Windows 10 Free Upgrade

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  1. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    But why after the update (in this case June) has already been released and itself updated?
     
  2. b4pjoe

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    Preview builds come out a week or two ahead of the real thing. Check the version numbers: "2021-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1 Build:19043.1055" was posted here on 6/11 and "2021-06 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 21H1 Build:19043.1081" which is a later version number was posted here on 6/21.
     
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  3. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    As my mother would say to him, "look with your eyes". :)
     
  4. harsh

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    I guess I'm not keeping up with the fact that there are multiple builds of 21H1. Just another of those development things (versioning) that Microsoft doesn't seem to grasp.

    I'm also baffled that the updates for different builds of the same version aren't simultaneous. It is almost like they're hopping back and forth between older and newer releases.

    Debian uses one that makes a bit more sense: 10, 10.1, 10.2,... 10.9, 10.10 and is shared by a large portion of the *nix development community.
     
  5. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    Windows is not Debian. Some will read that as a compliment. Reader's choice whether it complements Windows or Debian. :)
     
  6. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Absolutely. Of course Debian can be installed inside of Windows 10 using the Windows Subsystem for Linux.
    That a versioning can be so much less confusing certainly doesn't seem like a complement to me.
     
  7. MysteryMan

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    ATTENTION: Windows 11 will be debuting later this year! For more information go to Microsoft.com. You will see Introducing Windows 11. Select Learn More. This will bring up the Windows 11 information page. Scroll down to bottom of page. You will see Check for compatibility. Select Download App. After it installs you will be able to use the app to see if your PC is compatible with Windows 11.
     
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  8. James Long

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    One of my machines is reporting that I am using an unsupported version of Windows. It reboots every week or two for updates but will not take the current Win 10 version.

    I have two machines that have refused to take the May 2020 update, including one that was bought Aug 2019.
    I have tried manually updating the Aug 2019 machine several times and it fails (as previously noted in this thread).
    Yes, I have tried all the tricks and tips suggested online to get the update to finish.

    The older machine was a refurb purchased in 2015 so I expect there is a hardware issue. A new Windows 10 machine will replace it this weekend (it is the Uplink Activity monitor).
     
  9. James Long

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    More Information: Upgrade to the New Windows 11 OS | Microsoft
    "Windows 11 provides a calm and creative space where you can pursue your passions through a fresh experience. From a rejuvenated Start menu to new ways to connect to your favorite people, news, games, and content—Windows 11 is the place to think, express, and create in a natural way."
     
  10. MysteryMan

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    I updated my post.
     
  11. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Clues:
    • The official launch event was yesterday.
    • End-of-support for Windows 10 was announced by Microsoft ten days ago.
    • Youtube has been abuzz with leak videos and commentaries for the past two weeks.
    • Microsoft Japan, admitting that Windows 11 was real on June 18th, obtained a take-down order on a couple of sites that were hosting the leaked files. They also asked Google to remove entries that referenced the leaked software.
    There were many indicators of Windows 11 before yesterday and the only thing that remained questionable was the name.

    From what I've seen, it looks similar to the step between Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 (or Windows 98 and Windows 98se or Windows 95 and Windows 95 OSr2 or Windows 3.1 and Windows 3.1 for Workgroups). Time will tell.
     
  12. b4pjoe

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    Home version will require you to have a Microsoft Account and internet access. Pro version does not require it though which is good for me because I do not use the Home version.
     
  13. harsh

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    I expect workarounds for those who have the home version. Having a Microsoft account is not particularly popular with the security/privacy-conscious no matter the benefits.
     
  14. Mark Holtz

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    I just use a hotmail account which is used sometimes for testing purposes.
     
  15. harsh

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    It turns into a rather critical account with a lot of personal information associated with it when you use it as your Windows login. When used as Windows authentication, Microsoft collects (perhaps optionally, but defaulted to all) pretty much everything Windows and some of the Microsoft applications know.

    Hotmail and its derivatives have had at least two major user base breaches. I just checked and my hotmail account may have been subject to ten breaches and I've never used it anywhere but Microsoft.
     
  16. jimmie57

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    5 of my 6 computers will not run version 11.
     
  17. harsh

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    Note the the processor model numbers are a "soft floor" and earlier processors with a full load of RAM (at least 12GB) may be able to run Windows 11.

    It certainly doesn't bode well for the future of anything but workstation-class machines being used for more than income taxes and e-mail.
     
  18. b4pjoe

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    Microsoft has worked hard trying to hide those workarounds with Windows 10. According to people that have a copy of Windows 11 those work arounds have been removed. Of course it doesn't mean someone won't find a way around it but Microsoft is trying.
     
  19. inkahauts

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    I may just get a new mac mini in the next few years and be down to only a laptop that runs windows. I doubt my desktop will run 11. I built it quite a while back. And when my laptop dies, not sure if I’d get another windows or go Apple for that too.
     
  20. WestDC

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    You might Notice that MS is selling a $3400 Surface --that currently won't run win 11
     

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