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My computer has been trying to update Windows 10 since some time in May....yeah, 7 months. At first I just clicked on "Update" and technology take it's course....once. I would leave the computer running and go to bed, expecting the upgrade to be done when I woke up. I'd wake up 8 or 9 hours later (I'm retired) and the upgrade would be 65% complete.

Not wanting to take any chances, I'd head on out to the country club for 18 holes of golf and a few drinks....another 5+ hours, then come back and check my computer. It would still be at 65% complete IF it hadn't locked up. I'd leave it and take my wife out for lunch and maybe grocery shopping....another two hours. By that time, the computer was locked up tighter than Ft Knox with only a faintly lit screen...not the blue screen of death, a lighter blue but still everything was locked up....no mouse, no keyboard, no escape, no ctl/alt/del....nada.

Then it got to the point that it would restart the computer on it's own if I wasn't sitting here too tell it to wait an hour.:mad:

The longest I ever let it run was about 17 or 18 hours, then had to kill the power to shut it down. Would restart it and it might continue the upgrade and go from 65% to 85% in just a few minutes, then lock up again st 85% and I'd have to kill power to restart it. Then it would tell me it was restoring everything back to where it had been. I even went in and disabled the Windows 10 update from this page: https://www.easeus.com/todo-backup-resource/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-automatically-update.html but it restarts itself after a few days and I'd be right back where I was before.

A few minutes ago I went into YouTube to look for some music to post and my entire 5 year's library, favorites, play later, and saved videos are gone.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

Anyone have a suggestion for something I can try.
 
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I have Win10 installed on a cheap tablet/laptop combo. It's OK. I had a couple of updating issues too - the problem was insufficient storage space. The tablet/laptop only came with 32Gb of SSD storage. So I added a 32Gb microSD card for additional storage and moved a bunch of stuff from the main SSD onto the microSD and freed up some space. Next time it tried to update it completed successfully.
Not sure if that is related to your issue or not, but that's what mine was.
 

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A couple months back I started a thread about Win10. I think it's safe to say a majority of the posts were not favorable. My first Win version was 3.11. Win 10 sucks in comparison.

I have an older laptop just waiting for me to try some form of Linux but I get lazy and don't work on it and more importantly I'm chicken.
 

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I have Win10 installed on a cheap tablet/laptop combo. It's OK. I had a couple of updating issues too - the problem was insufficient storage space. The tablet/laptop only came with 32Gb of SSD storage. So I added a 32Gb microSD card for additional storage and moved a bunch of stuff from the main SSD onto the microSD and freed up some space. Next time it tried to update it completed successfully.
Not sure if that is related to your issue or not, but that's what mine was.
As far as storage, I have a 765 Gig hard drive and only use 160 Gig, so I'm only using about 20% if it. When this started, I went in and uninstalled a bunch of high graphics games I've had on for years, just to make sure I had all the room I need, then I defragged the drive.
 

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A couple months back I started a thread about Win10. I think it's safe to say a majority of the posts were not favorable. My first Win version was 3.11. Win 10 sucks in comparison.

I have an older laptop just waiting for me to try some form of Linux but I get lazy and don't work on it and more importantly I'm chicken.
I started with 3.1 and the variation Windows for Workgroups, then bought 95 the first day it was in stores, then 98, 2000, then Windows 7. 10 has alsways worked well but this has me stumped.
 
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I'm still on Win7SP1 and will try to remain so as long as is feasible. I grudgingly accept that the switch is inevitable and at some point I will migrate to Win10. We already use Win10 at work so I have some experience with it. It sucks. But change is inevitable. Trying to navigate Win10 is hard enough but having to do so in a kitchen environment is a real PITA! Every try to print something when the keyboard is smeared with pasta sauce and clarified butter!?? And don't get me started on the printer buttons slimy with demi-glace!!! I put up a "WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE USING COMPUTER!" sign but do they listen?? Especially that new guy Caleb... he sure can put up a mean Steak Diane but the dude's a mess!!!
 

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I started with 3.1 and the variation Windows for Workgroups, then bought 95 the first day it was in stores, then 98, 2000, then Windows 7. 10 has alsways worked well but this has me stumped.
I apologize for not having anything constructive to respond with in the first post.

I too had the same issue with the update not actually loading but unfortunately my horrible memory isn't going to bring back how I got it to work! Let me see if I can find that old thread, maybe I posted how I got the download to work.

Ok If found my old post. It's not great but it reminded me that I ended up on a "chat" with MS to get the 1903 update to download. Still took a long time. Then once the download was done I developed other issues that I was able to fix myself. Hopefully you get things worked out.

https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/lounge/417377-window-10-rant.html
 

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I've had zero trouble with it. In the past I've had problems with various versions. I always felt the best solution was just a reinstall. By the time you research a fix for your problem and get it working you could have just reinstalled everything. Plus after a fix sometimes things are still a bit hinky.

The only MS Operating System I haven't used is............

 

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I've got Window$ 10. Overall I like it pretty well, not as much as I like Linux but, pretty well.

I had the Window$ 10 update problem too. Pulled my hair out and finally read somewhere it's a driver problem.
Machine I was trying to update was an older Gateway laptop. If I recall it was the video and there were no
Win10 compatible drivers available for it.

Gateway runs Linux now, flawlessly.

If you're using an older machine you may just be screwed. If you don't play games, use CAD/CAM or video/photo
editing software you can probably run Linux on it and be happy. I run Win10 because I need AutoCAD Fusion360. Wife
needs Adobe Creative Cloud.

All the Best,
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I'm now almost 100% on Windows 10. New laptop at home, new desktop at work, both with 10 from the git go.

It stinks. It was built for the convenience of Microsoft and sysadmins, with the actual users wants and needs a distant 3rd, after the other companies who used to sell a software license and now sell subscriptions, so they can get money from you every dang month. I refuse to pay for Office or Photoshop for that reason.

I've never disliked a new version of Windows as much as 10. But they don't care at all.
 

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My Win10 service pack updated and it took quite a while, like overnight. My wife's computer had serious issues and it's been backed out, and I haven't upgraded it again yet.

I have an old desktop that I'm now running Ubuntu Linux on, trying to get savvy at that OS, at least enough to where I could support it if I had to.
 
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its better than 8, have had no issues with it
 

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Windows 7 is still working well for me on my laptop. I do look in on my iPad and smartalec phone a lot. That’s my challenge. When the laptop dies, no telling what I’ll end up with.:sad:
 

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It sounds like you update got caught in a loop.
My older desktop did that a couple times before it finally updated.
Try it again overnight, and maybe again if that doesn't take.
After several tries, if it still won't complete an update, I'd take it into the shop.
Windows 10 is better than other versions, but it's different enough that it takes some getting used to.
 

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Windows 7 will reach End of Service Support Jan. 2020... No more updates no more security patches. May well be time to move back into Linux format. Time to find a clean blank drive.
 

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And now I'm getting messages from Taurus Forum that I can't view certain areas because I have zero posts. Every time I come in, I have to log in again and I went for three or four years without having to log in. :mad:

I think I'll just bite the bullet next week when the weather gets cold and maybe do a restore to earlier date or look for software on line that might help. I've got my monthly financial records up to date, so I don't really "need" my computer for anything but I sure hate the thought of losing 4 years if data. (Got ALL financial records backed up X3 on thumb drives and 'most' pictures and important music files too, so it won't be a total loss.

I had hoped that someone here might come back with, "Just click on the icon in the upper right hand corner, then click on the second option, turn it on, and that will fix everything".......silly me.
 

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Windows 7 will reach End of Service Support Jan. 2020... No more updates no more security patches. May well be time to move back into Linux format. Time to find a clean blank drive.
The nice thing about the Ubuntu install is, you're given the option of wiping your drive clean, or installing a dual boot. I had an old desktop with Windows 7 on it and Ubuntu just reformatted the entire drive. The ISO image installs to a DVD and it's bootable. Just set your computer to boot to the CD drive, and off you go. You can also install the image to a thumb drive and boot from the USB port.
 

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I'm still running 7. If you keep getting messages to upgrade and don't want to upgrade, google "Kill Windows 10." I'm running 10 on two laptops only because 10 came pre-installed. The pre-installed versions seem to work ok, but since they were installed at the manufacurer, there's nothing on the computer for 10 to fight with. So far, I've been through almost every version of Windows except Millenium and 8 and. 3.11 and 7 seem to be the most stable platforms.
 

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I was having many of the same problems with both my wife's computers. I had solid state hard drives installed in both, and haven't had a problem since.
BTW, both computers were running Windows 10.
 
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