installing updates for four hours

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Frida, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Frida

    Frida Guest

    I have just installed an anti-virus program on my Fijitsu Siemens with Vista
    Home premium and the computerstarted to re-start to complete the
    installation. It didn't get that far. The text on the screen says (but in
    Swedish) "Do not turn off the computer. Installing updates 22 of 31.." It's
    said that for four hours now. Have tried to make it run out of battery and
    then re-start, without success. Does anyone know what to do?
    Frida, Oct 20, 2007
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  2. You had updates pending to be installed. Yet, you installed an antivirus
    program in the interim that required a reboot.

    WOW! You may have set your computer up for some major conflicts. They may,
    in fact, never be sorted out. I would suggest you just allow the system to
    continue as it is in hope that everything will be sorted. I have seen this
    last many hours.

    As per Dirty Harry: Do you feel lucky punk? Well, do you?



    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    Richard Urban, Oct 20, 2007
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  3. If there is no disk activity to indicate it is doing something try holding
    the power button in until it turns off and then restart it.
    [email protected], Oct 20, 2007
  4. Frida

    Charlie Tame Guest

    You obnoxious bastard, how do you expect an ordinary user to know this
    in advance. This is typical of your bloody attitude, no useful
    information to add because "You" don't have an answer, so attempt to
    drive the user away. People come here hoping for a little help, many
    having realized already that they may have made an error, this one being
    somewhat related to Microsoft's policy of "Foisting" updates on users
    whether they are ready or not. I bet the AV docs the user read said
    nothing about waiting for updates or checking for cached updates before

    Yes there's a "Punk" here, but it's not the user, and you better hope
    you never have the misfortune to insult me in that manner face to face.
    Charlie Tame, Oct 20, 2007
  5. Frida

    MICHAEL Guest

    * Frida:

    Press the power button down until it goes off.
    Then, you might want to try booting into Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key
    just after system start up (start tapping the F8 after the BIOS info screen disappears).

    You can try two things;
    At the "Safe Mode" screen, use the arrow down key to get to
    "Last Known Good Configuration (most recent settings that worked)",
    and then press enter.

    Or, at the "Advanced Boot Options" screen, "Safe Mode" should
    be highlighted as the first option, press enter. Then try running
    "System Restore", using a restore point before this happened.

    MICHAEL, Oct 20, 2007
  6. Frida

    MICHAEL Guest

    * Charlie Tame:
    Charlie, a lot of MVPs can be condescending... it's a shame.
    Frida is probably overwhelmed right now, and not nearly the
    advanced user that Richard is.... too bad some MVPs don't have
    a more advanced understanding on how *not* to be so arrogant.

    MICHAEL, Oct 20, 2007
  7. Frida

    Charlie Tame Guest

    I take it that the term "Advanced User" when applied to Richard is a joke.

    I think we all know that Adam, Frank and some others are arguing between
    themselves, something a newcomer should spot in a couple of posts, but
    for people using the MVP sig to openly insult someone who is probably
    new here and obviously somewhat upset already is nothing short of

    OTOH it's their credibility that will suffer here where we see it
    repeated, as Richard's and Carey's has recently.
    Charlie Tame, Oct 20, 2007
  8. That Is Because There Is 100 MB's Worth Of Windows Vista RTM Security
    Related Updates, Just FYI.

    I Feel Sorry For The People Who Are Trying To Run Vista On A Dial Up
    Connection, Just FYI.
    Kevin John Panzke, Oct 28, 2007
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