"Hello, friends there! This afternoon, after using my Windows 7 notebook, I just turned it off as usual and went to the washing room. However, about several minutes latter back, I just found my PC did not power off and was stuck on a blue screen saying: 'Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing updates 1 of 196…' And, after 30 minutes latter, it still had installed updates only 25 of 196. It just seemed to run forever. Though this time I did have waited patiently till all the Windows 7 auto updates was installed well there, I was also afraid to encounter the same auto update problems again. Do you have any idea to stop the Windows 7 automatic updates? Where should I reset this? Thank you for any help here!"
Hello, friends! Do not worry! You can go easily disable the "Install updates automatically" function under Change Setting change interface and reset the Windows 7 updates according to your needs. And, just go on reading this article to know detailed steps about how to turn off auto updates on Windows 7 PC.
Generally, the related Windows 7 auto update issues happen to people after they do have reinstalled or upgrading the Windows operating system, since this "Install updates automatically" function is a default option and will be started once there is any operating system update detected. However, no matter why you encounter the similar update problems, here are simple steps for you to turn off this troublesome auto update function:
Step1. Open the Control Panel of your PC and click System and Security tab there.
Step2. Select Windows Update option under System and Security Windows.
And then, you can do have two methods to reset the Windows update.
Method1. Directly hit Turn automatic updating on or off from three options listed there, including: Check for updates and View installed updates. And then, go change the update setting there.
Method2: Straightly click Windows Update to choose Change Settings. And then, the Windows update option interface will pop out automatically then.
Step3. Select a complete different update option listed there according to your needs.
Generally, there are often four options listed there, like Install updates automatically, Download updates but let me choose whether to install them, Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them and Never check for updates.
Honestly, as long as you do not choose the automatic update option, you will be able to resolve the related automatic update issues easily.
Step4. Finish the reset settings related based on your situations.
Step5. Click OK button to apply all settings.
And then, you can freely use this PC and will not face such auto Windows 7 update problems again in the future.
1). Do not forcedly turn off your PC while it is stuck in such Windows automatic update troubles.
In daily use, when a computer is stuck in such blue screen automatic update problems, the PC owners often long click the power off button to forcedly close the PC after they do have waited for a really long time and found only a very small portion of the updates has been installed well there. However, no matter how long it will take to complete all update installing, you are often suggested not to turn off the PC or unplug the machine to avoid any PC damage or computer operating system corruption, etc.
2). Choose how Windows can install updates according to your needs.
Also remember to select how Windows can install updates according to your needs. And, by the way, except the "Install updates automatically" option, the "Never check for updates" option is not recommended since the outdated operating system also could bring people different PC problems, like computer frequently freezing issues, computer cannot booting issues, computer operating system loading error problems and more.
3). Save computer data backups well all the time.
NO matter what you are supposed to do to your PC, in case of any data loss troubles, also remember to save data backups well all the time.