Win7 Updates

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  1. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    This is starting to annoy me. Is there a way to get Windows7 to alert and ask if I want to install an update on shutdown/restart rather than just doing it on its own?
     
  2. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    I thought those bi-hourly shutdowns started next year.
     
  3. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Thats not what they're talking about at all. They're asking that, if there's updates available, if you can bypass their install and just shut down instead of it automatically installing them, which prolongs the shut down process (like with XP, how it'll tell you before pressing shut down that it intends to install updates, and you have the option of shutting down without installing them).
     
  4. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    Oh, I see now.

    I know you can do this in Vista by going to the trianglely thing at the bottom of the start menu and looking at some options.
     
  5. Signal-11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, this is what I mean. The granularity isn't there.
     
  6. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Unfortunately, I don't believe there is. But I don't recall OS X having this option either. Come to think of it, I don't know of any OS that has this option. It would be nice.
     
  7. dakooga macrumors newbie

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    Go to Control Panel | Windows Update (I set my control panel to view small icons becuase that way all options are avilables instead of being hidden behind layers of categorization).

    On the left click change settings

    All the options you need are there. FYI it has been like this since they started doing updates as clearly noone like the system to just shut down when it feels like it.

    In addition you can trigger an update whenever you like by initiating Windows Update when you knwo you have some time.

    Hope this helps

    Koog.
     
  8. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    You can turn off automatic install and just leave on automatic download. Then, when you get ready to shutdown there is an option to install the updates upon shutdown. It's available within the Start Menu and has the Windows Update shield icon.
     
  9. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Windows XP gives you the option to shut down without installing updates.
     

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