Windows 10 Free Upgrade

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    James Long

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

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    Still stuck on version 1909. My laptop will update to the more recent versions.
     
  2. b4pjoe

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    My i7 pc failed the compatibility test because TPM was disabled. Enabled it in UEFI and it passed and it installed fine. Not too impressed with it. Not a fan of the many apps it puts in your app list that wasn't there before. If you click on one like that it wants to install so they actually aren't installed at first. If you right click and remove they are gone without ever installing. Start menu can be repositioned from center to left or right. Looks like they changed the default to centered. Pretty weak update.
     
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    Yeah it may be "spritely" but it is still Linux.
     
  4. harsh

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    If the alternative is recycling, that's a very attractive choice.
     
  5. James Long

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    This is a Windows Update thread not a Linux thread. There are other threads for you to express your undying love of Linux.
     
  6. billsharpe

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    I upgraded my year-old HP desktop to Windows 11 Wednesday. My desktop looks nearly the same. I don't miss Cortana. You can move the taskbar and start menu to the left if you like but you can't change back to the live tiles, which I didn't like much anyway. Snapping windows to set positions on the screen is easy now. It's a free upgrade. I am happy with it so far. Download and installation took less than two hours.
     
  7. Mark Holtz

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    My box is from 2014, so it's overdue for an upgrade. I'm holding off until DDR5 memory becomes available. This might be another year. sigh
     
  8. harsh

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    That's not an accurate statement. This thread was about getting a free upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and was not about Patch Tuesday and out-of-band updates.

    Initially, it was about when those who were promised Windows 10 upgrades would get theirs. Subsequently it became about the unadvertised program where anyone with a valid license for Windows 7 and/or Windows 8.1 could upgrade to Windows 10 for free. That program may still be available today.

    The whole Windows Update (versus Upgrade) thing started somewhere around post #599.
     
  9. harsh

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    Now is not a good time to be shopping for hardware (computer or consumer electronics). If you can gut it out, you should save a lot of money.
     
  10. MysteryMan

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    I'm the "Thread Starter" and I'm telling you, THIS THREAD IS ABOUT WINDOWS UPGRADES AND UPDATES AND NOTHING ELSE! You want to discuss other things start your own thread and stop trolling here!
     
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    The point is, keep your Linux crap out of this thread. Final warning.
     
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    2021-10 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1 Build:19043.1288 (KB5006670) has been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
     
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  13. harsh

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    The issues that Microsoft has publicly acknowledged trying to fix:
    • Updates an issue that causes the system clock to be wrong by one hour after a daylight saving time (DST) change.
    • Updates an issue that causes applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, to suddenly stop working during normal use.
    • Updates an issue with the Microsoft Outlook Add-in that prevents you from typing a reply.
    • Updates an issue that causes blurry News and interests icons when you use certain screen resolutions.
    • Updates an issue that causes News and interests to appear when you right-click the taskbar even if you have turned off that feature on your device.
    • Updates an issue that might cause distortion in the sound that Cortana and other voice assistants record.
    • Updates an issue that causes your device to stop working after you restart it.
    • Updates an issue that prevents you from providing input to apps when the taskbar is not at the bottom of the screen.

    Windows 10 21H2 is reportedly due out in the next week or two.
     
  14. Mark Holtz

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    As stated previously, I'm waiting for DDR5 memory and compatible motherboards to be released. That won't be until early next year minimum.
     
  15. harsh

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    I got that but I would counsel against buying any other components (cases, power supplies, drives) as well. The Blu-ray burner I was looking at just jumped 20% in price.
     
  16. Mark Holtz

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    Mmmm..... the only computer components that I have purchased in the past year have been eight 8TB hard drives for my TrueNAS server, and that was only pushed because of drive failure and drive age. Even then, I had to go with 8 TB instead of the planned 10TB or 12TB because of pricing.

    Back to discussing Windows 10... and possibly starting a new thread involving Windows 11.
     

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