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  1. kemical

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    What a freaking mess this whole upgrade procedure has been
     
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    Wait until the computer illiterates start the upgrade for their free Windows 10!
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    I can't wait.
     
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    Some light has been shed on the update process Microsoft have employed: The reason why some people are seeing the upgrade icon and some are not all depends on what your configuration your machine is and it's related driver support. Microsoft have created a 'Matrix of configurations' and depending on where your machine fits in the 'Matrix' is when it will be upgraded:
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    Also 10 seems to add features linux has had for eons now like virtual desktops.
     
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    If you are happy with what Linux offers, over and above MS Windows, then by all means stay happy with it.

    I have a Linux distribution on my desktop, with which I play, but usually return to MS Windows for my daily work...
     
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    I do feel ( IMHO) that Winbeta have a bee in their bonnet, regarding Windows 10/MS.

    This is an accumulative update. It includes updates going back a couple of months. If you have been regularly, keeping up to date, then very little of this will actually be "re" installed. On a relatively slow machine, excluding the required restart, mine took about 15 seconds.

    You can see the details here:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3081424
     
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    It's being mentioned so users look out for it. That was my main intention anyway.
     
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    New updates released:
     
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    Microsoft have changed how users keys will be used on activation. As long as your original copy of windows was legit then when you upgrade to windows 10 the activation database is accessed and as long there's a record of your previous activation of windows 7/8.1 a Windows 10 licence is issued. This remains in the cloud and you can even perform a clean install without having to input the activation key. All very different to how things used to be.
    This article provides further reading:
    Microsoft quietly rewrites its activation rules for Windows 10 | ZDNet
     
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    There are several very important points there that all users, knowledgeable or not, should be reading. Maybe the article should be summarised with all those points, and pinned?
     
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    I updated my partners pc to windows 10 that was running win 7 pro and it worked great for about 5 hours. Done some updates and when I tried to turn the pc back on the Corsair force 3 ssd had died. Now I dont know if its coincidence or weather the updates killed the ssd but I had to install another ssd and put a win 7 pro image back on it and do the upgrade to wx again. Alls good so far so fingers crossed.
    Typically the ssd was 3 months over the warranty period. But at least when changing the c drive to another drive it automatically activated it again no problem.
     
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    This is a good idea David and when i find a little more time I'll create a sticky or something unless of course one of you guy's do it first..
     
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    New build available on the fast ring for those who are part of the insider program. Build 10525 is available now!
    Windows 10 build 10525 released to Insiders, download now
     
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    Nice effort. I am out of the insider now. I can wait, rather than keep downloading those darn things - particularly this one!

    Seems the focuseis on cosmetics and their use, more than performance issues?
     
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    This update will be out in October anyway and primarily contains two things. Memory is now handled better which will improve speed but only when the machine is stressed (but thats when you need it right?) and now the little white strip along the top of open windows can be a colour of choice.
    Personally I was going to go for it but when I heard it was going to be on our machines by October I decided to wait plus I don't want a nasty watermark all over again lol..
     
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    TweakTown.com are running an article testing the SSD performance between Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.
     

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