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  1. #41



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


    Quote Originally Posted by xiiliea View Post
    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.
    I don't see any of those problems on Windows 8.1.
    I have it themed and use the desktop toolbar placing the trash can to the front and showing, and when I install a program I create a desktop Icon(can be done with everything except Universal apps) and hide icons to access them through the toolbar.
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  2. #42


    Posts : 446
    Win 8 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    ...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.
    Yeah, all updates installed and up-to-date. I've started a new topic in order to keep it separate from this news topic.

    Unable to See Icon in Taskbar to Reserve Windows 10
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  3. #43


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Just received my notification now
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  4. #44


    got it
    can't wait till july
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  5. #45


    Posts : 113
    Win 8 Pro - 64Bit


    With regard to downloading the upgrade, on this page it says
    If you have a good friend with a fast Internet connection, you could ask them if it would be possible for you to download the software on their computer or using your computer. This is especially great if they have Wi-Fi setup, they could let you connect to their network and download it for you.
    That's a bit ambiguous - but if you can download it to a friends computer I wonder if the install program will be one that can be 'tricked' to do a clean install - or if it will be a fixed 'upgrade' only.
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  6. #46


    Quote Originally Posted by pewe View Post
    With regard to downloading the upgrade, on this page it says
    If you have a good friend with a fast Internet connection, you could ask them if it would be possible for you to download the software on their computer or using your computer. This is especially great if they have Wi-Fi setup, they could let you connect to their network and download it for you.
    That's a bit ambiguous - but if you can download it to a friends computer I wonder if the install program will be one that can be 'tricked' to do a clean install - or if it will be a fixed 'upgrade' only.
    Yeah, that could be written clearer, what you are downloading is the ESD file and it can be used to create an ISO to do a clean install.

    ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File - Windows 10 Forums
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  7. #47


    Loulé, Algarve
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Quote Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
    Yeah, that could be written clearer, what you are downloading is the ESD file and it can be used to create an ISO to do a clean install.

    ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File - Windows 10 Forums
    Wait, so you can convert the upgrade into a bootable ISO for a clean install? And it'll keep my current 8.1 license? :O

    That is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!...unless I misunderstood the post...
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  8. #48


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


    I am curious what version ESD you get. Does it depend on what is on the system you use to download. Hopefully it is a universal file that checks your key when installing to install the correct version.

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  9. #49


    ESD's are single version - the ISO's, however, contain both Home and Pro - thus if on anything other than Win7 Ult/Pro or Win 8.1 Pro, one will get Home edition.
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  10. #50


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    ESD's are single version - the ISO's, however, contain both Home and Pro - thus if on anything other than Win7 Ult/Pro or Win 8.1 Pro, one will get Home edition.
    Thanks, My Laptop (8.1) and wife's Desktop (W7 Home Premium) system will get W10 Home and my Desktop (W8.1 Pro) will get W10 Pro.
    Now to research what the differences between W10 Home & W10 Pro other then the way they update going forward.

    Jim
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