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    Update Runs on Exit (SP2)

    Each time I turn off my XP-SP2 computer the final screen shows the following messages one after the other alternately for as long as I leave the computer power turned on -
    "Updates are being installed (1 of 1)"
    "Do not turn off your computer, it will turn off automatically"

    But it never turns itself off!
    Can someone please tell me how to delete the update that is misbehaving or how to remove the instruction for it to run on Windows exit, please?

    Noel

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    Re: Update Runs on Exit (SP2)

    Turn automatic updates off (start>Control Panel>System>Automatic Updates>Turn Off. Reboot and then shut down and see if the problem persists. If it does, you may have to boot to Safe Mode and try this same procedure. If this works, then go to Windows Update and install any new critical updates. Then, turn Automatic Updates on again BUT with the option to "notify me but don't automatically download or install them".
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    Re: Update Runs on Exit (SP2)

    Thank you very much John,

    Did as you suggested and it is now fixed.

    Noel

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