On Friday, I installed a copy of Windows 7 on a new VirtualBox virtual PC.
Yesterday I set about installing software into Windows 7. In the course of the installation, I noticed that Windows was downloading updates, though for some reason it wouldn’t load the progress screen.
When I finished my installations I checked, and I was informed that all downloads were complete. I switched off Windows 7.
As expected, The power down produced that familiar screen – to the effect that Windows is installing updates and that I mustn’t power off or interrupt the process. Apparently there were 150 updates to be applied. That was at 4pm.
At 11:15pm the process finished and the virtual machine powered off.
Seven and a quarter hours to install software that is already downloaded? And during this time the machine was useless in that I couldn’t run anything on it or power it down? That has to be some kind of record?
And on the next power-up it still took a further ten minutes to “update the registry”.
Just in case anyone wonders why I hate Windows and love Linux………..