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Taking too long to update windows 10

Discussion in 'Technology Advice' started by jasmine16, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. jasmine16
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    jasmine16 Member

    Hi everyone,

    I have been updating Windows 10 in my laptop since yesterday then it just stopped at 99%? Does anyone experienced this before and any advice what to do please?
  2. Dave_E
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    Dave_E Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Difficult to know what to do in such circumstances.

    Waiting a bit longer will do no harm, these things often sort themselves out given time.

    Has it completed yet, and if not, how many hours has it been processing?
  3. John Surrey
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    I have a laptop with W10 on it ... I disable the wifi before I switch it on :D
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  4. Jim
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    Jim Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    I had major problems with windows 10 upgrade, kept getting stuck. You can defer the updates on certain builds you need to go into settings. I ended up with all my data files wiped out and had to reinstall. Went back to windows 7.
  5. graham59
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    graham59 Well-Known Member

    I'm sticking with Win 7 thanks. It was bad enough having to give up simple , but functional old XP (and my scanner that worked with it).

    If some dreaded monster virus starts to devour my laptop... so be it.
  6. John Surrey
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    John Surrey Active Member

    Win 7 here...
  7. jasmine16
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    jasmine16 Member

    Hi Dave, I just gave up and shut it down the other day. I started updating it in the morning 8am and stopped at 99% around 1am the following day. I don't know what to do with this as it kept saying to update it otherwise it doesn't function properly.
  8. jasmine16
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    jasmine16 Member

    what do you mean you disable the wifi then switched it on? I wouldn't update without a wifi would it?
  9. graham59
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    graham59 Well-Known Member

    Well certainly on Win7, you can disable automatic updating anyway... at 'Action Centre', and put yourself back in control (as you can on Google Play on other devices).
  10. John Surrey
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    You don't have control over it... so to be sure I just turn off the wifi before I open the W10 laptop... That way if there are any updates available they won't be installed.
  11. jasmine16
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    Hi John, I tried to do what you did and it worked. It took 12-15 hours though. When I was logging in it says profile user failed even though I typed the correct password. I restarted it and it worked. Now it's all updated! But for me, Windows 10 is still complicated. Never had problems with windows before except for this one! Thank you!!
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  12. jasmine16
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    jasmine16 Member

    That's right. This one is complicated!
  13. jasmine16
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    jasmine16 Member

    This is true. I kept getting stuck especially when it needs updating!! oh dearrr
  14. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Win 1o
    Never had a problem with updates.

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