Hi - I have been trying to install updates for windows 7 but my computer (Samsung laptop) shuts down during the updates leaving my computer in a sorry state... Have to reinstate it to an earlier condition. Could this be mcafee causing this? Thanks
Impossible to say, unless you have any information from McAfee or Miceosoft logs to make that connection.
Since it's a Microsoft update that's failing I suggest you look in the relevant logs, or ask on the Microsoft forums for assistance.
Try these, in sequence :
well church, windows updates often do thing like that to happen .... my network engineer suggested me to stop updaing windows automattically. if you dont have any issue with the windows, then dont try updates
I doubt it's McAfee, more likely Power Options or a bad connection perhaps?
Any clues in Event Viewer around the time of the shut-down?
There is no need to switch off automatic updates, however you can tell Windows to warn you that they need to be downloaded and installed before allowing it to happen.