Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Extraordinary, Jul 15, 2015.
Just installing this now. Sounds like W10 is shaping up really nicely
Gabriel Aul 39m39 minutes ago We're releasing an update package on WU for PC build 10240 today. It will install automatically or you can check for updates to grab it.
lol, remember this?
Blast from the past Lol
It didn't look good for a while, that's for sure
Not sure if its ok, but since the thread is still on guru3d, anyone having issues activating windows 10 from a clean install, follow this from stage 3, worked for me anyway
Question for those that have win10 on Intel platform .
How are driver support for things like USB, Intel Networks , Intel ME , Intel rapid storage , etc .
Drivers are MS or signed Intel ones (or none is installed by default ) ?
Windows 10 Pro is definitely very nice but there are still a few issues here and there.
For example, Groove Music was not picking up my album art despite the fact that both Media Monkey and iTunes do it just fine. I figured it must be something to do with Windows Media Player so I opened that and reset the library. While that app was updating the media library and playing some music I noticed some corruption in the window (black areas and missing text/icons) which remained there even when I moved the app around with the mouse. I had to close the app and re-open it to fix it.
The operating system has been 100% stable in use though with only a few of the old Windows 8/8.1 Start menu games such as Angry Birds not working properly in Windows 10 (I just ended up uninstalling them).
Definitely feels very polished considering this is not yet the final release build but, let's face it, Windows is an evolving platform where it receives patches and updates on a weekly or monthly basis to address bugs and other issues. Windows 10 will be no different and I expect many more tweaks will be made to it over the next few years as happened with Windows 8 (though that was awful on release). I would like to see less of the Start menu-style apps personally - they should be left for tablets IMO - and more full featured desktop apps. Edge in particular would benefit from this as would the Settings menu.
P.S. How can I change the interval between background changes in Themes? There is now no option to do it as far as I can see.
Haven't found a way to do it either, probably a registry trick if anything
THats a KMS key. If you use that it will switch you to volume license and will expire in 180 days.
So forced windows updates incl drivers whether we like it or not. If not happy with driver, must uninstall it through device mgr, download MS troubleshooter app which will give option to hide driver. Who the fk thought up this stuff? I may hold off windows 10 until it matures further, ie, a 10.1 version.
Windows has some flac metadata bugs at least (if it's bugged in File Explorer, it's bugged in Groove Music). I've reported few. If you spot bugs you should report them using the feedback app.
Forced updates is the dumbest idea I have heard ever! I was so infuriated by it.
Then I heard it only applies to Home Edition... Pro & Enterprise can choose to defer updates.
If the option to choose manually when to download updates and when to install them is not available, I won't be updating from 8.1
That's what they say. Running Pro now, can't disable ****
Come July 29, Windows will cease to be an operating system and will henceforth be known as a service.
A few bugs...
1. James Bond 007: Blood Stone (retail disc version), one of the last games by Bizarre Creations, loads and starts fine but in this third-person game, James Bond is invisible as are the enemies!!! Otherwise all the other graphics appear fine, which is weird (or bizarre, ha!). Pretty much unplayable. None of the compatibility settings work.
2. NVIDIA Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings - I cannot set the DSR - Factors because I cannot see the pull-down and hence none of the factors (though 2.00x appears to be selected). Also, I cannot adjust the DSR - Smoothness setting either, which is set to 33%. Using v353.49 drivers.
2. turned out to be an issue caused by enabling Mouse > Pointer options > "Automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialogue box"!!! Uncheck that option and I can select the DSR options as normal. :bang:
Just to let those know who want a clean install, I originally had an activated 10166 build, upgraded to 10240 the other night, all activated, but I don't really like upgrades only clean installs, so I removed my PC first via "All Settings"> "Manage my account" > "Devices". I then erased my SSD with secure erase via a Linux live CD boot, so obviously no trace of the previous OS, installed build 10240 directly from a burned GB ISO without inputting any keys, booted into the fresh install and it's showing as already activated. I've even re-joined the insider program as well successfully.
Checked winver and no timebomb, no watermarks etc either.
Everything run's just grate, and i did not have to download USB, Intel Networks , Intel ME , Intel rapid storage , etc. All's i had to download was Intel Chipset Software nvidia driver (353.30) & my sound driver's UNi Xonar drivers 175a. I just play'ed a bit of Project CARS with my Logitech g27 all cool here. The only thing i had too put in windows 7 compatibility mode was my Zalman Knossos Professional Gaming Mouse. Forgot to add this i am on build 10240 and fully Activated
Z77 here. Everything runs fine. Even using the RST from Windows 8.1 as the Windows 10 one didn't install (wrong platform)
No USB issues, ME installed fine, the latest Intel network drivers cause DPC peaks every 5 seconds so I use the ones that come with Windows itself.
• Security Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3074665). Just hit windows update..the one Gabe mentioned earlier.
Just got that.