Make it so difficult? Which normal person you know is gonna back up, download some ISO and then wipe their system and install clean then restore all their data from whatever location they were backed up to.
This is the simple way, most people aren't downloading it right now as they don't even know it's available. Only us tech people are even aware or care to upgrade right away which of-course means servers are semi-slammed. I downloaded it in about 10mins from the store then the install took about 20mins on my work machine. So yeah, this "eternal waiting" thing wasn't so long so no need to be so dramatic. The "useless" welcome to Windows screens were useful as it's showing that there's progress (progress bars aren't so accurate) while the system was still being setup.
Disk space of my Windows.OLD folder is 7.51GB. Not such a big deal and all my apps work just fine as I've tested so far.
well, installing windows from an ISO has always been standard.
not long? I spent over an hour on a computer that was purchased last week (i5-3xxx with 8GB ram). the upgrade itself WAS "seamless", but it took too long. and in no way are 7.51GB acceptable for something I'm never going to use again. Does it get deleted over time? what's the deal. a clean install would save me those 7.51GB (plus the 3.5GB of upgrade that Im sure windows kept somewhere).
and no. like I mentioned, the computer was first turned on last week, and the welcome screens have barely changed at all. (im not talking about those new tooltips, Im talking about the EULA, the account thing, and then "please wait while windows..." ). they are displaying the very same info I had to go through the other day. "oh hey, this is a reminder of the crap we already bothered you with last week".