FIX: Windows 10 is taking a bit longer than expected while updating
Installing Windows updates over-the-air can be tiring and intense, but it was mostly a time of rapid and reliable experience. However, sometimes, and especially with a significant update and upgrade (from Windows 7 or 8 for Windows 10), users experience a wide range of critical issues. Sometimes there are mistakes, and sometimes the problem comes with the never ending load instructions. “It took a little longer than expected” prompt is a place where many users are stuck.
1: Check the storage space and connections
Before we move to a solution, we suggest waiting for some time. Many users managed to get the updates/upgrades work after some time. Needless to say that it took hours. Also, the PC you will not break procedures, and, in the words of some users are affected, can help.
Compared with minor, frequent updates, a significant update requires a lot of space. First, the update is downloaded to a dedicated directory, and then the installation can begin. Make sure that you have at least 6 to 10 GB of free space on the system partition. Also, we recommend checking the connection. Even after safely downloaded installation file, a sequence of still requires an internet connection.
Once you make sure that all was fine but persists delay, proceed with the steps below.
2: Run Update troubleshooter
The next obvious step is to try and run the Windows Update troubleshooter that can be found among the other tools in the Troubleshoot menu. If this does not resolve the error, it will at least give a better insight into what is causing the problem at hand. After you run the tool, you should restart the update service and restart downloading the update file.
Here’s how to run the update problem on Windows 10:
- Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings application.
- Select Update & Security.
- Select Troubleshoot from the left panel.
- Expand Windows Update troubleshooter and click on “Run troubleshooter ‘.
We made sure to explain how to do a clean re-installation in this article. Also, do not forget to backup your data before formatting the drive system.
That’s a wrap-up. Do not forget to share your experience with these errors or give alternative solutions to help the cause. You can send all your feedback in the comments section below.