Last night my laptop said it wanted to install updates. So when I’d finished using it, I chose “Install Updates and Shutdown”, thinking it would be all finished and ready to go in the morning, right?
Wrong. When I started it back up this morning, it proclaimed that it was 1% through the updates, and “This will take some time.”
Last night I chose "Install updates and shut down." This morning I find this. Thanks very much, Windows. pic.twitter.com/RA4hwsR08X
— Daniel Bowen (@danielbowen) September 17, 2016
It took almost an hour to get through everything, but finally it got to the log on screen.
At that point I had to do something else, so I shut it down again. Later I booted it back up, logged on, and … more delay, as it went through a protracted “Getting things ready” phase.
Eventually it finished so I shut it down.
Later, fired it back up again and logged on and…wait! There's more! pic.twitter.com/NqxqhVjvjB
— Daniel Bowen (@danielbowen) September 18, 2016
Maybe this is a rarity given this is apparently the Windows 10 “Anniversary Update“, which brings a whole bunch of new functionality — none of which, so far, I think I actually need.
But the lesson for next time is to use “Update and Restart” (which truly is something Windows 8 and 10 have over Windows 7) rather than “Update and Shut down”, which clearly doesn’t do what I thought it would do.