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Re: windows 10 taking f o r e v e r
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2017, 07:14:16 AM »
I have a new memory stick, was going to install but misplaced it somewhere. Will take another look to find it.

Not sure what I did, but here are the results



I am not sure what Windows you have, but I do not have a search box from Start.  That  Cortana search does not give me an administrator command prompt either.  To get one I have to go Start> Windows System> [right click] Command Prompt>
 More> Run as Admistrator

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Re: windows 10 taking f o r e v e r
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2017, 04:13:08 PM »
I had set the internet to a metered connection so it would not automatically download.  I found these instructions to delete the pending update.  Went there and folder is empty, probably from my using the repair program from Microsoft.  I have not had any nag screens so hopefully it is gone for now.  Since it is a feature update, I assume it does not contain security patches.

" To do so, follow these instructions: Go to This PC and open the partition you have your Windows installed on (it's usually C:) Go to Windows folder. In Widows folder, find folder named Softwaredistribution and open it. Open sub-folder Download and delete everything from it (you might need an administrator permission)"

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Re: windows 10 taking f o r e v e r
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2017, 12:10:34 PM »
At this point you have stopped the upgrade from running. I never said from start, do a search. Cortana is search just simply applied.

If you right click start, then go to system, it is system settings. I was sending you to the system control panel which is a different screen and options.

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Re: windows 10 taking f o r e v e r
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2017, 12:56:08 PM »
As to upgrading to Version 1703, you'll want to do that at some point since the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607, will stop getting security and reliability updates sometime in the first quarter of 2018.


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Re: windows 10 taking f o r e v e r
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2017, 02:53:58 PM »
I gave up on this junky upgrade that refuses to install.  I got a refurbished windows 10 with 8 GB of RAM computer in the box and might wipe the old one and try from a factory install, there seems to be an option of doing this from settings.  I did the option of installing windows 10 again and keeping files, but it has stalled again at 95%.  What is so frustrating it takes 5 hours to reach 95% then hangs, so a half day without a computer each time I try.  The computer also has reached the point also where it is frustratingly slooooow.  I think they design computers, not to wear out, but to get so slow people get a new computer.  I just seem to be wasting my time with this problem, there is no way to troubleshoot it.
I am sitting here watching it again stuck at 95%, I would take it out back and douse with gasoline, or use a sledge to take out my frustrations, but feel there must be a way of getting some usefull life out of it, maybe revert to a Linux install, I always wanted to try that. 

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Re: windows 10 taking f o r e v e r
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2017, 03:55:56 PM »
How did I miss your post, orillia3?  Sorry.  Before you douse that machine with gasoline, consider getting help at Sysnative.  The instructions are here:  Windows Update Forum Posting Instructions


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