The joy of Windows or is it Dell?
Last night my new Win 8.1 Dell PC decided it needed to install updates. I chose to switch off until restarting this morning. It said “Loading Windows updates. Do not switch off your computer”. Being a good boy, I obeyed and waited as it got to 81% complete …… and waited, and waited, had breakfast, went for a walk, had more breakfast and still it said 81%, please wait. In all it had now been 1 hr 40 minutes!
At this point I was about to ring up that nice Dell man in India when I decided to turn off the PC and try again. THIS time it sailed through 81% and reached 100% complete in no time. PC works fine! What the heck was going on?
Welcome in the world of windows..
That is why it is called WINDOZ. It just dozed off and took a nap. I had the same problem with WIN 7. Not sure why, but it does seem not be be a serious issue when up dating. Just never turn off the computer until it is done or you will have to do a hard power down and back up. At least it does recover….so far. It is not a bug, it is a feature.. :-))
Roger, That happens a lot. Don’t be afraid to shut down when it stalls like that it comes back up and continues from the last point. Sometimes it is because of the Internet being slow.
I was told by a ‘customer support’ guy that sometimes when many updates are being performed they assume that a previous update has been done, however if this was done in the same batch and needed a restart then it would not be recognised and the update fail. The machine should not hang, but does sometimes. I ended up updating in batches of 10 or so and all then went OK.