"Updating Your System" on restart

By Necrosjef
Sep 5, 2013
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  1. Every few times I restart my computer it says "updating your system" this process takes about 15 minutes. The computer then says "please wait while windows is configured, do not restart your computer". This process takes approximately a further 5 minutes.

    This is a brand new MSI GT70 laptop.

    I find this unacceptable and would like to disable it, however I do not see any threads on how to achieve this. I can't be the only one who is suffering through this nonsense.

    Please help.
  2. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 826   +192

    You can turn off automatic updates. This will stop your machine from installing updates automatically. However, I would advise against it as updates are important for a machines overall health and performance.
  3. Necrosjef

    Necrosjef TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 39

    This was one of the first things I did is set the computer for manual updates only. This is unfortunately not the same issue.
  4. hood6558

    hood6558 TS Booster Posts: 224   +53

    It may be MSI software over-riding your Windows setting, look for all MSI programs and check their settings.
  5. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 826   +192

    Well, If it isn't the same issue I'm not sure what it is. What you explain is a windows update taking place. If you never allow any of the updates to install you will not run into that prompt before login. Most windows updates do not install that way but, some of them will install at shutdown and startup.
  6. Necrosjef

    Necrosjef TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 39

    I've checked my windows update history and it does not coincide with when the computer is doing this.
  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Any failed updates? Clear your update cache. Check Task Scheduler to see if anything is scheduled to run msupdate.
  8. Necrosjef

    Necrosjef TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 39

    I think you may have hit the nail on the head with the task scheduler. I suspect this is what is causing the problem. Is there anyway to see windows tasks in the task library. I only have a few tasks in there at the moment...none of these are what is causing the issue.
  9. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Library > Microsoft > Windows.

    Then go through the folders, Maintenance especially. I don't know where Windows Update is located (/system32/wuapp.exe).
  10. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    It probably already downloaded the updates and is installing what it downloaded.
  11. Necrosjef

    Necrosjef TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 39

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