Re: the reason I decided to leave things alone instead of installing a clean install of windows. on my computer.


Carolyn Arnold
 

Monte, I have been telling Jim that disks are a thing of the
past.

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[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Thursday, April 1, 2021 9:14 PM
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the reason I decided to leave things
alone instead of installing a clean install of windows. on
my computer.

Hi Janet,

Things have grown,

These days, if you buy a ccopy of Office on a disk, it is
not a cd, it is a dvd.
Yes, it is no longer a few hundred megabytes, it is a few
gigabytes. No operating system included!

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Janet
Sent: April 1, 2021 6:40 PM
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the reason I decided to leave things
alone instead of installing a clean install of windows. on
my computer.

Gene,
Can you believe the size of the Win version 20h2 is 4.9gb!
LOL. I just wonder now if someone was to update from a

Janet

earlier version of Win. -----Original Message-----
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[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2021 7:31 PM
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alone instead of installing a clean install of windows. on
my computer.

I didn't say it was. I said it is a bad idea not to have a
computer plugged in when undertaking something like a full
update. I haven't checked, but I wouldn't be surprised if
Microsoft recommends that people have laptops connected to
power any time they are going to initiate a full update.

Gene
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From: Janet
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2021 7:09 PM
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alone instead of installing a clean install of windows. on
my computer.

Gene,
That is not why that update took so long, because of not
having my PC plugged in.
Janet

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[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2021 7:07 PM
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alone instead of installing a clean install of windows. on
my computer.

Also, it sounds as though you don't have your laptop
connected to a power supply when you update. That's a bad
idea. If an update takes a long time, you may have enough
battery capacity for it, but as your battery loses capacity
over time, you will be increasingly likely to run out of
power before the update finishes.

Gene
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From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2021 6:38 PM
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alone instead of installing a clean install of windows. on
my computer.

Janit,
Sounds like you were quite a few versions of versions
behind.
That is an insanely long time but waiting only 20 minutes
definitely. Isn't long enough.
Some of these updates are 3GB in size and depending on your
internet connection, processor/ram/storage etc... it can
take a while for updates to download, install and verify
that everything is as it should be.
John

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