Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Downloading? Am I sure?

  1. #1


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1

    Downloading? Am I sure?


    I finally decided to bite the bullet and install the 8.1 update on my HP 500-056. I clicked on the update and was told I could keep working while it downloads. OK, I'm aware of that . . .

    But, WHERE in the Sam Hill is it downloading to and WHERE is the progress bar? I mean, I'm sitting here with a computer that is basically doing nothing, and I won't even know if or when the download finishes. I can't even tell if it's downloading!

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr . . . StarFerret wants to go bite something!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Wynona,

    Here's a shortcut that will help let you monitor the progress easier.

    Store "Installs" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    See also under step 6.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...1-preview.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you so much, Shawn. By the time I had looked everywhere and had that posted, the download had completed. What took nine hours on the old computer (servers were prolly being hammered) seems to be taking a whole lot less time on the new system. Win 8.1 is "taking care of a few things" now, and I should be . . . make that . . . and it's finished now! Looks like it took only a couple of hours this time.

    It just isn't logical to hide the downloads. I will use your shortcut when I install to the two laptops. That is if I don't just go to Windows 8.1 since I have ISOs and product keys.

    And StarFerret's over there licking the egg off her whiskers . . .
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Wynona.

    Personally, I would clean install Windows 8.1 when that's an available option.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Downloading? Am I sure?
Related Threads
Downloading in General Support
Hi All! I've got a problem. I've searched to see if I could find any answers, but nothing has helped. Quite simply, my problem is that when I download something I cannot access the internet until the download is finished. This happens some of the time but not always. As an example-- in...
Downloading the New 8.1-where? in General Support
Currently running 8.1...want to download 8.1 part deux. I went into the Windows 8 store and searched for update-couldn't find it. What am I doing wrong?
Error When Downloading in General Support
Hi, I've been trying to download Microsoft Project, but get the following message when double clicking the the d/l icon: 'Sorry, there was a problem mounting the file'. I've tried it a second time by uninstalling AVG and spybot first, but I'm still getting the same thing. Can someone...
Windows 8 Not downloading in Installation & Setup
Hi, I have purchased windows 8, I am currently using Windows 7 and downloaded the set up file but when I double click it, it says Downloading Windows 8, please wait 0%complete and it's like this for last 4 hours. Can anyone tell me why is this happening? Prompt response would be greatly...
Downloading photos in General Support
I have tried to download a photo to EBay. without success. it was very easy in windows 7. My question is where can I place the picture to achieve a download instantly. I tried to copy it from all places that are available to hold a photo only to no avail. I gave up in the end and used one on...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook