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      • #2355058
        Tony H
        AskWoody Plus

        My secondary laptop announced yesterday that I need to update Windows 10 as it had reached its ‘end of life’. So I bit the bullet and clicked on the check for updates. this was at 11:40 am. It finally finished updating from ver 1803 to ver 20H2 at 22:50. A total of  11 hours and 10 minutes. Now I know the machine is about 5 years old and the wf-fi is not particularly the best in that room, but it seemed to me to be a long time to update.

        Is it normally that slow? I ask because my primary machine (ver 1909) will need to update soon.

        Thanks for reading.

      • #2355061
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        There are too many variables to judge upgrade duration, like : PC hardware (CPU, RAM..) running AV app in the background (you should disable/pause/uninstall AV app during upgrade), Internet connection speed (Windows download is ~5GB + any monthly updates), OS installed on SSD or slow HDD..

        The preferred route will be to download 20H2 ISO file using MCT, Heidoc.net, Rufus..
        Disconnecting from the Internet, mount/double-click on the ISO file and running setup.exe.

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      • #2355269
        anonymous
        Guest

        Yes, that’s normal: the updates are sequential, the OS was (4) updates behind, (2) of those major: so the OS updated to 1903, 1909, 2004, then 20H2.

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      • #2355381
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        it IS to be expected

        doing a feature update from 1803 to 20H2 feels like a full OS upgrade which should take quite long, no matter what kind of hardware being used

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      • #2355608
        Tony H
        AskWoody Plus

        Thank you for your informative and helpful advice. One more question though: is it possible to separate the two updates I am expecting and install them over separate days, using the inbuilt update service? After the last experience and although my primary machine is faster, I’m expecting the two updates to take about 4 – 5 hours at least.

        Thanks

      • #2355612
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        so the OS updated to 1903, 1909, 2004, then 20H2.

        No, it does not. The update is 1803 to 20H2.

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      • #2355644
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        is it possible to separate the two updates

        If you update while online, Windows will install everything with very little intervention.
        Up to you how you want to do it.

        cheers, Paul

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      • #2358536
        Tony H
        AskWoody Plus

        I think I have just answered my own question. My primary machine updated to 20H2 yesterday. This machine is newer, faster, has more memory, and more disc space. It took 10 hours 40 minutes. This machine was updating from 1909 to 20H2.

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      • #2358601
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        It took 10 hours 40 minutes.

        What is your Internet connection speed ?
        What are the specs of the PC ?

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