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    Default Windows update has stalled at 4 of 19. What do I do now?

    Do I shut off the computer which it says not to do?

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    Default Re: Windows update has stalled at 4 of 19. What do I do now?

    Has it finished downloading and installing the updates? If not let if finish...then a reboot might be needed.

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    Default Re: Windows update has stalled at 4 of 19. What do I do now?

    Then what to do, when the Update does finish and something else on the PC quits working, probably because of the update itself.
    Or just coincidence?

    I had a service call today, on a PC where the Windows Mail program was snarled up.
    She got an Automatic Windows Update on the 11th.

    So I did a System Restore to the 11th, just before the update and everything worked OK again. Maybe just another coincidence?

    Jus sayin'

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    Default Re: Windows update has stalled at 4 of 19. What do I do now?

    There are a lot of factors that can make the DL & install times vary greatly. W/out needlessly listing them... don't turn the machine off, just be patient and wait it out until it completes.

    If you stop it in mid-stream, the Updates from when or where the process was stopped, if you check Update History after rebooting, will show they all failed and will have to be redone, anyway... so just go have a cup of time & leave them run 'til they are done.

    Shutting the machine down while the Updates are installing is not the same as a proper "Shut Down & Update" or "Restart & Update" The latter will complete, the former is interrupting something causing it to not complete.

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