But my Windows laptop -- a Windows laptop in a sea of Mac Books! I figured it just needed a quick reboot, so that's what I did.But because Windows had recently downloaded some updates, my computer decided it would be a good time to It was the first of three occasions that a forced Windows update would totally destroy my workflow at a critical moment -- once crippling my computer when I had a hot scoop to share with the world.
And don't expect to use your computer again soon; depending on the speed of your drive and the size of the update, it could be anywhere from 10 minutes to well over an hour before your PC is ready for work.In such case, perform a restart and then delete the files. Restart your system once again, and go back to Windows Update, and try updating the system.Alternatively, you can let Microsoft find the bottleneck of the issue. Windows Update protects you from security vulnerabilities by keeping Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Office up-to-date with the latest security patches and bug fixes. Gone are the days when users could block security patches and driver updates.Microsoft has simplified and automated the Windows Update process at the expense of transparency.