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It there a HUGE W10 update circulating

by Spike715 / April 12, 2016 5:30 PM PDT

I have 4 W10 machines and one of them is stuck in startup mode (blue screen with circulating white dots). Has MS released a big update and (at least) some machines don't identify it as such, e.g. with a "Don't turn off the power. Windows is updating" or similar message?

TIA for feedback/info.

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I meant to ask, "Is there a HUGE W10 update circulating?"
by Spike715 / April 12, 2016 5:35 PM PDT

I meant to ask, "Is there a HUGE W10 update circulating?"

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It's Tuesday so that's on que with when it happens.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 12, 2016 5:40 PM PDT

I google this and yes, there's a fairly big one today.

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I just did 2 comps.
by itsdigger / April 12, 2016 5:57 PM PDT

The longest time was 12 minutes from download to restart and log in
Both are Win 10 Pro 64 bit

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Just rebooted and all is well
by Spike715 / April 13, 2016 5:29 PM PDT
In reply to: I just did 2 comps.

How many times do I need to learn this "trick?" <duh>
My machine was "stuck" for over and hour. I have a fairly new MB with and i5 processor and 32GB of RAM so I shouldn't be hardware limited.
Reboot fixes most problems... I just didn't want to do it in the middle of an update.

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Does it have the old style HDD?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 13, 2016 5:40 PM PDT

I see our new spiffy SSD machines took less than half the update time. And we have yet to go over 16GB. So everyone gets 8GB and programmers get 16.

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No, SDD 256GB
by Spike715 / April 15, 2016 10:42 AM PDT


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NFM = New Fangled Machine?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2016 12:47 PM PDT
In reply to: No, SDD 256GB

I will add that someone had a long long longest update this week. The only item we could see that made it take longer was McAfee. I can't address why McAfee appears to be why it took them hours to get the Tuesday update.

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can't you set it to download in background?
by James Denison / April 15, 2016 12:29 PM PDT

Or limit the amount of CPU time devoted to downloads?

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Yes there was a big update
by orlbuckeye / April 13, 2016 5:30 AM PDT

I had a same blue screen on Tues am then Tues afternoon I had more updates.

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