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Normal configuration changes or...?

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:20 PM

Hi again.

(I'm guessing I post really good brainteasers at this point) (or pretty stupid questions - I'll poke fun at myself before anyone else tries it).

I've installed some updates (automatically - I'm not clever enough to determine what updates I really need and when they get installed), and I've noticed that sometimes on shutting down it'll say to wait while windows configures changes. But what changes are they exactly? They're never listed, it just says wait - and that's it! Is there a way to find out what changes it's made, and revert those changes manually if necessary?


Thanks.....anyone...for any assistance they can provide on this one.

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 01:58 PM

The changes are The windows updates being configured that were recently installed. Windows can't updated files that are being used so the changes are made when you turn off (or restart) the computer. To find out if Updates are pending you can lock the Computer and there will be a notification on the lock screen, or you can go into Windows updates and it will prompt you to restart. 



Edit: You will notice these "changes" usually happen after "Patch Tuesday" (The second Tuesday Of the Month)

Edited by Sneakycyber, 29 November 2013 - 02:07 PM.

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