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Win 8 Updates

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by daveleonard, May 6, 2015.

  1. daveleonard

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    I recently installed Win 8.0 on my machine. There seems to be a glitch in updates. Win says I have 101 updates to download but every time I try to download them they get caught at 89%. They are still running but never complete. I ran them all morning yesterday but they never completed. So I stopped them and retried, same thing happened. Is there something else I should be trying? Thanks, Dave
     

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    Hi Dave.
    Switch off your Anti Virus while downloading and installing updates.
    I had my Anti Virus cause issues.
    Also try downloading in groups rather than all at once.
    See how you go.
     
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    Yup. that worked fine Dougie. Took all day but there were a whole lot of updates. Thanks my friend. Blessings.
     
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    Your Welcome Dave.:)
     
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    The other question I have concerns the optional updates avail 64 bit. Should I just hide these updates since I have a 32 bit system not 64 bit?
     

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    Never mind folks, dumb question. A chek of control tells me I have 64 bit, Win 8. Dah! Thanks anyway. Have a good day. Blessings to all.
     
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    I mostly only install critical updates. I do have a look at optional, and see what they are.
     
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    I always do the optionals too. what I never do are the driver updates as they have screwed a bunch of pcs in the past for me.
     
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    I also watch all updates and check what they are, optional or otherwise. Even more so now since a graphics driver update was included some months back. I did allow the update thinking it just might be OK and possibly even improve something.
    The driver didn't install properly, leaving me with the usual crap default screen, so had to then mess about downloading and installing it manually to get the system back to something like it should be. The whole business also left all the desktop icons in all the wrong places and I had to reorganise them too. A real pain.
     
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    Yeah I should have said especially video and ethernet driver updates.
     
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    Good observations I found that out some time ago as well. It seems WU only likes about 10-15 at a time maximum. Adding to that if you see and update for IE in there or for WMC I do those entirely separately.
     
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    I had a lot of updates fail on my W 8.1. I don't know if that will interfere with upgrading to W 10 or not. I googled for solutions and they recommend somethings to try. They also recommended reformatting, that did not work for me. It seems a lot of people are having problems with 8.1 updates.

    I don't do updates on this W 7.
     
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    Windows 7 should also get a free upgrade to Windows 190 but not if you don't do Windows Updates.
    You do realize you should do Windows Updates because they are primarily for security reasons?
     
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    There is no danger in not updating. I have a friend who has not updated any of her computers and she never had a problem or virus. She was a helper in a help forum just like this. I had a serious problem the last time I updated and had to reformat. First thing I did when I set it up was put never in the update section. When I installed MS Essentials for my email and Office, Ms over rode my setting and installed only the updates I needed for the software, nothing else. I know how to get rid stuff if I get infected. You got off easy here, I usually say, "whats it going to do, blow up in my face". LOL I have nothing personal on my computer or any banking info on it.
     
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    Because one person got away without updating their system the last thing I would do is join them
    or tout them as successful. If I had a $1 for every update or bios flash that fixed or solved an issue, I wouldn't have to work.
    You can tell yourself what you like but Windows Updates are primarily to solve security issues. I have always done Windows Updates as soon as I saw them for over 15 years and have never had an issue, but that isn't why I do them. I do them because Microsoft is on our side, they made the OS and can best update and secure it. They are not the enemy!
     
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    I should have known better than to post that.
     
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    More often than not, running the win update troubleshooter that's built into Win8.1 will sort the problem.

    I'd say than more than half of the systems I fix, are because of out dated OS, software and browsers.
    Not bothering to update, is just asking for trouble.
    Rich summed it up well:
     
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    Microsoft, Mozilla, Adobe, and many many more companies have made software. Then hackers have found a way in to create whatever mayhem they wish, in most cases these days to make money. It is a battle to keep the hackers out and to keep the companies customers safe, and yet they do so because if they didn't, they wouldn't be able to sell their products. So they update it when a problem is found.

    Remember the builders and designers of the Titanic said it couldn't be sunk, however if they had the chance to update the ship, it wouldn't have sunk, it would have been protected against icebergs when they found an iceberg just might sink it.
     
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