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New Acer Laptop Win 8, won't update windows

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    New Acer Laptop Win 8, won't update windows

    I have a new windows 8 Acer 756 with the dual core Celeron 2gb memory.

    When I go to windows update there is 100_ important update. I click install and I get downloading updates progress bar but it just stays at 0% with the bar progressing. Wifi signal is strong, no issues there.

    No not genuine flags anywhere (I am new to 8.)

    Any ideas?

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    Welcome to the forums, try few updates at a time and see whether it works.
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    When I go to windows update there is 100_ important update. I click install and I get downloading updates progress bar but it just stays at 0% with the bar progressing. Wifi signal is strong, no issues there.
    Well, I think it is downloading the updates, often time when you have a lot of updates, it is downloading except it didn't update the progress bar as it should. Be patient !!! I know because it happened to me lots of times.

    One way to monitor the download activity is from: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download where the updates are downloaded to. Another way is to physically look at the HD LED to see if it flashing constantly.
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    win 8

    Took 2 hrs and it downloaded all the updates got about 1/2 way installed another couple hours then it said the updates failed so it took another couple hours to uninstall them.

    Right now I am trying again just doing the non security updates, its about 15% complete installing them. Altogether I'm 12 hrs into this, if it fails this time I'm installing windows 7.

    I have another Acer 756 that I installed an old little 64GB SSD that I put a dual boot Win7x64 and WinXP for automobile tuning, got that done in just a couple hours.
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    win 8

    Success, 20 hours ordeal but I have Win 8.1 on my daughters B- gift. Need to find a case/bag on Amazon or ebay and delivered by the 5t. Cheep as possible. Any suggestions appreciated.

    Thanks for listening to the venting!
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    don tknow


    last week i brought a Acer Aspire E5-721-26DA and yesterday he did a windows 8 update but at 35% it stop and said that i was impossible to do the update and it was cancelling and to not shut down the laptop but the problem is that its been like that since 9h30pm yesterday...what can i do? i can't log in im not a computer freak

    thank you


    see the picture below...its in french but that's all the laptop does and i can get in

    i really need help i have it only for 1 week
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    Last edited by natalee; 07 Oct 2014 at 09:49.
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