Windows 10: If you're buying a PC for a child this Christmas...

  1.    03 Dec 2015 #1

    If you're buying a PC for a child this Christmas...


    Probably preaching to the well aware with this audience, but...

    Just bought a first laptop for my daughter for Christmas. Set it up a couple of days ago with the usual wait whilst Windows did its thing. Set up children's account etc -all was well.
    Started it this morning just to check on the privacy settings and Windows dropped the 1511 update. This took 4 hours from start to end.

    If that had been Christmas day I would have had a very disappointed daughter, waiting to use her new PC.

    I will check again on Christmas eve for further updates before wrapping it up..

    Dave
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  2. Kyhi's Avatar
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       03 Dec 2015 #2

    I can feel your pain there...
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  3. strollin's Avatar
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       03 Dec 2015 #3

    Camera said: View Post
    Probably preaching to the well aware with this audience, but...

    Just bought a first laptop for my daughter for Christmas. Set it up a couple of days ago with the usual wait whilst Windows did its thing. Set up children's account etc -all was well.
    Started it this morning just to check on the privacy settings and Windows dropped the 1511 update. This took 4 hours from start to end.

    If that had been Christmas day I would have had a very disappointed daughter, waiting to use her new PC.

    I will check again on Christmas eve for further updates before wrapping it up..

    Dave
    Do you have a very slow internet connection? On several netbooks I own with only dual-core processors and 1GB of RAM the update took 2 hours which is long enough. I can't imagine 4 hours.

    Once installed, does it run OK?
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  4.    03 Dec 2015 #4

    strollin said: View Post
    Do you have a very slow internet connection? On several netbooks I own with only dual-core processors and 1GB of RAM the update took 2 hours which is long enough. I can't imagine 4 hours.

    Once installed, does it run OK?
    Internet is 38Mbps download speed. I recently made a USB and did a clean install of 1511 on my desktop - that took a fraction of the time (including downloading to the USB).

    On initial startup of the laptop there was no Windows startup menu - but after a reboot all seems well. At least I got that out of the way before Christmas

    Dave
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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