It displays a circle of white dots constantly revolving above the message 'Working on it ...' Nothing else is happening on the monitor screen but the modem flickers and the laptop shows activity by every so often putting a light on the front for a period of time and in between it flickers irregularly. Is it still downloading or is it an abortive attempt to do so?
The action began with a scan and recognition of the utilities on my Laptop. Since then it has been running for 17 hours.
I have returned to this discussion but there is no sign of the Windows 10 update - which incidentally was effectively forced upon me and was supposed to be free.
Absolutely nothing! There is no sign of anything! Seems like it needs to be started again - (from scratch?)
I have 8.1. I do not have any discs since I have never needed them. I am a home user, retired.
Also, I do not want any kind of membership since this will almost certainly be my only question and was only necessary because of the failure of this attempt at automatic updating.
DELL Inspiron 15 and was the first thing checked out at the start of the update. It was found to have all necessary capacity, etc.