Should Windows 7 be automatically restarting while configuring updates during startup?
August 15, 2012 7:28 AM Subscribe
Should Windows 7 be automatically restarting *while* configuring updates during startup?
posted by jozxyqk to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
2 days ago, I got a brand new high-end laptop (a Sager NP9170, via XoticPC, if it makes a difference), and I installed my own SSD and installed Windows 7 SP1 on it. So far, so good. I went through a kabillion reboot cycles (with no issues) installing a bunch of drivers and software, and the machine is flying and working awesomely.
So, I shut it down last night and it had a whole bunch of updates to install from Windows Update. It did the "do not shut down while updates are installing" thing, and turned off.
When I powered it back up this morning, during the standard startup screen, it said "Windows is configuring updates..." and it got to 30% and then the system rebooted.
It got to the "Windows is configuring updates..." part again, got to 32%, and then the system rebooted again.
Then it booted up just fine with no problems.
The thing is, I rarely pay attention to how Windows Update behaves, so this might be typical. But since it is my first brand new PC in a very long time, and it contains components that didn't exist the last time I bought a new PC, I have obviously been paying extra-meticulous attention to everything. And being paranoid about every click, every beep, every message.
My question is: Is it normal for Windows to go through a few reboots while it is "configuring updates"? Or should I immediately assume that this is a problem with the SSD (or RAM or some other component of the machine) that I should address immediately?
Obviously, in any case, I will be keeping a closer eye on every reboot, but I don't want to end up constantly worrying about unrecoverable situations.
I should note here that I left the machine turned on (to download and install some Steam games) when I left for work this morning.. so unless it had some random reboots while unattended, I should probably still have access to any logs that were generated during the last time it booted.