Author Topic: Windows 10 Version 1709  (Read 15 times)

oake

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Windows 10 Version 1709
« on: November 18, 2017, 11:45:17 AM »
Anybody running Windows 10 should be aware that the version 1709 update is quite a significant one, and it takes a very long time to download and install.

So, rather than being taken by surprise by the message "Configuring Windows - Please Wait" when you need to do something urgently, it might be best to manually invoke the update via the Settings menu at a time that suits.

Just an idea...


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Re: Windows 10 Version 1709
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 01:29:16 PM »
Anybody running Windows 10 should be aware that the version 1709 update is quite a significant one, and it takes a very long time to download and install.

So, rather than being taken by surprise by the message "Configuring Windows - Please Wait" when you need to do something urgently, it might be best to manually invoke the update via the Settings menu at a time that suits.

Just an idea...

Already had that one thanks!

It does take quite a while, true.

Another 21st century survival tip: learn to write emails on your phone too, sometimes its necessary.

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Re: Windows 10 Version 1709
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 01:33:12 PM »
had 1709 failing to install a few times so far

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Re: Windows 10 Version 1709
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2017, 02:33:22 PM »
Already had that one thanks!

It does take quite a while, true.

Another 21st century survival tip: learn to write emails on your phone too, sometimes its necessary.

I concur about emails - I also run banking apps on my phone as backup, although I prefer using a keyboard that fits my fingers better. ;)

1709 (plus a couple of security updates) took nearly 30 minutes to install on my desktop machine (quad core, 64GB RAM, dedicated SSD, RAID, so it's no slouch), so I'd expect the average PC or laptop to be tied up for some time. (Or even, as in barky's case, stumble before it gets to the end).

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Re: Windows 10 Version 1709
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2017, 03:49:37 PM »
trying method 2, download ISO .... just hitting upgrade from win10 ISO page not working & necessary files too big for a dvd this time, usb drive to rescue! ... spotted on one of failed attempts windows update had downloaded 20GB .... thought apple was bad fo this .....