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    Who's upgrading to Windows 10?

    I've been testing the betas of Windows 10 in VM for some time now and really liking the new OS.

    So now it's finally here I decided to go ahead and upgrade.

    Instead of waiting for Windows update to download and notify me I used the Media Creation Tool.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

    This lets you directly download a Windows 10 ISO, then create either a DVD or USB stick installation media.

    The DVD failed to work properly for me, but the USB worked fine. I upgraded one of my Windows 7 PCs to Windows 10 and it worked perfectly, ending with all desktop icons and settings as they were before the update.

    I can now confirm that if you have a copy of Windows 7 that you activated using the Microsoft Toolkit KMS activator to make it genuine, it will remain activated and genuine once upgraded to Windows 10. Automatically setting it up as an Admin local account and not asking for a Microsoft account or registration keys. Only downside is you will need to add a Microsoft account to use the Store.

    I can also confirm that Cody, the creator of the Microsoft Toolkit, is working on the new 2.6 version to directly support Windows 10 KMS activation and Office 2016 activation.

    Others have also confirmed Windows 8.1 KMS activations also remain activated and genuine once upgraded to Windows 10.



    It definitely feels like the true successor to Windows 7. We can now finally forget Windows 8 ever existing and move forward happy.

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    Nice find Dave.

    Downloading Win10 Pro X64 to USB right now.
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    It is a slow download. Took over 3 hours to download the 3+GB ISO from Microsoft, and then it needs to create and write the media to the USB stick. I expect the huge demand right after launch doesn't help.

    Actual update to 10 took under an hour for me from beginning to desktop, but the system I upgraded was fairly clean as it's my download and test server, so I keep it minimal and only install what I need to use on it. A system with a lot of programs installed will take longer because Windows 10 checks every installed program and application before starting the upgrade and alerts you of all incompatible applications and gives the option to uninstall or upgrade them each. It is the nicest Windows installer I've used to date.

    Although it is slower to upgrade than 7 to 8 was, it does more work checking everything currently on the system before it does the update, so it is more foolproof.

    But as with everything backup important files before the upgrade as things can go wrong, although in all cases I've read online where the upgrade has failed the installer offers to fully revert to the old OS and this has been successful for all. Some seem to have a problem with the install getting stuck at certain points and not progressing. If you find the installer is stuck at a percentage for over an hour and hasn't moved at all then it probably won't and needs to be cancelled and tried again. Trying from DVD-R the installer stuck at 0% for me, so changing to using a USB stick it didn't stick at all and instantly started to go from 0% upwards without waiting.

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    Cool Windows 10 my throughts

    Hi there I updated to windows 10 when it came but I had a problem as the icon at the bottom still said do you wish to upgrade so had to phone Microsoft to get them to remote my computer but yes it only took about 1 hour to do the upgrade and yes it good its fast but I must say that the new internet brower edge sometimes gets pretty slow but I think its down to being a new thing there be new updates for it at some time but can I say to but it on a usb flash drive or dvd rom you first need to do the upgrade first and after that it will work so you can do a fresh install well this is my first post I have amiga 1200 wit ha compact flash

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    The only important thing to remember is that the version of Windows you are upgrading must show as genuine. It doesn't matter how you do this, official, daz loader, Microsoft toolkit etc... The important bit is after that you must visit the Microsoft validator to make it genuine.

    Once upgraded Microsoft will make it a genuine authorised copy of 10. They also assign a unique hardware id to your computer so in theory you can then do a clean install and it won't ask you to register, authorise etc, ever. However I want to do a clean install onto a new ssd so it will be interesting to see how that goes.

    Although it has been confirmed that using the existing Microsoft toolkit 2.5.3 it activates windows 10. Although this will be as a volume corporate license. The new version 2.6 with direct win 10 support is due any day.

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    H.... this is "Micr0-Shaft" we are talking about...

    I'm there... no built-in back-up with 8.1 like 7 had... do not go there .... pls! :x)

    Got the upgrade Icon back at last.......

    Benchies to do on Dual 780Ti's under 8.1 b4 upgrade to 10.....
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    Just updated from Arrrr Jim Lad 7 Ultimate to 10 Pro and so far I am liking it. Much faster, everything is where it should be so all good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harrison View Post
    The only important thing to remember is that the version of Windows you are upgrading must show as genuine. It doesn't matter how you do this, official, daz loader, Microsoft toolkit etc... The important bit is after that you must visit the Microsoft validator to make it genuine.

    Once upgraded Microsoft will make it a genuine authorised copy of 10. They also assign a unique hardware id to your computer so in theory you can then do a clean install and it won't ask you to register, authorise etc, ever. However I want to do a clean install onto a new ssd so it will be interesting to see how that goes.

    Although it has been confirmed that using the existing Microsoft toolkit 2.5.3 it activates windows 10. Although this will be as a volume corporate license. The new version 2.6 with direct win 10 support is due any day.

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    Yeah H. I double-dicked myself now having downloaded some Micro$haft update in a desperate attempt to get the Win10 Flag in Sys-tray, & now I have a f'kin Micro$haft Account that converted my desktop "Hiya Kin No Log On" to....... (deep breath......Hommmmmmmm) "log me into Micro$shaft Account so I can get free Apps & whoopie-mother-f'kin bollocks-sh!t for free ffs"...... (exhale.........)

    For the dear life in me, I can't suss out which fricking "Update" is the perpetrating the event!! - Yes folks, Windows 8.1 doesn't tell u Jack about the update it installed unless you look up the KB number it has associated with it! - Well that's fine Bill, excuse me whilst I just trawl through 275 Windows KB #'s @ 3.3GB's of your BS updates!

    Quote Originally Posted by Buleste View Post
    Just updated from Arrrr Jim Lad 7 Ultimate to 10 Pro and so far I am liking it. Much faster, everything is where it should be so all good.
    Wish I'd stayed on my " Arrrr Jim Lad 7 Ultimate" & not bothered with 8.1.......
    I took an FPS hit on Tri SLI GTX670's for that.......

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    I now have a corrupt backup of Win 8.1 with an installed Win 10 over.

    I let it do it's thing over the Web via Windows Update. After getting to the desktop for the first time, "Classic Start Menu" prompted to reconfigure. All good so far.

    More drive space, still a dicked log on for a Micr0$haft account.

    I decided to run DazLoader 2.2.1 & grabbed the New CD Key under Win 10 Home. It doesn't recognise the OS but the CD key appears ok. It didn't support 8.1 but told me the CD Key spot on.

    Next event will be a fresh install from pen drive & use the key DazLoader reported. Hopefully will know this weekend.

    *edit*

    This morning, I found an option in Win 10 to revert back to a "Log onto this Computer" instead of a "Microsoft account". - Happy days!
    Last edited by Kin Hell; 8th August 2015 at 09:31.
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    I disagree. I don't think I've found a single game that has issue with Win10 if it was working in win7. Yes some really old games have trouble but they did in 7 and Vista too. One of the few I can think of that refuses to run is X2.

    As for DX12 exclusive games, remember how many stuck to DX9 way after dx10 was released? It really doesn't matter as long as a game is good.

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