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Old 10-05-2008
Paul E Collins
 

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Windows "updates" every time I shut down
I have a Sony Vaio laptop, running Windows XP Professional SP2, that I
inherited from a former work colleague.

Whenever I go to shut down -- even when the yellow update icon wasn't
present in the notification area -- I am prompted to "install updates and
shut down", and Windows goes through the usual "Installing update 1 of 1"
process before switching off.

This happens every time I shut down, often a few times a day, and even when
I have not been alerted about any new update. Could one of them have got
stuck somehow? How can I find out which update it is, when the icon isn't
present?

Eq.


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Old 10-05-2008
Porkribs
 

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RE: Windows "updates" every time I shut down
Have you tried renaming SoftwareDistribution folder?

To do so :
Start > run > type in "cmd" (no quotes) and Enter
type in "net stop wuauserv" (no quotes) and Enter
type in "ren c:\windows\softwaredistribution sdold" (no quotes) and Enter
type in "net start wuauserv" (no quotes) and Enter
type "exit" and enter

Try a restart and check updates ... hope it helps.

"Paul E Collins" wrote:

> I have a Sony Vaio laptop, running Windows XP Professional SP2, that I
> inherited from a former work colleague.
>
> Whenever I go to shut down -- even when the yellow update icon wasn't
> present in the notification area -- I am prompted to "install updates and
> shut down", and Windows goes through the usual "Installing update 1 of 1"
> process before switching off.
>
> This happens every time I shut down, often a few times a day, and even when
> I have not been alerted about any new update. Could one of them have got
> stuck somehow? How can I find out which update it is, when the icon isn't
> present?
>
> Eq.
>
>
>

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Old 10-06-2008
Paul E Collins
 

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Re: Windows "updates" every time I shut down
"Porkribs" <Porkribs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> Have you tried renaming SoftwareDistribution folder?


That seems to have done the trick. Thanks.

Eq.


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Old 01-17-2010
Paul Novak
 

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Updates every time I shut off computer
Have you tried renaming SoftwareDistribution folder?

To do so :
Start > run > type in "cmd" (no quotes) and Enter
type in "net stop wuauserv" (no quotes) and Enter
type in "ren c:\windows\softwaredistribution sdold" (no quotes) and Enter
type in "net start wuauserv" (no quotes) and Enter
type "exit" and enter

Try a restart and check updates ... hope it helps.

When I do this I get the message, "access denied" everytime I shut the computer down it states, "do not shut down the computer installing updates 1 of 1 the computer will shut down on it's own.



Paul E Collins wrote:

Re: Windows "updates" every time I shut down
06-Oct-08

That seems to have done the trick. Thanks.

Eq.

Previous Posts In This Thread:

On Sunday, October 05, 2008 11:01 AM
Paul E Collins wrote:

Windows "updates" every time I shut down
I have a Sony Vaio laptop, running Windows XP Professional SP2, that I
inherited from a former work colleague.

Whenever I go to shut down -- even when the yellow update icon wasn't
present in the notification area -- I am prompted to "install updates and
shut down", and Windows goes through the usual "Installing update 1 of 1"
process before switching off.

This happens every time I shut down, often a few times a day, and even when
I have not been alerted about any new update. Could one of them have got
stuck somehow? How can I find out which update it is, when the icon isn't
present?

Eq.

On Sunday, October 05, 2008 6:09 PM
Porkrib wrote:

Have you tried renaming SoftwareDistribution folder?
Have you tried renaming SoftwareDistribution folder?

To do so :
Start > run > type in "cmd" (no quotes) and Enter
type in "net stop wuauserv" (no quotes) and Enter
type in "ren c:\windows\softwaredistribution sdold" (no quotes) and Enter
type in "net start wuauserv" (no quotes) and Enter
type "exit" and enter

Try a restart and check updates ... hope it helps.

"Paul E Collins" wrote:

On Monday, October 06, 2008 9:08 AM
Paul E Collins wrote:

Re: Windows "updates" every time I shut down
That seems to have done the trick. Thanks.

Eq.


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Re: Updates every time I shut off computer
I have done everything from renaming SoftwareDistribution to running the aggressive microsoft fixit and this only solves the problems for a day.

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Originally Posted by Paul Novak View Post
Have you tried renaming SoftwareDistribution folder?

To do so :
Start > run > type in "cmd" (no quotes) and Enter
type in "net stop wuauserv" (no quotes) and Enter
type in "ren c:\windows\softwaredistribution sdold" (no quotes) and Enter
type in "net start wuauserv" (no quotes) and Enter
type "exit" and enter

Try a restart and check updates ... hope it helps.

When I do this I get the message, "access denied" everytime I shut the computer down it states, "do not shut down the computer installing updates 1 of 1 the computer will shut down on it's own.



Paul E Collins wrote:

Re: Windows "updates" every time I shut down
06-Oct-08

That seems to have done the trick. Thanks.

Eq.

Previous Posts In This Thread:

On Sunday, October 05, 2008 11:01 AM
Paul E Collins wrote:

Windows "updates" every time I shut down
I have a Sony Vaio laptop, running Windows XP Professional SP2, that I
inherited from a former work colleague.

Whenever I go to shut down -- even when the yellow update icon wasn't
present in the notification area -- I am prompted to "install updates and
shut down", and Windows goes through the usual "Installing update 1 of 1"
process before switching off.

This happens every time I shut down, often a few times a day, and even when
I have not been alerted about any new update. Could one of them have got
stuck somehow? How can I find out which update it is, when the icon isn't
present?

Eq.

On Sunday, October 05, 2008 6:09 PM
Porkrib wrote:

Have you tried renaming SoftwareDistribution folder?
Have you tried renaming SoftwareDistribution folder?

To do so :
Start > run > type in "cmd" (no quotes) and Enter
type in "net stop wuauserv" (no quotes) and Enter
type in "ren c:\windows\softwaredistribution sdold" (no quotes) and Enter
type in "net start wuauserv" (no quotes) and Enter
type "exit" and enter

Try a restart and check updates ... hope it helps.

"Paul E Collins" wrote:

On Monday, October 06, 2008 9:08 AM
Paul E Collins wrote:

Re: Windows "updates" every time I shut down
That seems to have done the trick. Thanks.

Eq.


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