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#896657 - 23rd Aug 2014 6:33am windows updates help
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Both my laptop and my hubbys are continuously updating windows. Just checked it this morning and it's still updating. Can anybody help

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#896666 - 23rd Aug 2014 8:28am Re: windows updates help [Re: kazaroo]
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From a clean install ive ran updates for about 5hrs with reboots.

If your sure its not right.
Remove the battery and power lead if the power button will not turn them off.

You can use system restore if there are problems to roll back before the updates.

You dont say which version of windows your using.
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#896671 - 23rd Aug 2014 8:53am Re: windows updates help [Re: Mark]
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Thanx Mark for your response, I will try that. Its windows 8 that I'm using. Many thanx

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#896686 - 23rd Aug 2014 10:43am Re: windows updates help [Re: kazaroo]
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Start computer in safe mode and see if you can cancel updates

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#896725 - 23rd Aug 2014 5:49pm Re: windows updates help [Re: kazaroo]
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All updates are essential.

If you are using Windows 8.1 then you will need all updates from Microsoft to get further updates such as the long awaited 8.1.2 which is due for download next month via Microsoft store.

Microsoft are set to release Windows 9 to Windows 8.1 users as a free upgrade next spring.

If a reinstall has been done then updates can take a long time but an up to date PC will update every patch Wednesday, which only a couple a most.
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#896899 - 24th Aug 2014 1:23pm Re: windows updates help [Re: kazaroo]
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Is it related to the Aug 15 patches that Microshaft have now recommended need uninstalling ?

If you can get on the net - search for 'Microsoft August 2014 updates' - it says to uninstall 4 of the updates from this patch.

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