Windows updating for hours

For the lion’s share of the time both before and after seeing the list there’s absolutely nothing happening except a tight loop on one core in a process. I saw DNS entries resolved then half an hour of tight loop before being able to see the updates.

Then, an additional 25 minutes of tight loop time was actually chewed up before any downloads/installs started to happen.

During that time there was no significant disk activity at all, and none of what little there was didn’t seem related to anything to do with Windows Update!

I can’t help but think others would call this “tin foil hat” stuff, but by gosh we’ve been doing updates a long time.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy.The main idea behind the feature is to make operating system updates less annoying by preventing automatic restarts of the system during active hours.The Internet is filled with user reports that Windows restarted their system automatically after downloading Windows Updates, and that they lost work in the process or suddenly found themselves with a new version of Windows without them having a say in the matter.Keep it civil, please: Decorous Lounge rules strictly enforced. I was not installing, changing or doing any maintenance of any kind on my PC. I have also been struggling with a similair issue with a relatives PC with almost no luck. In fact I ran update on that one in hopes of solving those issues. At the moment I'm more concerned with how to safely interrupt update on my PC and fix the cause. (theforum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons) Computer type Laptop System Manufacturer/Model Number Asus K52F or Lenovo B80 OS Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 Virtual Box VM)/Win10 CPU i3 370M/i7 6500U Motherboard Asus/Lenovo Memory 8GB - finally :)/8GB Graphics Card it's an i3, dude!