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You can still update to Windows 10 for free with Media Creation Tool

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  1. slyphnier

    slyphnier Master Guru

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    not sure for $20
    but google up reddit microsoft software swap... bunch people selling keys there
    some says keys are from msdn subscription, etc.
    tried/bought once from mod in there for win7, it work without any issue and the price like 1/4 from retail so why not

    if you upgrading, probably something stuck in middle of upgrade process
    probably give it time and let see if it work, probably downloading something big

    but if you fresh install, if it take to long, just reboot, if something goes wrong you can re-install anyway
     
  2. HerrFornit

    HerrFornit Active Member

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    Is it possible to do a CELAN INSTALL by the media creation tool?
     
  3. Tree Dude

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    The creators build (15002) has some big DPI scaling changes coming. It is currently on the fast ring of the insider preview if you want to give it a try. I am on the slow ring so I cannot comment on if it works well or not.
     
  4. chronek

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    You can prepare iso with tool, but still you need go thru whole process of upgrading just to get win 10 activation, then you can instrall from dvd clean
     

  5. Yxskaft

    Yxskaft Maha Guru

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    I've updated to Windows 10 on the gaming PCs and would have updated the old PCs too if I didn't have to reinstall everything (don't like to do in-place upgrades)

    Even if one doesn't have any DX12 games now, Windows 10 is also supporting all DX11 revisions, whereas Win7 is stuck at 11.0. Games using the Frostbite 3 engine are benefiting from DX11.1.
    Vulkan is also supposed to be better on Windows 10 than on 7.
     
  6. Stormyandcold

    Stormyandcold Ancient Guru

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    Well, I used kinguin and upgraded my W7U laptop to Win10 pro.

    I have now played the 2 games I wanted, Forza Apex and Killer Instinct (free atm, haven't spent any money). Also, tested Forza Horizon 3 (verdict is out atm while I tweak this laptop).

    I can happily report that fps-wise; Apex and KI work near perfectly using i7 3920xm and GTX680m. (good enough to spend money? Probably).

    On the other hand, today I thought that FH3 was broken so deleted it to reinstall, then, I checked Xbox live service and found it was actually down (face-palm).

    Anyway, I haven't spent any money in the store yet, but, what I can say is there's some content there and it's actually fun to see mobile games like Sonic Dash, Beach Buggy Racing, Asphalt Extreme, Lego Pull-back Racers 2.0 etc on PC. These apps appealed to my 5yr old son straight away. If my laptop had a touch-screen, he surely would be totally fine with using it.

    His enthusiam really bought it home; kids don't care about the os. It's the apps he knows that got him interested and not the fact it's windows. After seeing and playing Apex, we both agreed it looked awesome and he agreed it's best he's seen. In his own words "better than ipad".

    However, the platform is no where near mature yet and so is relatively sparse compared to Android and ios. I'm actually suprised by this considering the millions of users on W10. App ports to desktop W10 seems to be slow. If they could get many more apps in the store, then, I think there's an audience waiting in the wings. Mario Run on W10? That'll be the day...

    Anyway, my verdict; good, will get better, glad to have tried it, not quite essential yet. Later adoption has meant some critical bugs for my hardware have been fixed.
     
  7. SHS

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    That depend if all ready have Windows 10 with*reg Windows 7 key then yes.
    But if haven't up grade Windows 7 to Windows 10 then no you must do that first and wait a*few weeks in fact if was you I just wait in tell Red Stone 2 (Insider Preview Builder) gets official release to every one as there are some thing that is solve that was*major headache with*1st one with the key not stick after trying to do*a true 100% clean install by wiping the drive first
     
  8. Neo Cyrus

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    Honestly anyone who hasn't upgraded yet should do so, assuming all their hardware is properly support. ASRock were real ****ters about updating the driver for my motherboard, I don't think they even released all the Ethernet drivers, the 3rd party manufacturer of the port's chipset did.
     
  9. Asgardi

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    Well that's only a problem on legacy applications. UWP apps have scaled well from day one. That being said, they also fixed*legacy applications on the latest Insider build released yesterday. So I guess its good to go? :)
     
  10. Margalus

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    Yes it is. It's a two step process. First you have to do the upgrade of your current OS. After the upgrade Win 10 will know your computer. Then you just format the drive and do a clean install and all is well.
     

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    The Windows 10 thing (update and oem) is a bit different, since it pairs to your hardware and account - you can view the devices that are associated with your microsoft account on their site.
    Also, many licences that you buy (doesn't matter if it's directly from the ones that made it) are basically saying you can use it, not that you own it.
     
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    I believe you have to force the new scaling for legacy apps via the compatibility tab. That is what I read anyway. But that build is not playing nice with AMD's drivers currently so I am sticking to 14986 for now (which has been the most stable insider build I have used so far).
     
  13. SSD_PRO

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    That MCT irritates me. When I try to get a new ISO it always gives me the stinking 32 bit version. When a new build comes out I always have to suffer through contacting MS to get a real Pro ISO. I wish they would dump their tool in the toilet and just post the darn ISOs.
     
  14. dudecat64

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    I have windows 10 64bit pro working on my main gaming pc. Not a bad windows for free. Wifes laptop has windows 10 also. Other then one crash on my gaming pc windows 10 has been great. Just wish developers would catch up though with their game clients.
     
  15. Clouseau

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    operating system thread. Not sure of the RS1 version but link guides one to both 32 and 64 links. No need for MCT. Plenty of other options available to mount the iso. With the current cumulative update scheme, updating is rather painless.
     
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  16. kakiharaFRS

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    it is not free
    it destroys your windows 7 or 8 license to make a 10 one, once you switch you cannot go back

    already made a thread about it in drivers forum
    50% of the bugs nvidia is trying to fix (fps drop, stutteting,flickering) come from win10/dx12 so no it's not "all better"
    for gaming it's much worse I played 6 months of 10 then switched to 7 had not one bug or fps problems in games since, you do and believe what I want, I know because I tested it
     
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  17. Extraordinary

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    First time I installed 10 I used my 8.x key to activate, didn't like 10 so clean installed 8.x again, used the same key to reactivate 8.x fine
     
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    Thanks again guys ( to everyone ) for the tips. Will look into this further/.Nz
     
  19. redrumy3

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    Finally did the last pc in my house. Everything is running smooth. My parents didn't like 10 at first but they got use to it I guess.
     
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    How about, people who don't want to be left in the dust, people who don't want to pay full price for windows 10 when it's inevitably required to run many programs they want/use features of hardware/etc., and people who find out they can't live in the past when it comes to electronics, that's not how electronics work.

    Same boat, hated windows 8 with a passion, but windows 10 has been nothing but good to me and any annoyances i have had, i have been able to disable or change easily without messing with the OS's code or installing 3rd party programs to add it (i'm speaking to you, windows 8 start button)

    What are you talking about?

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...37070c/going-back-to-windows-7-or-windows-8.1

    And like stated above, if you actually had the CD-Key for windows 7 or 8, you can still install them with that CD-Key.

    Love the misinformation around here.

    Do you work for nvidia? No? Didn't think so. So speaking out of where the sun don't shine? Yes? thought so.

    If you have problems with windows 10 and games, honestly, that's your system. I play more games then you can possibly imagine, across 4 different windows 10 computers, and have only hit 2 games that liked windows 7, and not 10. All the rest either work just as fine, or better. So before you start making accusations that gaming is worse on windows 10, how about you explain, what games and what problems, so that we may tell you that it's your PC?
     
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