Install Updates and Shut Down

Discussion in 'Windows XP General' started by life036, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. life036

    life036 Guest

    Hello All,

    I'm looking for a way to either review or clear the updates that Windows
    wants to install every time I try to shut down my computer.

    How can I find out exactly what Windows is trying to install prior to the
    shutdown process? If that's not possible, how can I simply clear the updates
    so that it doesn't ask me again?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
    life036, Mar 13, 2009
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  2. life036

    ju.c Guest

    Set Automatic Updates' settings:

    1. Right-click the Desktop's "My Computer" icon and select "Properties".

    2. Open the "Automatic Updates" tab and set it to "Notify me but don't
    automatically download or install them." Click the "Apply" button.

    Now when there are updates you'll get a window displaying a list of
    updates and a description for each. You can select to "Never show"
    them, too. (This should have been the default setting!)


    ju.c


    "life036" <> wrote in message news:...
    > Hello All,
    >
    > I'm looking for a way to either review or clear the updates that Windows
    > wants to install every time I try to shut down my computer.
    >
    > How can I find out exactly what Windows is trying to install prior to the
    > shutdown process? If that's not possible, how can I simply clear the updates
    > so that it doesn't ask me again?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Chris
     
    ju.c, Mar 13, 2009
    #2
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  3. life036

    Rey Santos Guest

    That happens when Updates is set to Automatic (recommended).
    Set automatic updates to notify you before downloading updates.
    In Control Panel > Automatic Updates mark the radio button "Notify me but
    don't automatically download or install them". Whenever the windows update
    yellow shield on the Notification area appears, click on it and you will be
    presented with two updating options:

    Express: This is the recommended option to find all needed high-priority
    updates.
    Custom: This option will scan for high-priority updates and optional
    updates, such as drivers or software updates.

    Choose Custom, you will be presented with a list of high-priority update
    options. Check the updates that you would like to install.

    You can also turn off Automatic Updates by choosing the radio button "Turn
    off Automatic Updates." You can then just update manually via Control Panel >
    Security Center under Resources click on "Check for the latest updates from
    Windows update"

    --
    Rey


    "life036" wrote:

    > Hello All,
    >
    > I'm looking for a way to either review or clear the updates that Windows
    > wants to install every time I try to shut down my computer.
    >
    > How can I find out exactly what Windows is trying to install prior to the
    > shutdown process? If that's not possible, how can I simply clear the updates
    > so that it doesn't ask me again?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Chris
     
    Rey Santos, Mar 13, 2009
    #3
  4. See...

    How to configure and use Automatic Updates (AU) in WinXP:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525

    Have you selected the Notify Only option for AU? If so, does
    WindowsUpdate.log tell you that *all* of the updates you've approved have
    downloaded and are ready to be installed?

    Unless you want to download all of the installers for the updates you've
    approved, you do not want to clear anything.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

    life036 wrote:
    > I'm looking for a way to either review or clear the updates that Windows
    > wants to install every time I try to shut down my computer.
    >
    > How can I find out exactly what Windows is trying to install prior to the
    > shutdown process? If that's not possible, how can I simply clear the
    > updates so that it doesn't ask me again?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Chris
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 13, 2009
    #4
  5. life036

    life036 Guest

    Hi Guys,

    I actually DON'T use the automatic updates option. I always use the second
    option, "Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them."

    It USUALLY just downloads the updates, puts a notification in my taskbar,
    and lets me do an express or a custom install. But every once in a while, it
    tries to install some mysterious updates on shutdown without even asking me.

    I'm under the impression that the second and third options are the same, the
    only difference being that a download of the software is performed in the
    background instead of asking before downloading -- the two options shouldn't
    be different in how they actually INSTALL the updates, right? Do you guys
    mean to tell me that by switching from the SECOND option to the third option,
    it won't try to install the updates on shutdown anymore?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
    life036, Mar 13, 2009
    #5
  6. life036

    ju.c Guest

    (Please don't delete previous entries, thanks)


    "life036" <> wrote in message news:...
    > Hi Guys,
    >
    > I actually DON'T use the automatic updates option. I always use the second
    > option, "Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them."
    >
    > It USUALLY just downloads the updates, puts a notification in my taskbar,
    > and lets me do an express or a custom install. But every once in a while, it
    > tries to install some mysterious updates on shutdown without even asking me.
    >
    > I'm under the impression that the second and third options are the same, the
    > only difference being that a download of the software is performed in the
    > background instead of asking before downloading -- the two options shouldn't
    > be different in how they actually INSTALL the updates, right? Do you guys
    > mean to tell me that by switching from the SECOND option to the third option,
    > it won't try to install the updates on shutdown anymore?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Chris
     
    ju.c, Mar 14, 2009
    #6
  7. And to whom are you replying?

    If AU hasn't notified you that *all* updates have downloaded and are ready
    to install but you see the INSTALL UPDATES AND SHUTDOWN option after
    clicking on Start | Turn Off computer, it's telling you that *some* (not
    *all*) updates have downloaded and are ready to be installed. If you choose
    the Restart button instead, the machine will reboot but the updates will not
    install. Then you can wait until AU brings in all the updates and gives you
    the expected prompt. Note that this can take 5-7 days sometimes. Or you
    can go to Windows Update and install all updates manually.

    The only time an update is installed without any notification is when the AU
    software itself is being updated (rarely happens); cf.
    http://blogs.technet.com/mu/archive/2008/07/03/upcoming-update-to-windows-update.aspx

    As far as automatic reboots are concerned, see
    http://blogs.technet.com/mu/archive/2008/10/02/windows-update-and-automatic-reboots.aspx


    life036 wrote:
    > Hi Guys,
    >
    > I actually DON'T use the automatic updates option. I always use the
    > second
    > option, "Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them."
    >
    > It USUALLY just downloads the updates, puts a notification in my taskbar,
    > and lets me do an express or a custom install. But every once in a while,
    > it tries to install some mysterious updates on shutdown without even
    > asking
    > me.
    >
    > I'm under the impression that the second and third options are the same,
    > the
    > only difference being that a download of the software is performed in the
    > background instead of asking before downloading -- the two options
    > shouldn't
    > be different in how they actually INSTALL the updates, right? Do you guys
    > mean to tell me that by switching from the SECOND option to the third
    > option, it won't try to install the updates on shutdown anymore?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Chris
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 14, 2009
    #7
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