How do I update my Windows 7 Home Edition?

  geek84 23 Oct 12
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Hi Folks

Every time I try and shut down my computer an explanation mark (!) appears, signifying that Windows need updating.

However, once I start the updating process, the process completes after a few minutes with the following message "Some updates were not installed".

Can you please advice how to overcome this problem.

Thank You.

  lotvic 23 Oct 12

The ! means that some updates will install at shutdown, just leave the pc to do that and it when they're done pc will continue on to normal shutdown. No user intervention required. This is normal for some updates to not be able to install until shutdown.

However if it is happening every time you shutdown it may be sticking on some of the updates, are there any details or error messages displayed with the "Some updates were not installed" message?

  D@ve 25 Oct 12

Go to Start, type Windows Update then press Enter.

Click View Update History

In there it should tell you which updates are failing. Tell us which ones those are.

  geek84 29 Oct 12

Hi Folks

Many thanks for your replies.

I've now sorted the problem.

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