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    109 Important Updates


    HI I hope someone can help,

    I reset my daughters laptop back to factory settings (Dell Inspiron 3521 64 bit) due to numerous problems, all now seem to be resolved. Thanks for advice.

    I thought i would update to Windows 8.1 (never installed on this machine before).
    I tried downloading from the store but received message saying updates are required before download could proceed.
    went to settings>pc changes>updates there was 147 updates there waiting.

    A message said we will install these updates as part of schedule maintenance. I'm now down to 109 updates waiting.
    my question is why cant the updates all be installed straight away (please excuse my ignorance) there must be a simple answer. I have set the updates to automatic.

    Regards and thanks in advance
    .

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    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Windows 10 Pro


    Because Windows 8.1 needs some windows updates to install.
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    First of all, the updater might stop downloading before all are downloaded, because some must be installed,

    In this case disconnect from internet and close windows update,
    Reopen
    Look for the install button(while still disconnected) let what you have install,
    Then a reboot will be required,
    Reopen Windows update and download what you can,
    Repeat until all are installed

    Or you could have just downloaded Windows 8.1 and clean installed.
    How to Create or Download a Windows 8 and 8.1 ISO
    How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

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    Win8.1


    When you say you went to the "Store" what does that mean? Are you not going to Control Panel>Windows Updates?

    I always go through the Control Panel to "Windows Updates" then click on the "Check for Updates", after Windows checks what you have/need it provides a list. You pick the ones you want (like all the Important updates, but maybe not all the Optional). When you click Ok windows will download them and install.

    After that completes (and usually with a restart) you would go back and recheck for Updates, because sometimes other updates become available based on what you've already (just) installed.

    PS - I'm not a computer professional, but this method has always worked for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie415 View Post
    my question is why cant the updates all be installed straight away (please excuse my ignorance) there must be a simple answer. I have set the updates to automatic.
    There's no reason they can't be installed right away, you just have to do it manually. The message was just informing you that it would be done according to the schedule, but you can safely install them yourself by choosing install now.
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by CountryBumkin View Post
    When you say you went to the "Store" what does that mean? Are you not going to Control Panel>Windows Updates?

    I always go through the Control Panel to "Windows Updates" then click on the "Check for Updates", after Windows checks what you have/need it provides a list. You pick the ones you want (like all the Important updates, but maybe not all the Optional). When you click Ok windows will download them and install.

    After that completes (and usually with a restart) you would go back and recheck for Updates, because sometimes other updates become available based on what you've already (just) installed.

    PS - I'm not a computer professional, but this method has always worked for me.
    To go from 8 to 8.1 you need to go through windows store.
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    windows 8 pro


    Thank you all for help and advice. Windows 8.1 installed and running
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  8. #8



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Good to hear. Now get Macrium Reflect free and make a system image, so you'll not have to go through this again.

    For links go to this Post.
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