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July 11, 2019, 01:57 PM
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Any idea why uploading fails at 99% using megasync app? I uploaded Win 10 v1903 thrice and all failed at 99%

July 11, 2019, 08:51 PM
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Any idea why uploading fails at 99% using megasync app? I uploaded Win 10 v1903 thrice and all failed at 99%
I don't have such problems. Considering that I uploaded big files on Mega (some repacks), I don't think it's a problem of file size. But try with a very small file to see if you have the same problem.

July 12, 2019, 10:46 AM
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Any idea why uploading fails at 99% using megasync app? I uploaded Win 10 v1903 thrice and all failed at 99%
I don't have such problems. Considering that I uploaded big files on Mega (some repacks), I don't think it's a problem of file size. But try with a very small file to see if you have the same problem.
No, I didn't have that. I uploaded the boot.wim file as a test and it worked w/o any issues.

November 11, 2019, 01:59 AM
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Note that I made 2 new installers:
smartcopy (silent switch /S)
https://mega.nz/#!sBsRyCLR!BVDpisH1PJH-8XUld4Qv7fFYJ4hVfN9S-H9pYbdjczs
ultraiso (silent installer, activated during installation).
https://mega.nz/#!kBtDGYYQ!_CfCos6UWaBh7sWIpt6z5mvgDRp3Hwq2jLNJjckuj0o

Note that I used the program smartcopy to improve the repack of Soma. It's convenient when you want to move a large number of files with the same extensions, while keeping the folder structure.





They are both available in Windows 7 and 10 above. Silent installers are convenient to make faster installations. You can even execute several programs silently via a self extracting archive, that's what I do to install all the programs that you find in windows 7 and 10.
But I want more: I need a scholar who knows powershell to tell me how to execute these 3 commands silently via a batch (or vbs script). If there is no answer I will look for it myself:
cmd: Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted (A)
execute the script: "debloat.ps1 -SysPrep" (in powershell it is ".\debloat.ps1 -SysPrep")
cmd: Set-ExecutionPolicy Restricted (Y)
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November 18, 2019, 10:15 PM
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Today, a new version of windows 10 x64 pro Lite v1909 with November 2019 updates is available ("19H2" for Vasudev)

Did you test this in an attempt to upgrade from a previous version, or only on VMware? If so did you manage to make it work? I'm asking because every attempt I've made to upgrade 1809 to 1903 or 1909 has failed. I'm stuck on 1809 until someone finds a solution.

November 20, 2019, 11:30 AM
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Today, a new version of windows 10 x64 pro Lite v1909 with November 2019 updates is available ("19H2" for Vasudev)

Did you test this in an attempt to upgrade from a previous version, or only on VMware? If so did you manage to make it work? I'm asking because every attempt I've made to upgrade 1809 to 1903 or 1909 has failed. I'm stuck on 1809 until someone finds a solution.
I upgraded from v1809 to 1909 new ISO I made from scratch and process completed in 15 mins. But guess what? I tried to clean install and everythting was done under a minute but due to multiple drives connected to my laptop it got confused and refused to boot since ESP and recovery partition wasn't created!
It also wrecked my drive but part of me thinks its an issue with BIOS seeing NVMe drive in secure boot disabled state! I restored to v1809 backup and jumped through hoops to get Grub2 and EFI windows Bootmgr to work with my crappy BIOS.
I don't think 1909 is 100% stable for 24/7 usage unlike 1809. But from 1903's POV, 1909 is major release with under the hood improvements. I think most 1903's installations will be upgraded to 1909 anyway in recent months!
The new ISO has 6 parts. Only 1 is done at the moment!
One word of caution for people with mini server or RAID is to disconnect unneeded bulk storage drives physically since programmatically disabling logical view of disk(s) via Diskpart's Offline disk is of no use on 1903+. I dunno what MSFT did but Ubuntu supports this even now. I believe, their new change which blocks installation when USB device is connected applies to internal SSD/HDDs as well! So watch out for these bugs!!!! Recovery partition must be 584MB or else W10 will take it from C; drive. optimal Size according to me will 684MB-700MB taking into account future releases.

Nevertheless, my 1803 ISO is EOL and I'll be maintaining only 1809 and 1909(1903 is axed for now since 1903 and 1909 are same).

November 20, 2019, 09:55 PM
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There is no question that at the time of this writing 1909 is still too buggy for everyday use. Logic dictates that if it worked as it should, the upgrade process would be seamless. The only thing to do is patiently wait until they fix it. There's no hurry, 1809 works great.

November 20, 2019, 11:25 PM
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There is no question that at the time of this writing 1909 is still too buggy for everyday use. Logic dictates that if it worked as it should, the upgrade process would be seamless. The only thing to do is patiently wait until they fix it. There's no hurry, 1809 works great.
I didn't remove any USB devices nor GPU drivers and had all crap running whilst doing 1909 in-place upgrade and it was very fast ~10 mins  almost 5x than 1903 upgrade.
I'm uploading it to my Mega. I'm not convinced about GPU performance on Dx9 games like Witcher 2, GTA SA etc.....
Dx11/12 games are performing similar to v1809.
Is 1909 a worthy upgrade IMO? I don't think so! From a security perspective for non-geeks its a Yes from my side!

November 21, 2019, 09:47 PM
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I didn't remove any USB devices nor GPU drivers and had all crap running whilst doing 1909 in-place upgrade and it was very fast ~10 mins  almost 5x than 1903 upgrade.
I'm uploading it to my Mega. I'm not convinced about GPU performance on Dx9 games like Witcher 2, GTA SA etc.....
Dx11/12 games are performing similar to v1809.

Do I understand you correctly or are you saying you have another copy of 1909 that you successfully used to upgrade from 1809? If so, did you use the "standard" way (mount and run setup.exe) or something else?

November 22, 2019, 12:07 PM
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I didn't remove any USB devices nor GPU drivers and had all crap running whilst doing 1909 in-place upgrade and it was very fast ~10 mins  almost 5x than 1903 upgrade.
I'm uploading it to my Mega. I'm not convinced about GPU performance on Dx9 games like Witcher 2, GTA SA etc.....
Dx11/12 games are performing similar to v1809.

Do I understand you correctly or are you saying you have another copy of 1909 that you successfully used to upgrade from 1809? If so, did you use the "standard" way (mount and run setup.exe) or something else?
Yes I made another copy of 1909 and used the standard way to upgrade w10 using setup.exe from ISO.