Thursday, March 11, 2010

Windows Vista restart procedure for automatic updates can consume time

I noticed today, after Microsoft Vista prompted me to restart to complete the installation of (mostly security) updates, that the “shutting down” process, after “configuring the updates”, can take unusually long, perhaps three minutes or so. After Restart, the “step 3” of configuration runs. It does seem that the lengthened times for shutdown and service restart is normal.

Before the system advised me that it wanted to apply updates, I also noticed that the “Dell Support Center” (this is an XPS laptop) desk tray option appeared, but was unresponsive. Interesting.

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