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Windows update keep installing on shutdown




Ever have an issue that windows update keep installing on shutdown all over again.

It keeps installing on shutdown but updates never get installed, the next time you shutdown still the same update is applied.

There are quite a few solutions on the web on how to get rid of this issue.

But whatever solution or suggestion on the web that you can find, don't and don't install third party software claiming to solve the issue.

Below is the link which I found to be helpful to solve this kind of issue:


The link is answers.microsoft.com, so I guess it can be trusted.

But don't just follow or believe any instruction from a public forum. I know you are asking for help.

What I mean is try to evaluate whether the instruction or solution given by other people is reliable and not causing any further harm or issue.

Below is the solution from the link above:

(Text below is copied from link posted above)

First, use FixIt for Windows update and try delete or rename %windir%/SoftwareDistribution

If rename SoftwareDistribution not solve the problem, try this:

1. Open Regedit

2. Go to HKLM\Components

3. Delete or rename REG_DWORD "pendingrequired=1"

4. Profit!

So basically, if you find yourself on a situation that Windows update keep installing on shutdown like a cycle, every time you shutdown same update is being applied.

Before doing anything, open registry editor and browse to this path: HKLM\Components (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Components)

Then look for this key: pendingrequired=1

If the said key is found, delete the key and restart the computer.

If everything goes well the problem should be solved.

But if the key is not found or the problem persist after deleting the key then it could be some other issue.

Deleting or modifying the registry may corrupt the whole system so if you are not sure what you are doing then ask help from an IT person.

Cheers..hope it helps..

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