Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Yesterday I shutdown my notebook, and Windows 7 Ultimate started to install automatic updates. After one hour, I noticed that the update was still running. I thought OK, I shall go to sleep and let it run. In the morning it was still running.

Thus, I thought it had crashed, forced a shutdown of the notebook and then restarted it. With the same effect that the notebook is "freezing" at "Install Update 1 of 5".

It does not look like it has crashed. The progress wheel is still moving. But it does not make any progress...

Would appreciate any help!

OK, I was able to log-in into safe mode. This way I passed the install update screen. I do not want to generally disable updates, what can I do to not install the last update, which is creating troube. Or how can I find out whats the problem with the last update?

share|improve this question
Tom, you should make the last Edit an answer and mark it as accepted. This way people looking for a solution will find it easier. Also it will limit the number of open unanswered questions on this site. – Joe Taylor Jan 13 '11 at 9:58
SU forces me to wait two days to accept my answer to my question. But you are right. – Tom Tom Jan 13 '11 at 10:10
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Starting in safe mode and installing the updates manually has solved the problem.

share|improve this answer

Try and force and shut down and install the updates while the computer is running as opposed to doing it before/during shut down.

share|improve this answer
Actually would be nice. But I can not pass the install update screen. Is there a way to log-in without installing the updates, when w7 already begun to install them? – Tom Tom Jan 13 '11 at 8:16

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .