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What gives with "Configuring Windows Features..." ?

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    WIN 8

    What gives with "Configuring Windows Features..." ?

    I uninstalled McAfree Internet Security on my new laptop in order to put on Norton Internet Security. After the uninstall (did not yet install NIS), I got a message to restart the computer. After nearly 15 minutes, it is slugging along with this msg: Configuring Windows Features. 17% Complete. Do not turn off your computer. WHAT? I only uninstalled a program. It is offline, btw. Thanks for assistance.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,863
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello KC,

    This indicates that you have Windows Updates that are installing or were installed that needed you to restart the computer to finish installing and to configure Windows Features.

    It's nothing to worry about, and you should just wait to let it finish.

    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    That happened to me, on the first reboot after I had started this Asus Laptop for the first time. I had thought it was installing updates I did not choose, but it wasn't doing that. It will not install any new "Features" after it does this the first time.
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