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Windows Update on Windows 8


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#1 jeffpho54

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 04:39 AM

Hi, I used to have windows 8.1 but I had to refresh my PC so now my laptop is working on Windows 8. I did that but now I can't download any windows update because it would just freeze. I found out that the Windows Update service stops when I try to update

 

I did try the windows update fix it thing on microsoft but it doesn't do anything. It would also freeze when I run the program.

 

Another thing is after I did the refresh PC, I see that my computer would lag and windows explorer would always have 100% disk usage and it would restart by itself.

 

Everytime I try to go on Firefox my computer lags and I can't do anything.

 

This is after I refreshed the PC.


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 04:55 AM

Hello there, 

 

From my own experience i have found "Windows Refresh" feature a little pointless. I had a slow Windows 8.1 system in the past and after the Refresh process i couldn't see a lot of improvements. I then performed a Reset which is technically a clean reinstall of Windows 8 and that did the trick for me. Please see the attached link below with more in-depth analysis of both features. 

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/132428/everything-you-need-to-know-about-refreshing-and-resetting-your-windows-8-pc/

 

Hope this helps! 



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:09 AM

Just wondering, do I have to input a windows activation key?



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 09:57 AM

With a laptop, if doing the Reset from the recovery partition you shouldn't have to enter an activation key (as long as it's a legitimate installation of Windows).


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 01:27 AM

So after I've done the full system reset, I'm getting really bad hang ups. Windows Explorer would restart by itself and I would crash whenever I try to download my updates.

 

This literally took me 5 minutes to type as I wait for Firefox to respond.



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Posted 07 July 2015 - 07:13 AM

Have you gotten all updates from Windows and from the Manufacturer?

 

If so, then I'd suggest starting with these free hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html


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