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I installed Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit with VirtualBox. The install went great. Now I'm trying to install the Windows Updates and when I do the suggested reboot from the Windows Updates applet it just hangs on the "Starting Windows" screen. It's done it at least 5 times now, as I experiment with which windows updates to install. I've tried with 80 updates, with 1 update, and with a few other variations. Any ideas on what to look for or try?

My host OS is Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit. VirtualBox is version 4.0.8 r 71778

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I would not recommend installing any of the hardware updates from Windows Update, you may also want to reinstall Windows 7 Enterprise and then install SP1 first, then install the other 20 to 30 one by one, each time you install an update windows creates a system restore point so you could try going back.

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You're right, I should've just gone straight to install SP1. I was able to Power off the machine and it came up clean after the hang, so I don't know for sure what the problem was, but I'll mark this as accepted for the SP1 idea. – RyanW Jun 19 '11 at 3:12
Did it work for you? – Sean Jun 23 '11 at 18:46

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