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Windows 10 Home Update 1903 stuck at 94% ...many hours later completed....

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posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 10:48 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock
a reply to: Gothmog

The laptop with the failed update is a HD.
Not a SSD....


Thanks what the desktop has, sorry for any confusion.




posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 10:50 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: Gothmog

SIGH!!!!!!!!



grumble.....grumble......


Well, at lest now we know.....
It will likely fuss and read and write.....after it figures out it needs to start over???
Are you saying it wasn't stuck, just misbehaving the way Windows does?
SMH!!!!!!!

Well , I would not say misbehaving .
Generally the time of installation is for Windows updates , drivers if applicable (yes it checks every driver for WHQL compatibility with the new version) , installed programs for compatibility ,
In short , there is a HUGE amount of "stuff" going on

Yes , there is a possibility , that when you power back on , there will be some time to revert to your previous version . You DO NOT want to power it off during this time.....



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 10:50 PM
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Also,do we REALLY have to turn off teh AV and Malwarebytes?
Is it safe to let the computer run all day with no protection????



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 10:51 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
Also,do we REALLY have to turn off teh AV and Malwarebytes?
Is it safe to let the computer run all day with no protection????

NO . You do not have to uninstall anything.
You can shut down (exit) your AV while the first part of the install is happening (the first part being the one in Windows)
Again , you do not have to uninstall anything unless Windows pops up some window that recommends it ( I have NEVER seen this happen)

Is it safe to let the system run all day ?
That depends on cooling , etc.
Back in the day there was a serious war over whether to ever shut down a system or not.
Neither side won after 30 years.

edit on 7/19/19 by Gothmog because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

You'd think it would let you know not to turn it off during a critical time

LOL

Like when doing a BIOS update.....



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 10:52 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
Also,do we REALLY have to turn off teh AV and Malwarebytes?
Is it safe to let the computer run all day with no protection????

NO



You crack me up



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 10:55 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

See my revised post.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 11:00 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Yeah, I would only have turned them off!
How do you know when the first part is over?

Is it okay if the computer goes to sleep?

The laptop has an extra external cooling can on the base it sits on
FWIW



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 11:02 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: Gothmog

Yeah, I would only have turned them off!
How do you know when the first part is over?

Is it okay if the computer goes to sleep?

The laptop has an extra external cooling can on the base it sits on
FWIW


Plug it in, set it on a hard surface and just let it run. It will throttle if it gets hot.

Just let it sit overnight and it should be good by morning if time is the only factor.

ETA: RE Sleeping, if you can find the settings disable sleep and screen off, just let it run.


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edit on 19-7-2019 by MisterSpock because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 11:03 PM
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a reply to: gallop



what will if fix? More importantly, WHAT WILL IT BREAK?

A lot.
Nothing as far as I know with the recent updates .
But , if you want to miss out on some "very good stuff" feel free .
In my opinion , the update time is well worth it.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 11:04 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Turn off background programs/anti virus updates,etc.
Then be patient for several hours.

When that does not occur,
use it for target practice.

Or shelf it and spend 2k on a Mac.

Turning off the lights.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 11:04 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: gallop



what will if fix? More importantly, WHAT WILL IT BREAK?

A lot.
Nothing as far as I know with the recent updates .
But , if you want to miss out on some "very good stuff" feel free .
In my opinion , the update time is well worth it.


"Soo much goodness in da updates..."

You sound like some sort of microsoft crack pusher....




posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 11:08 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: Gothmog

Yeah, I would only have turned them off!
How do you know when the first part is over?

Is it okay if the computer goes to sleep?

The laptop has an extra external cooling can on the base it sits on
FWIW





How do you know when the first part is over?

Windows will ask you when to restart
Now , or later




Is it okay if the computer goes to sleep?

I would say , a tentative yes
There is a chance that the HDD would spin down , due to your power plan settings , and the installation would pause




The laptop has an extra external cooling can on the base it sits on

The ones with fans ?
I cannot stress the importance of those enough to laptop users




posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 11:08 PM
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If I were pissed enough I would do a clean install of windows. Even if you do a clean install it should leave your personal files unharmed.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 11:09 PM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: gallop



what will if fix? More importantly, WHAT WILL IT BREAK?

A lot.
Nothing as far as I know with the recent updates .
But , if you want to miss out on some "very good stuff" feel free .
In my opinion , the update time is well worth it.


"Soo much goodness in da updates..."

You sound like some sort of microsoft crack pusher....


No , I know .
And , there is more good stuff on the way
Really good stuff

And , I prefer Red Hat or CENTOS

edit on 7/19/19 by Gothmog because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 11:11 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
If I were pissed enough I would do a clean install of windows. Even if you do a clean install it should leave your personal files unharmed.

Basically , that depends on what one calls "personal files" .
And , how does one do a "clean" install without wiping the drive ?
Windows uses "Recovery" for a "clean install"



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 11:13 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: gallop



what will if fix? More importantly, WHAT WILL IT BREAK?

A lot.
Nothing as far as I know with the recent updates .
But , if you want to miss out on some "very good stuff" feel free .
In my opinion , the update time is well worth it.


"Soo much goodness in da updates..."

You sound like some sort of microsoft crack pusher....


No , I know .
And , there is more good stuff on the way
Really good stuff


Really?????

Just give me a taste man....just a taste!!!!

*Sniffs 200MB's of windows updates...*

Damn that's good.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 11:16 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: Metallicus
If I were pissed enough I would do a clean install of windows. Even if you do a clean install it should leave your personal files unharmed.

Basically , that depends on what one calls "personal files" .
And , how does one do a "clean" install without wiping the drive ?
Windows uses "Recovery" for a "clean install"


We all know that "personal files" is just code for porn.

Anyone who cares enough has an external NAS or personal data server(with raid) to preserve such "sensitive" data.

Jokes aside, don't wipe anything. The days of windows 95 reloads are gone. OP, give it time, let it update and if you have R/W errors accumulating on a bad HD just migrate in the near future to a new HD or lower(equal cost) sized SSD. Use an app like Todu or something simple.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 11:18 PM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: gallop



what will if fix? More importantly, WHAT WILL IT BREAK?

A lot.
Nothing as far as I know with the recent updates .
But , if you want to miss out on some "very good stuff" feel free .
In my opinion , the update time is well worth it.


"Soo much goodness in da updates..."

You sound like some sort of microsoft crack pusher....


No , I know .
And , there is more good stuff on the way
Really good stuff


Really?????

Just give me a taste man....just a taste!!!!

*Sniffs 200MB's of windows updates...*

Damn that's good.


200mb ?
Usually the updates are much larger than that

I cant give out that info . Join the Windows Insider program to find those out.
Yet , dont join if you are not willing to do a complete installation something to the average of every 1-2 weeks



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 11:21 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: gallop



what will if fix? More importantly, WHAT WILL IT BREAK?

A lot.
Nothing as far as I know with the recent updates .
But , if you want to miss out on some "very good stuff" feel free .
In my opinion , the update time is well worth it.


"Soo much goodness in da updates..."

You sound like some sort of microsoft crack pusher....


No , I know .
And , there is more good stuff on the way
Really good stuff


Really?????

Just give me a taste man....just a taste!!!!

*Sniffs 200MB's of windows updates...*

Damn that's good.


200mb ?
Usually the updates are much larger than that

I cant give out that info . Join the Windows Insider program to find those out.
Yet , dont join if you are not willing to do a complete installation something to the average of every 1-2 weeks


200MB's is just a small "bump"...as a pusher you should know that you only give out just enough to get them interested in more.

So that bump might be something small, a paint upgrade or maybe some small icon pack, or even just a few backgrounds to entice the user into wanting more....

Odd niche, maybe microsoft should hire some street corner pushers in their marketing department.




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