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Skeet1983

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I am running Windows 8.1 64 bit and the GWX icon was in Taskbar Notification area, but disappeared recently. Has anyone else experienced this and or know what is going on? Even a computer restart did not restore the "Get Windows 10" icon... Thoughts appreciated :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Sager NP9377
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-4810MQ @ 2.80GHz, 2.80GHz
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M's 6GB each in SLI
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD, 2 1TB HDDs

WindWall

New Member
I was doing a system restore because my printer driver caused some issues on my computer. When it was finished, the GWX icon disappeared too.

I don't know if system restore has to do anything with this because I did a couple system restores in the past and the GWX icon was still in the taskbar tray.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP-15r110dx
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-4210U @ 1.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 2211 (U3E1) (Haswell)
    Memory
    6GB Dual-Channel DDR3 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4400 Integrated Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor on Intel HD Graphics Family
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital WDC WD7500BPVX-60JC3T0 750GB
    Keyboard
    Integrated Keyboard
    Mouse
    Generic Mouse
    Internet Speed
    30Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security 2015/Malwarebytes Premium

derekimo

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I am running Windows 8.1 64 bit and the GWX icon was in Taskbar Notification area, but disappeared recently. Has anyone else experienced this and or know what is going on? Even a computer restart did not restore the "Get Windows 10" icon... Thoughts appreciated :)

Mine disappeared this morning, I have no idea why, it does still show reserved in windows update.

I'm not too worried about it, there's quite a bit happening on their servers right now.

You can download W10 with the media creation tool,

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

And do the upgrade yourself if you don't feel like waiting.

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel I5-2500K @3.3GHz
    Motherboard
    Asrock P67 Extreme4
    Memory
    16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X (4x4GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 750 Ti SC 2GB
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    auria eq2367
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD
    1TB WD Blue
    1TB Hitachi
    PSU
    SeaSonic X 650W 80 Plus Gold
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian 750D
    Cooling
    Corsair H60, Three 140mm case fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Keyboard K520
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Mouse M310
    Internet Speed
    Wave Broadband ~ 100 dn 5 up
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender, Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Laptop specs: HP g7-1365dx /
    CPU: AMD A6-3420M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics /
    RAM: Crucial 8Gb (2x4Gb) /
    SSD: Crucial M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA Device/ FW 000F /
    GFX: AMD Radeon HD 6520G /
    OS: Windows 10 Pro x64

Atomcrusher

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I am running Windows 8.1 64 bit and the GWX icon was in Taskbar Notification area, but disappeared recently. Has anyone else experienced this and or know what is going on? Even a computer restart did not restore the "Get Windows 10" icon... Thoughts appreciated :)

Mine disappeared this morning, I have no idea why, it does still show reserved in windows update.

I'm not too worried about it, there's quite a bit happening on their servers right now.

You can download W10 with the media creation tool,

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

And do the upgrade yourself if you don't feel like waiting.

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

Re: the bolded text .. mine also vanished a day or so ago.

I am a little peeved that my 95 year-old father, who lives in the UK, has already received the update to Win 10.

His laptop was running 8.1 and now Win 10. He had no problems, and all seemed to go smoothly.

I spend hours on Skype with him, several times a week, trying to explain how to do simple things like creating a folder, or attaching a file to an email.

And here he is now, with an upgraded OS, with me stuck on Win 8.1.

I reserved the Win8 update, but so far no sign of it being downloaded. I am wondering if US & European countries get it first, with my home country, South Africa, getting it much later?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS X54C
    CPU
    Intel Pentium B940 2.00GHz Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
    Motherboard
    OEM - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Model K54C (CPU 1) Version 1.0 Chipset Vendor Intel Chipset Model
    Memory
    6.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    OEM - Intel Model HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    OEM
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OEM
    Hard Drives
    Manufacturer Hitachi
    Product Family Travelstar
    Series Prefix Standard
    Model Capacity For This Specific Drive 500GB
    PSU
    OEM
    Case
    OEM
    Cooling
    OEM
    Keyboard
    OEM
    Mouse
    Microsoft
    Internet Speed
    4 Mbps ADSL
    Browser
    Chrome 64bit
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Billion 400G Wi-fi router

Skeet1983

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Member
I am running Windows 8.1 64 bit and the GWX icon was in Taskbar Notification area, but disappeared recently. Has anyone else experienced this and or know what is going on? Even a computer restart did not restore the "Get Windows 10" icon... Thoughts appreciated :)

Mine disappeared this morning, I have no idea why, it does still show reserved in windows update.

I'm not too worried about it, there's quite a bit happening on their servers right now.

You can download W10 with the media creation tool,

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

And do the upgrade yourself if you don't feel like waiting.

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

If I use the Media Creation Tool for W10, where/how do I get the Product Key? Also, which W10 Version should I select?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Sager NP9377
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-4810MQ @ 2.80GHz, 2.80GHz
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M's 6GB each in SLI
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD, 2 1TB HDDs

Mark Phelps

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If I use the Media Creation Tool for W10, where/how do I get the Product Key? Also, which W10 Version should I select?

You don't get a new product key -- it reuses the existing one for the upgrade.

If you use the Media Creation tool to do an upgrade, it's supposed to automatically figure out the right version.
 

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derekimo

Moderator
Moderator
Mine just showed up again, they must be catching up on some things...
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel I5-2500K @3.3GHz
    Motherboard
    Asrock P67 Extreme4
    Memory
    16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X (4x4GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 750 Ti SC 2GB
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    auria eq2367
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD
    1TB WD Blue
    1TB Hitachi
    PSU
    SeaSonic X 650W 80 Plus Gold
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian 750D
    Cooling
    Corsair H60, Three 140mm case fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Keyboard K520
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Mouse M310
    Internet Speed
    Wave Broadband ~ 100 dn 5 up
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender, Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Laptop specs: HP g7-1365dx /
    CPU: AMD A6-3420M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics /
    RAM: Crucial 8Gb (2x4Gb) /
    SSD: Crucial M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA Device/ FW 000F /
    GFX: AMD Radeon HD 6520G /
    OS: Windows 10 Pro x64
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