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    Windows 7 - Update problems with last security updates

    Haven't had a problem before now, but I unfortuntely choose to have my Dell XPS running Windows 7 64 bit automatically update itself (I had foolishly not had any problems before now for years).

    Now, in the August Microsoft Security update, there were 7 Important updates to apply.

    I cannot instruct it to NOT install them, even though I uncheck their boxes.

    The machine boots fine.
    It begins the update process.
    It requires a reboot to finish.
    It reboots.
    It tries to apply the 7 updates.
    It fails. "Failure to configure Windows updates"
    It reboots.
    It undoes the updates.
    Then allows me to login.

    Happens every time I boot up now, and has been for the last week. My other two machines were not affected by this.

    Is there anyway to undo the updates entirely once I log in? They show up on the control panel under the updates, I uncheck them, but Windows still tries to install them even though I undone the install.

    Thoughts? Or is there a better forum choice for this?

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    Hiding the updates did away with the attempts to install, now I'm installing one at a time. First few worked fine. What a pain. But it is a way out. Remember, Restore points!

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    You don't need to install them one at a time. As described in the post I linked, only one update requires separate installation.

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    I understand, but I feel safer doing it one at a time, so I can take a day to see if there is fallout. This is being spliced between my 'real' work (G).

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