please do not turn off your computer while installing updates- I kind of expected this, but- i realize it's an old computer- Dell - pentium 4 with 4 gigs of RAM- but i don't remember it ever taking this long- trying to figure out a way to explain it to my client----- he said there was no rush- but REALLY??At this rate, it could be days before i get it back to him- -and BTW - he wants a Linux install on a separate partition- which I know how to do quite well - right now i am hating Windoze alot! with 4 gigs of RAM- i told him to start saving his money - he needs a new computer------ Edited by paul88ks, 24 September 2015 - AM.
Note that the last option, Restore factory settings, is only available in certain machines and will reinstall the original Windows system that was on your computer when you bought it.
(If you don’t see it by Wednesday, Microsoft has some unfortunately complex instructions on how to make it show up.) Clicking on the icon will open up Microsoft's Get Windows 10 app, which allows you to sign up to download the new OS and determine if your computer is compatible.
Enter your email address into the system, and from there you're pretty much set. Chances are good that you won't actually be able to download and install Windows 10 immediately.
I think MS is prioritizing bandwidth for Windows 10 installs. Every Windows 7 machine I've loaded recently just hangs and hangs on checking for updates when done manually.
Every Windows 7 machine I've loaded recently just hangs and hangs on checking for updates when done manually.