I had my computer completely wiped 2 weeks ago as it was running slowly. I have since reinstalled all my programs and have been online. I am running Windows XP.
When my laptop is plugged in and I "shutdown" I get a message that the computer will shut down automatically, do not unplug, installing update 1 of 101????????? I have unplugged it and tonight I try to shutdown and get the same message only now it is installing update 8 or 89?
Why do I need updates when I just had my system completely overhauled down to the bare bones and is there a way to stop this incessant "updating" if I don't need them?
Tip from many reformats & reloads. You can disable the auto update function. Connect to Microsoft OFFICIAL download site and copy SP-1, SP-2 and, I think, there is a SP-3 to individual cd's. Most of the upgrades are on the SP's. Install the SP's in order then reactivate auto updates. You can reinstall the updates off the cd's much faster than individually off the update site. Retain the Sp's. You may want to do it all again at a later date. Same thing with a new reload of Vista.
haighr -- I 'redid' Dh's laptop about a month ago, took it back too June of 2006 ... so it had 4.5yrs worth up Windows Updates to do... it was close to 130 I think... took about 2 hrs i think. but it's been running like a champ ever since. and DH is happy -- so that makes my 'job' a bit easier.
Even on my Windows 7 every once in a while It will do updates for days when I shut it down. But, I just let it go ahead and do the updates. What does it matter to me and it brings the computer current when it is done.