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Mike

On my XP Pro computer, everytime I shut down, it's installing updates &
tells me not to shut down it will shutdown automatically.
I don't get the option in the shutdown menu to shutdown without installing &
there are times this might run for 4 or more hours!
What's up with that?
 
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ColTom2

You do not say what type of ISP you have, but it sounds like Dial-up. Switch
to cable or DSL.


On my XP Pro computer, everytime I shut down, it's installing updates &
tells me not to shut down it will shutdown automatically.
I don't get the option in the shutdown menu to shutdown without installing &
there are times this might run for 4 or more hours!
What's up with that?
 
T

Terry R.

The date and time was 10/30/2008 8:55 AM, and on a whim, Mike pounded
out on the keyboard:
On my XP Pro computer, everytime I shut down, it's installing updates &
tells me not to shut down it will shutdown automatically.
I don't get the option in the shutdown menu to shutdown without installing &
there are times this might run for 4 or more hours!
What's up with that?

Hi Mike,

Updates are probably failing and attempting to reinstall again and
again. One frequent cause (if Microsoft Updates are enabled) is that
cabinets in the MSO Cache folder are missing, but that may not be your
issue.

Give this a try. Start, Run, type services.msc and click OK. Then stop
the Automatic Update service (leave Services open). Then, rename the
SoftwareDistribution folder in \Windows and start the Automaic Update
service again to see if it takes care of it. If it still happens
repeatedly, see if any files or registry keys are blocked by using this
utility:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

--
Terry R.

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Big_Al

Mike said:
On my XP Pro computer, everytime I shut down, it's installing updates &
tells me not to shut down it will shutdown automatically.
I don't get the option in the shutdown menu to shutdown without installing &
there are times this might run for 4 or more hours!
What's up with that?
Turn off updates and then you can elect to do them manually.
Or at least set it to notifiy you of updates but don't do anything.
Either way, you control when and what it updates.
 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]

Tip: Temporarily disable real-time protection by your anti-virus and/or
anti-spyware applications (e.g., CounterSpy, Spysweeper, Spybot Tea Timer,
AVG Anti-Spyware) and/or any third-party firewall (e.g., ZA) before
attempting to install the update(s). If you disable the third-party
firewall, make certain that you enable the Windows Firewall!
=====================
How to troubleshoot Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server
Update Services installation issues:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

1. See the "Need more help? Tell us what problem you are having" section of
http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527

2. You cannot install some updates or programs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798

3a. Check your WindowsUpdate.log (%windir%\WindowsUpdate.log) for errors
associated with the download/install.

How to read the WindowsUpdate.log file
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093

3b. Compare errors to those listed here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/mowgreen/index.php?showentry=1122
and/or go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com > click on Help and Support
link in left pane > Solve problems on your own.

4. Windows Update Checklist:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/updtcl.htm

5. Windows Update-specific newsgroup:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsupdate

Archive of Windows Update newsgroup:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsupdate

Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527

Support for Windows Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport
 
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Mike

Terry R. said:
The date and time was 10/30/2008 8:55 AM, and on a whim, Mike pounded out


Hi Mike,

Updates are probably failing and attempting to reinstall again and again.
One frequent cause (if Microsoft Updates are enabled) is that cabinets in
the MSO Cache folder are missing, but that may not be your issue.

Give this a try. Start, Run, type services.msc and click OK. Then stop
the Automatic Update service (leave Services open). Then, rename the
SoftwareDistribution folder in \Windows and start the Automaic Update
service again to see if it takes care of it. If it still happens
repeatedly, see if any files or registry keys are blocked by using this
utility:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

--
Terry R.

***Reply Note***
Anti-spam measures are included in my email address.
Delete NOSPAM from the email address after clicking Reply.

Would not let me rename folder...
 
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Terry R.

The date and time was 11/1/2008 10:52 AM, and on a whim, Mike pounded
out on the keyboard:
Would not let me rename folder...

Mike,

Then you didn't follow the instructions properly.

I just tried it both ways and you're right, Windows won't let you rename
the folder IF the service is running. But stopping the service allowed
the rename.

--
Terry R.

***Reply Note***
Anti-spam measures are included in my email address.
Delete NOSPAM from the email address after clicking Reply.
 

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