Re: New behavior by machine at shutdown after MS updates
PS: If WinXP SP3 isn't installed by July 2010, the machine(s) will not be
offered any further security updates. With SP3 install, updates will be
offered through October 2014.
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PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
> Why are the Automatic Updates and BITS services set to anything other than
> Automatic at all times?
> As only seven (7) of the nine (9) approved updates installed, one would
> assume that you'd see "Update is not allowed to download due to
> entries in windowsupdate.log for the other two (2) updates. See
> You should be able to install the remaining updates via Windows/Microsoft
> Update (WinXP) or running Windows Update manually (Vista) instead:
> Understand that by doing so, you're pushing all other Automatic Updates
> users further back in the queue (which may explain, at least in part, why
> Automatic Updates hasn't brought them in for you yet).
> If you feel one or more of the updates you've installed have caused
> Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
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> to a Security Update and cite the update's KB number (e.g., KB999999).
> If your problem relates to a Cumulative Security Update for IE (e.g.,
> KB963027), call the above number and ask to be transferred to the
> IE queue" (which is 47830).
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> Jim Pivonka wrote:
>> My Automatic Updates routine: I have AU set to notify only. Upon
>> notification, after closing down what I am working on, I open Services
>> set Automatic
>> Updates, BITS, and Workstation to startup type Automatic. (Event log
>> runs; I do not recall why I started enabling Workstation during WU
>> I then reboot the machine, verify that all three services have started,
>> open Control Panel > Automatic Updates. I select the option "Install
>> updates from the Windows Update Web site, and download and install the
>> I do not recall the AU prompt including an "Install updates and restart"
>> The updates installed list I was able to retrieve includes only 7
>> the count of 9 may have included the two install actions which occurred
>> during the shutdown, but at any rate this is what I have retrieved:
>> KB923561 Security Update XP kbid=923561 4/24/2009 7:13:54 PM
>> KB961373 Security Update XP kbid=961373 4/24/2009 7:14:06 PM
>> KB956572 Security Update XP kbid=956572 4/24/2009 7:14:30 PM
>> KB952004 Security Update XP kbid=952004 4/24/2009 7:14:43 PM
>> KB960803 Security Update XP kbid=960803 4/24/2009 7:14:52 PM
>> KB959426 Security Update XP kbid=959426 4/24/2009 7:15:02 PM
>> KB963027-IE7 Security U I E 7 kbid=963027-IE7 4/24/2009 7:15:33 PM
>> If I get a different result from the Update History section of
>> http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com I will post that.
>> Thanks very much for your help.
>> PA Bear wrote:
>>> Is Automatic Updates (AU) set to the Automatic, the Download but Notify,
>>> the Notify Only option (cf. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525)?
>>> Did the AU prompt include an "Install updates and restart" option?
>>> What are the nine (9) KB numbers for the updates which were installed
>>> Update History section of http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com)?
>>> Are you certain that WinXP SP3 hasn't been [installed] yet?
>>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
>>> Jim Pivonka wrote:
>>>> On a Windows XP, SP2, machine I administer Microsoft Updates (9) were
>>>> successfully downloaded and installed on April 24, 2009. After
>>>> these updates I was advised the machine had to be shut down and
>>>> On invoking shutdown the Windows interface directed me to turn the
>>>> OFF instead of doing a shutdown and restart. When I did as directed,
>>>> machine then indicated it was "installing updates" - a process that
>>>> few minutes. Then the machine shut down completely.
>>>> After restarting the machine it froze completely during user sign on,
>>>> reboot. Even the system tray clock froze - for 15 minutes, until I did
>>>> hard - count to 5 seconds - shutdown.
>>>> The next startup sequence seemed normal - however I have had two
>>>> temoprary virtual stops - mouse responsive, clock normal, nothing else
>>>> moving - which lasted more than 5 minutes. (Task manager would not load
>>>> during these periods, so I cannot report on system resource
>>>> I regard this as a low priority "issue" but would like to know if other
>>>> users have experienced similar system responses? Can anyone tell me
>>>> causes the need for a complete shutdown, and install of updates during
>>>> shutdown process?
>>>> Is this behavior by Windows after an MS update expected and "normal"?
>>>> never seen it before.