1.    01 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Windows 10

    Windows Update is severely unfit for purpose.


    Having experienced numerous updates that are getting stuck at various stages my patience is running out. Surely Microsoft are aware this is broken?
    Currently sitting in front of a screen that has told me for the last half an hour that it is at 60% complete.
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  2.    01 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 7 (SP1)

    Quote Originally Posted by spoons27 View Post
    Having experienced numerous updates that are getting stuck at various stages my patience is running out. Surely Microsoft are aware this is broken?
    Currently sitting in front of a screen that has told me for the last half an hour that it is at 60% complete.
    Windows updates are getting bigger and take a bit longer to install, they are cumulative and it installs the last updates first and then does not install the others on the list as they are already installed, think of it more as a mini service pack than a single update.
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  3.    01 Nov 2015 #3
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    I am specifically talking about having to reboot and use command prompt to stop services and deleting folders of update stuff!
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  4.    01 Nov 2015 #4
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    Widows 10/Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by spoons27 View Post
    Having experienced numerous updates that are getting stuck at various stages my patience is running out. Surely Microsoft are aware this is broken?
    Currently sitting in front of a screen that has told me for the last half an hour that it is at 60% complete.
    You could try the solution here. Checking for updates taking ages
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  5.    01 Nov 2015 #5
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    Yes done that but this is actually installing and stuck on 60%. So I wait till it times out with some useless error message and then reboot.
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  6.    01 Nov 2015 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 610
    W10

    That's right. This change also has advantages: I recently had to set up a new Windows 7 installation and it offered me around 240 updates, which took more than 12 hours to install. With Windows 10 you only have to download one cumulative update and that's it.
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  7.    01 Nov 2015 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
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    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.19

    Quote Originally Posted by spoons27 View Post
    Yes done that but this is actually installing and stuck on 60%. So I wait till it times out with some useless error message and then reboot.
    If it is installing it wont time out
    Also what KB number is it that is updating on your computer
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  8.    01 Nov 2015 #8
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    It is threshold 2.
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  9.    01 Nov 2015 #9
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
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    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.19

    Are you a tester because as far as I know threshold not due out yet until November sometime
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  10.    01 Nov 2015 #10
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Windows 10
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    I am an insider but I have had constant problems with updates before I was an insider.
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