Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jul 28, 2015.
mine is stuck at 5.92 the boot.wim file is missing
It says "Configure Automatic Updates" with a disable option... so why select 2 to minimize your screen at a critical moment, or does it not work like that?
Just download the MediaCreationTool from here : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and create an ISO of WIN 10 on USB or DVD. You will need a valid key when installing. I'm assuming you can update with this as well, but I haven't tried it. Did a clean install.
A couple of days ago windows update spewed an optional driver for my Razer Imperator
I thought I'd leave my pc on overnight to let it do whatever is needed to do, not upgraded or anything yet but the "Get Windows" app is now showing a "Notify me when ready" screen:-
However, windows update seems to have had a right fit overnight....
Will I have to remove Classic Shell before upgrade? Guess so.
EDIT: Just noticed, the little icon for Windows 10 in bottom right hand corner has gone... Any one else's disappeared?
Since you can download and install Windows 10 with the Media Creation Tool in .iso, upgrade or USB stick form now, does anybody know if this is a valid way to make use of the initial free upgrade without having to go through Windows Update and all it's errors?
Doesn't matter how you upgrade, so long as you upgrade before clean installing, ensuring 10 is activated and online before clean installing
Alright, thank you very much!
Update: Worked like a charm!
Yeah but which key will we use during the clean installation? The windows 7/8.1 one?
None, so long as you upgraded first, and 10 was activated and online, you don't need a key for any subsequent installs
Seems weird. When i attempted to do a clean install of windows 8.1 , i got an error because i didn't have a product key for them, so the only way was to install windows 8, then upgrade to 8.1 via store. I hope that's the case because going through 3 OS installs just to get the "cleanest" possible install would be very time consuming.
MS changed activation for 10 (For the free upgrade anyway), so long as you were genuine 7 or 8.1 before the upgrade, then your machines hardware ID & genuine status was sent and saved on MS servers, so when you reinstall 10 cleanly, it sends the machines Hardware ID back to their activation servers, it sees you were genuine before the upgrade, and activates your machine again
Many people, including myself on my main machine Im typing from, have done that fine
I have never seen these types of download speeds for anything else...
i wouldn't expect this silent pre-install , the right move should have been to notify the end user and give the choice to download or not
This makes me wonder how many stuff is being supervised "silently" in our systems....