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Experience:  5 years as Network Admin, 10+ years of IT support
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INSPIRON 17: "Configuring Windows updates 15% complete"

Customer Question

INSPIRON 17: "Configuring Windows updates 15% complete" shows on screen for the last 6 hours. Should I turn off the whole machine? We have very slow internet. Maybe I need to plug in to faster service in town?
JA: What's the make and model of your machine? And how long has the screen been an issue?
Customer: Dell Inspiron 17 5000 series. This is a new problem.
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: NO.
JA: Anything else you want the computer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: NO.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  UranIT replied 5 months ago.

Hello and thanks for using I am Serge and I will try my best to assist you.

Sometimes, updates can get stuck and reboot is necessary.

You can try and go ahead with reboot and then select Normal Boot if prompted.

Then it should install remainder of updates and boot up to login screen.

Let me know how it goes.

Expert:  UranIT replied 5 months ago.

Do you still require assistance on the issue?
Will be waiting for your reply.

Expert:  Josh replied 5 months ago.


You can power off your computer by holding down the Power button for 10 seconds without releasing.

Wait 10 seconds and power it back on.

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