RV_ Posted November 18, 2015 Report Share Posted November 18, 2015 I had heard about the big upgrade called threshold 2 and several folks here talked about hours downloading and installing. That upgrade (not update, as it is an entire new version, 1511, Windows 10) was indeed ~3GB and took an hour or three on my systems here with a 75Mbs fast cable connection. That was Monday night for me, with three of my 7 systems upgrading. (Only three are Windows 10, the rest Windows 8.1, and one older laptop with 7. The issues people are having I wish I'd known, as one that slowed it down and caused hangs was having an SD card installed. I had SD cards in two of the systems and they did hang at 44% for quite awhile. They did finally get done but it would have been easy had I known to unmount and eject the SD cards first. Had I been on a metered connection with bandwidth limits I would have been concerned. If you have not gotten this upgrade yet you need this info to make it faster and smooth going. It also deletes several apps and programs. The link to the list is in the full article. If you are traveling and just upgraded to Windows 10 or have the settings set to defer updates you might want to read the MS FAQs here all the way through for how to get it almost on demand when you have a fast connection: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/windows-update-faq Infoworld posted an excellent article with more links and info to make this a smooth ride for those yet to do it. Excerpt: "The rollout of Windows 10 version 1511 has hit a few bumps, but we have solutions. Realize that the v 1511 upgrade is not a cumulative update: Microsoft downloads about 3GB of files, and the installation can take 30 minutes or more. Of course, freeing up 20GB (the estimated install space) on a small device could be something of a challenge. There's a thread on Reddit that describes how many software products are removed when upgrading to v 1511. Among the programs mentioned: CPU-Z, speccy, 8gadgetpack, a Cisco VPN client, SATA drivers, SpyBot, RSAT, the F5 VPN, and HWMonitor. Apparently moving from Win10 RTM to v 1511 is similar to upgrading from Win7 or Win8.1 to v 1511, except there's no advanced scan to warn you what will be removed. Fortunately, there's a list of removed apps that appears in the notification center when you boot." More and the links to the Reddit article and other resources for this upgrade can be found in the full article here: http://www.infoworld.com/article/3005044/microsoft-windows/windows-10-upgrade-woes-include-deleted-apps-system-hangs.html?phint=newt%3Dinfoworld_tech_microsoft&phint=idg_eid%3D6aa01e18b29f7b6f9149f611f8eac228#tk.IFWNLE_nlt_entwindows_2015-11-18 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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