Windows 10 Thread

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  1. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    This thread is for the discussion of Windows 10. You can download the Media Creation Tool from HERE.




    EDIT:

    If you're still waiting for your upgrade to start, don't wait any longer. Just download the iso from the link above and do an in-place upgrade once you have created your media drive. If you wish to do a clean install after you have windows 10 installed, feel free to do so.

    EDIT 2:

    OK. So it seems Microsoft is still forcing updates. So you will need to download and use this tool to hide them.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930

    EDIT 3:

    In case the main link goes down or changes for whatever reason. These 2 are direct links to the media creation tool itself.

    64bit
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=616936

    32bit
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=616935

    Thanks to Extraordinary for providing them.
     
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  2. AMDFreeSync

    AMDFreeSync Master Guru

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    Already post it http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=401215 but great job still.

     
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  3. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    He actually posted it before you made the thread :D
     
  4. PhazeDelta1

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    Gotta be quick with those fingers :D
     

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    AMDFreeSync Master Guru

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    These fingers are not young as it use to be :grin: now, time to download the iso & wait for the R9 Nano to come out so I can fresh install Windows.

    Also MS did a great job. Intel HD Graphics 4600 run so damn smooth on Windows 10 that i'm shock still, it ran better then Windows 8.1.
     
  6. PhazeDelta1

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    I have my laptop updating now. Once i'm able to log in, im switching back to the insider builds. I'm going to do the testing from this and keep my main PC on the regular build.
     
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    When will microsoft unlock preload ? I don't feel like downloading it again is right.
     
  9. PhazeDelta1

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    There's no need to download it again. It's the same build that got leaked a few days ago.

    No. You have to upgrade first.
     
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    I may be mistaken, but i believe you have to at least go through the upgrade process once before being able to do a clean install. No idea if i'm correct in saying that or not... but judging by how they word it on their site, it seems that's the case.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-faq?ocid=win10_auxapp_LearnMore_win10faq

    6th one from the bottom.
    "Can I reinstall Windows 10 on my computer after upgrading?"

    "Yes. Once you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You won’t need a product key for re-activations on the same hardware. If you make a meaningful change to your hardware, you may need to contact customer support to help with activation. You’ll also be able to create your own installation media like a USB drive or DVD, and use that to upgrade your device or reinstall after you’ve upgraded."
     

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    I really hope it's is only for CPU & MB change because if this is also for GPU change then Microsoft you got a ton of problems coming your way since people upgrade there GPU time to time.
     
  12. KissSh0t

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    You will need to upgrade only once, after that you can do a clean install.

    I very highly doubt it will include CPU and GPU change...
     
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  14. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    How do you check the FULL Windows version string please from the command prompt/Powershell or whatever? Thanks.
     
  15. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    Do you mean like this?

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    *edit*

    Wrong link.

    I think I know what you mean, I thought I saw it just a little bit ago..
     
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  16. PhazeDelta1

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    The only way I know how is through regedit

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

    it'll be under BuildLab and the versions should be labeled 10240.th1_st1.150717-1719
     
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    I think only the mobo is tied. mine says MSI in my account settings for instance.
     
  18. Extraordinary

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    Run from CMD:

    Code:
    reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" | findstr BuildLabEx
     
  19. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    AIDA64 Extreme v5.3.0 reports my version string as 10.0.10240.16393 (Win 10 RTM) which I understand is NOT the final release as that is apparently 10.0.10240.16405 from what I've read elsewhere. The final update is supposedly 500 MB in size (1 GB uncompressed).

    In fact, Explorer is already version 10.0.10240.16405 from KB3074681 but the Windows version is taken from the kernel which is still version 10.0.10240.16393 on my system.

    How do I update to the final build? Just be patient and wait for it via Windows Update?

    *EDIT*
    Thanks Extraordinary and PhazeDelta.
     
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    Check
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

    UBR at the bottom shows 16405

    You are on the final build, only updates change the build string
     

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