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  1. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    News albeit a tad old regarding recent updates for Win 10 10074:
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    http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-build-10074-receives-update-rollup-adds-bug-fixes-and-enables-dolby-digital-plus
     
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    Thank you Davehc for the link. I did just what you did and it did speed up my OS.
     
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    I did have to turn this one back on (Update Orchestrator Service). Without it my updates would not work.
     
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    Nice tip, Sonny
    Oddly, I had NOT disabled that one. Must have been instinct from previous use
     
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    Microsoft have announced in a recent Blog the intended editions for Windows 10 and there's quite a few!

     
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    Winbeta.com has news on the latest leaked Build 10120:
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    http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-build-10120-screenshots-leaked-edge-now-default-pdf-viewer
     
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    I posted, in the initial stages of these releases, that I (and many others), had customised and become accustomed to the use of the modern start menu.
    I think this was a case where I could not see the wood for the trees!

    It is still there, but presented in a different fashion. I have now customised my start menu, and grouped the items. This is barebones without, basically, any other than the programs which are built in. I wouldn't care to add to it at this stage, as it will all have to be done over again. Still, as it always was, one click away. If I hide the taskbar and eliminate my chosen desktop icons - a clean "modern" start menu.

    Untitled.
     
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    Right there with you David although I'm still on 8.1.1:
    start menu.
     
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    Winbeta carries an article showing leaked screenshots of the build 10120:
     
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    Microsoft have confirmed details on the free upgrade path to Windows 10 ( for the first year ):

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    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/auspartners/archive/2015/05/19/recap-of-the-latest-key-windows-10-announcements.aspx
     
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    From your link.
    That is the first time I have seen Windows "8" mentioned as a viable upgrade source / path. I thought that it was pretty much out of the picture. I was under the impression that if you were not running 8.1 you couldn't upgrade to 10.
     
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    I kinda knew Windows 8 was in the picture but didn't realise Windows 7 was too. Even pirates will get a look in but apparently they'll have to suffer a watermark.. Branded I guess for being bad.. :)

    http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-pirates-can-upgrade-windows-10-free-desktop-watermark-will-haunt-them
     
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    Still.... the word "qualified" in that statement gives me some pause.
    Like, sure you can upgrade from Windows 7, but first you have to install SP1 and make sure that it is fully patched and updated. Windows 8..... come on down, OH but first upgrade to Windows 8.1.

    Might be a bit nicer if we could just down load the ISO using a Windows 7 or 8 key and be done with it.
    There seems to be a lot of emphasis placed upon the term "upgrade" and we all know how much we truly love upgrades. :)
     
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    Hehe.. Aye indeed.. :D
     
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    This is how we got it from our local sources. It was on a social network, but seemed authorative.

    Version information.

    1. Windows 10 Home for consumers and BYOD scenarios, available under the free upgrade
    2. Windows 10 Pro for small and lower mid-size businesses, available under the free upgrade
    3. Windows 10 Enterprise for Mid-size and large enterprises, available under VL
    4. Windows 10 Education designed to meet the needs of schools – teachers, students, staff, and administrators, available under VL
    5. Windows 10 Mobile for consumer, small, mid-size and large enterprises and academic institutions, available under OEM

    For Users taking advantage of the upgrade from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10:

    1. Microsoft will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices in the first year. After the first year, upgrades will be paid via boxed product and VL Upgrades.
    2. Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 7 Home Basic and Home Premium devices upgrade to Windows 10 Home
    3. Windows 8/8.1 Pro and Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate devices upgrade to Windows 10 Pro .
    4. If upgraded within the first 12 months following launch, the device will receive ongoing Windows 10 updates for free for the life of that device

    Excludes Windows Enterprise and RT devices
    The free Windows 10 upgrade is delivered through Windows Update; domain-joined machines can manually get the update via Windows Update. The upgrade cannot be deployed through WSUS.

    The Windows 10 update will be provided to properly licensed versions of Windows 7/8.1 through Windows Update instead of the Windows Store. As was done with Windows 10 Technical Preview to Insiders on Windows 7 and 8.1.

    Microsoft will also provide properly licensed users of Windows 7/8.1 with a license key, that can be used with an ISO of their version of Windows 10 for their system, instead of having to install the old OS and subsequent updates in order to perform the upgrade to Windows 10, should a clean install is necessary.

    Once the update to Windows 10 has been completed, the user will be able to use the Reset or Refresh options in Windows for a fresh start with Windows 10 as required.


    P.S. No mention of the watermark issue, but I would guess that would be a natural complication for pirated material. Wouldn't take to long for the hackers to remove it.
     
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    Just reading it through again. I think this bit probably covers your query:
    "The Windows 10 update will be provided to properly licensed versions of Windows 7/8.1 through Windows Update instead of the Windows Store"
     
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    It seems there is some vote going on as to whether build 10122 should be released today. I suppose everyone here has voted?
     
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    No, haven't voted but been watching Gabe Aul's twitter account and 30 minutes ago he said
    https://twitter.com/GabeAul/status/601035462338281472
    So maybe soon.
     

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