Uncompress taking a VERY long time to Configure WIMBoot

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Uncompress taking a VERY long time to Configure WIMBoot

Postby HughPH » Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:23 pm

- Purchased 64Gb tablet
- Installed some stuff
- Installed ZIPMagic & compressed disk
- Installed some other stuff
- Attempted to install Windows 10 Anniversary Update - failed
- Attempting to uncompress my disk

So far...
1. Cloned data to USB stick as Backup
2. Instructed ZIPMagic to Uncompress from Backup

ZIPMagic has been through a process of "Cleaning" all the files on the system disk.
Now it appears to be stuck at "Configuring WIMBoot..."

How long should I wait? Is it safe to press the Cancel button?
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Re: Uncompress taking a VERY long time to Configure WIMBoot

Postby HughPH » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:10 pm

Still stuck: "Configuring WIMBoot..."
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Re: Uncompress taking a VERY long time to Configure WIMBoot

Postby HughPH » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:56 pm

Wow, that took an age, and I'm not convinced it was "Configuring WIMBoot" all that time. The tablet just rebooted and is back to its former uncompressed state - so I suspect there's some issue with updating the status message.

Patience is a virtue...
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Re: Uncompress taking a VERY long time to Configure WIMBoot

Postby admin » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:41 pm

I'm glad you didn't cancel, but ZIPmagic would have warned you anyways that you would have lost data.

Uncompressing data naturally takes a long time.

Note: ZIPmagic is compatible with Windows 10 Redstone 1 (Anniversary Update).

You are likely to see your issue crop up again when you try to upgrade.

Feel free to reinstall any time.
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Re: Uncompress taking a VERY long time to Configure WIMBoot

Postby HughPH » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:58 pm

I continued to experience difficulties upgrading and ultimately reinstalled Windows from a USB stick. Now I actually find that the internal SSD runs faster (and actually more than twice as fast as previously with ZIPmagic, which topped out around 65MB/s read.) I get 80MB/s write and 150MB/s read from the SSD, and I added an ultra-fit 128Gb USB3 stick which runs at about the same speed. The USB stick cost less than ZIPmagic.
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Re: Uncompress taking a VERY long time to Configure WIMBoot

Postby admin » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:39 pm

I am not surprised, as I indicated earlier, ZIPmagic is 100% compatible with Redstone and would not be blocking your upgrade.

As to your performance concerns - ZIPmagic is currently optimized for space instead of speed. You may optimize it for speed by taking the following steps:

1) Use MaxSpeed compression (based on the type of your SSD, you can use stronger compression - feel free to dig into this more).
2) Disable NTFS compression (decompress your disk using DriveSpace after you've finished compressing with DoubleSpace).

That will accelerate your disk read speeds above what you get with your raw hardware.

Disk write speeds would remain unchanged, of course.
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Re: Uncompress taking a VERY long time to Configure WIMBoot

Postby HughPH » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:49 pm

The error I experienced initially when installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update went away after removing ZIPmagic, there was another error seemingly related to a device not "functioning properly" before I started again with a fresh install.

I may give it another try although I already had it set to MaxSpeed.
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Re: Uncompress taking a VERY long time to Configure WIMBoot

Postby admin » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:32 pm

It was probably the same root cause, masquerading as something else.

Be sure to decompress your disk using DriveSpace after you finish compressing with DoubleSpace - this will not harm DoubleSpace compression, and it will fully disable NTFS compression which is your speed killer (even if you selected MaxSpeed for DoubleSpace).
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