S. I changed it to "Download updates, but let me choose when" option for now. Let's see, maybe this will stop it from installing automatically every time, despite the fact that I unticked the box.

P.P.S. OK, I see. this now brought up a dialog box "Hide Updates" and "don't notify me about them." Maybe that was the step I missed before.