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Re: Windows 10 Announced - Technical Preview Released

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:17 am
by Tichinde
Mainstream Support for 7 is over (no new features coming just security patches)
Extended support ends 2020 (no patches at all afterwards).

10 is free right now (and a painless upgrade unless you're Jez)
It won't be soon.

So do it soon, or pay for it later.
Or do nothing at all and be "that guy" still on 7 in 2025 ;)

Re: Windows 10 Announced - Technical Preview Released

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:53 am
by Jez
Yeah I got it on there in the end but had to do a full install which in fairness was a long time overdue for the doing. I really like it now it seems a lot quicker to load up than even 7 was and not bother playing a variety of stuff on it so far.

Re: Windows 10 Announced - Technical Preview Released

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:24 am
by Lee
Did you do the update then format then fresh install route then Jez? That's what I had to do myself and it's been good so far *touches wood*

There's a good tool to block all the telemetry stuff that windows 10 does here https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/

Re: Windows 10 Announced - Technical Preview Released

PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:17 pm
by Jez
No mate. It wouldn't install at all from the sys tray update icon. In the end I downloaded a installation media file to usb. Then got the bios to reboot using the usb as source. It asked for my win 7 product code after that it just went on and installed the thing as normal. Jobs a good un.

Re: Windows 10 Announced - Technical Preview Released

PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:04 am
by Lee
Ah yea run into that issue as well with the bloody tablet and gave up on it.

Re: Windows 10 Announced - Technical Preview Released

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:42 pm
by Mantis
Seeing stuff on Twitter that people's Windows 7 installations are automatically being upgraded to 10 on their own. I removed the little tray icon asking me to update a while back but a recent patch has brought it back. Just checked it and lo and behold 'Your upgrade will take place on March 12th'.

Just fuck off, Microsoft. Seriously. Forcing an upgrade without notifying people beforehand is about as dickish a thing you can do. If I hadn't heard about this in advance and gone in to cancel it then I would have had a nasty shock on Saturday.

It seems that it replaces your boxed retail code with an OEM version specifically tied to the hardware. If that's the case then there is no way I am ever turning auto-update back on.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced - Technical Preview Released

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:02 am
by DjchunKfunK
I think you still use your Win 7 retail key, it's just it locks the Win 10 install to your hardware.

Shocking that Microsoft are doing this though.

Re: Windows 10 Announced - Technical Preview Released

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:12 am
by Mantis
Did a bit of research into it. Everyone currently has the same Windows 10 licence key which identifies as retail, effectively allowing you to use the upgrade on any PC that you install your old Windows licence on. But after July 29th it converts to an OEM version so that any future hardware changes will require a new version of Windows and you won't simply be able to use your old Windows 7 retail key to download Windows 10 again on a fresh HD/PC/etc. Otherwise you'd effectively have a free copy of Windows 10 for life as you could just keep using your old licence.

In theory that shouldn't disable your old retail licence key so you can still use it on other systems.

Re: Windows 10 Announced - Technical Preview Released

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:59 am
by Marty Fuffkin
This is pretty shocking. I'm surprised there isn't more in the gaming media about this.

Re: Windows 10 Announced - Technical Preview Released

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:03 am
by Lee
I got a sneaky suspicion that after July 29th your old windows 7-8.1 key etc will be struck off for activation. If you have installed Windows 10.

Re: Windows 10 Announced - Technical Preview Released

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:13 pm
by Mantis
Hence my concern. It's really not clear whether or not the old licence is consumed when the free period ends. Even people who have contacted Microsoft to confirm it have had different responses depending on the customer rep they've spoken to.

I think I'd rather pay £90 for a retail licence of Windows 10 that can be transferred between machines, keep my old retail Windows 7 licence and upgrade in my own time when I'm ready.

Re: Windows 10 Announced - Technical Preview Released

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:43 pm
by Lee
Yep it's just like them to leave everything at the last minute with the details. I'll most likely get a boxed copy of windows 10 pro myself when the times comes to a new build.

Re: Windows 10 Announced - Technical Preview Released

PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:44 am
by Prey
Microsoft has apparently added a ‘Get Windows 10’ style message to new tab instances in Internet Explorer 11, courtesy of its latest security patch. InfoWorld first discovered online chatter about Patch Tuesday’s introduction of a security update to the browser, summarized in KB 3139929 dated March 8.


http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-sl ... t-explorer

Re: Windows 10 Announced - Technical Preview Released

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:10 pm
by Prey

Re: Windows 10 Announced - Technical Preview Released

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:43 pm
by Edwin
I've got the bug where the device disconnect sound plays randomly. After googling it the solution seem to be "disable the disconnect sound". :?