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Win10 forced upgrade taking over 24 hours

Q: Win10 forced upgrade taking over 24 hours

Hi all. MS apparently decided to upgrade my wife's comp from Win7 to 10 sometime in the early morning hours yesterday. Been on the black upgrading screen ever since - the upgrade is going along, but it's only at 25% (copying files is at 84%) and it's been about 24 hours now. Comp is about 4 years old, built with current parts for that time period, don't have it's details handy right now.

I've been dealing/building comps for over 30 years, and I've NEVER seen an install/upgrade take this long. Couple of questions:

What could be causing it to take so long?

Can I stop the upgrade without losing Win7 and her stuff, and how?

Thanks in advance!

MonEl

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So, my questions are, should I be worried? Is this normal? What should I do?

Thanks.

A:Windows 7 upgrade taking over 48 hours, no progress in progress bar

Quote:
I've recently tried to upgrade to windows 7 home premium 64bit from windows 7 ultimate 64bit (licencing issues).


Do a clean install.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/301257-windows-7-upgrade-taking-over-48-hours-no-progress-progress-bar.html
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So finally the forced updates bit me too it seems. At least MS left a very easy way to roll the update back.

I was laughing quietly when Win10 update chose to force a reboot in the middle of my Steam updating. How nice it must be to use Windows for something more critical than gaming. Not!
 

A:Win10 forced update

You probably just needed to look into the windows settings themselves a bit more, my old Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 runs just fine with Win10 Insider Build 14361.

The new Redstone related things seems to have even pushed the transfer rates up a bit in some areas.

You can also adjust when your computer will update these days, among other things.
 

https://hardforum.com/threads/win10-forced-update.1902049/
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A:Win10 Forced Nightmare

You do have 30 days, from the date the Win10 update happened, to reverse it and it will use the files it saved in windows.old to do that, which should resolve your problem.
There were threads here including tools and guides to how to prevent, effectively, a Win 10 upgrade throughout the last year. It's unfortunate you weren't able to successfully follow them.
 

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/index.php?threads/win10-forced-nightmare.308097/
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A:MS forced Win10 installs w/o user concent?? True?

Read this thread :
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A:Repair Taking 32 hours....

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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A:Mozbackup taking 12 hours

I find the easiest way to backup Thunderbird is to type %appdata% into the run box and copy the Thunderbird folder from the location that opens and if you want firefox as well just copy the Mozilla folder.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/mozbackup-taking-12-hours.1062266/
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A:Windows XP SP3 Update Taking Hours to Install

I am not certain but it worked with SP2. Download the a trial of WinRAR. Use WinRAR to extract the entire contents of SP3 to a seperate folder. There should be an update folder inside. Open it and run setup from with in. One of our previous technicians managed to update ten network computers in under a hour this way
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-sp3-update-taking-hours-to-install.715659/
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cheers
Busty
 

A:Reinstalling XP, installing applications taking hours

Reinstalling XP will not leave it clean. If you formatted your drive and then installed XP, all the files and folders that were on the drive before are still there for anyone that wants to see them. You should have erased it, too. Even freeware can recover them. The only ones that are gone are the ones that were written over by files. But that may be a very small percentage.

Not sure what you mean about "applications". Windows does not install any applications with XP setup. Did you make your own CD?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/reinstalling-xp-installing-applications-taking-hours.902641/
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A:Fresh Install of Windows 7 64 bit taking over 24 hours so far

Welcome to Seven Forums ... Should not take any longer than an hour ... Are you Installing from Disc or what is your source .... Follow the Link below to get a Clean Install ...

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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A:System started win10 updates and locked up for hours. Eventu...

olearyvergreen Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I tend to be more cautious than other folks, especially when it comes to Win10 "Updates".For you see, the Anniversary Update (AU) is a whole NEW version of Win10.  The previous was 10586; this is 14393 -- and the community Win10 forums are awash with folks whose machines, which had previously been running Win10 without problems, SUDDENLY developed problems either trying to install this Update, or after installing this Update.My desktop has been running Win10 without problems since the earliest days of the Insider Preview over a year ago and it's sailed through Update after Update without problems.  So, you can imagine my surprise when the AU trashed my PC -- to the degree that I restored it from an image backup.At this point, you really only have two options:1) clean-install using new Win10 Media2) clean-install of Win7 using HP Recovery Media Either way, you lose all your data, settings, and apps! As to 1), you can create NEW Win10 media from this link: Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help As to 2), you can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update".  If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your model, a couple of other sites you can check are: http://www.computersurgeons.com/  and http://www.restoredisks.com/ Good Luck

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Should it really take it this long to install 47 updates ? bearing in mind these are installed upon "shut down" to nothing else is running in the background.

The machine is fairly powerful and has a 4th Gen i5, 8GB RAM and 1.5TB hard drive.

What gives?

Cheers

Scott

A:updates after clean install taking literally hours

thanks for moving my thread - I should really have checked the various section on the site before uploading my initial post :-)

its now on 62 out of 114 updates - how can it it be this slow ? wasn't there something about seamless updates on Windows 8's original promo materials?

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A:Solved: boot-up process taking hours/days

syemeh said:

I reformatted my existing disk and -re-installed windows xp pro. It worked finewith the rest of set up and loading applications but as soon as I re-started the PC, it took hours to boot up 2-3 hours minimum. I attempted to sestart a number of time cold starting it but it happens each time.

So I got tired and replaced the hard disk with a spare hard disk I had and re-installed win xp but the with the same problem. I am using standard Maxtor 120Gb drives.

What happens is that when i switch on my PC, I get a blank screen for a few minutes then a wide band of broekn white strip at the bottom of the screen (like the one one would see when pc is interrupted and re-started with a white graduated strip checking the hard disk) The broad strip becomes solid gradually like a timer strip it is but takes hours. Pressing the keys on the keyboard seems to speed up the process a little .

Please couls anyoen advise how I could resolve this problem without re-installing windows or buying a new disk drive.Click to expand...

I would denifitly say to re-install windows. Something seems to be corupted, or some files may not have copied properly.
**The white strip is normal, but it usually takes less then a minute to go to completion. It looks something like this, right? (with lllllllll being 100% filled in)

llllllllllllllllll||||||||||||||
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-boot-up-process-taking-hours-days.519048/
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I have just clean installed my HP laptop back to Windows 8.1 and it started to download all the initial updates needed to keep it all running as it should which is fine. My issue, is that its currently installed update 47 or 114 and has so been running for just under 6 hours.

Should it really take it this long to install 47 updates ? bearing in mind these are installed upon "shut down" to nothing else is running in the background.

The machine is fairly powerful and has a 4th Gen i5, 8GB RAM and 1.5TB hard drive.

What gives?

Cheers

Scott

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A:Vista defrag of RAID 0 taking longer than 8 hours??

Are you using Vista's defrag?

I'd recommend something like Auslogics defrag as a third party program.

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A:Windows 8 taking a few hours to boot, laggy as heck.

That single paragraph killed me. Couldn't even read all of it to be honest.

Restore, SFC, DISM, reset, refresh? My eyes hurt.

Honestly, I didn't even read most of it.

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bump

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A:"Checking for updates" not working or very slow/taking forever (7 hours now)

Worth a look, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949104 .
 
Louis


 

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A:I have Win10 from upgrade, must reformat PC. How do I get Win10 again?

you can download the newest build of windows 10 > http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10

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A:Upgrade to W10 FORCED UPON ME.

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A:Forced 8.1 upgrade

I would suggest upgrading your hardware drivers, if Win 8.1 drivers are available. Toshiba support web site should have the new drivers for you.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/56499-forced-8-1-upgrade.html
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A:Forced Upgrade to Windows 8.1?

My first question would be, why wouldn't you upgrade?

http://www.eightforums.com/windows-updates-activation/53755-forced-upgrade-windows-8-1-a.html
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A:win 10 upgrade forced on win 7 computer

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A:Forced Windows 10 Upgrade?

Hello Raven,

You can easily disable it if you like.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

http://www.eightforums.com/windows-updates-activation/74087-forced-windows-10-upgrade.html
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My current computer is admittedly very primitive I always go completely generic from a computer store this way I am not forced to go to specifically one company Acer Dell HP etc for problems that may arise I currently have the current setup ASUS P V X-MX Motherboard Intel Socket Intel ghz Socket CPU GB Kingston RAM -pin DIMM upgrade to Vista? to Forced ATI Radeon X AGP x video card k Conexant dial-up modem for an emergency if my cable company ever has a major service interruption CMedia CMI A on-board Audio Logitech EX Wireless keyboard mouse combo Two Western Digital ATA WD JB GB Hard drives Lite-On DVD-RW SOHW- Plextor CD-RW PX-W A HP Deskjet Printer HP Scanjet Sony SDM-S quot the printer connects via a PARALLEL port to show how old my motherboard is I am running Windows XP Professional with SP My installation CD includes SP I am finally at Forced to upgrade to Vista? the point where I believe I need to upgrade my video graphics card capabilities mainly for gaming purposes but also for movie DVD s and any other utility program I might buy down the road which is graphics-heavy Unfortunately AGP x compatibility is pretty much nil these days I ve done some window-shopping on a few hardware sites I know and found some complete desktop models that are within my affordability range The problem is they all come with Windows Vista pre-installed I am still not satisfied that this is a good choice for me besides I worry about putting my current hard drives into a new computer If I take the Vista HD out completely and put in my two HD s with XP installed at the very least I would be forced to reinstall Windows XP on both hard drives but would they be able to handle a Socket Motherboard with a Core Duo or Quad-Core CPU for example I have some SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB Flash drives each with or GB capacity that I ve been using to store data files that I ve collected over many years and really do not want to lose So with my data files backed up and the program files a simple matter of re-installing the question becomes as follows --If I remove the HD that has Vista installed and put in my two WD JB hard drives I can re-install Windows XP without too much problem but would they be able to handle a vastly more powerful motherboard CPU and RAM chips --Can I ask a store to provide a model that does NOT have Windows Vista pre-installed Would they grant such a request yes I realize this would be a question I should ask the store in question but have any of you had any luck with such a request --Would it be cheaper to just collect the components for a new computer and put one together I m not so sure about this as I can get pre-assembled desktops for about while a Core Duo CPU alone will cost around or Still this option allows me to get the pieces over time a few each month I do NOT need state-of-the-art I m using a motherboard with an AGP video slot and parallel port for Pete s sake and even if I DID want it we all know the old adage that state-of-the-art components become outdated halfway through its DEVELOPMENT they ll be working on the quot T quot and the quot T quot at the same time If I did get one of the models with Vista pre-installed a lot of the posts I ve read decrying Vista are themselves outdated many having been posted in June or July of That s almost a full year ago how much has Vista improved since then if at all I am reluctant to ask a salesperson these questions because they want to make a sale and collect money from the customer so they will sing the praises of anything I m even remotely considering regardless of how many problems it gives dissatisfied consumers Another thing if I get a computer with Vista pre-installed do they give me a Vista installation CD If something catastrophic happens I do not want to be forced to go through a week of down-time while the OS is re-installed at a computer shop or else be absolutely forced to shell out an extra for the software that I ve had since day The last time I bought a whole compute... Read more

A:Forced to upgrade to Vista?

NYCaribou said:


My current computer is admittedly very primitive. I always go completely generic from a computer store, this way I am not forced to go to specifically one company (Acer, Dell, HP, etc.) for problems that may arise. I currently have the current setup:

ASUS P4V8X-MX Motherboard (Intel Socket 478)
Intel 3.0 ghz Socket 478 CPU
2 GB Kingston RAM (184-pin DIMM)
ATI Radeon X700 AGP 8x video card
56k Conexant dial-up modem (for an emergency if my cable company ever has a major service interruption)
CMedia CMI9671A on-board Audio
Logitech EX110 Wireless keyboard/mouse combo
Two Western Digital ATA100 WD3200JB 320 GB Hard drives
Lite-On DVD-RW SOHW-12135
Plextor CD-RW PX-W1610A
HP Deskjet 8435 Printer
HP Scanjet 4370
Sony SDM-S73 17"

(the printer connects via a PARALLEL port, to show how old my motherboard is).

I am running Windows XP Professional with SP/2 (My installation CD includes SP2).

I am finally at the point where I believe I need to upgrade my video/graphics card capabilities, mainly for gaming purposes but also for movie DVD's and any other utility program I might buy down the road which is graphics-heavy. Unfortunately AGP8x compatibility is pretty much nil these days. I've done some window-shopping on a few hardware sites I know and found some complete desktop models that are within my affordability range.

The problem is they all come with Windows Vista pre-installed. I am still not satisfied that this is a good choice for me; besides, I worry about putting my current hard drives into a new computer. If I take the Vista HD out completely and put in my two HD's with XP installed, at the very least I would be forced to reinstall Windows XP on both hard drives... but would they be able to handle a Socket 775 Motherboard with a Core Duo or Quad-Core CPU, for example? I have some SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB Flash drives, each with 1 or 2 GB capacity that I've been using to store data files that I've collected over many years and really do not want to lose. So with my data files backed up and the program files a simple matter of re-installing, the question becomes as follows.

--If I remove the HD that has Vista installed, and put in my two WD 3200JB hard drives, I can re-install Windows XP without too much problem, but would they be able to handle a vastly more powerful motherboard, CPU and RAM chips?

--Can I ask a store to provide a model that does NOT have Windows Vista pre-installed? Would they grant such a request?

(yes I realize this would be a question I should ask the store in question... but have any of you had any luck with such a request?)

--Would it be cheaper to just collect the components for a new computer and put one together? I'm not so sure about this as I can get pre-assembled desktops for about $800.... while a Core Duo CPU alone, will cost around $300 or $400. Still, this option allows me to get the pieces over time, a few each month. I do NOT need state-of-the-art (I'm using a motherboard with an AGP video slot and parallel port, for Pete's sake), and even if I DID want it, we all know the old adage that state-of-the-art components become outdated halfway through its DEVELOPMENT.... they'll be working on the "T5" and the "T6" at the same time.

If I did get one of the models with Vista pre-installed.... a lot of the posts I've read decrying Vista are themselves outdated.... many having been posted in June or July of 2007. That's almost a full year ago.... how much has Vista improved since then, if at all?

I am reluctant to ask a salesperson these questions because they want to make a sale and collect money from the customer so they will sing the praises of anything I'm even remotely considering, regardless of how many problems it gives dissatisfied consumers.

Another thing... if I get a computer with Vista pre-installed, do they give me a Vista installation CD? If something catastrophic happen... Read more

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/forced-to-upgrade-to-vista.700181/
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A:Forced upgrade help needed

usually it is control panel > add features > already have key > enter pro key..

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A:Forced Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade Explained

aye, I like his 'rants' also ... Windows 10 is fine, MS are more evil than Google.

 

http://www.pcreview.co.uk/threads/forced-microsoft-windows-10-upgrade-explained.4070601/
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A:easy stop windows 10 upgrade install 8 8.1 7 forced pop up

This registry or group policy option in this tutorial is pretty straight forward, it disables the ability to upgrade through windows update,

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

Call it a hack if you want but it's still the best option.

Change your update settings to this,



I never had anything even remotely forced, even on a couple W7 computers, I just unchecked the box to give me recommended the same as important.

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A:System Restore Failed, Forced Vista Upgrade!!?!?!?

When you installed vista, did you format the hdd before the install? If so, then you may have deleted the original XP OS that was on the hdd. If not, there may be a way to delete the vista OS and get back to XP. Let me get back to you with a little more details. I got to research that for you, because I have read something like that being done not too long ago.
 

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A:windows 8 to 8.1 upgrade no luck for more than 12 hours

If it was mine, I would shut it off & restart it.
Maybe someone else will offer their thoughts.

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Only 1 memory dump in the uploaded reports. If using a disk cleanup utility (like CCleaner), please stop while we're troubleshooting.

Your BIOS dates from 2011. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard.

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Only 25 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 40 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

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This device is disabled:





Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows x64 ROOT\NET\0000 This device is disabled.



Please either remove it from your system, or enable it/update it/then disable it again.

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P1370Aud.sys Mon Dec 5 10:30:17 2005 (43945D09)
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Likely to be Creative Audio drivers
P1370Aul.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

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Likely to be Creative Audio drivers
P1370Vfx.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

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P1370Vid.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

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Likely to be Creative Audio drivers
P1370Afx.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

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http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=PxHlpa64.sys

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A:7137 Upgrade 7 hours and counting

Try doing it with only 2gb ram install, during installation, put addition ram back in after it cycles & completes. Disconnect any un-necessary USB devices, USB camera, etc. They will install, later

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A:win10 upgrade

Hi, Do you know what is the error message ? No error message we or Microsoft won't be able to help. Regards.

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A:Help with win10 upgrade

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Already contacted you through twitter few days ago but no reply
Thanks if you try to solve this problem before expires tnx
mind you get stuck 99% during installing ok
contacted Microsoft and told me to get in touch with you maybe you already came through such a problem
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A:Win10 upgrade is not possible.

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Not sure why you wouldn't just use this to fill in your system spec's page instead of posting a pdf :/
System Info - See Your System Specs

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A:Can't upgrade to Win10

Welcome to the forum,

It hasn't asked me yet either, but that doesn't mean you can't upgrade.

You can do it manually, starting at step three here,

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

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A:Should I upgrade to Win10?

I saw a notice that today is the last day to upgrade to Win10 for free.Click to expand...

it not - July 2016 is
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A:Hp 110-414 Win10 Upgrade

Because you may find that you need to install the Windows 10 driver for it after upgrading. With most notebooks there are two or three different adapters that could be installed. It helps to what is installed in yours.  Use the search functiion in the forum and search for windows 10 wifi driver. You will notice that many members did not take the time to either locate the driver or know what is installed. 

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Is my experience unique? Is this MS's vision of progress?

A:Windows 8 install: 10 hours to update and upgrade to 8.1

I always do what you did but differently and it saves me all those hours. Honestly, I would not blame MS for this. Each month or whenever necessary they come out with a new build of Windows 8/8.1 and they will include all new updates, that would cut down the time to re-install your Windows. It is just you own an old Version of Windows that was built 6 months or earlier ago. In addition, the online updates take a long time depending on the speed of your Internet, yours is just up to 10 MB/s and also depend on how busy their server is then you are not getting 10MB/s download speed. Further more, It also depend on how fast your laptop is etc...

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Again, run the 2 commands in step 2 and make another backup.Repeat step 4 if you install any other applications
The advantage of doing this is you always have a backup to go back to in case you have a virus attack, ad ware, spy ware ... and in some case, you lose the activation. You just have to restore the Windows partition and that should not take long before you can go back online.
For me, since I use a desktop and I over clocked it, it only take 4~5 minutes to restore a 30GB image before I finish my coffee.

Six months from now, if you decide to go back to a fresh install then just restore the first copy of the backup and all you have to do is run Windows updates again to have Windows up to date

Hope this helps !!!

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/46963-windows-8-install-10-hours-update-upgrade-8-1-a.html
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stop:0x00000035(0x8645d780)
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A:That blue screen three hours after memory upgrade!

Always test the RAM after playing around with it

Remove and reseat the memory modules.

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/that-blue-screen-three-hours-after-memory-upgrade.44473/
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A:Internet terrible during peak hours since upgrade!

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/internet-terrible-during-peak-hours-since-upgrade.1150034/
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http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/40961-time-upgrade-win10.html
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A:Info on Win10 upgrade with ISO.

What version of windows are you currently running

Make a back up of all your data

Download the ISO file and upgrade from this site
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/info-on-win10-upgrade-with-iso.1166347/
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A:who and why is anyone going for the free Win10 upgrade ?

Lots of Windows 10 news here ... Windows 10 News - Windows 10 Forums

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A:Free Win10 upgrade

I know someone with a Vista (Business) PC and he received a free upgrade notice to Win10. Is this correct and if so does it just mean that the OS will be installed without saving apps and files?Click to expand...

The free upgrade applies to qualified computers that are running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1.

It does NOT apply to computers that are running Windows Vista.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/free-win10-upgrade.1152502/
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A:So clean install windows 7 then upgrade to 10... 12 hours later still installing

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https://hardforum.com/threads/so-clean-install-windows-7-then-upgrade-to-10-12-hours-later-still-installing.1904576/