For example in my Vista I have 44 Optional updates to install. They are mostly language pack updates and since I have trouble even speaking my home language of English, I see no need to embarrass myself further trying to cope with other languages,
Have a look at those Windows updates and see what they are. To do that, click the Start bubble, goto the Control Panel, then open the Windows Update icon.
In the new window do you see anything that says "18 updates available"? If so, click that, and it should list the updates.
You may find they are 'Optional Updates' and if so, they can be de-selected if you don't want them. If they are recommended updates, I would install them.
Does that help?
every single time I turn off my Windows 7 machine (64bit) it has 18 updates to install.... and it takes about 5-10 minutes to shut down.
Is there really that many updates or is something funky with the updates or ?
How do I fix this.. it's really annoying and has been doing it for probably a month now.