Turn on Automatic Updates In about 10 minutes the little yellow shield appeared in the lower right corner of the screen, notifying of updates available.

From System Restore you can pick an appropriate point to revert to., involves a little more interaction with your computer’s system settings.

It shouldn’t cause any damage to your PC – you’ll only really be deleting temporary Windows Update files – but we’d recommend setting up a System Restore point before going any further.

If this problem affects you, we've outlined some help below alongside solutions to the most common Windows Update problems.

Windows 10 is *meant* to work with every Windows 7 and 8.1-compatible PC, but owners of some early 2-in-1 PC's running Windows 8 had discovered that isn't the case.

However, there may be an issue if that figure doesn’t shift overnight.

To access System Restore, simply type System Restore into the search bar and select “Create a restore point”, which will take you to System Protection in the System Properties window.

Uninstall this app now because it isn't compatible with Windows 10".

Ignore that message, it's lies – for one, there's no app to uninstall as it's Windows 10 causing the issue.

Next, you’ll need to delete the files in C:\Windows\Software Distribution.

Go to the appropriate folder, select all of the files and press Delete. The following fix is available on numerous forums and websites, and one of our kind readers brought our attention to it with a comment below.

Other times, Windows 10 just fancies doing its own thing for a while, slowing your eagerly awaited update to a crawl.