Very slow update install at shutdown (Windows 7 Home Premium)

Got the "Don't shut down while updates load" message at shutdown last night.  12 hours later, it's still installing.  "Dashes" on install bar are creeping across the screen.  Internet connection is still active on another computer.

Any advice on what to do?  Just wait? Shut it down manually?  CTL/ALT/Delete?


You could try disconnecting from the Internet temporarily to see if the upgrades will complete.

Using Windows Updates - Managing, Configuring and Troubleshooting:

Step-by-step guidance on troubleshooting problems with a client not installing updates.

You could also try downloading some of the updates manually from and install them manually.

I would also suggest you temporarily disable your Antivirus utility when doing so.

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Last updated August 17, 2018 Views 5,280 Applies to: