Recently bought a new laptop for one of my kids. What do you do with a new computer? update everything you can... I quickly ran into some trouble with that laptop hogging the wifi bandwidth while trying to update(Anniversary update). It's a bit of a story but the troubles have gone beyond simply using too much of the internet.
The download process takes forever and I can't sit and stare at the screen ALL day long. I let it run overnight sometimes. On a few occassions I've noticed that the update screen went away. I wondered, did it install and then restart? Couldn't figure it out. But I've checked and that update, as well as a couple unimportant ones, have failed a couple of times at least.
I went to run it again last night... and again, the download started all over but this time I managed to watch it show that it was "updating" and not just downloading. Woke up around 4 this morning and it was more than halfway done updating... 7:30 this morning it was at 98% and a little while later 99%... and now a few hours later, still at 99%. My guess is that it will fail again but we'll see.
So, my questions...
1. When checking to see that some updates have failed(multiple times) I cannot find any way to see an explanation... a "why". no error codes, etc. How can I correct a problem without more info?
2. Is there a way AND would it possibly work better if the update was downloaded and put on a cd to install that way? an iso file might install more easily than this download method? Maybe?
I want to make sure everything is up to date. Still have to replace the temp McAfee they put on there and change some settings, work on accounts, etc... but I NEED to get this thing in running order sooner than later. This update process has slowed me down just a bit too long.
If more technical info is needed... >>THIS<< is the laptop we purchased.