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#1 geologist

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:17 AM

For the past month, every time I switch on this computer, I get the message "Configuring Updates No.3 of 3-0% complete".
Clearly the configuration is never successful or the message wouldn't keep re-appearing. Can anyone tell me how to successfully complete the configuration OR how to stop the message since it makes access so very, very slow? Thank you.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:37 AM

Can you still boot to windows? Have you tried uninstalling the latest updates?

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:23 AM

Hi and thanks for your reply. Yes, I can still boot and no, I have not tried uninstalling the latest updates. Today when I switched on the configuration was completed and that may, or may not, be the end of the problem. Will keep the thread updated.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:08 AM

Just keep the windows updates coming, they will get tired and one day you won't be bothered anymore. :)

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#5 geologist

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:12 PM

And I thought they never stopped! Silly me. :thumbup2:

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:58 AM

Joking aside, this is becoming a major problem with the attempt at configuration taking up to ten minutes.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:07 PM

<<Can anyone tell me how to successfully complete the configuration OR how to stop the message since it makes access so very, very slow?>>

Sure...turn off auto updates.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:03 AM

Thank you Louis-will give it a try.Last night, because we were sick of the problem, we decided to switch off the monitor and the router and leave the the computer on in sleep mode.May well leave it on 24/7 if your update suggestion doesn't solve the problem.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:06 AM

Sure...turn off auto updates.

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(08.05am) Didn't work I'm afraid Louis. Turned off auto updates, rebooted and it's still there. :(

Edited by geologist, 06 August 2012 - 02:07 AM.


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:25 AM

If auto updates is off...I would try the MS FixIt now.

How to troubleshoot common Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services installation issues - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:20 PM

If auto updates is off...I would try the MS FixIt now.

How to troubleshoot common Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services installation issues - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

Louis


Will try these now Louis. Meanwhile, I am not the only one with the problem:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=4&oq=con&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGHP_enGB438GB438&q=configuring+updates+stage+3+of+3&gs_upl=0l0l0l4660lllllllllll0&aqi=g4s3&pbx=1

Edited by geologist, 06 August 2012 - 12:20 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:58 PM

I never doubted that...Windows Update has provided plenty of problems for some users...since its inception. I maintain a list of links which are of value too often :) and I find the following in my store:

How to troubleshoot common Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services installation issues - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

How to troubleshoot error messages that you receive when try to send and receive e-mail in Outlook and in Outlook Express - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=813514

How to troubleshoot problems connecting to Windows Update or to Microsoft Update - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/818018
Microsoft Windows Update Troubleshooter - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/

PC Hell How to Fix Problem When Windows Updates Download But Won't Install - http://www.pchell.com/support/windows_updates_download_but_wont_install.shtml

Problem Updating Via Windows Update - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic155133.html
Register Windows Updates Files - http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=36194

Reset Windows Update, MS FixIt - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic460152.html

...and others :).

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:17 PM

00.14am
Thank you for such a detailed reply. Later this morning, I shall visit your links one after the other and hopefully find a solution to my problem.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:55 AM

Have now tried everything to sort out this problem without success. It has been resolved by leaving the computer switched on 24/7. Thank you for the help given. :thumbup2:




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