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  1. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 70
    Windows 10 64-bit
       02 Apr 2015 #1

    Update Takes Forever


    This is more of a curiosity question, but why does it take hours to update from one build to the next?

    I'm going from 10041 to 10049 and it's been running for about two-and-a-half hours now. It's currently at 20%.

    Seems like the update to 10041 took a long time as well, but I wasn't trying to use the PC at the time, so it wasn't quite as annoying.

    I mean, I know my system is an older one, (Core 2 Quad Q6600, 8GB RAM, and no SSD), but it seems to be taking a lot longer than it should.
    Is it just me, or is this normal?
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Austin, Texas
    Posts : 841
    14955 Pro
       02 Apr 2015 #2

    Mostly has to do with your internet download speed, and how much the servers are throttled back to account for the number of people downloading at the time. My install only took about 40 minutes to completion.
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  3. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 729
    win 7 dual boot / 10
       02 Apr 2015 #3

    It does take a long time on some pc's and download speeds might be in that too. I read others didn't take that long.
    Welcome to 10Forums hope it all goes well for you.
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  4. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 70
    Windows 10 64-bit
       02 Apr 2015 #4

    dmholt57 said: View Post
    Mostly has to do with your internet download speed, and how much the servers are throttled back to account for the number of people downloading at the time. My install only took about 40 minutes to completion.
    Oh, that makes perfect sense. I figured it would pre-load the update files and not download them in-stream while doing it. I guess it doesn't help that I'm using half the bandwidth for other things then. Must pause software downloads on Steam for the other PC I'm playing with then.
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  5. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8
       02 Apr 2015 #5

    My main desktop PC upgraded from build 10041 without undue delay and works much better. Build 10041 was a disaster for me, and was an upgrade from an earlier build.

    On my laptop, I upgraded a copy of Windows 8.0 to build 10041. This appears to work OK. I tried to upgrade to build 10049. It got stuck at 30% and after a couple of hours I pressed the power off switch. When I powered back on the PC reverted back to build 10041.
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  6.    02 Apr 2015 #6

    Taking forever here too, and my Internet connection rocks. I loaded up 10041 and am now upgrading to 10049. Been sitting at 2% for a really long time. Tempted to bag it.
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64
       02 Apr 2015 #7

    musiclover7 said: View Post
    Taking forever here too, and my Internet connection rocks. I loaded up 10041 and am now upgrading to 10049. Been sitting at 2% for a really long time. Tempted to bag it.
    Which are you talking about? Download or upgrade?

    Downloading is slow, sure. Then the upgrade is also very slow - for me it sits on 3% for 20/30 minutes. The whole upgrade took 3 or 4 hours. It is much faster if you have downloaded the ESD to convert it into an ISO and just clean install. Clean install is 10 minutes or so.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,309
    win 10 Insider
       02 Apr 2015 #8

    My upgrade on an old Dell has been going over 5 hrs and is stuck at 30%. Even after the file downloaded, it was as slow as a dog. Heaven knows what it was doing to take this time. Restarted and back to 10041. 10049 just doesn't like this older comp. Don't know why it takes so long to find out, though!

    My main machine took about 40 min. Thank goodness for that.
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  9. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 1
    iOS10
       14 Sep 2016 #9

    Win7pro deactivated itself, won't accept any updates, MS could not fix. Finally purchased and downloaded Win10pro but only would start after I powercycled the pc. Now it has been running 2 hrs but its only downloaded 618,027 but its Uploaded 1,765,205 bytes!? Thats not checking for updates! That is stealing my data!
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  10. Joined : Nov 2016
    San Francisco
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 X64
       15 Nov 2016 #10

    Talk about slow...


    After reading about other people's experiences with slow Win 10 updates I feel compelled to report my own experience. Although I can't be sure which exact update is involved it has now been 4 days and it is at 96%. Twelve hours ago it was at 76% and it spent all day yesterday at 71%. The first two days was mostly spent at 36% and 42%.

    When I upgraded to Windows 10 from 8.1 it took 19 hours. Once the installation was finished and the dust had settled it ran about the same as it had before on Win 8.1. It is not a fast machine but handles common tasks just fine. My 9-year old son successfully uses it for Minecraft when going out of the house to visit friends.

    I have the good fortune to be on a super fast internet connection so I doubt it is slowing the process.

    Eureka! The update finished about three hours after I posted the above. It was a "Feature update to Windows 10, version 1607". Seems that was the Anniversary Update. Wow, four days.
    Last edited by opewind; 16 Nov 2016 at 04:05. Reason: More information
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