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Windows 7: Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10

10 Apr 2015   #91
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

With 20Mb/s download it should take a few hours. I have that too and it took 6 hours to download 10049 update. But as was said earlier, it will also depend on the time of day.


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10 Apr 2015   #92
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Are you guys/gals using WiFi or Ethernet to download the iso? It is surprising to see a 20 mpbs speed take longer or the same amout of time it takes a 3 mpbs speed to download a 3.92 gb file.
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10 Apr 2015   #93
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I use Ethernet. It took 6 hours for 10049.
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10 Apr 2015   #94
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jesse Williams View Post
We have a 20 Mbps connection. So, I don't know how good it will do.
8 bits (b) = 1 Byte (B) >> 20Mb/s = 2.5MB/s

If an ISO is 2.5GB (2500MB)** >> 2500/2.5 = 1000 seconds

It will take a minimum of 1000 seconds to download.

As a rule, you are not likely to sustain maximum download speed during any given download, due to varying network conditions.
Also, not all of your download speed is used for the file you are downloading.
There are additional bits included in your download data stream (e.g. error checking, delivery IP address, etc.).

So it will take longer than 1000 seconds to finish.


**Just to complicate the issue, check out this link:
Wikipedia - Gigabyte
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte
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10 Apr 2015   #95
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

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10 Apr 2015   #96
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Microsoft snuck one on me today. Yes, I signed up for the Windows Insider Program from the day it was introduced, but I opted out of installing the technical preview. Anyway, they sent out an update to install the latest 10 tech preview to one of my Windows 7 laptops. I had no idea what the update was about until I got on here and asked someone. Microsoft is being very sneaky. I will only install the finished version of 10.
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10 Apr 2015   #97
gregrocker

 

What does this update(s) achieve exactly? Does anyone know for sure?
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10 Apr 2015   #98
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

I'm using WiFi on my Windows 7 Laptops and Ethernet on my Windows 8.1 Desktop.
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10 Apr 2015   #99
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What does this update(s) achieve exactly? Does anyone know for sure?
I don't think anybody knows for certain. But there are plenty of conspiracy theories. It looks like it will trigger something when the 10RTM is out. Maybe a message or a link for an upgrade. It is probably wise to keep an eye on it and get rid of it when it gets bothersome.
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10 Apr 2015   #100
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jesse Williams View Post
I'm using WiFi on my Windows 7 Laptops and Ethernet on my Windows 8.1 Desktop.
Is that something to do with the update?
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