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Windows 10 Available on July 29

  1. #31


    Quote Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
    Not seen anything yet, no notification or in Windows Update
    Look for a white 4 square MS Icon. I didn't see mine until I hit customize notification

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  2. #32


    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    Automatic Maintenance ran this morning, but no icon for me.

    I'm wondering whether it's because I use Firewall white-listing and %SystemRoot%\GWX\GWXConfigManager.exe was blocked for a few days until I investigated what it was? Or is the icon becoming active at different times on different machines?


    Also, if Microsoft already have upgrade manager software installed on your system, I'm not sure why it needs an email address either. Are they're planning on supplying new Windows 10 licence keys via email?

    I reserved it did not ask me for a email address
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnTravolski View Post
    I don't know if this is an appropriate question here, but I'll ask it nonetheless:

    If I am to upgrade my Windows 8.1 Pro computer to Windows 10, will it upgrade only to Windows 10, or is there a Windows 10 Pro version that it will upgrade to? I've tried doing research to no avail, so perhaps somebody here can help me. Basically, is there any difference between the versions of Windows 10 that a Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro will upgrade to?
    I haven't seen anyone post these FAQ'sWindows 10 FAQ & Tips - Microsoft
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  4. #34


    Posts : 112
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by flhthemi View Post
    This box couldn't run Win 8.1 (Pentium 4 not enough processing power) so how's it going to run 10?


    10 actually has a smaller footprint than 8.1.This link will answer all your FAQ's regarding compatibility issues and upgrading-
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-faq
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  5. #35


    Just got back on the computer (8.1) and saw the little white Windows Icon in my notification area.

    Free W10 upgrade and reserve now. OK, I reserved it just because it said that I could choose when to install, because not sure yet if I should.
    Just got my W8.1 computer about 2 months ago and like it as it is (after major desktop and "design" changes)

    Does anybody know if the Upgrade could be setup as a second OS (like having W7 and W8 on one computer)?
    My current W8.1 is OEM, came with the computer pre-installed, no disk, just recovery partition.
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  6. #36


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    For the people not seeing the icon: Did you uninstall/hide update kb3022345 DiagTracking or turn the service off?
    On both my DT and LT I uninstalled KB3022345 soon after it was determined that it was causing the SFC corruptions and DISM issues and have not reinstalled as of this date so I don't think this is an issue for those that are not yet seeing the Get Windows 10 notification icon. However, I do have KB3035583 installed on both my systems and I do think that it is the main driving force for the update notifications.

    I am still unsure what role KB3022345 might play in all this but I do not like the SFC file corruptions, false-positive as they may be, so it is still sitting in my update bin. Am I concerned that not installing this update may cause future problems? A bit maybe but I will cross that bridge when and if I need to.
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  7. #37


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by gator2013 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    For the people not seeing the icon: Did you uninstall/hide update kb3022345 DiagTracking or turn the service off?
    On both my DT and LT I uninstalled KB3022345 soon after it was determined that it was causing the SFC corruptions and DISM issues and have not reinstalled as of this date so I don't think this is an issue for those that are not yet seeing the Get Windows 10 notification icon. However, I do have KB3035583 installed on both my systems and I do think that it is the main driving force for the update notifications.

    I am still unsure what role KB3022345 might play in all this but I do not like the SFC file corruptions, false-positive as they may be, so it is still sitting in my update bin. Am I concerned that not installing this update may cause future problems? A bit maybe but I will cross that bridge when and if I need to.
    On my system I disabled the DiagTracking service and it did not affect the GWX program.

    Jim
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  8. #38


    John, I also had that thought but imagine that MS will 'detect' your version and download accordingly. My laptop is on Win 8.1 Pro; my pc is on 8.1 home - I will be in a position to reply 100% after july 29th.
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  9. #39



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Thanks Jim good to know. Maybe they just haven't installed all the required updates(it's been a lot in the last few months). I personally install everything, but there are others that do have/get problems.

    On a side note, I got my reservation on my desktop 04:45 a.m.(German time) just as I was getting ready to go to work. Now on my laptop, I only have to pull my test disk, with Windows 10 (my version of a VM I like live systems), and put my Win7 disk in and update it too.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I'm in a dilemma whether to upgrade or not. I hate Windows 8 because the UI is just terrible. On Windows 7 I could just press my Windows key and open a tiny sleek menu where I can access Control Panel, Computer with another click, and I could use the Windows key to minimise full screen programs too, while Windows 8 brings this hideous massive screen which requires a million clicks to access anything, and I also have to wait for the animation of the icons appearing. And the UI is such a step backwards, Windows 7 had beautiful translucent menus while 8 has opaque rectangles made in Paint.

    But I'm worried that Windows 10 might break my important programs and cause them not to work, especially my games.
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