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Very slow or stalled update.

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#1 wavemaker


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

Gooday folks. I am having a bit of bother with the wife's computer.Windows is doing an update, has been for a coupla days apparently. I was told about it this morning.I was unsure where to start with it so I did system restore back one week and restarted the machine. The dialogue box came up with do not turn off or power off your computer, installing updates. I let it do it's thing. It spent an hour installing number 8 of 18 updates. It has now been hung on number 13 of 18 for just short of 2 hours.Can anyone tell me if this normal for a current update? Seems inordinately long to me. Regards and thanks in advance for any/all help given. James.
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#2 noknojon


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:16 AM

Hi -
Do you have updates set to "Download and Let Me choose when to Install them" ?? This is the better way -
There was about 18 updates for my Win7 and all installed OK, then I rebooted -

Do you have a list of the Failed updates, and do you know if all were "Critical / Required" or "Custom" updates ??
You do not need to install any Custom updates, as these are only extra "bits" for some minor programs etc.

Thank You -

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