Windows Upgrade Install Times

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  1. Moket

    Moket MDL Novice

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    #1 Moket, Jul 16, 2015
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    Never have liked doing OS upgrades but since MS being abit strange on supplying Isos have been forced to Upgrading before Fresh install.

    Issue I have with windows 10 Upgrade path takes me about 2.5hrs not including Download time No lies! Minimal OS install and few tiny Apps. Games etc are on different drive.

    I can do a Clean Install from External USB drive in aprox 10-15min and reinstall my apps in about 5min. Totalling about 20min fresh install with apps.

    Whats other peoples Upgrade times like or is there something buggy worth reporting?

    My spec:
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
    Memory: 8192MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 7658MB RAM
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    Drive: C:
    Free Space: 38.1 GB
    Total Space: 56.7 GB
    File System: NTFS
    Model: OCZ-AGILITY3
    Drive: D:
    Free Space: 36.7 GB
    Total Space: 56.8 GB
    File System: NTFS
    Model: OCZ CORE_SSD
    Drive: E:
    Free Space: 320.0 GB
    Total Space: 953.9 GB
    File System: NTFS
    Model: SAMSUNG HD103SJ
     
  2. bonesz

    bonesz MDL Junior Member

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    Spec's

    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
    Memory: 16384MB RAM
    Nvidia Gforce 210
    240GB SSD(Windows Drive)/2TB HHD (storage)

    Install time was approx 25min

    Internet connection is 12/12 up/down fiber
     
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  3. Moket

    Moket MDL Novice

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    That's more like times Id like to see was this via Upgrade path or fresh from a .iso?
     
  4. shawnmos

    shawnmos MDL Member

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    I think the big difference will be whether you have an SSD or not.
     
  5. Moket

    Moket MDL Novice

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    #5 Moket, Jul 16, 2015
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    My Main OS drive and Small Current Game drive are both ~64GB SSD. Running the Upgrade from Extracted Iso on the Larger drive. I'm wondering if the 64GB SSD doesn't like all the Files moving $Bt-Source$ and Windows.old around on itself(Concurrent Read/Writes)
     
  6. shawnmos

    shawnmos MDL Member

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    Strange. I dunno. Upgrades have always been fast when using an SSD for me.
     
  7. Hlx

    Hlx MDL Junior Member

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    Around 40 min here. Also after update OS is freaking slow at start up. Took like 1m 40sec to boot.
     
  8. Moket

    Moket MDL Novice

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    #8 Moket, Jul 16, 2015
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    My next test over weekend Ill possibly rip all drives out and use a single IDE to test see if ifs a Sata problem.
    Do consider My PC to be pretty decent for gaming and don't suffer any slowdowns moving files within windows itself.

    Initial Bit inside windows(from blue box) during Upgrade takes about 45min then boots to black/white WindowsPE environment which the Copying Files section takes about 1.5hrs then last 2 bits take about 15min.

    Only extra files on C Drive about 100 mb ( codecs, vlc ,7zip and qdownloader)
     
  9. mysteriously

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    It takes 2.5 hours for me too (done upgrade 3 or 4 times) but I have crappy pc:
    AMD E-450 APU, 2x4 GB DDR3 RAM and 5400' sata II HDD 500GB
     
  10. Moket

    Moket MDL Novice

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    Altho that's not superdooper CPU I'm sure its still reasonable for day to day stuff if u don't play games. Id bet a fresh install would only take 20min for you too so It seems we may suffer a similar Bug/Issue hmm
     
  11. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    Takes less than an hour when I do an upgrade from build to build. This is on my old Lenovo T420 too, no SSD just 8gb of RAM and an i5.
     
  12. labvxe

    labvxe MDL Expert

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    :closed:

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  13. Moket

    Moket MDL Novice

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    Eh ok then thought this was a place with some smart folk that maybe able to help drill abit deeper into a problem. Ill go back to lurker mode.
     
  14. labvxe

    labvxe MDL Expert

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    Well... It's not really up to me to close the thread but you can ask for help in [discussion] threads and we'll be sure to help you out as soon as possible
     
  15. mysteriously

    mysteriously MDL Member

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    I don't remember exactly but when I did clean 10130 installation it took less than an hour
     
  16. omgbbqit

    omgbbqit MDL Member

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    Having a better drive and overall spec seems not to matter. I upgraded both a laptop with far better hardware (more RAM, faster SATA 3 drive vs SATA 2, faster processor with more cores) in it than the PC I also upgraded. Both finished in about an hour. Upgrade is just extremely slow it seems. You could clean install in 15 minutes or so and probably set up to how you like it configured again in less time.
     
  17. EFA11

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    after an upgrade, "reset" the install and get a clean update. Just watch what you click if you have multiple drives, there is an option to wipe ALL drives or just the drive Windows is on. Easy does it!
     
  18. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    I really hope they eventually fix that reset option, there should be third option to just re-install windows from a clean slate without wiping as the normal reset (the old refresh) option keeps settings.. well though luck if you have screwed up user acount or settings, it will just reset to a broken state.. again :D

    Having a better drive matters a lot, to be more precise a high IO and you only get that on a modern not so old SSD.
     
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  19. bromanbro

    bromanbro MDL Member

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    Did you ever consider changing your avatar to "thread closed"? :)