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I received a notification from Microsoft that the free upgrade to Windows 10 will be coming soon. This will be a 3GB full version, not a trial. For those who applied for the free upgrade it will automatically downloaded to your PC and can be installed at the user's convenience.
 

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Per Microsoft: The upgrade will be available starting 29 July 15. You have until 29 July 16 to take advantage of this offer. You can get a free upgrade for each of your eligible Windows devices. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device. It is not a trial or introductory version. When you upgrade, you'll stay on like-to-like editions of Windows. Example: If you are currently running Windows Professional you will be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro.
 

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harsh said:
The point of Windows 10 is that new feature and functionality will be offered when they get around to them without the pressure of having to deliver with the next Windows version.

I still think it would be nifty to have WinFS.

I can't imagine how Cortana is going to expand my computer experience. Then again, I don't see the value of using a computer to run phone apps unless our goal is to do away with personal computers altogether.

The point of upgrading should be uniquely to get better performance. Microsoft clearly doesn't understand that.
Cortana is not available in all markets.
 

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dpeters11 said:
Just remember, no Media Center or built in DVD playback.
Windows Media Center is not part of Windows 10. Microsoft knows there are some users who use Windows Media Center to play DVDs and is providing a free DVD playback app in Windows 10 for Windows Media Center users.
 

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Steve said:
Checked update history and it shows I have both the requisite win 7 windows updates. Funny thing is KB2952664 didn't come until I forced a Windows update tonite (before I ran GWX.exe, BTW), so I wonder if they aren't staggering them. I got the other one yesterday.

I ran that batch file and it appears to be looping, however.

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:45:56 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:07:31 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:42:48 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:58:50 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:55:27 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:37:16 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:55:52 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:15:55 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:38:15 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:41:12 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:23:27 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:10:42 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:29:56 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:51:28 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:48:19 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:20:42 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:39:45 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:37:59 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:36:01 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:32:25 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:46:20 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:30:02 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:27:57 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning
They probably are staggering. KB2952664 wasn't available to install on my PC until this morning.
 

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Tom Robertson said:
Yes, depending on which 8.1 you are running: Student, Home, Ultimate, yada will translate into one of two (three?) similar versions of Windows 10.

Peace,
Tom
As I stated earlier, when you upgrade you'll stay on like-to-like editions of Windows. Those who are currently running Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, or Windows Home Premium will be upgraded to Windows 10 Home......Those who are currently running Windows 7 Professional or Windows Ultimate will be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro......Those who are currently running Windows Phone 8.1 will be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile......Those who are currently running Windows 8.1 will be upgraded to Windows 10 Home......Those who are currently running Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro for Students will be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro.
 

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I check and update my PC daily. This morning when I attempted to install Definition for Windows Defender-KB915597 (Definition 1.201.836.0) it failed with message stating Microsoft was installing other updates (probably for Windows 10) and to try later. I gave it a hour and when I went back to Windows Update the failed update was installed.
 

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Sony has issued a warning that there is a risk of software/driver corruption and are advising not to install Windows 10 until after their investigation this summer. Sony is currently having issues with Gracenote not working with their products.
 

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Rich said:
I'm gonna wait til the dust settles. Last week my wonky desktop about drove me nuts (not a long drive). I don't want to go thru anything like that again for a while.

Rich
Same here. Am taking the wait and see approach.
 

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dpeters11 said:
Fortunately, I think at least the majority of software and hardware that works on 8 will work on 10, except for the few systems that were incompatible with 8.1. On that side, it's not as big of a change as going from XP to Vista.

I know that there were AMD driver issues during the preview, but they worked those out a while ago. Of course not all companies do that.

I think third party antivirus will be a potential issue until there are updates for it.
I use System Mechanic Professional. Back in May they had a survey asking if you were going to upgrade to Windows 10. A few days ago I received a message stating they will be upgrading the current version to a new one that will be compatible with Windows 10.
 

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harsh said:
There may be something nefarious lurking beneath the icon if you opt in. It is my understanding that once you opt in, Windows 10 will be installed and updated when Microsoft decides and there's little to nothing that you can do about it short of cutting off your Internet connection. On the consumer versions, all updates will be installed automatically (when the machine is judged by Microsoft to be "idle") and without the option to postpone.
Per Microsoft - "There's no obligation and you can cancel your reservation at any time. After you reserve, we will "download" Windows 10 to your device when it's available. Then we will notify you when your device is ready to "install" the upgrade". That said, one can choose whether to "install" Windows 10 or not.
 

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jimmie57 said:
I am going to load it on my Laptop and my Desktop as soon as it comes out. Later on it will also be available for my Windows phone. Then my 3 devices will all be on the same software.
Read posts #105 and #111 before you install.
 

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SayWhat? said:
Yeah. Sure. And I got a bridge over the Everglades for you .. cheap.

I don't want them downloading anything first, then telling me about it.

For the time being. But will it install itself later sometime when they decide they no longer want to give you the choice?

I have NO intention of going to 10 for at least a year, maybe two.
Per Microsoft - You have between 29 July 15 - 29 July 16 to take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10......That said, you are free to wait at least a year, maybe two but if you do you will be paying full price for Windows 10.
 

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Anyone needing more information about Windows 10 should read Stuart Sweet's "Are you ready for Windows 10?" article posted on "The Solid Signal Blog" on 9 July 15.
 

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phrelin said:
I was looking forward to it. Now I'm not so sure...

I got an email tonight from Microsoft with the subject line "You've reserved Windows 10 - what's next?" it has this in it: "Here are some common questions about the upgrade process. Click on the links for answers." I clicked on all four links and they linked me to this:



I wonder if Satya Nadella got one of those emails.... :sure:
Try again. I received the same email. When I click on the first three selections it takes you to the "Windows 10 Q & A" page which you can find by right clicking the Microsoft icon on your task bar. The last selection takes you to the Microsoft Windows 10 "Specification" page.
 

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Microsoft had a brain fart this morning and attempted to download Windows 10 on my PC. I had no idea they were doing this. I perform daily maintenance on my PC every morning using System Mechanic Professional and need to restart my PC after running the maintenance program. The restart caused the Windows 10 download to fail. Microsoft did give a heads up that when the time comes to download Windows 10 they would do so in the background but you would think they would have chosen to download Windows 10 in the wee hours like DIRECTV does when they download new software when usage is at a minimum.
 
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