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when shutting down to install updates-it stalls!


edythe

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#1
Win 8 ....
hello - yesterday wsn't the first occurrence: - after installing update(10) that require a 'restart' the process of 'installing' starts after the restart takes place - i see the warning not to shut-down the computer, see the percentage of installation and then all goes black at about 16%!! Tower is showing computer still 'on' but screen goes into 'sleep'.
i wait it out.
come back to computer to find still in 'stall' (what i call it)..
I Have 'shut-down' option set to ''turn off computer if i press the on/off button on the tower;
So i try that ! no response !! it won't shut down!
- i wait and wait several hours and finally the shut-down option responded .... and the installation of the 10 updates resumed.
This incident(s) is one of the reasons i'm hesitant to try installing Win 8.1....
Any ideas appreciated !
 

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CountMike

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#2
It's not that unusual, just few days ago I had a laptop with XP sit and simmer 36 hrs. before all the updates were done. Small, almost full HDD with bad case of fragmentation was the cause. Might also be a good idea to have "High performance set for "Never sleep" mode.
 

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edythe

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#3
It's not that unusual, just few days ago I had a laptop with XP sit and simmer 36 hrs. before all the updates were done. Small, almost full HDD with bad case of fragmentation was the cause. Might also be a good idea to have "High performance set for "Never sleep" mode.
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ok just went into 'performance' and saw monitor 'sleep' in 5 minutes and puter 'sleep' in 15 - changed both to ''never'' ... thanks for your input - at least i know i'm not alone with these updates ! thought something wrong with my machine! LOL thanks again ! edythe
 

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CountMike

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#4
If you are reluctant to upgrade to 8.1 you can download an .ISO and upgrade from it.
 

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    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
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    WD

edythe

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#5
If you are reluctant to upgrade to 8.1 you can download an .ISO and upgrade from it.
sorry - haven't a clue what an ISO is ...
 

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    Windows 8 (plain '8')
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo
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    CHROME & /OR AOL
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CountMike

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#6

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

edythe

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#7

My Computer

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    Lenovo
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edythe

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#8
If you are reluctant to upgrade to 8.1 you can download an .ISO and upgrade from it.
sorry - haven't a clue what an ISO is ...
What is an ISO File? (ISO File / ISO Image Definition)

Windows comes in that format when downloaded from MS.
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sorry - this is all too 'technical' for me to follow -tried to read your link - just can't understand or know how to do what you suggested.
 

My Computer

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    Windows 8 (plain '8')
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    Lenovo
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    CHROME & /OR AOL
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CountMike

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#9

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

edythe

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#10

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8 (plain '8')
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo
    Browser
    CHROME & /OR AOL
    Antivirus
    McAfee ISS
    Other Info
    SuperAntiSpyWare/MalewareBytes