It’s the end of the day. Sighing, you start your daily ritual of closing any programs or tabs on your computer. Finally, you go to shut down your Windows virtual machine on Parallels Desktop—you’ll see the happy little Windows flag again in the morning—when the worst happens:
The dreaded Windows updates have struck once again!
Sit tight—you’ll be here for a while. Here are a few things you can probably get done while waiting for your updates to install:
Stand up and stretch a bit.
Take a bathroom break. (You had to go anyway…)
Get a refill.
Make a sandwich.
Finish eating your sandwich. (How is it still updating?)
Check on Windows’ progress. It’s somehow still updating.
Stretch some more. (At least you’re getting your yoga in today…)
Check your emails or social media feeds on your smartphone. (You have time to chuckle at a quick Buzzfeed post.)
Take a brisk walk around the room. (It’s got to be getting close to done, right?)
Play a quick game on your smartphone. (Still. Not. Done.)
Binge-watch Battlestar Galactica on Netflix.
Try to teach your dog the subtle art of retrieving a cold drink from the fridge for you. (IT’S STILL NOT DONE. HOW?)
Tunnel your way to the Great Wall of China.
Curl up into a ball and cry yourself to sleep because somehow, somehow, the last update is still installing…
We’ve all been there—sometimes, it seems to take forever for Windows updates to install! Still, it’s always worth the time spent, since it means our Windows VM will continue to work seamlessly on Parallels Desktop for Mac.