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  1.    08 Mar 2015 #11

    Winuser said: View Post
    I would have to sit back and relax. Actually I would probably go something else and keep checking back. To me that is too plain and boring.
    I've always been in the habit of keeping an eye on it because back in the Windows 7 days, if you didn't pull the USB stick out after the first restart, there was a good chance it would start the whole loading process all over again.
    I don't think that's the case anymore.
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  2. Joined : Jun 2014
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       08 Mar 2015 #12

    If I had to watch that from beginning to end I would fall asleep.
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  3. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 Mar 2015 #13

    At least it's going to show something and that's always better than nothing in my book.
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  4. Joined : Jun 2014
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       08 Mar 2015 #14

    Cliff S said: View Post
    What I'd like to see is as it loads a command prompt window open and watch what and how fast the files and folders are loaded, like in Ubuntu(and other Debian based OSes)
    I would prefer that also. At least you know files are being loaded and the install isn't frozen.
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  5.    08 Mar 2015 #15

    Hi there

    So long as it has a Progress Bar (or other progress indicator) then it's fine by me.

    I don't like those oversimplified installs that just tell you when it's ready -- especially if you have one of those machines where you can't see Disk activity either. Otherwise whatever Ms come up with as far as automated install is OK - but it must have re-startable features if for example the install fails half way through (for example you run out of HDD space or Partition too small).

    I don't mind just letting it run - I can go away and have a beer etc --but also I want it to work even IF NOT CONNECTED TO THE NET.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
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       08 Mar 2015 #16

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    As an option.. maybe but not as a default. What good is seeing files install to your system that you likely have no clue as to their purpose??
    You could see where in the process where it borked at, instead of something happened when the install fails.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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       08 Mar 2015 #17

    labeeman said: View Post
    You could see where in the process where it borked at, instead of something happened when the install fails.
    That's true and it would be more helpful when you try to fix the issue if you know where it broke. Never thought of that. Thanks for pointing that out.

    Jeff
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  8. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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       08 Mar 2015 #18

    Edwin said: View Post
    I've always been in the habit of keeping an eye on it because back in the Windows 7 days, if you didn't pull the USB stick out after the first restart, there was a good chance it would start the whole loading process all over again.
    I don't think that's the case anymore.
    On newer PC's with the one time quick boot BIOS menu option its not. I can hit the esc key on my laptop and boot from my thumb drive for that one boot up. On the next boot it goes back to the BIOS default, my hard drive. I know what your talking about though, in the past you would have to go in and change the boot order manually, and have to switch it back again (or take the CD/DVD out) on the first reboot so the install wouldn't start all over again.
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  9. Joined : Dec 2013
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       08 Mar 2015 #19

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    So long as it has a Progress Bar (or other progress indicator) then it's fine by me.

    I don't like those oversimplified installs that just tell you when it's ready -- especially if you have one of those machines where you can't see Disk activity either. Otherwise whatever Ms come up with as far as automated install is OK - but it must have re-startable features if for example the install fails half way through (for example you run out of HDD space or Partition too small).

    I don't mind just letting it run - I can go away and have a beer etc --but also I want it to work even IF NOT CONNECTED TO THE NET.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    AFAIC, that should be mandatory.

    As for the install graphics, I don't care what they look like, so long as I
    can see, in reasonable detail, exactly what's going on.

    A green bar/circle and a percentage just doesn't 'do it' for me.


    Wenda.
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  10. Joined : Mar 2015
    Messinias, Greece
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    Win 10 64bit with AU
       08 Mar 2015 #20

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    At least it's going to show something and that's always better than nothing in my book.
    Winuser said: View Post
    I would prefer that also. At least you know files are being loaded and the install isn't frozen.
    I agree. I'm not willing to admit to the number of times I've either stopped something, or been tempted to, because there was no indication that anything was happening. Anything that keeps you aware of progress (and ideally of problems too) could help that majority of people who don't do many installs so don't know what to expect.
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