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Windows 10 Available on July 29

  1. #51


    Quote Originally Posted by Johngilliver View Post
    I'm on windows 7 and got notification today.If I don't like it can I go back to 7.
    you got a notification while on windows 7???

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  2. #52


    VA USA
    Posts : 349
    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    have all updates and ran this script CMD file some guy said to run if you didn't have the icon to reserve W10 in the task bar, well I also ran that cmd file as "admin" on my w8.1 laptop with ALL updates, the first time it did the same thing just run real fast and quit, did it 2 more times, the 3rd time it just got into some sort of loop, I ended up shutting down the laptop. booted up this morning, took a couple times, something must have hung up doing this thing, after having to use the power button on/off to re start I finally got it booted after the 2nd try, still no icon , giving up on this thing.

    I had some sort of glitch too when w8.1 came out, I couldn't do the update from that store thing either, had to go find a ISO for W8.1 to install manually, which it worked but had to use some different "install" key first to get it installed, than used my retail W8 pro key to activate the thing. So maybe this will be the same deal.

    I assume I'll just get hold of the ISO (if MS puts one out) and go from there manually, I just need to know if my retail w8 pro key will activate W10.

    EDIT:

    OK found a way to get it to show

    Go to C:/ or your OS drive...and search for GWX file... it is present in the folder C:/Windows/WinSXS/wow64_microsoft-windows-gwx_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17813_none_abd5ff8f5e617f0d/GWX

    Run the GWX application...and you should be good 2 go..


    Also after clicking I checked the section on issues, seems only thing it said for me was that the Windows media would be uninstalled, its no longer in 10, and I needed to reinstall any language packs again, both are non issues, I hardly ever used WM since I had it, and only have one other language pack installed that I hardly use, everything else was "good to go". all apps and settings, so it will keep ALL programs as it did when going from 7 to 8 on this laptop. Which is good cause I have a crap load of programs with no SN's to reinstall them.

    I'm assuming that this will be the same type of D/L that 8.1 was, that put this ESD folder in Windows, and you could use that to convert it to an ISO, which you than could burn as a setup disk, or use a USB stick. Either way I still hope MS puts out a formal ISO and lets the burned setup install with my W8.1 Pro retail key. (Lots of imaging going to be going on that day)
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  3. #53


    Posts : 6
    Wds 8.1


    I had to install all the option updates before it offers " in the task bar "

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  4. #54


    VA USA
    Posts : 349
    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    Quote Originally Posted by Wds102b View Post
    I had to install all the option updates before it offers " in the task bar "

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    yeah I had them ALL installed too, but only after doing that GWX.exe did it show up.
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  5. #55


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


    @ Hoody, this download will use your 8.0 and 8.1 keys even OEM embedded keys. Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help No messing around with generic install keys etc. No having to enter a key to get it either.
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  6. #56


    Loulé, Algarve
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    @ Hoody, this download will use your 8.0 and 8.1 keys even OEM embedded keys. Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help No messing around with generic install keys etc. No having to enter a key to get it either.
    So when the upgrade comes, assuming it'll be a ESD file, can I use this guide to convert it into a ISO and perform a clean install? All while maintaining my retail license/key?
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  7. #57


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Kratos Aurion View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    @ Hoody, this download will use your 8.0 and 8.1 keys even OEM embedded keys. Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help No messing around with generic install keys etc. No having to enter a key to get it either.
    So when the upgrade comes, assuming it'll be a ESD file, can I use this guide to convert it into a ISO and perform a clean install? All while maintaining my retail license/key?
    Maybe, who knows. That ESD file will be version specific. It's going to be Home or Pro, depending on what OS your upgrading from. Also Microsoft may have already read your current key an verified it before you even get to do the download. Not sure what you mean by "All while maintaining my retail license/key? " Also what does your post have to do with mine? The one you quoted?
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  8. #58


    Loulé, Algarve
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Maybe, who knows. That ESD file will be version specific. It's going to be Home or Pro, depending on what OS your upgrading from. Also Microsoft may have already read your current key an verified it before you even get to do the download. Not sure what you mean by "All while maintaining my retail license/key? " Also what does your post have to do with mine? The one you quoted?
    I quoted your post because you pointed out that the upgrade will maintain the retail license of the computer that's being upgraded, and I was wondering if a clean install using that same upgrade (by converting into an ISO), again assuming it'll be a ESD file, would be possible.

    I have a terrible experience with upgrades, and I want Windows 10 so much :P
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  9. #59


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Kratos Aurion View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Maybe, who knows. That ESD file will be version specific. It's going to be Home or Pro, depending on what OS your upgrading from. Also Microsoft may have already read your current key an verified it before you even get to do the download. Not sure what you mean by "All while maintaining my retail license/key? " Also what does your post have to do with mine? The one you quoted?
    I quoted your post because you pointed out that the upgrade will maintain the retail license of the computer that's being upgraded, and I was wondering if a clean install using that same upgrade (by converting into an ISO), again assuming it'll be a ESD file, would be possible.

    I have a terrible experience with upgrades, and I want Windows 10 so much :P
    A clean install should be possible. Nobodies going to know until the day actually comes. Or more info comes out. I saw some info today I'd like to post but I can't because of my NDA with Microsoft. I can't mention it unless somebody else leaks it first. Nothing Earth shattering mind you, just info I'd like to pass on.
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  10. #60


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    @ Hoody, this download will use your 8.0 and 8.1 keys even OEM embedded keys. Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help No messing around with generic install keys etc. No having to enter a key to get it either.
    I am unsure what I am reading here, this 'media installation' software - what exactly does it do? For times sake I am currently creating this on a stick, but only to use if it is something I can use in the future, saving me searching files at some future date. Also I already have a recovery stick made up.
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