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In regards to the Windows 10 installation experience

Submitted by admin on Sun, 10/09/2016 - 18:51

Why is installing Windows 10 so complicated/broken?

First I tried to install Windows 10 through the upgrade tool. I had to turn off the computer while Windows 10 was downloading, but shouldn't be a big deal, right? Oh wait, it has to start downloading from the beginning again. Great.

Then, it just got stuck at 99%. No clue why, it was stuck there for hours, so chances were it will never finish. Alright, so I'll just try to install it through the Media Creation Tool. I'll just make a USB stick with Windows 10 and install it cleanly, should be better anyway.

Oh wait, the download page for that tool does not work in IE9. It just renders a white page. So I download Firefox.

Hmm, the media creation tool does not recognise my USB stick. Formatting doesn't help, no matter if NTFS, FAT32, it just doesn't work. And I don't have an empty DVD. Well, crap.

Tried it on a different computer with Win7, nope. As it turns out, it only recognises USB sticks on Windows 10. Luckily I have a Surface with Windows 10.

Now it's stuck on 'Preparation'. A reboot solved it.

How can something like that be so utterly broken and difficult? From a company like Microsoft I honestly expect better. I've had my fair share of problems with Windows 10 already, but that even the installation experience is so bad is kinda shocking.

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