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Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:30 PM

Right after that travesty of a vote my laptop locked up.

I restarted it and got a harrowing, unannounced, unforeseen Windows 10 update that took 55 minutes to install! Just because this day wasn't bad enough, I guess. Has anyone else had this happen?

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Response to rzemanfl (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:32 PM

1. Not this particular time, not this particular OS

But man, we are becoming slaves to our machines.

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Response to rzemanfl (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:33 PM

2. Yes, this weeks update was onerous

Nt

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Response to BBG (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:37 PM

5. Indeed. If I had gotten any warning I would not have been as upset as I was.

Did you get any warning?

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Response to rzemanfl (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:33 PM

3. Yes, yesterday.

Major Windows 10 Update. Pretty sure it was a Microsoft conspiracy to disrupt the Impeachment on Windows platforms!

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:36 PM

4. Thank you. I printed 19 pages of instructions on what to do

about a stuck "Getting Windows ready" screen when it finally said "Installing updates" which took a long time too. Did you have any warning at all?

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:47 PM

11. Interesting....no, mine seemed to execute pretty much without my input.

It took about 20 minutes to download/restart, multiple times. I steer clear when Windows is doing system updates.

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Response to rzemanfl (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:37 PM

6. I did a Windows update yesterday as well

But it only took about 15 minutes. Is your version of Windows from 2010 or 1910?

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Response to True Dough (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:39 PM

8. It may have been because I had things stuck and running when I had to restart. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:46 PM

10. I should add that when it finally restarted it took me back to MSNBC and Gmail.

From now on I will try to use Task Manager to close any programs before I restart.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:52 PM

12. Don't think you have to do that....

typically, MS recovers any apps running (Outlook, Excell, Powerpoint, etc). My Browser (Opera doesn't remember what pages were open. Could be, if you use MS Edge to use GMail or watch MSNBC that it does recover where you were in their browser.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 07:32 PM

13. Now that I have notifications back on (don't know how they were turned off)

I will feel more comfortable restarting when something locks up. MSNBC was in Edge, Gmail in Chrome.

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Response to rzemanfl (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:38 PM

7. I got the notification but refused.



If you click the message you will go to the scheduling time and day. You can
only put it off for a week if you set it up. But if you look at he top of the page
there is a slider that will let you turn it on or off. I turned mine off. This info
won't do you any good now but it might help others who read this.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:43 PM

9. Thank you! I just noticed notifications were off. I swear I didn't do that. n/t

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