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You must restart windows for thes changes to take effect


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#1 Phade102

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 04:36 PM

I installed some windows updates this morning, they were configured with no restart whatsoever. Just a few minutes ago (Keep in mind, this is 12+ plus ago) this window popped up saying that i must restart for the changes to take effect, then trustedinstaller.exe started running. is this normal?

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 04:59 PM

 Could this be from another application other than Windows 7?  My Windows 7 laptop doesn't have a file named trustedinstaller.exe.

 

Correction:  When I clicked the Start button and typed trustedinstaller.exe in the search box, it said "No items match your search".  So I came back, started the Windows Explorer and did a search on the C: drive.  Sure enough it found 4 copies.  I guess politicians and computers can both lie to us, huh?  :hysterical: 


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Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:00 PM

Trustedinstaller is what is used to install windows updates. But I think its because I plugged my mouse into another port. its a known bug apparently.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:06 PM

There usually is a notice which will make you aware that a restart is going to happen in fifteen minutes.  This notice has provisions to postpone the restart.   Did you see this notice?

 

If you did not, were you away from the computer for any length of time?


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:10 PM

No I wasnt, But I had to plug in my mouse to a new usb port, and apparently windows 7 has a bug that causes that to happen

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:13 PM



 My Windows 7 laptop doesn't have a file named trustedinstaller.exe.

There is no file named trustedinstaller.exe., this is because it is used by a service called Windows Module Installer which is used to install Windows 7 system modules.  The system modules include Windows Update and Automatic Updates.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:14 PM

No I wasnt, But I had to plug in my mouse to a new usb port, and apparently windows 7 has a bug that causes that to happen

Please explain what you mean by a bug causes that to happen.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 01:57 AM

Apparently its just a plug and play bug with drivers? I'm not sure. And I do have a file called trustedinstaller.exe, it is in windows/servicing. Its not a virus or anything, its a perfectly normal process.




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