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Windows 7 always configuring updates on startup

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Every time the computer starts up, it says configuring Windows updates.
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by:Thomas Grassi
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How often do you restart?

What settings do you have for Microsoft updates?
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You probably have an update that is repeatedly failing to install.  Open Windows Update from Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update and click 'View update history'.  Identify the updates that are failing and list them here (or take a screenshot if you prefer).

You may also wish to download and run the Windows 7 Update Readiness Tool (MS KB 947821)
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bobox00--With the answers to those questions we should be able to help.  If you start up only infrequently that behavior may be quite normal.  There have been a few updates last week, and they would need to configure Windows on startup.
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Was able to identify and prevent installation of a the problematic update.
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