What to do when PC freezes while Windows updates are being applied?

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I'm currently on Windows 7 and I have installed it on my PC just yesterday. Today morning, I got some updates from Microsoft so I granted the permission to download them. After the download, the system suggested me to restart my PC and after the boot, a screen came and it said applying Windows updates. Later on,  6 of 47. At this very moment, my PC freezes. What should I do next?

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What to do when PC freezes while Windows updates are being applied?

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Its very simple, If you don't of windows update setting so your windows also automatic updatedNow you restart your computer and wait sometimes and don't turn off your computer just wait and seeIf you see 6 of 47 complete install your update then again open your windows and go to your start menu then go to control panel and click windows updateThen off windows update settingJust you select never check for update (not recommended)Now click save and close this windowsI think your automatic update is off.

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What to do when PC freezes while Windows updates are being applied?

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Personally, this is one reason why I disabled Windows Update on my Windows 7. Actually, the operating system or the computer will run just fine even without these updates. These updates are just secondary to improving the performance of the computer as well as improve its security by fixing vulnerabilities. There are many reasons why applying Windows Updates are getting stuck.

But sometimes, it is really not stuck. The update just takes very long to apply that’s why it appears like it is stuck. If you think the applying of updates is stuck, just wait for about three (3) hours. You can tell if the applying of the Windows Updates is stuck if nothing happens after three hours or more.

Check the hard drive activity indicator if it flashes or not. If the LED indicator is not active or doesn’t show activity then the Windows Update is probably stuck. But if you see the LED indicator is busy with very regular but very short flashes then it is not stuck.

According to Tim Fisher of Lifewire.com, this three-hour time to wait is a reasonable amount of time and is the longer he has ever seen for a Windows Update to successfully install. Don’t try to fix a problem that is not really a problem in the beginning.

On the other hand, if nothing happens after more than three hours, restart your computer in Safe Mode then see if the Windows Update installs.

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