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New Laptops w/ Anniversary Update Pre-Installed


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#1 wdrbbq

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 11:46 AM

Due to the problems involved with the Anniversary Windows 10 Update installation in a new laptop, does anyone know if and where laptops can be purchased with the Anniversary Update already installed? The parallel is that when I couldn't get SP-1 installed on my old Windows 7 laptop, I waited until new ones came out with it already installed. After a futile attempt trying to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update installed with a new Acer, I sent it back for a refund. I will still need a new one in the future though, If not available now, does anyone have a good guess as to when? Thanks.



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 12:52 PM

Due to the problems involved with the Anniversary Windows 10 Update installation in a new laptop, does anyone know if and where laptops can be purchased with the Anniversary Update already installed? The parallel is that when I couldn't get SP-1 installed on my old Windows 7 laptop, I waited until new ones came out with it already installed. After a futile attempt trying to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update installed with a new Acer, I sent it back for a refund. I will still need a new one in the future though, If not available now, does anyone have a good guess as to when? Thanks.

They all should be OEM's keep their install media pretty much up to date. I might miss some smaller monthly updates but the anniversary has been out awhile and MS stressed the importance of it


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 02:47 PM

I think the problem is that some older models are still on the shelves. That's why it's hard to tell. The Acer I bought new last week was built a year ago and didn't have the Anniversary Update. That's where I ran into trouble. It arrived without it. What gets me is that, as soon as I cranked it up and got on the net, the Anniversary Update presented itself. It took 20 hours to download along with a Feature Update. Then the install stalled at 23% for about 3 hours, Finally came the announcement that the install failed and would I like to try again? I clicked on re-try and watched for another 16 hours while it said it was searching for updates but never found anything before I put it out of its misery, boxed it up and dropped it off at a UPS location just this afternoon. 

 

I want to buy one, charge it up, go online, go through Windows Update, and get on with my life without having to be a technician, in the same sense that I want to be able to drive a car without having to be a mechanic. I shouldn't have to come to a Bleeping Computer forum straight out of the box because I've got issues on Day 1. 

I feel sorry for the consumer who wants a computer but knows even less about it than I. I only know what I know through making a litany of mistakes and having to find a way out by coming here. I guess the Anniversary Update came out in November so it will be a while before the shelves are cleared and they start coming through pre-installed. I'd just like to know when that will be. Thanks for your input. 






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