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I have just completed an update. If I choose to shut the computer down, the Turn Off has a security shield over it with the options "click Turn Off to install updates and turn off the computer" or "click here to Turn Off without installing updates" How can this be when I just called for updates by going to the Security Center? If I click the first option, it shows update download. If I use the second option I get a message if you end now you will lose any unsaved date. I have nothing running.

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Hello,
Normally, when it's the first time you are downloading updates, there are preliminary updates to download and install. After these are installed, there is another bulk of downloads to install. Even after all those, there might still be a few downloads left.

The updates that the computer currently have that it is trying to install may have been corrupted and if it is will not install.
What you need to do if you are running windows xp is to turn off your automatic updates and run them manually by going to start, programs, windows updates. Here you can see the processes that occur which is the download and install processes. When this is finished it will ask you to restart. When you restart, run the windows updates manually once again and then restart when completed. This time instead of leaving it on Automatic updates, you can select the second option to download updates but not install them. This way you can monitor this process better.

Hope this helps you
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Hi,

You will need to install these updates choose turn oof to install updates.No problem just go ahead and click ok.You wont loose anything.

Goodluck..

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Click on turn off and install updates. you wont loose anything important.

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The updates are downloaded to your computer, but have not been installed yet.

Pick the "install updates and turn off the computer" option.

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