Posts Tagged ‘windows updates’

Windows update restart problem

November 3rd, 2020 No comments

Once upon the time I had problem with Windows Update. All updates got downloaded and installed. When user click on button Restart Windows got error 0x80070005.

After couple minutes of debugging with Process Monitor I found out that process called explorer.exe had problem with accessing directory C:\Windows\System32\Tasks. That means that if you click on button Restart in Windows Update, Windows doesn’t just restart system. It creates Scheduled Task to reboot. Weird, but it does it this way.

So I have created GPO with security settings for directory C:\Windows\System32\Tasks and allow BUILTIN\Users have Modify rights to this directory.

And that’s the way we make it 🙂

It’s driving me crazy

August 22nd, 2012 1 comment

Today again I was pissed off from Windows Updates. I installed Windows 2008 R2 server and I started to download and install all Windows updates. I didn’t watch it, because, as always, I trusted it. But when I looked at it after couple minutes I found out following screen:


Internet Explorer installation under Windows Update window

Internet Explorer installation under Windows Update window


Windows Updates was installed IE 9.0 and window of IE 9.0 installation was under Windows Updates window. So I thought my computer is working as hard as it can and it was hiding windows from me to get some rest 🙂 When I clicked on hidden window I needed to confirm the installation:

IE 9.0 hidden confirmation window

IE 9.0 hidden confirmation window

This was not the first (but I hope it was last) time Windows Updates did it to me. 🙂