Windows 10: Does Everyone Have Very Slow Updates?

  1.    14 Nov 2016 #1

    Does Everyone Have Very Slow Updates?


    Last night i went to shut down and got the blue screen w/ the swirly dots saying "don't switch off, preparing windows" stuff. i waited. i ran the bath. waitied a bit more. had a bath. mid-way drying my hair it appears to have finished and shut down. it seems a regular thing that W10 has an inordinately long time to prep/install updates compared to W7, or am i just having issues?
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    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       14 Nov 2016 #2

    It depends how fast is your computer, bur regular maintenance should speed it up.

    You can download WC.bat and run it as admin, it will perform a system cleanup.

    There are tool to do some cleanup like CCleaner or Wise Disk Cleaner.
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  3.    14 Nov 2016 #3

    wolfie138 said: View Post
    it seems a regular thing that W10 has an inordinately long time to prep/install updates compared to W7, or am i just having issues?
    Exactly what I've been seeing and I believe many others here too. It's been starting to take longer on my 12yr old Dell as well as lighting fast new Surface Pro 4. Hell, the Pro 4 even ran really hot when it appeared to have gotten stuck on the last cumulative update, leading me to shut it down out of fear it would melt the core!! jk jk... but it did get really really warm

    On the bright side, your update still went through, AND faster than the time you needed in the bathroom. What's that telling ya huh? lol
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  4.    15 Nov 2016 #4

    i was wondering if it as downloading as a zip-type thing then taking ages to unpack it or whatever, i dunno. odd thing is, i went to "installed updates" to check the install and size, and the last thing on the list was from a week ago, so i've no idea what it did the other night :-/
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  5.    15 Nov 2016 #5

    All our PCs got some sort of update recently , they all sat there saying 'don't turn off , preparing to update' , no % as there normally was , no info either, they all took a long time...well , longer than normal to shut down...
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    windows 10 Home
       16 Nov 2016 #6

    Wullail said: View Post
    All our PCs got some sort of update recently , they all sat there saying 'don't turn off , preparing to update' , no % as there normally was , no info either, they all took a long time...well , longer than normal to shut down...
    It appears I am not alone in thinking this,The last patch Tuesday took over an hour from download to install to getting my Computer ready,it never took this long when I was using windows 7,so something as changed in their procedure..
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  7.    17 Nov 2016 #7

    if i'm reading the other forums here right, i think it was another 700+Mb effort, which maybe would explain the inordinate amount of time taken to unpack/perpare/whatever. still odd that it does all that but doesn't list it in the installs.
    really miss W7's approach, where you'd get a pop-up then be able to look/tick things available.
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