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    Question Very slow DSL--what happens with Win10 download?

    My DSL connection is about as slow as can be. It's top download is supposed to be 700+, but it never even reaches 500 whatevers. I can't do anything that streams (time out every 1-2 seconds to buffer). A 2 minute long song from Freegal can take 7+ minutes if I choose to download more than one at a time. I save all youtube videos rather than try to watch them online. And so on. My phone company says no line upgrades to my part of town until they switch the whole network to fiberoptics. They've been saying that for years... So what's going to happen when MS starts to download the free upgrade to my computer?

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    One option would be to opt out of "reserve download", and download it manually overnight.

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    That's what I thought. I just wonder if "overnight" is going to be long enough. What happens if it's still downloading when I want to download something? Will I be able to pause and resume? (And why isn't that question/answer in the FAQ?) I will definitely be opting out.

    Thank you.

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    Jwoods posted some calculator sites for download time in another post, here's 1 http://www.numion.com/calculators/time.html
    According to that calculator it would take a little over 13 hrs. for 3 GB at 512 kbps.

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    It will probably be worth wiring up as well to give you your max bandwidth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    It will probably be worth wiring up as well to give you your max bandwidth.
    I'm sorry., but I don't understand what you said. The individual words make sense but the sentence is a foreign language.

    I'm not sure this is pertinent: DSL, so that's wired. My desktop connects to the router (and that to the DSL modem) with ethernet. My laptop uses wireless, but I have another ethernet cable for the Win10 download. The times and problems I mentioned are for the desktop. I don't even want to discuss the laptop!

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    I believe Sudo15 means don't use a wireless connection to download.

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