Windows Update Cleanup taking ages

Discus and support Windows Update Cleanup taking ages in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I clicked the button to include Windows Update Cleanup to recover a few Gb of HD space. It's been going for about 4hrs so far with seemingly little... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by Doc943, Aug 10, 2018 at 7:02 AM.

  1. Doc943 Win User

    Windows Update Cleanup taking ages


    I clicked the button to include Windows Update Cleanup to recover a few Gb of HD space. It's been going for about 4hrs so far with seemingly little signs of progress.

    Could I cancel and forget about it or let the Cleanup run its course?

    :)
     
  2. rtwjunkie Win User

    geforce experience takes an age to load..

    Well that's why I asked. Mine is on SSD and takes 11 seconds. Your list of games will not appear if it has not checkd for updated suggested settings for awhile until it checks.

    When it says it is refreshing the game list, it is checking, because NVIDIA periodically updates suggested settings. Plus it will look for those for new games you have installed.

    So, the less it is run, the slower it will be.
     
  3. Nachappa C K Win User
    Sleep takes ages to awake

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand how you feel about the situation . Let me help you in resolving the issue.

    This issue may happen due to system file corruption. I suggest you to run System file checker. System File checker (SFC) scan is done to check if there are any corrupted system files that could be causing this issue. Kindly follow
    the below given steps:

    • Press Windows key + X, select
      Command prompt (Admin)
      to bring up elevated Command prompt.
    • In Command prompt type sfc/scannow and press enter.
    • Restart the computer.
    If no corrupted system files were found in the previous state, then I suggest you to try the following steps:

    • Open command prompt by pressing Windows key + X and selecting “Command prompt admin”.
    • In command prompt, type the following commands and press Enter after each command:
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

    • Close the command prompt and restart the PC and check if it works.
    Hope this information helps. Please let us know if the issue persist and we will be happy to assist you further.
     
    Nachappa C K, Aug 10, 2018 at 7:03 AM
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  4. Mohan B P Win User

    Windows Update Cleanup taking ages

    Age Of Empires The Age Of Kings Multiplayer Crash

    Hi,



    This issue might happen if the Windows Firewall is blocking the game from connecting to the LAN.

    I suggest you to add the Age of Empires the Age of Kings, to the exception list of the Windows Firewall and check if the issue is resolved.

    Follow the steps below.




    • Press Windows key + X key and select
      Control Panel.

    • Click on View by in the top right panel and select Small Icons.

    • Find and click on Windows Firewall.

    • Click on Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall in the left panel.

    • Click on Change Settings, find and check the Age of Empires the Age of Kings box for both
      Public and Private Columns.

    • If Age of Empires the Age of Kings is not listed, then click on
      Add and select the installed path of the game.


    Hope the information helps. Kindly write back to us for further assistance on Windows. We will be happy to assist you.



    Thank you.
     
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