Vista configuring updates on nearly every restart/boot

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by tricky300, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. tricky300

    tricky300 Guest


    Thanks to anyone who can help.

    I am running Vista business with sp1 on a Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook E8420.
    Most times I shut down or reboot Vista configures updates. This has been
    happening for nearly a week now. These updates are not new updates becuase
    nothing gets added to the list of installed updates. Windows update is not
    showing updates as having failed either. I have seen a post that suggested
    stopping the update service, deleting the SoftwareDistribution folder and
    rebooting but this has not solved the problem. I also saw something about a
    deleting a pending.xml file from the WinSXS folder but no such file exists.
    tricky300, Dec 9, 2008
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    PA Bear [MS MVP], Dec 9, 2008
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  3. hello
    i know this won't help you but i have the exact same problem on my hp
    6830s laptop. funny is that it is not even connected to any networks,
    so it isn't getting new updates from anywhere... it still installs
    upadates on verey second or third restart...
    i'm looking for the answer too.
    algopirin2005ftw, Jan 15, 2009
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