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average wait to get Windows 10??

  1. #1

    average wait to get Windows 10??


    Hi,

    I put in for the free upgrade to Windows 10 several months ago when the offer was published to the masses. As of today I still haven't heard anything about when I should receive it.

    I click on the small Windows 10 icon on the Taskbar from time to time but it still just says "your update to Windows 10 could come in a few days or weeks".

    Is it possible my request got lost in the shuffle or is it normal that many of us still don't have it?

    Thanks and regards,
    2harts4ever

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    Hi there,

    Honestly, I'm not sure what the average wait is, I do know some folks are waiting quite a while.

    The other option is to just do the upgrade manually so you don't have to wait any longer.

    Here's our tutorial for doing that,

    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
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    Wait at least until tomorrow as the Threshold 2 release will be out then which has a lot of fixes for problems in the initial Win 10 release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Wait at least until tomorrow as the Threshold 2 release will be out then which has a lot of fixes for problems in the initial Win 10 release.
    Very good point Rich.
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    derekimo and Ztruker,

    I appreciate both of your responses. I was just curious if maybe I hadn't received the free upgrade because the 'Powers to be' hadn't got to my area of the country (Central Pennsylvania) yet.

    I was just wondering how many others in the states are still waiting too.

    Thanks and regards,
    2harts4ever
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    You're welcome, that's a good question really.

    I had it reserved for quite a while and never got anything.

    I just cancelled the reservation and figured I'd do the manual upgrade when I'm ready.
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    It really depends on how much longer that you want to wait to download the ESD ISO. Even if you download the last one from Microsoft.com. It will still update to the latest version when it hits the update servers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2harts4ever View Post
    derekimo and Ztruker,

    I appreciate both of your responses. I was just curious if maybe I hadn't received the free upgrade because the 'Powers to be' hadn't got to my area of the country (Central Pennsylvania) yet.

    I was just wondering how many others in the states are still waiting too.

    Thanks and regards,
    2harts4ever
    You are dealing with M$ here, so who knows what's going on? Could be anything or nothing.

    There are ways to trigger the installation if you really can't wait. Just use a search engine.
    You can download and burn a CD if you prefer.

    Also, be aware that you are waving goodbye to privacy the minute you install it, so don't go blindly into that.
    Use the waiting time to find out how this impacts you and how to mitigate.
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    Central IL
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    Martienne incorrect on waving rights to privacy. Please stop spreading that false rumor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Martienne incorrect on waving rights to privacy. Please stop spreading that false rumor.
    So you dismiss every reputable and knowledgeable independent techie on the planet, just because Microsoft claims innocence? Or perhaps you are Microsoft - that would explain it.

    We are talking about all major PC magazines and Wired who have all written about this. Broadsheets, tabloids and TV news. Plus a number of more serious allegations in technical internet forums.

    Feel free to let MS (and NSA & co in the extension, should they wish to) have access to everything you do on your computer. But don't try to pull the wool over the eyes of kids and computer illiterate people who may be reading this.

    People should have a right to control what personal information gets sent over to corporations in America.
    Ignorant Microsoft users (I.e. most Windows users) don't. MS scrapes up everything it can about them and lord only knows what happens with the data after that. Trust a corporation in the US? Erm... no.
    It is a major project even for a technically savvy user to try to retain some level of privacy on Windows.
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