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If you are looking how to turn on and off automatic updates you it this way: Go to Start>Contriol Panel>Security Center. Then just click on > turn on automatic updates or turn off automatic updates. If this solves your problem please rate this as fixed. If this was not what you needed, don't rate it yet just add a comment and I'll be happy to assist you further. Remember though, if this fixed your problem, please rate as fixed. So many people don't bother. Thanks. Need more help just give a shout.

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My desktop lencovo when I turn it on it shows configuring updates windows and don't turn of computer and stays like that how do I fix it


Start the computer to recovery mode and choose a recovery date previous the update if available. if not try the repair option...

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Nov 02, 2014 | PC Desktops

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Updates fail to download


Nasty! I would try going to Start>Restart> OK Your computer is not actually turned off then. When it starts booting up again, tap the f8 key continually until you get a screen of text. Select start in Safe Mode and see if it boots up in Safe Mode. Then try and go on line and download the updates again.
If all that fails you will have to close down your computer and switch off. Wait 15 secs, cross your fingers and start up again!

Feb 23, 2014 | PC Desktops

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Configure 3 of 3 - 0% fails and tries rebooting


Suggest in the future you turn Auto Update OFF.
Go to the update list, and manually click on the updates you want.

Windows, ya gotta love it!

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358

Problems of all sorts have cropped up with the Service Packs.
That's why I turn the auto update feature off, and download WHAT updates I want, manually.

Regards,
joecoolvette

May 13, 2012 | PC Desktops

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Monitor is going on and off . the computer said that the BIOS needed to be updated because it is not ACPI compliant. what does that mean?


In computing, the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) specification provides an open standard for unified operating system-centric device configuration and power management. Get the BIOS configured by an expert.

Jun 20, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Computer keeps saying configurating updates turns off and on all day if i let it..its windows vista


It's a simple problem.Windows is downloading updates without letting you know.Go to the control panel.Then open automatic updates.Here you can ' turn off ' automatic updates.That should take care of the problem.The downside however is that you will not get any new updates from Microsoft( which frankly aren't needed at all ).There's also an option to instruct Windows to inform you before downloading the updates, but then be prepared for pesky windows pop ups .

Dec 27, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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My dell inspiron 530s desktop computer is continuously configuring updates, after it configures the updates it then restarts itself then goes right back to configuring updates again. if i catch it when it...


if it continously happening and theres no changes on this configuration it do, then have your pc check by a comp tech, updates are good for your o.s. but if it always do this and you cant use your pc then have it check, maybe youll need a fresh o.s. installation in your pc

Nov 26, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer...

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My system restore has been turned off by a group policy "whatever that means"


Resolution 1. Click Start, Run and type regedit.exe and press Enter
2. Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ SystemRestore
In the right-pane:
  • Delete the value DisableConfig
  • Delete the value DisableSR
3. Exit the Registry Editor.
In Windows XP Professional, you can accomplish the above using Group Policy Editor as well.
1. Click Start, Run and type GPEDIT.MSC
2. Navigate to this path:
-> Computer Configuration
--> Administrative Templates
---> System
----> System Restore
3. Set Turn off System Restore to Not Configured
4. Set Turn off Configuration to Not Configured




For standalone Windows Vista systems, use these steps:
Using the Group Policy Editor
If your edition of Windows Vista includes the Group Policy Editor snap-in (gpedit.msc), follow these steps:
1. Click Start, type gpedit.msc and press ENTER
2. Go to the following branch:
Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | System | System Restore 3. Double-click Turn off Configuration and set it to Not configured.
Note: If the above setting is already set to Not configured, set it to Enabled and click Apply. Then revert back the setting to Not configured, and click Apply, OK.
4. Exit the Group Policy Editor.
Using the Registry Editor
1. Click Start, type regedit.exe and press ENTER
2. Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ SystemRestore 3. In the right-pane, delete the value named DisableConfig
4. Exit the Registry Editor.

If you set the Turn of configuration option to Enabled, the option to configure System Restore on the Configuration Interface disappears. If the Turn off Configuration setting is disabled, the configuration interface is still visible, but all System Restore configuration defaults are enforced, and the Create button is grayed out. If you set it to Not configured, the configuration interface for System Restore remains, and the user has the ability to configure System Restore.


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My emachine is stuck cycling at start up


no computer is trash when you are dealing with a software issue.

boot up and tap on the f8 key... when you get to that screen... choose safe mode... if it successfully boots.... go to start menu... and restart again... it should boot... if it wants to do the update let it.... if still nothing.... f8 again and choose last known good configuration

Robert

Jan 10, 2009 | E-Machines T2742 PC Desktop

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What,s the deal with windows updates in Windows XP,i have a dell laptop with XP home edition.How shoul'd i configure automatic updates,does it need to be turned on automatic download and update 24/7,or...


What I'd do personally. If you have a broadband connection. Just enable the update program to update during the early hours of the morning. Say somewhere between 1AM and 6AM. This can be set so windows will automatically download, install, and configure the updates for your system. Remember, for it to be able to do this; the computer must be on.

This way it won't be a hinder to your every day internet usage, and it will do it's business while you're not using the computer. I have mine set up the same way and it's really nice. A simple reboot on some mornings is all I ever have to worry about and my PC is always up to date.

Sep 11, 2008 | Sharp PC Desktops

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Dell pc giving blue screen -issue with recent Windows update?


Dear SherriJ:

Some time you might get this issues with the updates if they doesn't install properly or the computer turns off while instaiing updates.

However you can select last known good configuration of restore you computer to earlier time.

I would recommend you to keep the automatic updates on that will help you keep your computer in a good state.

Regards,

Mohammed

Jul 18, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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