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System update of death... Help please

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February 20, 2014 8:39:23 PM

Keep your pc on until this is done
Installing update 1 of 1

Ive had this on my screen for 3 hours and its getting anoying because I have things to do. My pc prompted to do a system update before I left to get lunch. When I got back it was still on the updating screen and has been since ive been home. Ive never had an update take this long. Theres no reason for it to. Please help. What should I do?

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a c 416 * Windows 8
February 21, 2014 12:58:09 AM

trysten said:
Keep your pc on until this is done
Installing update 1 of 1

Ive had this on my screen for 3 hours and its getting anoying because I have things to do. My pc prompted to do a system update before I left to get lunch. When I got back it was still on the updating screen and has been since ive been home. Ive never had an update take this long. Theres no reason for it to. Please help. What should I do?

Tricky. Almost certainly 'hung' during the update, only way out is to Hard Power Off, hold pwr button down for 5 secs and hope the update did no damage to the OS. Hopefully you'll be able to boot, but recommend you check your system for errors.
First try System File Checker
Winkey plus 'X'
Choose Command Prompt (Admin)
Type sfc /scannow then Enter

It finds and fixes errors in Windows, but doesn't always report them. Run it and see if it reports any faults. If corrupt files are found that can’t be fixed, try

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Reboot System
Re-run SFC


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February 21, 2014 6:00:37 AM

Thanks for the help! But I just got mad and left it run and went to bed. Then this morning it was done. So I guess it was just an angonizingly long update....lol
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a c 416 * Windows 8
February 21, 2014 6:28:10 AM

trysten said:
Thanks for the help! But I just got mad and left it run and went to bed. Then this morning it was done. So I guess it was just an angonizingly long update....lol

Oh, well, at least you have some useful info should you have problems in the future! Might be worth running them anyway, 3+ hours a long time for an update...

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February 21, 2014 8:09:53 PM

Yeah! thanks a lot!
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a c 416 * Windows 8
February 21, 2014 8:13:38 PM

trysten said:
Yeah! thanks a lot!

If you run the commands, let us know if they find anything, out of curiosity...

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