4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 13, 2013 2:23 PM by hotwheels 22
hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

i have been having a devil of a time with my mac pro and am hoping this forum might have some leads on a problem.

 

i have a first generation mac pro and an installation of windows 7 using parallels and every time i use windows 7 it cycles through a windows update procedure. this is a minor pain now which takes about five minutes but in the past it was a very long procedure.

 

i recently had to re-install this setup due to a WD HD with "bad sectors" and i would like to solve this problem.

 

can anyone advise?

 

TIA

 

P.S. I had to use "Jowie's" method to install windows 7 on this computer. i am running Lion 10.7.5.

 

P.P.S. apologies for the apparently off-topic post but i have not gotten any leads on this on the windows forums or from the boot camp forums and i am almost at a total loss at this point in terms of getting this OS on this computer to work.


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  • 1. Re: windows 7 cycles through updates on shut down (all the time)
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)

    you like me face the problems post Vista SP1 with 64-bit versions.

     

    Modifying and using Imgburn via Jowie is best I know of to get it to boot and install.

     

    There are always issues with native Boot Camp Windows updates and a VM like Parallels as to whether you can or should apply any update whatsoever in a VM or stick to doing so natively.

     

    Always have a backup image to restore from for ANY OS.

     

    Paragon Software Camp Tune and the great Hard Disk Mgr 12 Suite which will perform an "Clone OS" migration to another disk drive.

     

    For convenience never share a hard drive with Mac and Windows. Esp. for you and I. Dedicated drive only.

     

    WD Lifeguard in Windows is great at mapping out bad sectors.

     

    Use Carbon Copy Cloner to image your Mac and the Recovery partition to another drive also.

     

    You would then never ever have to reinstall any or either.

     

    There are people on the Boot Camp forum where I burned out that you and I well... we've been over this before to the point I stopped and left.

     

    Apple's BootCamp 4.0 64-bit from my attepms (I run Windows 8) will not install and I guess needs CMD.exe and direct it at Apple installer MSI program or Setup. I would not normally and not needed except for data and time and the Boot Camp Startup  Manager in Windows.

  • 2. Re: windows 7 cycles through updates on shut down (all the time)
    hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    does anyone know if there is anything in hatter's answer that addresses my question regarding the constant update of windows issue?

     

    THANKS

  • 3. Re: windows 7 cycles through updates on shut down (all the time)
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)

    you probably need to do safe boot, you may need to rollback to a restore point, run chkdsk again and use CCleaner on the Registry.

     

    As I said, applying updates - you did not specify where - from the VM side is for some of those a not a good idea and safer on the Boot Camp side.

     

    If you had a paragon clone OS you could always do a full restore too.

  • 4. Re: windows 7 cycles through updates on shut down (all the time)
    hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hi hatter.

     

    this is a fresh install of windows 7. there is no restore point.

     

    it is a brand new installation of windows 7 on a boot camp installation on this mac pro. there is no parallels involved with this issue.

     

    any idea on where to go or why this thing keeps trying to update windows? or any idea on whom to ask?

     

    thanks!