Certainly a first for me. LOL.
And no, this is not data loss. I knew exactly what I was doing.
Yep, the dreaded orange zone! LOL. I've been in it before, but not this much and not for this long. Normally it's just for a day and at the beginning of the month.
I took Windows 10 off of a notebook and installed Windows 8 (from a DVD), then upgraded to Windows 8.1 through the Windows Store. I was then having a few problems with it, found out that I could just perform a clean install of Windows 8.1 on the computer and it would activate (even though it originally came with 8 and the embedded product key for such), so I then downloaded the Windows 8.1 ISO and installed it. So, updates for initial Windows 8 install, then downloading the upgrade to 8.1 through the Windows Store, then updates, then the problems, then downloading the Windows 8.1 ISO, cleanly installing it, then updates again...it added up. LOL.
Had I not messed with the notebook I would be at about 2 GB Anytime and 5GB Bonus Bytes. I could have just used the Bonus Bytes for everything, but I got impatient and too tired. LOL.
No doubt. If after a year I haven't used any of it I might have a Netflix movie fest. LOL.
The download of the initial upgrade to 8.1 through the Windows Store and the download of the 8.1 ISO didn't take very long at all, but the updates took FOREVER. In addition, after the clean install of 8.1, I had a problem where the update agent wouldn't even connect to the servers, so I had to manually download a couple of things to get it set right so it could then download it's approximately 1.2GB of updates. The Store download of 8.1 and the 8.1 ISO download were a little short of 6GB combined, but the updates were at least 5GB for all three times. And even though the notebook isn't used much and I use it more for a test bed than anything else, it was still worth all of it as it runs MUCH better with Windows 8.1 than it did with Windows 10. It's just too "weak" to run Windows 10 well.
For the most part SD is fine with me. After a minute or two I don't even notice the difference. And really, with the exception of little writing in weight loss supplement commercials and the like, HD isn't that much of an advantage, anyway. LOL.
I do like wide screen, though.
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