Upgrade 8 of 11 is several hours?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by EP007, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. EP007

    EP007 New Member

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    Windows 7 Home Premium is presently doing an upgrade and 8 of 11 is taking 5 hours so far, on a fast laptop (intel i7, 64 bit) and high speed internet. The upgrade started when I tried to shutdown the computer. The machine had been previously operating 8 hours per day for the last week. My questions:
    1) Can this be something other than a legitimate upgrade? Or is Microsoft really issuing something massive this weekend?
    2) The upgrade seizes control of the machine. Is there a way to take back control?
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    Low end PC's can take a very long time to upgrade. Personally I'd do a clean install and save a lot of aggravation that many people face after doing an upgrade. Problems are plentiful with a lot of upgrade. Just look at some of the posts here.
    Joe
     
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    Sorry, I meant to say it's an update not upgrade. One of those updates that Windows does on it's own. That's why I am surprised at the time involved.
     

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