Hello: does anyone know whether it's OK to put the PC to "sleep" during the "Checking for updates" phase? I've been putting off updating my Windows Vista desktop PC (my work machine) since last December because it's such an unbelievably inconvenient process.
But following the malware stories, and feeling that I ought to get around to it again, I started the update procedure - and it's been running for two and a half days. But not continuously, I've put the machine to sleep when not in use (with the Windows Update page still open and running when Sleep is initiated, and then going again when the machine "wakes" from the Sleep state).
I've never known it to run quite this long before though, so I'm concerned that it might just "appear" to still be searching and that I've broken things by Sleeping between times. One core of my two core CPU is still pegged at 100% (leaving the machine almost unusable), and I'm trying to decide whether to give up or let it continue and hope that it'll finally, eventually, present me with a list of available updates...
Thanks for any advice.