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    ron_mcphatty
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    Morning all! How are all you brave Windows 10 upgradees getting on? I took the plunge and updates my new media pc from 7 and my Linx8 from 8.1 yesterday and I’m really pleased with the result, especially on my tablet. I like Edge, it seems very fast and lightweight, my tablet and PC now both start up and gets to TSA quicker than my phone. I also really like using my Hotmail account to keep a choice few files and theme options synchronised, I’m sure its basic stuff these days but its really good that its working with no issues. And I’m genuinely amazed that all the old drivers and programs I want to use work, that’s never happened before when I’ve upgraded Windows let alone from two different versions. So far its very impressive, I think Microsoft have done a great job this time round and I get the impression they’ve used their beta period really well. I was on the fence about doing the upgrade but I’m glad I took the risk, 10 has been a pleasure to use so far!

    #250101

    MrYd
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    The best thing about Windows 10? How easily it rolls back to your previous version when the upgrade fails for one of many, many different reasons that nobody quite seems to have solved.

    The worst thing? It currently hangs at 32% for me (6% of the second, installing features and drivers stage). Lots of people seem to have issues at that exact same point. Next step is to try disabling the network adaptors before I let it reboot and start installing. Because that’s on the list of many different random things people have tried and had some success with. Or still had problems with. Won’t know until I try.

    #250124

    ron_mcphatty
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    That’s a pain in the arse. It did fail on my tablet the first time I tried it, I spotted it was trying to install windows on the drive with the most free space which was a micro sd card. After removing that it worked perfectly. Got any other drives connected?

    #250146

    MrYd
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    It eventually worked.

    If anyone else has trouble installing it, unplugging everything you can might help. Or follow the link from the Windows Update for troubleshooting. The “fix it” program managed to sort things out. Don’t know what it did, but downloaded it, ran it, and the upgrade worked perfectly. Took about an hour to do.

    I’m liking it all so far. Except for everything looking so flat. It’s the worst looking Windows yet. Unless I can change something somewhere.

    #250147

    ron_mcphatty
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    Glad you’re there! Shame you had so much trouble, not a good start. Yeah its very flat, I like it, Apple sort of went the same way, only their misty glass and parallax effects add the depth back in and are hard to beat. You had any problems with live tiles like news and weather? None of mine update with live info and this afternoon they all greed out, luckily some clever guys posted a power shell fix. 10 has lost its shine for me now, pro works wonderfully on my media pc but home is having troubles on my tablet now.

    #250149

    MrYd
    Participant

    The flatness is disturbing. It looks like the tops of windows aren’t being drawn properly. Just a big white space.

    I will admit it’s all a little bit more responsive than 7 was. And it’s given me a little chunk of disc space back, which is always handy.

    After the disaster that was 8, it’s now quite an acceptable upgrade to 7. And even if I did have trouble installing it, I’m fairly impressed they’ve managed to however many millions of people already without it being more of a disaster. 25 million was the last I heard, and at around 3GB, that’s a LOT of data.

    #250212

    gazzagb
    Moderator

    Are you guys finding it any more resource intensive than 7? I’m thinking of trialling it on my old laptop, however the specs are pretty poor on it (dual core, 2GB RAM) so I’m not sure if it will end up being better or worse.

    #250224

    MrYd
    Participant

    Everything so far points to it requiring less resources than 7. If that old laptop can handle 7 without driving you mad, it should be fine with 10.

    In my brief experience so far, it seems a little bit faster. Possibly because all the windows are horribly flat. The only thing I don’t like so far.

    #250256

    ron_mcphatty
    Participant

    Same as MrYd, it does seem less demanding than 7. My tablet is a quad core 1.3GZ, 1GB ram lightweight and it runs 10 perfectly smoothly. It’s a shock how slick it is to be honest as it often struggles to run Firefox with two YouTube videos at the same time. You may also be able to go back to 7 if you don’t like it, or if it can’t be done on your laptop the upgrade utility will tell you.

    #250267

    gazzagb
    Moderator

    Ooh, that sounds encouraging. My try to find sometime later this week to give it a go. How long does it take to set up and install, provided everything goes ok?

    #250268

    MrYd
    Participant

    That’ll depend on the hardware, obviously. My PC, which isn’t the fastest thing these days, took about an hour or so. Plus several hours of trying it and having it go wrong and rollback to the previous version.

    Once it’s downloaded the almost 3GB it needs to do it, you can pretty much press a couple of buttons to say do it now, and possible accept a license, and then just leave it alone. Go and do something else for an hour. Or better yet, do something else for 2 hours in case it takes longer. Nothing worse than coming back to it to find it’s not finished yet.

    Why not use that time to try and work out if you’ve got a Microsoft account already? It pushes you towards that quite heavily. (It then decided logging in to the account was suspicious and made me go through a whole password changing process)

    #250302

    ron_mcphatty
    Participant

    Gazza, get the 10 update preloading as soon as you can, you can always delete it if you don’t want to do it, ike MrYd says it’s a big download.
    MrYd, which version are you using?

    #250304

    MrYd
    Participant

    It’s not really a huge download, is it? 3GB is quite small these days.

    Except there’s a lot of people trying to download it. If there were 25 million in the first week or so, that’s an enormous amount. 70+ petabytes? Or about two thirds of the amount produced by the Large Hadron Collider in a year (supposedly about 15PB). Every day. Just to pick a random example of big amounts of data ;)

    Come to think of it, how big’s the update for other versions? I’m basing it on the standard Windows 10 “Home” version. That 25 million (probably a lot more now) might include the mobile version or tablet versions. My only experience is the normal PC “home” version.

    #250319

    ron_mcphatty
    Participant

    The tablet home version is smaller, only 2.3GB from what I saw, my desktops pro version weighed in at 2.9. Not sure why they were different but to me 2 or 3GB is a lot as it took over a week for both devices to download the upgrades.
    Despite the issues I think Microsoft have done spectacularly in getting the upgrades distributed, the big numbers you worked out are astounding!

    #250327

    MrYd
    Participant

    It really isn’t a lot these days, not for the individual downloads. An hour watching something on Netflix would use that much.

    The downloads were quite slow, understandably.

    But as you say, MS have done amazingly well in distributing the upgrades. And for free too, which is nice. (Yes, I know there’s obviously a catch. There always is. In this case, it’s “you get it for free, and free updates forever, but don’t think about transfering it to a new machine when you get one”. Which is fair enough. Buy a new PC, you’ll probably get a new license anyway.

    I’ve found one weird problem though. Chrome seems to perform _very_ badly to the point where I’ve had to change browsers until such a time as it’s fixed. (It seems to be an issue with extensions, like adblockers, taking ages to run and holding up the entire page)

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