Computer still updating

While Windows updates provide a valuable service, sometimes they are inconvenient. If you are using Windows XP, type in "net stop wususerv" and click "OK." This will stop the update.

If you need to stop a computer update, it is easy to do. The Windows key is on the right hand side of your keyboard between CTRL and Alt. Type "CMD" in the text box if you are running Vista or Windows 7, which will open the command screen on your computer. Type the following command:net stop "windows update"Press your enter key to stop the update process.

Then do your updates and when you are done, change it back. My experience with this problem is that the Microsoft article linked above was utterly useless.

System Restore only works if you have restore points saved on your computer.

to use a troubleshooting guide, but since you have the great fortune of a theory about the cause of your problem, the help we provide below is structured a bit differently than other tutorials we've created where you work through some other problem with a completely unknown cause.

Even if you're 100% certain that an update from Microsoft caused the problem you're having, do us a favor and read it anyway.

If you spend the next hour or two trying to fix a problem using the wrong assumption about its cause, it's unlikely that you're going to walk away with a working computer.

If you're like me and you've been perpetually putting off backing up your machine, you don't have any restore points to fall back on.

So you're probably going to be stuck doing a System Repair.

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