Windows 10: Windows 10 Download - Very Slow! Solved

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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       26 Oct 2015 #11

    If you like, you could also get a cheap 8GB USB to use.
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  2. Posts : 62
    Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
    Thread Starter
       26 Oct 2015 #12

    Brink said: View Post
    Oh my. That explains why it was taking so long.
    Yes, oh my. I was checking everything thinking I had a clog in my pipeline. As it turned out, I was downloading a file nearly twice the size of what I thought it was.
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    Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
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       26 Oct 2015 #13

    Brink said: View Post
    If you like, you could also get a cheap 8GB USB to use.
    I didn't save it as a USB install. I saved it as an iso file. I didn't think I could install from an iso loaded onto a USB flash drive. I seem to recall that you need to make the USB flash bootable. I wasn't sure, because I don't do those types of tasks very often.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       27 Oct 2015 #14

    That's correct. You would use the ISO to create a bootable USB for installing Windows 10 with.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       27 Oct 2015 #15

    Use a 16GB flash drive instead of a DVD. Faster install. I create my install flash drives with Rufus.

    Note to self: Read the whole thread before replying!!!!
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       27 Oct 2015 #16

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Use a 16GB flash drive instead of a DVD. Faster install. I create my install flash drives with Rufus.

    Note to self: Read the whole thread before replying!!!!
    Been there a few times.
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  7.    28 Feb 2018 #17

    I know this is an old thread but I'll post my comment for others facing a future issue. I am having to rebuild an old PC, right from the start with Win 7. It's now on Win 7 SP1, all patched, using the Windows 10 setup tool. I started maybe 4 hours ago, saw it slowly move to 5% progress in downloading Windows 10. No progress has happened in the last 3 hours. A check of download speeds suggest I have almost 90Mbps available (19Mbps for U/L). CPU is hardly bumping. Tracking download bytes suggest I am getting something like 500 bps - almost nothing. Am certain there is no issue with this PC, or with the Wifi, or the connection out to Internet (other computers/ sites working perfectly normally). All I am left with is something not working well with the Microsoft download app, or bandwidth throttling on the download site... Quite unsatisfactory.
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  •    28 Feb 2018 #18

    And for future reference, fixed it. Removed Symantec Endpoint Protection from the PC and restarted. Whole download took 7 minutes. Easy fix. Once Win 10 on board, will get the AV protection straight back in place :-) HTH someone down the line..
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