Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Laptop Never Finishes Updates

  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    windows8

    Laptop Never Finishes Updates


    My laptop has been updating since 7am and it's now 3pm. It's still on ONE of TWENTY ONE updates. It says do not unplug, which I did not but I did shut it down because this is ridiculous. This is also the 2nd time it has happened. The first time I shut down (A couple of weeks ago) and when I turned it back on it took me to my desktop and everything was fine. But now, it's not taking me to my desktop. The instant I turn it back on it says Installing ONE of TWENTY ONE. How can I get this to stop? I have important documents on my laptop and I take online classes. I don't want my computer to install ANY updates. Honestly, I really dislike windows 8. I never had such problems with windows 7 and this is so frustrating.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Hit keys control alt del. When the dialog comes up, hit Task Manager. Scroll to Windows Update and stop the process. You can disable automatic updates. In Desktop mode hit Winkey-x then hit p key to get control panel. Click Windows Update.. when it opens click Change Settings. When you disable automatic updates, you can still manually check for updates. So if an important fix comes out, you may still put it on.

    Edit: if you feel one of the last updates hosed things, if you have a restore point previous to the updates, it should fix you up.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 14
    windows8


    I tried doing that just now but it's not doing anything. It still says "Keep your PC plugged in. Installing 1 out of 21 updates".
    Uggh Somoene please help, I can't be the only one having this problem?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    You pressed control alt del and what happened. "Tried doing it" doesn't tell me what reaction there was.

    Edit: this article looks helpful:
    How To Recover From a Frozen Windows Update Installation
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Laptop Never Finishes Updates
Related Threads
Automatic updates stop laptop from working in Windows Updates & Activation
I bought a new laptop 3 months ago (asus k557) with windows 8 that was working fine. However, the latest automatic update from windows caused an unknown error that stopped it from being able to load windows on restart. I tried troubleshooting (unknown error, please restart) restarting (error,...
Hi. I am new to this site so if i post on wrong section I'm sorry. Anyway i am having a big problem with my windows 8.1. I just bought this laptop with Windows 8.1 in it and it was working alright for 2 days but, today I can't even open Chrome or Internet for some reason. Also all the updates...
New laptop...Updates failed. in Windows Updates & Activation
So i bought a new laptop yesterday...proceeded to install the windows 8 updates about 80, On restart then they failed now it is stuck on..Failure configuring windows updates reverting changes....since last night. Any ideas :thumb: Edit,,,Just been on the Asus site for recovery info which i'll...
Frozen laptop on 'boot after updates' in Windows Updates & Activation
Update bombed at 98%. Msg displayed ..."Failure configuring Windows Update Reverting Changes Do not turn off your computer" It has been going round and round for days. I tried turning off the laptop but it just 'boots' back to the same message. What can I do...????? Cheers -...
Stuck configuring updates on new laptop in Windows Updates & Activation
I just got my Lenovo Ideapad Y500 back from Lenovo today after it needed its hard drive and motherboard replaced. I turned it on, set it up, and spent a couple hours downloading and installing things, as well as transferring files and uninstalling all the freeware that came with it. I accidentally...
Laptop taking a very long time to do updates in Windows Updates & Activation
My laptop started installing updates when I powered down for four hours I have had this message on the screen - keep your PC plugged in until this is done. Installing update 17 of 24..... How long do I leave this or can I power off and try and restart?
If I open explorer and click on network on the left side, I get a progress bar that never seems to finish. My network connection seems fine, and I have no problems accessing the internet. I am using windows 8, and I am trying to manually install a network printer by tcp/ip address. I can't get...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook