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  1.    09 Mar 2015 #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S 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.    09 Mar 2015 #32
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    Central Florida
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    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32

    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.    09 Mar 2015 #33
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    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.    09 Mar 2015 #34
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    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.    09 Mar 2015 #35
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S 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.    09 Mar 2015 #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage 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.    09 Mar 2015 #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze 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.    09 Mar 2015 #38
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    8.1

    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.    02 Apr 2015 #39
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    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).
    Attachment 15905
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  10.    02 Apr 2015 #40
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    Right, windows had that for some time.. I think just about forever.


    Jeff
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