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Windows restarts when "Restart Later" was clicked


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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 01:52 PM

I am having an issue trying to get my mom's computer running smooth. I am running scans SFC scans, CCleaner, and Tweaking.com Repairs because her computer is slow. Windows XP decided to do some updates while I was trying to accomplish this and was presented with "Updating your computer is almost complete." it tells me that in order to complete the update process, the computer needs to be restarted. Two buttons appear, "Restart Now" and "Restart Later" of the 6 times updates were installed, I clicked "Restart Later" four of those times, the computer restarted anyway despite that 'Restart Later' was clicked, completely ignoring what I actually clicked. I Googled the problem but got no hits.

 

Does anybody know what is going on with this and how to correct it? I had to start over on several things including SFC scan because it did this.



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#2 Viper_Security

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 03:01 PM

Windows XP? ouch :(, I'm surprised you got any updates at all, Microsoft is no longer supporting XP as of April 2015.

 

i HIGHLY recommend upgrading to Win 7(Vista has roughly 2-3 years left of support and won't last long)

 

XP is now a playground for the...malicious it's very unsafe to use not to mention not secure.

 

 

My Advice, Back Up the data and upgrade Windows.


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#3 hamluis

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 11:11 AM

The only critical updates for XP that are now downloaded (assuming that all other critical updates have been installed) via Windows Update (this has been the case for a couple of years now) are the monthly Malicious Software tools.

 

Frankly, I see no problem with the fact that an auto reboot occurred after running this tool....IMO, the reboot is part of the attempted malware removal process.

 

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 12:39 PM

I agree with the advice here. Don't use XP online. Good article here for upgrading: http://www.zdnet.com/article/seven-perfectly-legal-ways-to-get-windows-7-cheap-or-even-free/

 

I have an old dinosaur XP which still works very well but I don't use it online. I have also Windows 7 and 8 machines. Hope you get it worked out.






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