'Configuration of Windows updates' when I turn on or off

I bought a new PC in August and no problems so far.  When I turn on the PC I get a message saying "Configuring Windows Updates - do not turn off your computer."  It takes about 2-3 minutes.  The same thing happens when I switch off.  I inadvertently did something to cause this?  Hope someone can help me.  Thanks in advance.  Janis B

Hi Carriesmum,

This isn't an error message that it would take place usually if an update has been installed and it must configure when you restart th.

But this should not happen at every reboot.

First of all, I would say that you wait for the process to complete and then check if the problem persists.

If the problem persists, then try the steps below and the check

The update is not installed successfully, you receive a message, and the computer restarts when you try to install an update in Windows Vista and Windows 7


If you use Windows vista, refer to the Microsoft article below

Message when a Windows Vista-based computer takes a long time to restart or stop: "configure Windows updates.


I hope this helps!

Halima S - Microsoft technical support.

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