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Old May 12th 19, 01:30 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Has Windows ever fixed the timer

Has Windows ever fixed the timer. For example, I am copying or moving
some files. It can say 1 hour left, then a few seconds later it will say
3 minutes left. This happens in all Windows functions, when Defragging,
when copying or moving, and many other functions.

This occurred in Windows 98, 2000, and XP. I have not yet noticed it in
Win7, but I just began using 7. I DO NOT have Win 8 or 10.


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Old May 12th 19, 02:10 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Has Windows ever fixed the timer

On 12/05/2019 02.30, Poster wrote:
Has Windows ever fixed the timer. For example, I am copying or moving
some files. It can say 1 hour left, then a few seconds later it will say
3 minutes left. This happens in all Windows functions, when Defragging,
when copying or moving, and many other functions.


Because it is actually very difficult to give an accurate estimate of
time. You can do an estimate of bytes left, a percent of the job left,
but not of the time.

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Old May 12th 19, 02:41 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Has Windows ever fixed the timer

On 11 May 2019, Poster wrote
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Has Windows ever fixed the timer. For example, I am copying or moving
some files. It can say 1 hour left, then a few seconds later it will say
3 minutes left. This happens in all Windows functions, when Defragging,
when copying or moving, and many other functions.

This occurred in Windows 98, 2000, and XP. I have not yet noticed it in
Win7, but I just began using 7. I DO NOT have Win 8 or 10.


Nah. Microsoft can’t tell time. Never could, never will.

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Old May 12th 19, 02:45 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Has Windows ever fixed the timer

On 11 May 2019, Carlos E. R. wrote
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On 12/05/2019 02.30, Poster wrote:
Has Windows ever fixed the timer. For example, I am copying or moving
some files. It can say 1 hour left, then a few seconds later it will say
3 minutes left. This happens in all Windows functions, when Defragging,
when copying or moving, and many other functions.


Because it is actually very difficult to give an accurate estimate of
time. You can do an estimate of bytes left, a percent of the job left,
but not of the time.


Apple manages to have a not too far out estimate of time remaining when doing
an install. If it says ’30 minutes left’ then there might be 20 minutes,
there might be 40 minutes, not more, not less. If it says ‘5 minutes
left’ there might be 4, there might be 6. If it says ‘less than 2
minutes’, there’s less than 2 minutes. Microsoft varies all over the
place, from a few minutes to over an hour back to a few minutes. Apple is
consistent. If they can do it, what’s Microsoft’s problem?

 




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