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More Windows 10 stuff
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: July 29, 2016 07:11PM
I am installing it in a copy of my Windows 7 VM. It's been installing for at least four hours…it's at 99% now. I guess compared to the movement of glaciers, it's moving right along.
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Re: More Windows 10 stuff
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 29, 2016 07:18PM
installed smooth on a 2010 Dell M4500 a few days ago, now I am installing it on a e7250
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Re: More Windows 10 stuff
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: July 29, 2016 07:24PM
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installed smooth on a 2010 Dell M4500 a few days ago, now I am installing it on a e7250

I would expect it to be very slow in a VM, but still… what happens if I put the system to sleep? I don't want to leave it running in this heat.
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Re: More Windows 10 stuff
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 29, 2016 07:27PM
I think the free upgrade deadline is TODAY, so you want to make sure you finish the installation tonight.
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Re: More Windows 10 stuff
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 29, 2016 07:35PM
Once you have completed the download for installation, it should continue fine if you have to restart it at a later time.



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Re: More Windows 10 stuff
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: July 29, 2016 07:55PM
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Once you have completed the download for installation, it should continue fine if you have to restart it at a later time.

I did download it. The installation is still stuck at 99%.



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Re: More Windows 10 stuff
Posted by: jardster
Date: July 29, 2016 08:33PM
I upgraded my parallels VM the other day... took probably 45 mins total to download and install. Been fine so far.



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Re: More Windows 10 stuff
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: July 29, 2016 08:40PM
I have shut it down for now. The update never finished, for hours it seemed to be holding at 99%, then last time I looked, the update installer seemed to have quit. The VM is still on Windows 7 Pro. Relaunching the update installer starts all over again at 0%.



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Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 30, 2016 12:30AM
How are you running the VM? Is it certified to run a Win10 VM? Are you running OS 10.10.5?



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Re: More Windows 10 stuff
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 30, 2016 07:13AM
upgraded a fresh Windows 7 VM last night, took a little over 30 minutes, no issues with the upgrade.
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Posted by: ka jowct
Date: July 30, 2016 07:52AM
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Filliam H. Muffman
How are you running the VM? Is it certified to run a Win10 VM? Are you running OS 10.10.5?

Parallels 10, Mavericks. At the beginning of the process, the system was deemed OK for the upgrade.
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Posted by: space-time
Date: July 30, 2016 07:56AM
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How are you running the VM? Is it certified to run a Win10 VM? Are you running OS 10.10.5?

Parallels 10, Mavericks. At the beginning of the process, the system was deemed OK for the upgrade.

same here, 10.9.5, Parallels 10 (latest version, I downloaded last night from web site, entered activation code on the back of the CD that came with a Mac about 1-2 years ago). Installed Dell Windows 7, It told me it was not genuine, I activated it, Microsoft said activation was successful, so now I have a "genuine" Windows 7 Virtual machine.

made a copy of that VM, upon reboot I got the prompt to update to windows 10, which went smooth.
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Re: More Windows 10 stuff
Posted by: AllGold
Date: July 30, 2016 03:32PM
I'm 1 for 2.

My laptop was no problem, although it took several hours for the download.

However, my desktop, which I really don't use anymore, said the display was not compatible so the upgrade wouldn't proceed past the check. My guess is it was really talking about the video card, a Radeon 3650, rather than the actual display which is a Dell 2407.

I didn't sweat the desktop, partly because I don't use it, but also because it was a Media Center machine and would lose Media Center capability under Windows 10. I didn't think to try a newer driver for the video card until later but I guess I'm ok staying with Windows 7.

As an aside, I have had Windows Update problems with both machines. I managed to get the laptop fixed (now irrelevant with Windows 10), but have tried a bunch of things with the desktop and nothing has worked. The Windows Update Diagnostic tool says it "fixed" the problems (running it back-to-back "fixes" problems again) but no go. It just stays "Checking for Updates" perpetually.



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