Something just updated requiring a reboot

  1. banger's Avatar
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       #1

    Something just updated requiring a reboot


    A little message popped up saying a reboot is required to finish an installation. How do I find out what just installed on my machine. I had a quick look at the event viewer but couldnt see anything in there other than the machine starting up. Also checked installed updates but nothing recent there. Any ideas?

    V1909 build 18363.535
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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       #2

    banger said:
    A little message popped up saying a reboot is required to finish an installation. How do I find out what just installed on my machine. I had a quick look at the event viewer but couldnt see anything in there other than the machine starting up. Also checked installed updates but nothing recent there. Any ideas?

    V1909 build 18363.535
    If I may, let me refer you to a very similar post from today, just like yours. Lots of ideas there where to look and why. Hope you don't mind the referral. Maybe you can add to it all. Thanks.

    Unsolicited update??
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  3. banger's Avatar
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       #3

    Interesting read but I dont have Malwarebytes. Looked in Reliability and a Security update occurred 10 mins after the reboot. Reboot 22.48 Security update at 22.59. Still puzzled.

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    The process C:\Windows\System32\RuntimeBroker.exe (STUDIO-10X64) has initiated the restart of computer STUDIO-10X64 on behalf of user STUDIO-10X64\x_ban for the following reason: Other (Unplanned)
    Reason Code: 0x0
    Shut-down Type: restart
    Comment:

    Found this in event log but its not very explanitory.
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  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    banger said:
    Interesting read but I dont have Malwarebytes. Looked in Reliability and a Security update occurred 10 mins after the reboot. Reboot 22.48 Security update at 22.59. Still puzzled.

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    The process C:\Windows\System32\RuntimeBroker.exe (STUDIO-10X64) has initiated the restart of computer STUDIO-10X64 on behalf of user STUDIO-10X64\x_ban for the following reason: Other (Unplanned)
    Reason Code: 0x0
    Shut-down Type: restart
    Comment:

    Found this in event log but its not very explanitory.
    Sorry, really have no idea, expect that return code of hex 0x0 indicates something finished normally, and the "unplanned" indicates it was something other than Windows that initiated the restart. About all I can decipher.
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  5. Posts : 38,545
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #5

    These are some additional places besides reliability control panel and event viewer:

    a) Windows updates
    b) Downloads folder
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  6. banger's Avatar
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       #6

    zbook said:
    These are some additional places besides reliability control panel and event viewer:

    a) Windows updates
    b) Downloads folder
    Nothing stands out in those locations and I have updated my 32 bit machine and 64 bit laptop with windows update both installing a Defender update but no reboot required.
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  7. Posts : 38,545
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #7

    Open administrative powershell and copy and paste:

    Code:
    function Test-RebootRequired
    {
        # Initialize result array
        $result = @{
            CBSRebootPending = (Get-ChildItem "HKLM:Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\RebootPending" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).CBSRebootPending
            WindowsUpdateRebootRequired = (Get-Item "HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\RebootRequired" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).WindowsUpdateRebootRequired
            FileRenamePending = (Get-ItemProperty "HKLM:SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager" -Name PendingFileRenameOperations -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).FileRenamePending
            SCCMRebootPending = $false
    	}
    
        # Complete result Array with SCCM client status
        try 
        { 
            $util = [wmiclass]"\\.\root\ccm\clientsdk:CCM_ClientUtilities"
            $status = $util.DetermineIfRebootPending()
            if(($status -ne $null) -and $status.RebootPending){
                $result.SCCMRebootPending = $true
            }
        }catch{}
    
        # Normalize Result Array
        if ($result.CBSRebootPending -eq $null){ $result.CBSRebootPending = $false }
        if ($result.WindowsUpdateRebootRequired -eq $null){ $result.WindowsUpdateRebootRequired = $false }
        if ($result.FileRenamePending -eq $null){ $result.FileRenamePending = $false }
    
        #Return Reboot required
        return $result.ContainsValue($true)
    }
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  8. banger's Avatar
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       #8

    Copied and pasted into admin PS but prompt just returned after pressing enter should I be looking for a variable?
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  9. Posts : 38,545
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #9

    It indicated that none of the 4 parameters were met for pending reboot.
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