Windows 7 Update: 1 out of 30 never completes

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For the past two days, whenever I want to shut down my laptop, there is the little yellow arrow indicating that while shutting down, Windows 7 will configure/install new updates. No problem, right? Just click shut down, the updates will install and life will go on as usual. Wrong. The update has been stuck at 1 out of 30… and no matter how long I leave it, it never completes and shuts down.

I have been shutting it down manually (by holding down the power button) and whenever I turn it on and want to shut down the update is still there. Any ideas of how to either get it complete or get rid of it?

Best Answer

  1. Open your Windows Update under Start -> All Programs.
  2. Look at your Update-History. There should be one Update failing each time. Double click it.
  3. In that window that pops up, there is a link that looks like Click that link.
  4. The download-page for this update opens. Download it and install it manually (don't forget to right-click it and choose "Run as Administrator")

Manually installing an update is often the solution for stucking updates.
If that update is Win 7 SP1 you SHOULD install it manually to prevent breaking your system if you have had problems with it (SP1 crashed a few PCs over here).

If manually installing that update doesn't work, tell us your error-description (if any).

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