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Windows Automatic Updates

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Windows Automatic Updates


    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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  3. #3


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sardonicus View Post
    Yes, my maintenance is scheduled for 3am, but I'm the type of person who uses the PC while it is on and don't usually leave it idle, and I have heard that Maintenance won't run if I'm using it.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8


    Disregard. Seems to be working now.
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