I forced a computer stop after 10 hours --correctly assuming that the screen must be frozen. I suggest that anyone who has a similar predicament do the same. Follow this by starting "normally" and then allowing the configuring to process --this should take about 4 minutes. You will then get a dialog box telling you that the
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 has successfully installed.
My notebook has been at "Installing 22 of 24 " for over 6 hours.