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    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 22nd Sep 16, 12:50 AM
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    Windows 10 update (Sept '16) how long did it take you?
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 12:50 AM
    Windows 10 update (Sept '16) how long did it take you? 22nd Sep 16 at 12:50 AM
    Wish I'd not opted to update, I started at 11pm and its coming up to 1am, not done yet!

    So far have had a few restarts (the update warns this will happen). I last saw the screen turn itself off to restart at around 11:45 and could see it was 71% done at that point.

    Well it turned itself off, restarted and right now I'm looking at a black screen with the Windows timer dial rotating. I'm fed up with this! I've been waiting for the final black screen to switch back for an hour now.

    If you attempted the upgrade, how long did it take you?

    Will it harm my PC to turn it off manually and turn back on myself? It's not frozen, but it's also not moving to the next screen.

    Is there anything I can do to find out how much longer this could take if I don't do anything?
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    • ThemeOne
    • By ThemeOne 22nd Sep 16, 7:48 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 7:48 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 7:48 AM
    After reading others' experiences on here, I just left mine updating overnight, and it was finished in the morning.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 22nd Sep 16, 8:03 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 8:03 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 8:03 AM
    Mine took about 5-10 mins or so to install.

    Not sure if its because of the drive that people have in. On an SSD it should be a lot quicker than that.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 22nd Sep 16, 8:26 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 8:26 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 8:26 AM
    About half an hour, 45 mins max to install and fully reboot.
    Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 22nd Sep 16, 8:34 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 8:34 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 8:34 AM
    Installed in about 10 minutes on my machine.
    My neighbour had the same trouble as the OP, I just turned it off, left it for 10 minutes and turned it on again.....All OK...
    Last edited by RumRat; 22-09-2016 at 8:37 AM.
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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 22nd Sep 16, 8:42 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 8:42 AM
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    Time taken varied a lot across the machines I've installed it on, from 15 minutes to a couple of hours in one case, which was the most powerful / fastest machine (dual xeon, 96GB RAM, big SSD etc).
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    • rexel
    • By rexel 22nd Sep 16, 8:54 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 8:54 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 8:54 AM
    it was 3 hours to install
    • Fightsback
    • By Fightsback 22nd Sep 16, 8:56 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 8:56 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 8:56 AM
    It also depends on how much free disk space, RAM, CPU, internet speed, other installed programs and most importantly the British Weather.
    Science isn't exact, it's only confidence within limits.
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 22nd Sep 16, 10:03 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:03 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:03 AM
    About half a day as i first downloaded and installed to try . Then found drivers then did a clean format and install .
    100% happy and no problems at all .
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 22nd Sep 16, 10:16 AM
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    Was ticked off that it downloaded and installed without approval however as it corrected some non working apps its ok. Took about 2 hours but not 100% sure when it started as someone else was using it.
    Millies due back at Christmas.
    • donnac2558
    • By donnac2558 22nd Sep 16, 11:49 AM
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    Coughs. About 15-20 minutes I think. Its started at 4pm I did click to do it now. Then nipped out came back just after 4.20pm and it was done.
    • Doshwaster
    • By Doshwaster 22nd Sep 16, 3:21 PM
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    My desktop updated over my lunch break today. No problems with it so far.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 22nd Sep 16, 3:30 PM
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    10 mins ...
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 22nd Sep 16, 3:31 PM
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    , 96GB RAM, .
    Originally posted by onomatopoeia99

    Awesome bit of kit
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • Dunwunderin
    • By Dunwunderin 22nd Sep 16, 4:38 PM
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    My most recent W10 update took 2 hours and as been fine since.

    I am looking forward to the next W10 update!
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 23rd Sep 16, 6:32 AM
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    OK so to update my nightmare that was the Windows 10 update. After waiting in total 4 hours of a black screen I manually turned off my PC (I'd decided nothing was going to change, in total the 5 hours I'd waited I was either going to end up with a shell or a PC with a blank screen and a wheel.

    I was then able to update further and then got onto my home screen ! It took another half an hour but at least I was able to see the % rate go up rather than a black screen.

    I then was asked a few hours later to turn off my PC and update because there were things that were not complete. I had the morning off to deal with any messing around (had decided to attempt to go back to an older version should the updates not work) and yet again, the next morning after I'd given the computer around 6 hours to update itself, I was greeted again with a black screen with a wheel....

    I manually restarted again.

    This time it seemed to work, the computer finished the updates and everything seemed to be fine, the notifications tab said all the updates were fine. What I didn't realise was that Windows had updated just about everything (eg the monitor, the printer, the mouse...had all been updated) the keyboard however now no longer works. I have no idea why but I'm so bored with Microsoft and it's crazily long and intrusive and unworkable updates I can't be bothered so am using my emergency keyboard and will attempt to update the keyboard (it's wireless) at a later date.

    Hope this will be of use to someone. It did update but I had to manually turn off the PC when it became stuck twice.
    • ARandomMiser
    • By ARandomMiser 23rd Sep 16, 6:42 AM
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    It sounds that there may be something wrong with how your machine is shutting down??
    • AlisonW
    • By AlisonW 24th Sep 16, 6:09 PM
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    Mine took hours, but when it had finished, I realised that when I had plugged in my laptop I hadn't actually
    flicked the socket switch so it had been running on minimal battery power throughout.
    • Syman
    • By Syman 24th Sep 16, 7:10 PM
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    i have no update due, so i guess it has done it's thing.

    can't say i have noticed any issues
    Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today!
    Cos if you do it today and like it...You can do it again tomorrow..
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 24th Sep 16, 7:31 PM
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    Three pcs all done in about five minutes
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