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My computer is always configuring windows when I start it.

  1. #1


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1

    My computer is always configuring windows when I start it.


    Hi. I have a laptop with windows 8, and everytime (or almost everytime, about 4/5 of the times) when I start/restart it, it says that it's configuring windows, please do not shut down your computer. This takes about 20 minutes each time and is really annoying.

    Also, I'm not sure this happens all the time, but the first time this happend I just sat by my computer and waited. There I saw that first it was configuring, then when that got to 100%, it said "Configuration failed", then it said "Restarting" and started all over again, but the 2nd time it finished successfully and the computer started.

    Since then, I haven't bothered sitting by my laptop and waiting for it while it updates, so I go do something else. So I don't know if that "Configuration failed" thing happens everytime or only that time.

    Please respond asap, this is quite annoying.

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  2. #2


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Is it loading a Temporary Profile when it comes up? You'll know this because it will say "Preparing Windows" as it logs you in. Then when you get in, it will have a Balloon notice that a Temp Profile has been loaded.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1


    No, it is not loading a temp profile.
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  4. #4


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Well, it may be installing whatever updates are in the update queue - If it was trying to do them all at once (There are over 80 now) some of them may fail and Windows will keep rebooting and configuring them until they are all done.

    You can turn off Automatic Updates - Set it so that you have to do it manually, then you can choose when it does this yourself. It's in Control Panel, in Security Settings and you'll see Windows Update. Open that, click on "Settings" and set it to "Never update"

    That way you can choose when you want these inconveniences.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1


    Yeah that worked, thanks.
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