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Author Topic: I'm taking the plunge!  (Read 3236 times)

renluop

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I'm taking the plunge!
« on: March 09, 2016, 05:33:07 PM »

I'm taking the plunge mainly because I've had problems that need a reinstallation of 7, and those same problems seem to be preventing an In-place upgrade.

Two things I ask is how long the download should take on my ADSL2+ connection @ 8300 kbps sync (its been telling me download is starting sine 15:45), and where is the download directed to. Normal downloads go to Downloads folder, but i see nothing anywhere, bar Task Manager that tells me the download is running.
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William Grimsley

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Re: I'm taking the plunge!
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 06:28:37 PM »

Hi renluop,

A 8.3 Mbps download speed will give you a download speed of 1.0 MB/s so you need to divide the Windows 7 download file size by 1.0 and that will tell you how many seconds it will take to download.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2016, 07:16:17 PM by William Grimsley »
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renluop

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Re: I'm taking the plunge!
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 06:56:13 PM »

D/L will be lower than the sync I quoted. Maths is not strong in evening especially when it's going to be exhausting for a crinkly! :) Download is 6 GB. Still downloading now.......reasonable?
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licquorice

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Re: I'm taking the plunge!
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 07:03:13 PM »

Should take just under 2 hours assuming 8Mb/s download and assuming it is being served at maximum speed, it may not be.
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renluop

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Re: I'm taking the plunge!
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 10:27:03 PM »

Still going a few minutes ago, so looks like it's very slow, or something's amiss. I'll try again tomorrow. I think!
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Dray

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Re: I'm taking the plunge!
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 10:29:50 PM »

Probably better to leave it running overnight
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renluop

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Re: I'm taking the plunge!
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 10:41:06 PM »

Too late! :fingers: ;D
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renluop

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Re: I'm taking the plunge!
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2016, 10:31:17 AM »

Weird! I abandonned  the download but left the computer on overnight, yet 10 was installed. Ideas? It all seems a bit confusing! :hmm:

ATM in course of data backup with  File History. In 7 I could see a progress bar, but not in 10, so how will I know the backup is complete?

Interesting days ahead, me thinks! Hope not the Chinese meaning of "interesting"
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Chunkers

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Re: I'm taking the plunge!
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2016, 09:41:00 PM »

I just upgraded my media server to Windows 10 from Windows 7 - with hindsight a clean re-install would have been better.  Two things to look out for which I encountered :

  • Loss of Admin rights - after the upgrade none of the accounts on the PC had admin rights.  There is a workaround by booting into Safe mode and creating a local admin account.
  • All of my files were made read-only, this came to light when i tried to run DSLstats actually and I couldn't understand why it wasn't working until I realised the whole directory it was in was read-only.  This was doubly bad as because I had no Admin rights, lol
Anyway I am sure a lot of these go completely smoothly. GL!

Chunks
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Re: I'm taking the plunge!
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2016, 10:25:14 AM »

I feel for your pain guys.

Something went wrong with my copy of Win10 on this computer. It now won't update the big updates that require a reboot. I'm waiting to take some backup's before I start experimenting lol

By the way, you might want to download Win10 as an ISO or on USB if you don't have a windows 10 cd. Then you'll always have a copy available.
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renluop

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Re: I'm taking the plunge!
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2016, 11:46:16 AM »

At the moment in course of finding what's where, why's when and how's there, but I have at least done my first data backup and system image. I retained my admin rights too. :P ;D I'll have too fathom the File History as to if it makes things easier or is something unnecessary, and get used to search.

If I have a system image, would I also need a ISO of a Win10 cd? :-\
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renluop

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Re: I'm taking the plunge!
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2016, 02:53:18 PM »

Looked at files this morning and found that there were a lot of duplicates with modified dates that are very recent, about when I changed to 10. I can't think how they came about.

Has anyone else had the same, and need they be kept?
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