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  1.    20 Apr 2015 #11
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I have a 6 month old Dell laptop that came with Windows 8.1 on a 1 TB hard drive. The drive is 80% empty. The laptop is generic and stock from Dell, a 17r 5737 model. We have a fiber internet with a speed of 20mbs up/down. It took 6 hours for my laptop to install the Windows 10 version 10041. I used the online install.

    Windows 10 ver 10041 works great for me with no problems, but I sure hope future upgrades won't take as long.
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  2.    20 Apr 2015 #12
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    UK
    Posts : 1,075
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Antilope, that's interesting to hear and I'm pleased it has worked for you. Mine was Dell (a Vostro 3750) as you probably gather from the thread, and although the update took around 7 hours just to install it was a disaster failing to run properly. Download of the full image file only took around 25 minutes though... it was the install itself that was the killer.
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  3.    20 Apr 2015 #13
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Weird unexpected things can happen during a Windows install.

    Just last week, my sister, who has a Dell Inspiron 17 N7110 had a dying hard disk. I backed up her computer, installed a new hard drive and attempted to re-install Windows 7 Home edition from a DVD. Twice, about 3/4 of the way through the install, the computer blue screened. I had been using the laptop touchpad for input, so at first I didn't notice that there was a mouse dongle in the usb port.

    It was a USB, wireless MICROSOFT mouse dongle. I took the mouse dongle out of the USB port and the third attempt to install Windows 7 Home went smoothly.

    Who would have thought that a standard piece of Microsoft hardware would cause a pretty generic computer to blue screen? But it did.

    It's the little things that always seem to bite you.
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  4.    20 Apr 2015 #14
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 44
    Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    I have a 6 month old Dell laptop that came with Windows 8.1 on a 1 TB hard drive. The drive is 80% empty. The laptop is generic and stock from Dell, a 17r 5737 model. We have a fiber internet with a speed of 20mbs up/down. It took 6 hours for my laptop to install the Windows 10 version 10041. I used the online install.

    Windows 10 ver 10041 works great for me with no problems, but I sure hope future upgrades won't take as long.
    I used the online install.

    Server overload?
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