Re: Windows update doesn't work

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Yes me too, one of the biggest issues with windows seems to be on a machine which is not always on the internet, ie has no network or dongle or whatever.
I find that since a lot of updates like anti virus and monthly updates happen in the background one can get into a position where the machine resets for no apparent reason randomly. The only fix I've found for this was to take it to a permanent location with a connection and let it sort itself out, can take a day or so for it to stabilise. In the old days of XP it was relatively easy to stop everything trying to update itslef, but since more recent versions I've noticed that this is not so easy at all, and with third party programs things get a whole lot worse.
Unfortunately due to the nature of where the machine is used, the internet cannot be allowed to do as it likes as its charged by the gig, and its a charity paying the bills!
Nobody seems to have thought about this problem very much.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Shaun Everiss" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows update doesn't work

Probably not, I do wander if some of this stuff is just windows saying it can't, however it may try to find a solution anyway windows usually can do this on its own.
You may need to get drivers or bios updates from asia or whatever depends on the age.
I have never seen windows quit unless it simply can't.
If it says it doesn't work but then does chances are its earching its databases and trying to get it to work.

It obviously found what it needed.
While windows has a lot of itself on your system, it doesn't get everything so I have seen errors about accounts not recognised or system being corrupted or not responding only to have the system pop back online later on I just have to wait.

On 5/07/2016 9:39 p.m., Arnþór Helgason wrote:
Recently I have been told on 2 occasions that my Aser Labtop isn't
running the most recent and safe Windows 10 and I should update.
When I accepted updating there was a message on the screen that Windows
didn't do the work as the display wasn't compatible.
Then there was a list of other items which were ok.
At last the following message appeared: Windows 10 is now running on
your mashine.

Is this something to worri about?

Best regards,

Arnthor Helgason


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