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Pause/resume window 10 download??


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#1 MarikaT

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 10:53 AM

Hi, i just realise my laptop got a window 10 upgrade for free.
My internet speed is not very fast, everytime i close and open it, it restart from 0%
My internet download has no limit but its just not very fast...
So can i pause and resume the download??
Pls help thx

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 11:11 AM

I gather that you have to be "on the move" with your laptop and can't simply allow it to remain in one place for an extended period to complete the download.

 

If that's the case, I would strongly suggest that you (or someone you know) who has a high speed connection use the Media Creation Tool to create either a bootable USB stick or a DVD that you can use to do your upgrade.   When you run the tool after you download it you have the option to upgrade the machine it's running on or to create media for another PC, and you would want to do the latter.   You need to make sure that you choose the correct version of Windows 10, Home or Pro, and the correct bit-size (32 or 64) for the machine you intend to upgrade.

 

Be aware that the media takes several hours to upgrade even on reasonably high speed DSL.  It's just short of 5GB in size for Win10 Home 64-bit, at least if memory serves, so it's not going to be fast pretty much anywhere (or anywhere that I ever have internet access).


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Posted 04 December 2015 - 11:16 AM

You are not "obligated" to upgrade to Windows 10, so if your current OS is working fine, then you do not need to upgrade.



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Posted 04 December 2015 - 11:27 AM

I don't think that anyone is under the misapprehension that they are obligated or forced to upgrade to Windows 10.   A lot of people simply want to do it.

 

To add to my previous post, also make absolutely sure that you do a complete backup, including system image, on your existing system prior to actually initiating the upgrade install to Win10.   If you don't have a repair/recovery disc made for your existing version of Windows make one of those before, too.


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Posted 04 December 2015 - 11:35 AM

Ok heres another question: Will my game/song file and installed program erase after the upgrade??
Or it will remain the same there??

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 11:42 AM

I have a question about the license key.

 

Even if the "Media Creation Tool" is being used, there is still an upgrade needed, because Microsoft needs to register that you are "eligble" for the Windows 10 upgrade right??

 



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Posted 04 December 2015 - 11:51 AM

Ok heres another question: Will my game/song file and installed program erase after the upgrade??
Or it will remain the same there??

The upgrade should not affect any of your data or programs.


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Posted 04 December 2015 - 11:58 AM

MarikaT,

 

           Actually, I'll take slight issue with what dc3 said.  The Windows 10 upgrade should leave any personal data files untouched, but programs are another question entirely.

 

           This upgrade can and does "archive" (they get placed in the Windows.old file) programs that it detects that are not compatible with Windows 10.  The catch here is that some programs that are compatible get swept up because their makers did not make the slight tweaks necessary such that Windows 10 would recognize them as compatible.

 

            My general statement is that you can expect all of your user data to remain intact and probably most, but not all, of your programs.  I recommend that people reinstall whatever might get swept into Windows.old with the latest version they can download (or that they own, if on other media) to see if it will run.  I haven't encountered anything yet that didn't, but it's important to know that's a possibility and that you may have to reinstall some of the programs you've been using.

 

            One more point, search this forum for "Windows 10 compatibility check."  You need to run this on your machine before making the decision to upgrade as some machines are not "good to go" for upgrade and any of the techniques I've seen used so far for upgrade have not been doing these checks, and stopping the process if they don't pass.


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Posted 04 December 2015 - 12:01 PM

I have a question about the license key.

 

Even if the "Media Creation Tool" is being used, there is still an upgrade needed, because Microsoft needs to register that you are "eligble" for the Windows 10 upgrade right??

 

 

No.  If you are upgrading a machine that has Windows 7 or Windows 8 on it the process of licensing Windows 10 is a part of the process.  And I want to be abundantly clear that by "upgrading a machine" that you will be using the "Upgrade this PC Now" option.  This is different than installing Windows 10 "from scratch" to change the OS on the machine.  Although that is an OS upgrade it does not use the Windows Upgrade process.

 

If you are trying to do a "from scratch" install you will need a license key, and the latest version from the Media Creation Tool allows you to use any valid Windows 7 or Windows 8 license key.  There is one proviso, though, if the Win7 or Win8 license key is from the OEM version of Windows installed on a given machine it will work only on the machine that had this license key "from birth."  You can't use an OEM license key from one machine to upgrade a different machine.


Edited by britechguy, 04 December 2015 - 12:09 PM.

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 12:01 PM

If you are using Windows 7 without any "Service Packs", then you should upgrade to Windows 7 SP1 first, before you upgrade to Windows 10.

And if you are using Windows 8 (not 8.1), then you should upgrade to Windows 8.1 first, before you upgrade to Windows 10.

 

Otherwise, it is possible that you will lose your data.

Be sure to make a backup of everything before upgrading!!



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Posted 04 December 2015 - 12:14 PM

 

Be sure to make a backup of everything before upgrading!!

 

This should be considered standard practice before doing any sort of major update or upgrade on an operating system and it can't be emphasized, or repeated, enough.

 

Failing to do so can lead to a complete catastrophe if the upgrade were to fail for any reason, and they occasionally do.  When I was using the Win10 preview it was very good about rolling things back if an upgrade failed, but there is absolutely no guarantee that this will  work.

 

That's why a full backup, including system image, and a system recovery/repair disc must be made before upgrading whether one is using the built-in Windows utilities or a third-party backup and recovery suite to do so.


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Posted 04 December 2015 - 12:41 PM

Backup huh....it will take to much time to backup all my file...
Is the difference of window 8.1 and window 10 huge??
Using window 8.1 is better or window 10???
If the difference is not huge then i think i dont need to upgrade it then...

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 12:48 PM

I believe Macrium Reflect free is all you will need to make folder/file backups, now, if you have your data on a separate partition, you can use MR to make an image of that partition.  Heck, you can even make an image of both the OS and the data.


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Posted 04 December 2015 - 12:53 PM

Windows 10 has a new browser called "Microsoft Edge" and the "Start Button" has returned.

I would say, keep using your current OS and do not upgrade to Windows 10.


Edited by DefaultGateway, 04 December 2015 - 12:57 PM.


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Posted 04 December 2015 - 01:07 PM

MarikaT, I'm going to give you the same advice I give anyone who's considering a major OS upgrade or who wants to change their primary OS entirely:  Get yourself out there and do a "test drive" for at least several hours to see how you like it!!

 

I know very well that there will be people who upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 who will be pulling their hair out at the changes in Windows.  Windows 8 was a tectonic shift in the user interface overall, and any time you go from something where everything is almost as automatic as breathing for you to something almost entirely new (or even substantially new) the pain of a learning curve is involved.  Whether that pain is worth it is something only you can determine for yourself.  The transition from Win8 to Win10 is substantially easier and I really like Win10 much better than Win8.  It brought back some of the features we all knew and loved from all the earlier versions of Windows (e.g., the Start Button/menu) and added some really nice features (the ability to search settings to find something rather than needing to stumble about to find where it's hidden).  However, if you're a Win8 "superuser" the removal of the charms bar (good riddance, from my perspective) might drive you insane.

 

Find a friend who's got a Win10 machine and ask them if they will set up an account for you so you can come over and play with Win10 when they're going to be away for a couple of hours.  That's the best way to get a feel for any OS - play with it.

 

P.S. IE is still available on Win10.  Since I haven't used IE in years, and use Edge only for a backup when I need to do something with a "naked" browser [i.e., with no add-ons such as adblocker, cookie manager, etc., installed] that isn't a concern for me.


Edited by britechguy, 04 December 2015 - 01:09 PM.

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