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Solved Windows Automatic Updates


templar1

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Greetings,

How long does it usually take for Windows 8 to download and install new updates?

When I had Windows 7 I chose the "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download them" option. When I purchased Windows 8 I decided to select Microsoft's "Recommended" option of Install updates automatically. Last night I just happened to notice that there were 10 important updates available. Now I could have just pressed Install, but wanted to see Microsoft's "Recommended You're set to automatically install updates" in glorious action, so I didn't press it. 27 hours later, and not only are the updates not installed, they haven't even been automatically downloaded. Little unimpressed with Microsoft's "Recommended" option. I can't help feeling I'd be safer with the un-recommended option of doing it manually.

Is it usual to take so long?
 

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Mr Sardonicus

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templar1

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My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop