As far as when you'll update to Windows 10, what category do you belong?
- Early adopter (asap),
- Early majority (wait a while), or
- Late majority (wait for the first 'major' update)
Will you sign-in with a MS account or a local account?
Does your machine meet the requirements to update? The poll has those and more options.
swarfega asked: What is Redstone Q1 2016? (thanks swarfega)
Microsoft plans 'Redstone' updates for Windows 10 in 2016 | The Verge
While Microsoft used the Windows Blue codename for Windows 8.1 and Threshold for Windows 10, the software giant is planning to use Redstone for its 2016 plans. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the company is planning two updates to the core of Windows in 2016, one in the summer and one in fall. These updates will largely be designed for new hardware and devices that run Windows, and will be targeted at the Xbox, Surface Hub, phones, HoloLens, Microsoft Band, Office, and other products that rely on the core of Windows. Redstone is the codename for the updates and a reference to Minecraft, the game Microsoft acquired last year. The Redstone name was first revealed by Neowin.
Really1 asked: How do you get the Win10 RTM ISO? Edwin supplied a very good answer (thanks Really1 & Edwin)
It would be nice if a new tool was created that had a product selection (Win7, Win8.x, Win10). As it is today, there are two different vehicles to download an ISO - a new tool could incorporate all three and include some validation checking.
- Windows 7 ISO: Microsoft Software Recovery
Note: This vehicle requires a valid product key to download the ISO
- Windows 8.x ISO: Create installation media for Windows 8.1
Note: This vehicle allows you to download the ISO without supplying a product key. The key is validated when you install the product. (If Win8.x came pre-installed on your machine, the key should be embedded in Firmware. the install will look htere first for a valid key. If you installed Win8.0 using a Retail DVD and upgraded to Win 8.1 you will have to enter the key located on the packaging - the 8.0 key will work to perform a clean install from the Win8.1 ISO)
- Windows 10 ISO: ?????
The process for acquiring an ISO for Win10 RTM is unknown at this time.
10 - I plan on waiting until the Windows 10 - Redstone Q1 2016 release to update my main machine.
- After Windows has been updated to Windows 10, I'll create an ISO and clean install.
- I'll sign-in to the machine using a Local account.
- Non-essential services will be turned off.
- Non-essential applications will be uninstalled or disabled.
- Full screen Start - frequently used apps will be pinned to the Taskbar
- Windows search is preferred over Cortana
- Control panel cmdlets will be resurrected or reinstated from Win8.1 and pinned to Start and the Taskbar
- IE 11 and Media Player will be turned off in Programs & Features > Turn Windows Features on or off
- Chrome, Pale Moon or some other browser is preferred over Edge
- OneDrive will only occasionally be used to easily share objects with friends and family.
- Windows Essential Mail will be my default Mail client.
- I'll connect Windows Store, OneDrive, and Office Online to my Local account.
That's about it - then it's run Windows as usual.