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Old 29. Jul 2015, 12:03 PM   #101 (permalink)
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it will be interesting to see just how many issues that do arise:
- upgrade crashes with some random error
- some H/W is not compatible

one issue that is not so obvious: eMail
- if you use your ISPs eMail - that won't work with the "Microsoft Account".
so - how many OPs will lose access to their ISPs eMail ??.

especially if they use T/bird or similar. ..
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Old 29. Jul 2015, 12:58 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Yes, I did reserved Windows 10, that is why it's downloading on my machine.

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Another thing Joe, don't know if you have read this article, of how to create Windows 10 from ESD files that have been downloaded in the folder you mentioned.

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-cr...-iso-from-esd/
Thanks Anupam. I did see that article and this other one at ZDNet. I'm gonna try it as soon as I have some time.

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I have read article that in case you did reserve, then when you right-click on the Get Windows 10 icon in the system tray, you will have the option to check your system for compatibility with Windows 10.
Thanks again Anupam. I did checked my system compatibility back when the GWX icon first appeared in my system tray. It appears that I don't have any compatibility issues. Here's what it looks like...



Even so, I suppose I'll see the proof of that soon.
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Old 29. Jul 2015, 01:51 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies, and link Joe.

Yup, my report looks the same too.
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Old 29. Jul 2015, 01:59 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Does anyone know why my older Windows 7 HP laptop would NOT have received the option to upgrade to Windows 10? I've checked that I have SP1; which I do. And, I've checked that I have all critical updates; I do.

Regardless, I don't have the "reserve your copy of Windows 10" icon like I do on my Win 8.1 machine. Will I be able to upgrade that machine without the icon?
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Old 29. Jul 2015, 02:15 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Will I be able to upgrade that machine without the icon?
Yep, probably.
Here's the webpage to get it :- http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10
(as mentioned in other Win10 threads here today)
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Old 29. Jul 2015, 02:45 PM   #106 (permalink)
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Or this page may help;

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-to...s-7-windows-10
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Old 29. Jul 2015, 06:49 PM   #107 (permalink)
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The thing with automatic windows updates is

There used to be "patch Tuesday" which is when Ms released security patches. I've since heard that they've changed that behavior. And i have heard of "exploit Wednesday" when hackers develop techniques to exploit those security holes for users who did NOT install the patch.

so... doing windows update asap has some value.

But turning off those updates that crash the machine is important, and lacking in windows 10 for the typical user. I dont have a problem with gpedit.msc or turning off the service, personally (thanks for the article).

But the other thing is the "reboot bomb". Which is, you'll be working, or turn on the system from sleep, and it will force reboot. Sometimes when you're in a hurry.

Also, does windows 10 do recommended updates automatically also?

I believe we have a preview behind the motivation for this automatic update.

This GWX Get Windows 10 "update" was deemed "important" by Microsoft. Really? How many users do you think would have included that in the list when selected "important updates"? Ms needs a way to force revenue generating items onto your desktop. They can't do it in "Apps" the way mobile can, so this is their approach.

So...Upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10 and get free unblockable ads!!!!
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Old 30. Jul 2015, 07:46 AM   #108 (permalink)
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I noticed that I am not getting the icon for Get Windows 10 anymore in the tray area. I had not opted to reserve my copy of Windows 10, and probably that's the reason why? Or, it won't appear at all now, since Windows 10 has been released?
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Old 30. Jul 2015, 07:01 PM   #109 (permalink)
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Anupam, I think Microsoft designed it so that if you download the ISO they'll assume you'll be upgrading from the ISO. That is why the GWX icon is no longer there. Here's why I think so.

This morning when I booted my PC I went straight to Windows Update and noticed the notification to upgrade was gone. I was still on Windows 8.1 and hadn't upgraded yet. I didn't notice whether the GWX icon had gone too because I had already made up my mind to upgrade this morning so I was intent on doing that right away. I suppose if I had no intention of upgrading just yet I would have poked around some more and maybe discover the icon had gone too. I wish Microsoft would tell users about these things so they'll know what to expect.
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Old 30. Jul 2015, 07:32 PM   #110 (permalink)
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I had downloaded the ISO file on my Windows 7 laptop, and not this PC, so I don't think downloading the ISO is the reason. For me, perhaps the icon was gone, because I did not reserve a copy, and since the final version was released, it probably went away.

But, I think you had reserved a copy, and so it should have been there. It's another thing that you decided to perform the upgrade via the flash drive. Or, maybe, you downloaded the ISO, that's why? Well, we will never know perhaps .
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