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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 2004 – May 2020 Update Strange update issue Win 10 2004 May update

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      • #2277874 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        So I’m getting a laptop ready to sell and wanted to make sure it was updated. The 2004 update went great on other computers I use (still haven’t updated my office computer yet – just in case), so I figured I may as well go ahead with this one since it has similar specs to another I updated a few days ago where the update took about 90 minutes.

        So I started this last night about 7PM.  I went to bed at 2AM and it was still working on the update (about 74%). when I woke up it was waiting for me to “restart”

        That was about 9AM this morning, and here I sit at nearly 3PM and it is on the “after reboot” blue screen only showing 10%.  it was stuck at 7% for about 4 hours and just jumped up to 10% awhile ago.

        I have a 1gig download speed but on this computer it gets about 200 on the wifi, but to me that should be sufficient for the updates to complete within a normal time.

        This computer is approaching being “on” for about 24 hours now (the updates before this one took awhile also but not this long).

        Anyone else experienced  this kind of slowness for updates?

        I checked the speed test for wifi before I did any updates and it was still hovering around the 200 mark for download and about 45 upload speed.

        Dell Inspiron 3567 2018 model
        Intel Core i3 7th Gen
        8GB RAM
        240GB SSD

        Seems really strange it takes this long.

        I could have installed fresh windows 10 on probably 20 computers by now in the amount of time it has taken for this update lol


      • #2277881 Reply
        Da Boss

        Do you know how much free disk space was on the SSD?

      • #2277904 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        It’s a fresh windows installation as of 2 weeks ago, so probably more than 200GB free space. SSD is 240GB brand new 1 month ago.

        We are almost there though…… lol

        Maybe it will be done before I go to bed tonight.


        • This reply was modified 1 month ago by kevmcc.
      • #2277909 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        aaaaaaand we are done….  24 hours after I started. Never in my life have I waited 24 hours for a windows update……  grrrrr

      • #2277910 Reply
        AskWoody MVP

        Did you let it go to sleep or hibernate?

        The I3 processor did not help much.


        • #2278752 Reply
          AskWoody Plus

          No it was plugged in the entire time and in the power options I disabled sleep while computer is plugged in.

          I’m not the biggest fan of i3 processor but for light office work it is fine, especially with the newer ones that use much faster DDR4 RAM. A Gen 7 i3 is faster than my Gen 4 desktop i5 (which I have turned into a NAS device now).

          If we are talking about Intel, I prefer newer i5 or higher myself (with 16GB RAM minimum).

          My office desktop that I built myself uses a Ryzen 5 processor as I couldn’t justify the cost of a similar intel processor.

          Laptop I use for myself (not the one with the above issue) has an i5 7th gen, 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD.

          I buy/sell computers as a hobby and the deals I have found lately have mostly been i3 machines. With proper amount of RAM and SSD they are honestly pretty fast, but it depends on what you do. Obviously rendering 30GB video file will probably not be possible, but I think anyone who does advanced things will know better than to buy an i3 😉

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