Windows Updates can seemingly take endless amounts of time and badly need informational messages while the process is happening.
Windows Update recently popped up, saying I had a multitude of updates waiting to be installed, including IE8 and at least a dozen for Office. So, away I went, but it stalled at 31% done and didn’t budge for at least 30 minutes. While this was going on Firefox would periodically freeze up then unfreeze. Not good.
So, I decided to restart. Rather than shutting down, it said it was doing the updates – which took a very long time with no further information onscreen. Upon restarting it continued updating, but still with no useful messages.
Yeah, everything eventually installed fine. But these updates really need more informational messages as to what is happening. I’ve had PCs since the early 80’s and find these updates unnerving. Imagine what it must be like for a new user.