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Windows Update Taking Days

  1. #1


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1

    Windows Update Taking Days


    Hi,

    I got a message on my new laptop that Windows was updating and would take 2 days. This was on Friday.

    I went back to it yesterday (Sunday), and it says it will restart today.

    I've been periodically checking it and I'm still getting the same message.

    Is this normal? Can I override it somehow and get into my laptop??

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  2. #2


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    What updates was it installing ?

    Have you installed the 8.1 update ?

    I know if I've gone to Windows Updates and it has downloaded and installed them quite often it will say that it will restart in, say 2 days, I usually click to restart there and then.

    I'm no expert but I'm sure one of them will be along to help you when they know what updates you're talking about.
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Joan is right.
    Just restart it.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1


    Should of thought of that.

    Thanks.
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  5. #5


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I take it that means it worked, glad you're happy and the updates are installed.
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