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when shutting down to install updates-it stalls!

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    when shutting down to install updates-it stalls!


    Win 8 ....
    hello - yesterday wsn't the first occurrence: - after installing update(10) that require a 'restart' the process of 'installing' starts after the restart takes place - i see the warning not to shut-down the computer, see the percentage of installation and then all goes black at about 16%!! Tower is showing computer still 'on' but screen goes into 'sleep'.
    i wait it out.
    come back to computer to find still in 'stall' (what i call it)..
    I Have 'shut-down' option set to ''turn off computer if i press the on/off button on the tower;
    So i try that ! no response !! it won't shut down!
    - i wait and wait several hours and finally the shut-down option responded .... and the installation of the 10 updates resumed.
    This incident(s) is one of the reasons i'm hesitant to try installing Win 8.1....
    Any ideas appreciated !

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    It's not that unusual, just few days ago I had a laptop with XP sit and simmer 36 hrs. before all the updates were done. Small, almost full HDD with bad case of fragmentation was the cause. Might also be a good idea to have "High performance set for "Never sleep" mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    It's not that unusual, just few days ago I had a laptop with XP sit and simmer 36 hrs. before all the updates were done. Small, almost full HDD with bad case of fragmentation was the cause. Might also be a good idea to have "High performance set for "Never sleep" mode.
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    ok just went into 'performance' and saw monitor 'sleep' in 5 minutes and puter 'sleep' in 15 - changed both to ''never'' ... thanks for your input - at least i know i'm not alone with these updates ! thought something wrong with my machine! LOL thanks again ! edythe
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    If you are reluctant to upgrade to 8.1 you can download an .ISO and upgrade from it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    If you are reluctant to upgrade to 8.1 you can download an .ISO and upgrade from it.
    sorry - haven't a clue what an ISO is ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by edythe View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    If you are reluctant to upgrade to 8.1 you can download an .ISO and upgrade from it.
    sorry - haven't a clue what an ISO is ...
    What is an ISO File? (ISO File / ISO Image Definition)

    Windows comes in that format when downloaded from MS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by countmike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by edythe View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by countmike View Post
    if you are reluctant to upgrade to 8.1 you can download an .iso and upgrade from it.
    sorry - haven't a clue what an iso is ...
    what is an iso file? (iso file / iso image definition)

    windows comes in that format when downloaded from ms.
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    sorr
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by edythe View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    If you are reluctant to upgrade to 8.1 you can download an .ISO and upgrade from it.
    sorry - haven't a clue what an ISO is ...
    What is an ISO File? (ISO File / ISO Image Definition)

    Windows comes in that format when downloaded from MS.
    ---------------------------
    sorry - this is all too 'technical' for me to follow -tried to read your link - just can't understand or know how to do what you suggested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
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    all of the article is 'greek' to me ...all i want to do is upgrade to Win. 8.1 and it sounds as if one should know way more than i do insofar as the 'workings' of a computer ... i'll have to get local outside help and pay for it so i know i won't 'ruin' the installation. thanks anyway
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