Windows 10 Free Upgrade

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  1. Oct 8, 2015 #541 of 996
    bobnielsen

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    I installed W8.1 in VirtualBox on my Mac. When it offered to upgrade to 10 I let it do so. The process completely wiped out the (fortunately) virtual partition. I reinstalled 8.1 and it is running fine. At least it didn't affect the host OS.
     
  2. MysteryMan

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    This morning I upgraded Windows 10 to the new version (Version: 1511, Build: 10586). For those who have yet to do this be prepared for a lengthy download and installation as well as a lengthy initial start up after installation is complete. A few new features have been added.
     
  3. jimmie57

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    After reading your post I checked for the new update. It immediately started to download. It took 25 minutes to download and then started copying files, updating drivers, etc. and then configuring, etc. The whole process took 98 minutes from start to finish.
    I have a desktop with an i7 3.06 Ghz processor, 1 terabyte hard drive with 7,200 rpm and a 50 Mbs cable connection for internet.
    I suspect this will be much longer on my laptop with a 2 Ghz core 2 processor, 5,400 rpm hard drive and 35 Mbs wireless connection.

    This changed my text to 150%.It said to log out and back in to change it. I did. Then I changed all my text items to size 12.
    Then I discovered that it did not find my printer. Probably understandable sine it is a wireless on the network in the house. I turned it on and then went to printers and added it. I had to choose that it was not listed even tho it did show in the screen of choices. I chose to add a networked printer and then had to get the number assigned to it by the router. In this case 10.0.0.11.

    Some of my programs had what I will describe as fuzzy text. They are now sharp and clear. This might have to do with a video driver being changed by them. Whatever it is, it is much much better looking.

    Update: The laptop took 115 minutes for this update.
    Also, I had the networked printer on when I updated the laptop and it picked it up.
    Text on this machine is much sharper also.
     
  4. MysteryMan

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    Check for more updates. Security Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 10 Version KB3103688 was available immediately after the Windows 10 upgrade was complete.
     
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  5. jimmie57

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    Yeah !
    I had a problem, until today, using Edge in this Forum. When I clicked on Quote to Reply it opened up a window but did not put the data at the top like it is supposed to do.
    I tried it twice before writing this and it is now working.
     
  6. NR4P

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    Update took over 1.5 hours

    Then after all the reboots and I could use the PC, no networking
    Nothing could access the internet.
    A reboot fixed that.
     
  7. MysteryMan

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    Only issue I noticed after upgrading was sluggishness with my PC after entering commands. Like you I performed a reboot. It resolved the issue.
     
  8. dpeters11

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    Expect another big update, Redstone, in Summer 2016.
     
  9. MysteryMan

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    Redstone should provide new functionality and support for new classes of devices that aren't already part of Windows 10.
     
  10. Drucifer

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    It is similar to the Win10 install.
     
  11. steve053

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    Nice tip. Don't need it now, but know I will someday.
     
  12. cypherx

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    How do you get the new build to show up in windows updates? Did it on my home machine, 8.1 work laptop but my work desktop will not show it. I even check the box to check for updates from Microsoft.
     
  13. jimmie57

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    I just found and fixed a sound problem on my laptop.
    For some reason the speakers got switched to Headphones as the default.

    I also noticed that both my laptop and my desktop had been switched to share settings. In Edge this made each machine import the others shortcuts. The easiest fix was to delete them all and the Import them again from IE11.
     
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    I've already twice had to find that url in my post to remind me how to get to safe mode on some friend's machine with some malware.

    Thanks for bumping it up!
     
  15. DN2014

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    With early versions of windows, I used safe mode to get into the computer when it wouldn't boot nornally. I would you get to the taskbar in win 10 if it wouldn't boot up?
     
  16. AntAltMike

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    My computer tried installing my free Windows 10 upgrade about half a dozen times and failed every time. Fortunately for me, I don't really care. We all begin our technical journeys as leading edge guys and we all eventually become trailing edge guys. I bought my first integrated circuit for a science fair project in the spring of 1966, and I bought the first commercially viable coin operated videogame, Pong, back in 1972, I even bought an Accutrac turntable with a full function remote in 1978, as well as an Advent Videobeam 1000A projection TV. Actually, I had already fallen behind the leading edge with that one, since my cousin bought an Advent 1000 with a low, three digit serial number.

    What can Windows 10 do for me that Windows 7, or even Windows 3.1, under discussion in another thread, cannot? Probably nothing that I'd want to do even if I knew how.
     
  17. Nick

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    Yeah, Mike, but it's 'sposed to be better.
     
  18. phrelin

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    No operating system on its own running on a computer or similar device can do anything useful for me. It is apps or software designed to run on the OS that are useful. At some point an old OS on a computer used for general use becomes a hindrance. But I've always purchased a new computer frequently enough to stay ahead of the hindrance factor.
     
  19. dpeters11

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    I'm assuming you aren't actually asking what Windows 3.1 cannot do :)

    Now, it's a bit different for Windows 7. The biggest thing for me is the overall improvements to the system, not specific items. If you have 7, there really is no one reason to make a move now. In the future though, Microsoft will stop releasing security updates January of 2020.
     
  20. AntAltMike

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    The actuarial table has me departing for higher (lower?) places in 2034, so I'll probably need an upgrade before then.
     

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