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  1. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 99
    xp w7 w8.1 linux
       09 Mar 2015 #31

    Cliff S said: View Post
    An interesting read for those interested---HTG Explains: Why are Progress Bars Generally Inaccurate?
    I understand the compexity to show actual percentage hence my wish for the moving dots to show the system has not hung up and still is alive.
    windows 7 update running in the background is also and offender, the system often appears frozen for no obvious reason displayed. You have to open windows update to spot it is running or a update of defender has fired up and running.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 322
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       09 Mar 2015 #32

    When I used to write little programs to do stuff that would take some time, I always printed to the screen some little message like "Don't touch me! I'm busy!" or "Working!" so the user wouldn't get antsy about what was going on.

    It doesn't take a lot of programming to let the user know that the program is still running, and to NOT start pressing keys.

    Why that doesn't occur to so many programmers, is beyond comprehension.

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  3. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,905
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       09 Mar 2015 #33

    Wayne that's one of the nice things about Linux is, when something get's installed you can watch it...with a few Proprietary software like Flash player. And One can also turn it off also and just watch a loading bar.(all about choice). I really would like that choice with Windows to open a PowerShell window(better choice) or CMD prompt.
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,207
    Windows 10 IoT
       09 Mar 2015 #34

    If it gets rid of the 2% done....5% done...10% done, big looooong pause and then bam 100% done, I'm all for it.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 03 Apr 2015 at 19:16.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,541
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       09 Mar 2015 #35

    Cliff S said: View Post
    An interesting read for those interested---HTG Explains: Why are Progress Bars Generally Inaccurate?
    I watched some, when the progress bar stop, the installation stop. You could still see the bar moving some times the bar is very slow. Some have progress bars along with percentage left or how much is completed.

    All,

    Linux by the way may show percentages , if you install a large package using the command line, it can look stuck at 42% when it is not. I also use Linux.
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  6. Joined : Mar 2015
    Messinias, Greece
    Posts : 180
    Win 10 64bit with AU
       09 Mar 2015 #36

    TechnoMage said: View Post
    When I used to write little programs to do stuff that would take some time, I always printed to the screen some little message like "Don't touch me! I'm busy!" or "Working!" so the user wouldn't get antsy about what was going on.
    I saw something similar on W10 when I first opened some apps: 'Working on it' I think. I found it really irritating as it was only there for a second or so and then the app opened. I thought it was unnecessary in those circumstances.

    Just goes to show that whatever MS try to do, they'll never please all of us .
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  7. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       09 Mar 2015 #37

    groze said: View Post
    I watched some, when the progress bar stop, the installation stop. You could still see the bar moving some times the bar is very slow. Some have progress bars along with percentage left or how much is completed.

    All,

    Linux by the way may show percentages , if you install a large package using the command line, it can look stuck at 42% when it is not. I also use Linux.
    When I install software on my PC I see a progress bar during instillation.. very similar to Linux.
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  8. Joined : Feb 2015
    Posts : 13
    8.1
       09 Mar 2015 #38

    I have a question. When the newer TP is being installed, is the older TP written over, deleted, or saved like my old 8.1?
    Thanks!
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  9. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,905
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       02 Apr 2015 #39

    To revive an "old thread"-- today when I updated Kodi, I noticed the installation interface, and remembered this thread. This is what I meant on an earlier post that I would like to see when doing a clean install of Windows(on all software for that matter).
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  10. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       02 Apr 2015 #40

    Right, windows had that for some time.. I think just about forever.


    Jeff
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