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Slow Installion of Updates - Windows Update

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Windows Defender switches itself off in the presence of a 3rd party anti virus program. You might uninstall Bitdefender Free Version and see if the problem occurs, if it does we'll have to look else ware.
    Agreed, although I need to wait for updates for this to happen (and I did turn of Windows Defender voluntarily).

    So you guys have no problem downloading and and installing updates in the same manner as previous versions of Windows?

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  2. #12


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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Downloading and installing has not changed unless MS servers are overloaded.

    I presume you did a full anti virus scan but have you checked with Malwarebytes Free:
    https://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/lp4/...FeHm7AodBioADg
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Downloading and installing has not changed unless MS servers are overloaded.

    I presume you did a full anti virus scan but have you checked with Malwarebytes Free:
    https://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/lp4/...FeHm7AodBioADg
    I did. This has been a problem since Windows 8 and went along with 8.1. Further, I rarely used it so I just put it aside. I doubt if there is some kind of infection but I did intall Malwarebiytes Pro Trial Version and it was clean.

    One thing that did occur to me. I was dual booting on the same hard drive. If memory serves, my W8 restore points were being deleted if I logged in to W7 and visa versa.

    Having a second hard drive, I deleted W8 on SDA (C) and intalled it on SDB (D). I can't remember if I did anything to W8 regarding System Restore. Having my System Restore points intact was what I achieved. Could that be causing a bottleneck with Windows Update?

    I wish I could remember if and or what I did to get restore points intact on W 8.1.

    Thanks for all the help.
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  4. #14


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    When you eliminated the dual boot did you perform a clean install of windows 8?
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    When you eliminated the dual boot did you perform a clean install of windows 8?
    Yes on the second drive (D).

    Win 8.1 is installed on Drive D, but File Explorer indicates it is installed on Drive C. System Restore indicates that restore points are on Drive D. When I went to see my restore points, there were none. Obviously they were erased when I booted into my default OS this morning (W7).

    I'm not sure if this has anything to do with the Windows Update issue, but I installed updates yesterday and there is no restore point (it is turned on). I really want restore points as they can come in handy. Do you guys dual boot and if you do, how do you handle System Restore?

    It looks like I may have branched out to two different issues while trying to diagnose the Windows Update issue.
    Last edited by slopechz; 02 Nov 2014 at 09:40. Reason: Clarification
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  6. #16


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    System restore points are usually created automatically in cases such as critical updates but you can manually create them::
    Restore Point - Create in Windows 8

    You could also create a shortcut to perform it:
    System Restore Point Shortcut - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    System restore points are usually created automatically in cases such as critical updates but you can manually create them::
    Restore Point - Create in Windows 8

    You could also create a shortcut to perform it:
    System Restore Point Shortcut - Windows 7 Help Forums
    I think I figured out the Windows Update issue. I checked the space allocated for restore points and it was set to 0. I bumped it up to 25% and created a restore point. I then went to Windows Update. I usually don't install Microsoft Silverlight so I unhid that optional update and installed it. Windows Update was much faster during download and installation. I checked and saw that there were now two restore points in W8.1.

    I rebooted and logged into W7, checked to ensure my restore points were there. I rebooted again to W8.1 and there was an update for Silverlight and installed it quickly. I checked System Restore and two restore points were gone. It was erased when I booted into W7. There was an restore point for the update for Silverlight.

    It all is coming back to me. Back when W8 came out, there was a big thing about restore points being deleted for those of us who wanted to dual boot with W7. The only way to make that happen was a Registry hack. Has anything changed on that front? At the time I just decided to stick with W7 as I knew my restore points would always be intact.

    By the way, I do have shortcuts on both Desktops for Windows Update, it make life easier.

    Thanks!
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    I believe that is the hack. Thanks for the help!
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  10. #20


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    Your welcome, hope everything works out.
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