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It's been four days now, every time that I try to shutdown my computer, Windows tries to install updates, no problem with that, but the "updating" screen remains for more than 8 hours. This started to happen after I installed Visual Web Developer 2010 Express.

What may be the cause for this?

For some reason I think this is not good for my computer hard drive. I'm considering a format to fix it.

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Which update is Windows trying to install? – Tex Hex Aug 1 '12 at 18:27
@TeXHeX it's not a specific one, but all started after that I install Visual Web Developer. – Valter Henrique Aug 2 '12 at 14:11
Have you tried uninstalling VS? – KronoS Aug 2 '12 at 15:08
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Start Windows 7 with the Windows installation media, and then use the Repair feature

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I tried this last night but it doesn't work @Nifle. – Valter Henrique Aug 2 '12 at 14:09
@ValterHenrique tried to sfc /scannow as well? – Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Jan 9 '13 at 1:47

Try this Fix It from Microsoft:

Fix the problem with Microsoft Windows Update that is not working

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Start->control Panel->Windows Update(in Large icons)->Change Settings->Never Check for Updates

Also uncheck Give me recommended updates...............

EDIT You can do this way Here’s how I found and deleted the download. I found that all the Windows updates are downloaded to

C:\WINDOWS and/or

or C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download Mine was in the Download folder and I just opened up the folders until I saw ‘powerpoint’. I knew (by searching the Microsoft KB (knowledge base), that this update came out in July, 2008, so I was pretty certain that was the right one. I deleted it and the folder it came in. Now there are no more notifications!

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This is not likely to help if this is an upate that has downloaded and is trying to install and failing. – Dave M Aug 1 '12 at 12:16
I agree with @DaveM, I would not like to update anymore, because, updates are important to keep the system safe, but only fix this problem. – Valter Henrique Aug 1 '12 at 12:38

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