While browsing the topics over on the Microsoft Forums, a Windows Moderator was answering a question about the Anniversary Windows 10 download/installation. In his suggestions to the original poster of the question, he recommended that downloads/installations go quicker if .... ( A ) you use an Ethernet connection instead of a WiFi connection, and ( B ) if you turn OFF all AntiVirus Protection and Firewalls.
It took forever to install the newest Windows version 1607. I don't have nor want any WiFi and did use an Ethernet connection for the download. Would the installation have been quicker and as safe if I did turn off the Webroot and Windows firewall ?
I remember you mentioning this in another thread that we were both involved recently. ;)
All I can say is that I have a 51Mbps internet connection and I managed to download & install the Anniversary Update in a little over an hour WITH WSA enabled.
Whether an Ethernet connection would be quicker than a WiFi one in this circumstances is a moot point...it will certainly be more stable/less prone to any potential drop outs, etc...but I would NOT undertake a download with out something covering my back, i.e., WSA.
Whilst is questionable if the miscreants would find you out there unprotected so to speak in the window of time your AV/AM is off...but why take the chance...I personally would not.
Hope that helps?
Just to add my 2 cents. I downloaded the Anniversary update at work using Wi-Fi (12Mbps, according to Speedtest) and, like ?, it took about an hour (35 mins. to DL, 20 mins to install) on an older, dual-core laptop. (4GB RAM, Samsung 850 Evo SSD) With, of course, WSA running the whole time. And, like Baldrick, I don't recommend turning off Webroot either.
Maybe there was a lag on the Microsoft end of things for you? Not sure why it took so long for you. :@
Have a good day/evening, all. ;)
I have a fast connection 250/20 Mbps minimum down and up Wi-Fi and a fast laptop so it only took me 35 to 45 minutes to install the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 Enterprise x64.
If anyone would like to share there experiences with there upgrade feel free to post.
I turned gadgets off in Windows 7 years ago because I had heard they were a security risk. I didn't even know WIN10 had them. :S
You've probably already seen this, Sherry. Don't know if it 'll help, but just in case. :)