Since I have had this computer with Vista the updates have been erratic. They start back in June of '08 and since that time there have been that have failed or canceled. The latest today KB973687, KB976098, and KB976470. But the type varies all over the place from Service Paks for various Office components and the NET stuff. Even failed to download and install IE8.
What happens is....after an apparent sucessfull download and install the computer will request a restart. The restart goes well until a screen comes up with Stage 3 of "Configuring Updates, do not turn off the computer, and displays a progress percentage. That seems to finish and then it begins another restart. Before it gets to the Desktop there is another pretty "green" screen with the message: "Updates were not configured correctly, reverting changes, do not turn off the computer." After yet another restart the Desktop appears. The first time I go to the Windows Update screen, it says it is up to date, but the next attempt shows the updates I started with needing to be downloaded.
I am hoping to get rid of Vista and to to Windows 7 shortly after the holidays and I refuse to be bothered that I am missing a lot of the updates as the computer seems to be working fine and I come up with no problems on my security scans, but I was just wondering if anyone has any idea what could be causing this, and if it has happend to anyone else. Will Windows 7 take all this Vista junk and problems with it when I make the switch? Thanks for any ideas.