Windows 10

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#21

Windows 10 Home Costs $109.99 While Professional Costs $149.99


#22

So what’s the verdict on Win10? Is it a good idea to upgrade from Win 7?


#23

Is there a downside to reserving the free upgrade (from Windows 8)?


#24

I don’t think so.


#25

Microsoft announced an official release date.


#26

Thank you very much.


#27

I’ve had it in testing for some time now, it’s very stable (even the beta versions) and all my office apps & games run fine barring a few games that wont run because they fail to recognize the OS.

In a nutshell it’s windows 8.1 with a new start menu made up from a mixture of windows 7 & 8.1 and some extra bells and whistles added.

Some of the new features include:

  • Multiple virtual desktops (oh look! they’ve caught up with linux)
  • Cortana voice assistant (Not sure if it will run in SA, my phone is set to USA for it to run)
  • New web browser replacing Internet Explorer (IE finally get’s taken outback and shot)
  • Xbox one streaming
  • DirectX 12
  • New notifications display
  • Apps can be run in windowed form (no longer fullscreen! yay!)
  • A transparent cmd prompt window with Ctrl-V support (paste - finally!)
  • Most commonly used folders will be put automatically into ‘favorites’ (I found this VERY useful)

#28

There’s going to be regional limitations, is it worthwhile to go for the US version?


#29

This came in very handy, since I don’t want to upgrade, I want a clean install of windows 10 on my machines.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-faq


#30

It’s here! go go go.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
(use this tool to create an ISO/USB media for domain machines since domain machines dont run the ‘Get windows 10 app’)

  • unless you used the reservation app, in that case the downloads started last night and your app showed this screen:


#31

How very nifty that they allow a free upgrade from Windows 7. Should I be waiting until they iron out the bugs? Cue audience laughter sound bite


#32

In my testing the only issues I came across were GPU drivers. (AMD & Nvidia) otherwise all our corporate apps work just fine, didn’t get any BSOD’s either. *never tested games due to GPU driver issues


#33

mmmm, my AMD driver is already screaming at me for being outdated. Unfortunately they have made updating it a nightmare for people such as myself. Forget auto-updater or even downloading and doing it manually through the catalyst blah blah. Last time I did it was such a rigmarole with much hate and googling.


#34

Well since my testing both AMD & Nvidia have windows 10 ready drivers, so it should be fine.


#35

Having the driver available is one thing. Getting it installed is quite another.


#36

A hacky way to disable problematic updates:


#37

ooh I got “something happened” on a windows 7 machine.


#38

Since I haven’t seen the previews, I must say, it’s interesting. Crappy menu is still crappy, but much better than it was. I like the default colour scheme and the window decorations are nicely done.


#39

whatever happened to the humble checkbox? Instead, you’ve now got to just about re-programme your PC to get it to not do something!


#40

The windows store is have a few connection issues atm, some apps download some dont.
Retry your apps on monday.

I’ve been trying to download this the whole day, only one machine managed so far.