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    Downloading 183 updates .... nothing happening.

    I have a friends laptop which I am trying to get up and running after her friend done a Refresh. It is a HP 14 Notebook with a 4 GB Ram and 500 GB storeage running 8.1 64 bit. So far I got Chrome Browers running and Restore point set. But what I would like to know is after installing 8 updates I have found another 183 updates to download and its saying "Downloading 183 Updates" but (0KB total,0% complete) and it has been going for 1 hour. What to do about this.

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    Be patient...it may take a while.

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    Since Windows 10 was released Windows Update is often slow.
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    One of the ways I check that it's still running (other than Task Manager) is to navigate to the SoftwareDistribution folder and open the DataStore folder.

    Refresh the folder every so often, and you'll see the size of the file DataStore.edb steadily increasing.

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    Ok,I thought nothing was happening and stopped it so its running again. Hoping that I will get the WIN10 update after it is all caught up but man that is slow.Looks like a all night job even with our fiber connection. I worked out the problem that caused them to resort to the refresh was ads taking over the Chrome Browser real bad so I installed "Adblock" which is now working as it should so that is what they should have done in the first place. Its hard to believe all the programs that have come with this machine (she bought it 10 months ago). Sure am thinking about uninstalling a heap of them when I work out what is what.BTW,if this was WIN7 and not 8.1 I would'nt be talking about updating to WIN10.
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    You can pre-download all of the updates using the freeware tool WSUS Offline Update...

    http://download.wsusoffline.net/

    Good tutorial video...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXAOvbNJYyE

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwoods View Post
    You can pre-download all of the updates using the freeware tool WSUS Offline Update...

    http://download.wsusoffline.net/

    Good tutorial video...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXAOvbNJYyE
    I can see the folder in DataStore ebd getting larger so I'm happy with that and I have the laptop for the week . Thanks again jwoods,great help. Same surname (woods) as me BTW. Will check out the links though just in case.

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    Cool.

    Once you get everything updated and working, do a disk image before upgrading to Windows 10.

    You might consider using the Media Creation Tool rather than Windows Update to get Windows 10.

    https://www.thurrott.com/windows/win...-the-right-way

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwoods View Post
    Cool.

    Once you get everything updated and working, do a disk image before upgrading to Windows 10.

    You might consider using the Media Creation Tool rather than Windows Update to get Windows 10.

    https://www.thurrott.com/windows/win...-the-right-way
    Im hoping I dont need to use the "wsuso offline" as it's a bit much for me but looks really worth while knowing about and yes I will use the Media Creation Tool as you sent me the link in a earlier problem I had with my laptop and even I was able to work it out. I say again "man windows update slowly.

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    Good job Mr. Woods.

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    I had an unusually slow download and install of this month's updates on one of my Win 7 laptops.

    The downloading bit was running at 0% for about an hour and a half before I saw any increase and on checking reliability history, it took about two and a half hours to install just 18 updates.

    After a factory reset on my ~6.5meg ADSL connection, I'll run the updates overnight as it takes about 9˝hrs which includes any MS ones.

    EDIT - You may want to consider uBlock as it's lighter on resources than Adblock.

    https://www.ublock.org/
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    There are actually two uBlock's...the one mentioned above, and uBlock Origin.

    I personally prefer uBlock Origin.

    https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases

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    I hadn't yet updated my Win 7 pro 32 bit computer so I ran WU yesterday ( Sun. 12/13/15 ) and it took 2 1/2 hrs. to find the Dec. updates. WU seems to get slower and slower. I still haven't received the 1511 update for my win 10 laptop.

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    I think MS has diverted a lot of their servers towards pushing Windows 10 and left the older systems in the slow lane for Windows update access.
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