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Old 06-07-15, 12:56 AM
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

I have Win8 non-pro on my laptop, but a ton of win7 pro keys laying around from my college days.

I'd rather have Win10 pro (especially given the auto-update thing, I prefer auto-download and choose install) but I can't see me going to the trouble of re-installing all of my stuff just for Pro.

=S

Maybe they'll offer Win10 pro for cheap near launch like they offered win8 pro for cheap.
Old 06-08-15, 01:13 PM
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

Well I hope Edge is faster and freezes up less than Spartan. I've been using Spartan for a month and doing something as simple as browsing Facebook can bring the browser to a halt so you can't even close it for 5 minutes. I'm not able to even kill it because Task Manager is unable to open either. Also the Start button dies after you use it a while.
Old 06-08-15, 01:15 PM
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Yeah, my experience with Spartan thus far is terrible.
Old 06-09-15, 08:47 AM
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

So to be clear. If I have Win 7 Pro on my machines, I will get the Pro version of Windows 10 if I do the free upgrade, not Windows 10 Home version? Correct?
Old 06-09-15, 08:52 AM
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

Just remember a Microsoft Preview is technically an Alpha since the final product has never not been an extended Beta.
Old 06-09-15, 09:02 AM
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

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So to be clear. If I have Win 7 Pro on my machines, I will get the Pro version of Windows 10 if I do the free upgrade, not Windows 10 Home version? Correct?
Correct.

If you are using a consumer SKU of Windows 7—Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, or Home Premium—or Windows 8.1 “Core,” you will get an upgrade to Windows 10 Home for free.

If you are using a “pro” or “business” SKU of Windows 7—Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate—or Windows 8.1 Pro, you will get an upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free.

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/win...-to-windows-10
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-faq
Old 06-09-15, 10:34 AM
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

I'm glad they are giving us a year to do the upgrade for free.. That should be just about the time they get most of the bugs fixed
Old 06-09-15, 03:37 PM
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/win...-to-windows-10
What about Windows 8? You will apparently need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 first. That is also free.
I can't!; fix your update!
Old 06-09-15, 03:51 PM
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

Oh, music. Stuck with 8.
(You can just do a clean install no?)
Old 06-09-15, 04:06 PM
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

I could try that or a "refresh", but I shouldn't have to... lots of stuff to reinstall and configure...
Old 06-09-15, 04:09 PM
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I can't!; fix your update!
Here's an article with a lot of troubleshooting advice for upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1
http://www.askvg.com/fix-problems-wh...o-windows-8-1/
Old 06-09-15, 04:20 PM
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

The issue is with the end of the update/install process... end up getting a blue screen and driver IRQ error...

I have tried disabling things in Device Manager as well as removing everything connected...

I am trying it again now, where I am actually going to remove an adapter that came with the motherboard for the BT and WiFi... in case the update/install doesn't give a crap what is disabled in Device Manager...


Worst update/Service Pack. Ever!


Edit nevermind.... to remove it, I have to take the mobo out since it is screwed in from the bottom... wtf

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Old 06-09-15, 04:29 PM
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

Here is a huge thread about users with the same issue: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...=1433885358098
Old 07-20-15, 10:16 PM
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I removed the Windows Update KB3035583 which notifies me when Windows 10 will be available to download. I noticed my PC runs faster now. This update is so annoying. Since I'm not upgrading right away and maybe at the end of the year I have no use for it.
Old 07-28-15, 12:14 PM
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

Reviews are coming out from the major tech sites. Here's The Verge's which was pretty positive - http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/28/90...dows-10-review

Looking forward to upgrading my laptop and desktop, although it sounds like the upgrade is coming in waves so who knows when exactly it will arrive for people.
Old 07-28-15, 12:30 PM
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I'm looking forward to it.

I'll be installing a fresh copy instead of doing an upgrade from Windows 7 - as I find there are always weird quirks when I do an in-place update of a major OS change.
Old 07-28-15, 12:33 PM
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

Yup, fresh installs are always the best way to go unless you really have no idea how to back up and re-install your stuff yourself (which is a whole other issue...), or if you're a tech writer who wants to try "every possible scenario".
Old 07-28-15, 12:40 PM
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

I'm going to do an upgrade to see how the process works and how smooth it is. Easy enough to do a clean install later if it sucks. Plus, I don't feel like redownloading all the games i'm currently playing on my main PC anyway
Old 07-28-15, 01:08 PM
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

I'll probably upgrade, but I want to see how clean installations will work. I'm in the middle of a couple of games anyway and don't want to bother with backing them up and resuming.

Besides, I think it would be a good idea to wait a bit, since the RTM version was so close to the release date. Usually they have about 3 months in between for more updates, but this time it was what, 2 weeks?
Old 07-28-15, 02:37 PM
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

Those who registered on their PCs for Windows 10, the client may have already downloaded the installer:

http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/28/90...-windows-8-pcs
A number of Windows 7 and Windows 8 users who have registered for the upgrade have started noticing that the full installer files for Windows 10 have been downloaded to C:\$windows.~BT as Microsoft gets ready for release.
I have the folder already. It looks a lot like the layout of an installer disc, with a setup.exe and even an autorun.inf file inside. Note that " C:\$windows.~BT " is a hidden folder.
Old 07-28-15, 02:43 PM
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Besides, I think it would be a good idea to wait a bit, since the RTM version was so close to the release date. Usually they have about 3 months in between for more updates, but this time it was what, 2 weeks?
This is a bit of a matter of perspective. Assuming that MS planned to release it to the public on the same date, the gap between the "RTM" milestone and final release may not be that significant. For example, if MS had gone the traditional path and had a 3 month gap between RTM and public launch, that may have simply meant that MS would've used an earlier preview version as the RTM release, reasoning that they'd have 3 months to implement the fixes necessary for that version.


That said, considering the free upgrade is good for a year, it doesn't hurt to wait on upgrading for a little while, and let others find issues that MS will fix, whether the gap between RTM and public launch was 2 weeks or 3 months.
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I'll take my chances. I signed up for the early install. Can't wait for tomorrow
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I'll take my chances. I signed up for the early install. Can't wait for tomorrow
Good luck

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Old 07-28-15, 04:18 PM
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

I haven't been this excited for a new version of Windows since XP. I bought 7 pretty early, and still use and like it, but I wasn't as into it during the launch.

I will never forget getting Windows ME on launch, having the whole thing crash during my initial install. If I had to estimate, I'd say that I did 8 fresh installs of that POS before it was halfway stable.

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