Windows 10 Free Upgrade

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  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Download was at 99% this morning around 10am. Install is at 83% 10+ hours later. And this is a June update that I would expect to have auto-installed a long time ago. At the moment I can't open any new programs (I was trying to open an excel and Windows Explorer isn't showing files.) Hopefully some of the quality improvements help.
     
  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Try using the Windows 10 Update Assistant.
     
  3. harsh

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    As even the intermediate patch Tuesday payloads are running relatively large fractions of a gigabyte in size, a lot of this depends on two things:
    1. Your broadband connection
    2. The fitness of your computer to run Windows 10
    Note that having all of your computers on the same release level and LAN can significantly reduce the impact of a wimpy broadband connection as all of the machines can share their downloads. Windows 10 features an optional built-in P2P file sharing option for Windows updates. I think it defaults to being active on non-enterprise versions of Windows 10. When it works, it can be a win. When you're significantly out of sync with everyone else, this can really drag down the speed.

    It has been my observation that the later updates beg for more than 8GB of RAM (Windows 7 can be a little pot-bound at 8GB as well -- especially if you run different web browsers). This is especially true for those who seldom reboot/restart and or like to keep everything running all the time whether or not it is actually being used. .net is voracious and it isn't getting any better as more applications use different versions of the virtual machine rather than native CPU code.

    Speaking of everything that is used, Windows 10 is not much different than other versions of Windows with respect to the number of installed (and even uninstalled) programs you have slowing it down. Reinstalling from scratch with only the software you're using still has a very positive impact on performance. I think overuse of the registry for every little program detail will eventually go down as being a big boon uniquely to those who sell new computers.

    Finally, because Windows 10 updates modify your system recovery partition (if you have one), having it on a slow hard disk can have a significant impact on how fast the updates go.
     
  4. scooper

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    Oh god yes on the slow Hard drive. I had bought a new laptop, 16 GB of RAM, AMD Ryzen Processor, and 1 TB 5400 RPM hard drive. Slow as crap. Upgrade to a 1TB SSD - HOLY COW IS IT FAST !!!!!! Power on to Login screen in 15 or so seconds on Win 10 Home. Updates - well, I have a 500 Mbps Google Fiber connection (slowed down right now to run QOS on my router so IP phones work better). Upgrades / etc. run really fast now.

    I have also upgraded an OLD Dell Inspiron 1720 - 2 320GB hard drives. replacing them with a 500 GB SSD did wonders on that old beast as well. I think the SSD did more for speed on that than upgrading the RAM from 3 GB to 4 GB ( this afternoon's project).

    If you can - I'd strongly suggest upgrading any PC to using an SSD boot drive, and on a desktop keep a Hard drive for storage with the SSD boot.
     
  5. harsh

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    Inexpensive laptops have always come with the worst performance hard drives. Expensive laptops came with drives that were equivalent to inexpensive desktop drives. SSDs have absolutely changed that but this can be a big problem if you're a fan of cheap laptops because SSDs aren't cheap and you typically only get one drive bay in a cheap laptop (or you lose your optical drive option).
     
  6. scooper

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    I don't know about that - my 1 TB Samsung SSD in my new laptop ran about $120, and the 500 GB in the old Inspiron was about $70. When they first came out - yes, SSD's were quite pricey indeed.
     
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    MysteryMan

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    2020-08 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 2004 (KB4570721) and 2020-08 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 2004 Build: 19041.488 (KB4571744) have been released. Significant time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart of these updates. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
     
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    MysteryMan

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    2020-09 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 2004 (KB4576478) and 2020-09 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 2004 Build:19041.508 (KB4571756) have been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart of these updates. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
     
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    2020-09 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 2004 (KB4576945) and 2020-09 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 2004 Build 19041.546 (KB4577063) have been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart of these updates. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
     
  10. MysteryMan

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    2020-10 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 2004 (KB4578968) and 2020-10 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 2004 Build:19041.572 (KB4579311) have been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart of these updates. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
     
  11. MysteryMan

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    2020-10 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 2004 (KB4580419) and 2020-10 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 2004 Build: 19041.610 (KB4580364) have been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart of these updates. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
     
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  12. harsh

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    If you use the upgrade tool/wizard, you can now get build 20H2. I downloaded it yesterday on a testing machine.
     
  13. MysteryMan

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    ATTENTION: Windows 10 October Update (20H2) was released on 20 October 20. This is a slow roll out. It is recommended you wait until Windows Update automatically offers this update on your PC.
     
  14. billsharpe

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    I'm willing to wait until the end of the year for the automatic update. I did use MS Update Assistant to get the 20H1 update in August. That worked out fine.
     
  15. NYDutch

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    I never allow MS to automatically update anything. I'd rather watch the associated forums for problems first.
     
  16. MysteryMan

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    2020-11 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 20H2 Build:19042.630 (KB4586781) has been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
     
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    2020-11 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 20H2 (KB4586876) and 2020-11 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 20H2 Build:19042.662 (KB4586853) have been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
     

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