Windows updates doesn't seem to be doing anything

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Mentored, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Mentored

    Mentored MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I reinstalled Windows 7 after having reformatted the hard disk, and Windows update tried to automatically install 2 updates which I stopped. I then installed the drivers for the graphics card (which took forever), and when it was done, Windows had an additional update that it wants to install displaying the message "Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update 1 of 1", but nothing has happened now for a couple of hours. What should I do? Do I dare turn off the machine?

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  2. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    the update its installing is it sp1?
     
  3. Mentored

    Mentored MDL Novice

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    I'm not sure, but that is a possibility.
     
  4. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    #4 NICK@NUMBER11, Mar 1, 2012
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    still should not take 2 hours or so, you could restart the pc and then run the repair file checker...

    possible damaged files, try this...
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    To Run the SFC /SCANNOW Command in Windows 7
    1. Open a elevated command prompt (right click -> Run as administrator), and do step 2

    2. To Scan and Repair System Files
    NOTE: Scans the integrity of all protected system files and repairs the system files if needed.

    A) In the elevated command prompt, type sfc /scannow and press Enter. NOTE: This may take a little bit to finish.