Windows 10: Windows 10: The installation interface has been updated

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  1.    02 Apr 2015 #41

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Right, windows had that for some time.. I think just about forever.


    Jeff
    That would be function of the installation program. Many use "off the shelf" installation/uninstallation programs to install their software. I would like best if windows would have full verbose installation.
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  2.    02 Apr 2015 #42

    CountMike said: View Post
    That would be function of the installation program. Many use "off the shelf" installation/uninstallation programs to install their software. I would like best if windows would have full verbose installation.

    Thanks for the clarification Mike.
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  3.    02 Apr 2015 #43

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Thanks for the clarification Mike.
    One example: Inno Setup
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  4.    02 Apr 2015 #44

    I think Cliff S is saying that's the type of screen he wants to see when installing Windows 10. I would prefer a screen like that also. The spinning dots don't tell you anything.
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  5.    02 Apr 2015 #45

    The old way and way Linux does it is totally verbose, line by line as it's being installed with dots behind the line that show progress of that file.
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  6.    02 Apr 2015 #46

    When I install a program or even the OS I like to know what's going on. IMO if a problem arises it just may help to fix it if you know where in the install the problem happened.
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       02 Apr 2015 #47

    CountMike said: View Post
    The old way and way Linux does it is totally verbose, line by line as it's being installed with dots behind the line that show progress of that file.
    Arch has a little icon of the 1980's pacman video game character that plods along the dots eating them up. Actually it is just the capital and minuscule letter "C" but that is still pretty cool.

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  8.    02 Apr 2015 #48

    adamf said: View Post
    Arch has a little icon of the 1980's pacman video game character that plods along the dots eating them up. Actually it is just the capital and minuscule letter "C" but that is still pretty cool.

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    I love it.
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  9.    02 Apr 2015 #49

    Pickie, Pickie, . . .
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       03 Apr 2015 #50

    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.

    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.
    The "old way" of doing things goes against the modern design trend of hiding as much as possible from the user (information, controls, system status, options, etc.).

    I also suspect that "modern" programmers have zero training in UI design.
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