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Windows 10 Available on July 29

  1. #171


    Posts : 191
    Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Pro 64 bit


    One other question; I've read on this link Cortana for Windows 10 to expand to more markets and languages later in 2015 | Windows Central that Cortana will be out for several other countries later this year but not for the Netherlands.

    Does this mean that Cortana will never be released for a Dutch language version of Windows 10? Won't there even be an English Cortana for the Dutch version of Windows 10?

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  2. #172


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnTravolski View Post
    Okay, let's say that I have the Windows 8.1 installation disk. Let's say that, on this hardware, I updated my Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 for free with the upgrade. Now, let's say more than one year has passed and I uninstall Windows 10 and put Windows 8.1 back onto the computer. Would I ever be able to get Windows 10 back for free?
    Yes, you can reinstall Windows 10 on the device it was upgraded on, after the one year period expires. Clean installs will be doable on that hardware after you do the free upgrade.
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  3. #173


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks, that's wonderful to hear. However, I'm assuming that, if I were to say, change the boot drive, the free upgrade wouldn't be possible anymore, would it? Here's the thing:
    I don't have money for a whole new laptop. But my current one has one of those cheap 1TB slow HDDs in it and I'm thinking about replacing its boot drive with an SSD. But the problem is that I have no idea if I'll be able to legally get Windows 8.1 back onto this laptop because it came with with Windows 8 (not 8.1) pre-installed on it and the Windows 8.1 pro disc that I have is one that I've used on my Desktop instead. So the real question is:

    Can I take my laptop's old HDD boot drive out, replace it with an SSD, then reinstall Windows 8 on it, do all of the Windows 8 updates and whatnot, and THEN install Windows 10 onto the laptop for free? I won't be able to use my desktop in college and I need my laptop to be as reliable as possible since I create videos and do heavy editing, but it's about 3 years old and the HDD's performance is deteriorating making it nearly unusable for video editing. The other components still work very well.
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  4. #174


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnTravolski View Post
    Thanks, that's wonderful to hear. However, I'm assuming that, if I were to say, change the boot drive, the free upgrade wouldn't be possible anymore, would it? Here's the thing:
    I don't have money for a whole new laptop. But my current one has one of those cheap 1TB slow HDDs in it and I'm thinking about replacing its boot drive with an SSD. But the problem is that I have no idea if I'll be able to legally get Windows 8.1 back onto this laptop because it came with with Windows 8 (not 8.1) pre-installed on it and the Windows 8.1 pro disc that I have is one that I've used on my Desktop instead. So the real question is:

    Can I take my laptop's old HDD boot drive out, replace it with an SSD, then reinstall Windows 8 on it, do all of the Windows 8 updates and whatnot, and THEN install Windows 10 onto the laptop for free? I won't be able to use my desktop in college and I need my laptop to be as reliable as possible since I create videos and do heavy editing, but it's about 3 years old and the HDD's performance is deteriorating making it nearly unusable for video editing. The other components still work very well.
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  5. #175


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnTravolski View Post
    Thanks, that's wonderful to hear. However, I'm assuming that, if I were to say, change the boot drive, the free upgrade wouldn't be possible anymore, would it? Here's the thing:
    I don't have money for a whole new laptop. But my current one has one of those cheap 1TB slow HDDs in it and I'm thinking about replacing its boot drive with an SSD. But the problem is that I have no idea if I'll be able to legally get Windows 8.1 back onto this laptop because it came with with Windows 8 (not 8.1) pre-installed on it and the Windows 8.1 pro disc that I have is one that I've used on my Desktop instead. So the real question is:

    Can I take my laptop's old HDD boot drive out, replace it with an SSD, then reinstall Windows 8 on it, do all of the Windows 8 updates and whatnot, and THEN install Windows 10 onto the laptop for free? I won't be able to use my desktop in college and I need my laptop to be as reliable as possible since I create videos and do heavy editing, but it's about 3 years old and the HDD's performance is deteriorating making it nearly unusable for video editing. The other components still work very well.
    If you go here, Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help, you can download Windows 8.1 install media that will read and use Windows 8.0 and 8.1 keys, even OEM embedded keys. I've tested it myself on my laptop that now has an SSD in it. You just have to download and install the version matching what was installed at the factory. My laptop came with Windows 8.0 (Core) so I downloaded Windows 8.1 and used that. It read an used my 8.0 OEM key, installed without asking for a key and activated online without issue. No having to install 8.0 and upgrade to 8.1. You'll be using your OEM key and be genuine so you can then get the free upgrade to Windows 10.
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  6. #176


    Posts : 88
    windows8.1;OSX 10.10.3;vb with debian,ubuntu and Windows 10 TP


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnTravolski View Post
    Thanks, that's wonderful to hear. However, I'm assuming that, if I were to say, change the boot drive, the free upgrade wouldn't be possible anymore, would it? Here's the thing:
    I don't have money for a whole new laptop. But my current one has one of those cheap 1TB slow HDDs in it and I'm thinking about replacing its boot drive with an SSD. But the problem is that I have no idea if I'll be able to legally get Windows 8.1 back onto this laptop because it came with with Windows 8 (not 8.1) pre-installed on it and the Windows 8.1 pro disc that I have is one that I've used on my Desktop instead. So the real question is:

    Can I take my laptop's old HDD boot drive out, replace it with an SSD, then reinstall Windows 8 on it, do all of the Windows 8 updates and whatnot, and THEN install Windows 10 onto the laptop for free? I won't be able to use my desktop in college and I need my laptop to be as reliable as possible since I create videos and do heavy editing, but it's about 3 years old and the HDD's performance is deteriorating making it nearly unusable for video editing. The other components still work very well.
    What you wanted to do, I did it a week back. pl see my post
    Change from HDD to SSD in ASUS S400CA laptop
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  7. #177


    Posts : 17
    Server 2012


    About time windows 10 came out. Good riddance windows 8(.1)! I don't forsee even Microsoft repeating it's mistakes that it made with windows 8(.1) and I have to admit the brief look I had with build 10240 looks quite good, although only time will tell
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  8. #178


    Reports are coming in of the roll-out having begun - please check updates.

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  9. #179


    Posts : 113
    Win 8 Pro - 64Bit


    In my Windows update it shows an update to Windows 10 is available to install (at 2.7GB) and as I have updates set to download but not install it is downloading as I write - slow connection (1Mb) so will take some time.

    Does anyone know where the download is stored whilst waiting for me to install it?

    [I have some questions about installing this, but I will start a separate thread rather than clog this one ]

    EDIT:
    Strange.
    I have the install.esd file which is 2.63GB.
    I have decrypted it and created an ISO which is now 3.73GB.
    BUT there is still a large file downloading in the background and I don't know what that is - Anyone any idea if the sizes above are correct for the fully completed download???
    Last edited by pewe; 29 Jul 2015 at 05:03.
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  10. #180



    I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
    NJ
    Posts : 1,116
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    On my asus tablet i never got the popup to reserve windows 10 nor the icon in the bottom of the taskbar. It is running 8.1 home. Al security and updates are up to date And i do not have the folders you are all talking about, so why can't this tablet get windows 10.?
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