View Poll Results: Install / update choices

54. This poll is closed
  • Local account: Early adopter -> Immediately update (July 29)

    7 12.96%
  • Local account: Early majority -> Wait a while to update

    7 12.96%
  • Local Account: Late majority -> Wait until Redstone Q1 2016 to update

    2 3.70%
  • Microsoft account: Early adopter -> Immediately update (July 29)

    29 53.70%
  • Microsoft account: Early majority -> Wait a while to update

    4 7.41%
  • Microsoft Account: Late majority -> Wait until Redstone Q1 2016 to update

    0 0%
  • No plans to update: Staying on Windows 7 SP1

    1 1.85%
  • No plans to update: Staying on Windows 8.1

    4 7.41%
  • Machine does not meet requirements: Staying on Windows 7 SP1

    0 0%
  • Machine does not meet requirements: Staying on Windows 8.1

    0 0%
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  1.    13 Jun 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    What are your plans for installing RTM Windows 10?

    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)

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    I suspect we may be able to chose options when the download comes through, similar to the way it worked for the W8 upgrade:

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Microsoft might create a new tool for Windows 10 ISO downloads similar to the Windows Media Creation tool for Win8.x. See OPTION ONE in the EightForums tutorial:

    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.
    Last edited by Slartybart; 15 Jun 2015 at 01:47. Reason: add RTM to tile & add ISO best guess by Edwin
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    13 Jun 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Posts : 565
    Win 7/10

    I have a dual boot Win 7/Win 8.1 on separate SSD's, on my recording studio system. First thing I'll do is make a complete drive backup of the Win 8.1 drive. I plan on upgrading the Win 8.1 installations, as is. I won't be upgrading the Win 7 installation due to a local requirement for a USB/RS232C interface that will only work in Win 7.

    I have a backup desktop for my recording studio. It is basically configured the same as the primary system so I'll do the same thing, upgrade the 8.1 as is. This system also has the Win 10 Preview and that will be dumped after the 8.1 is upgraded.

    I have a Laptop with Win 7 on it. That will probably be upgraded to 10, but after the desktops are done and everything settled.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    13 Jun 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 26,723
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    1. Get the ISO
    2. Burn a DVD
    3. Install clean on my SSD
    4.. use.,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    13 Jun 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Posts : 15,534
    Windows 10

    any chance you can make the poll multi choice

    laptop - updating immediately on day one
    tablet - no current plans staying with 8.1

    for laptop
    remove MSN apps and candycrush
    pin most used programs to taskbar, and least used on desktop
    remove Cortana and task switch from toolbar
    set IE as default browser

    that's it at the moment for customising
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5.    13 Jun 2015 #5

    What is Redstone Q1?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6.    13 Jun 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 139
    Win 10 Pro

    I will dual boot Win 7 Ultimate and upgrade my Win 8.1 Pro that I don't use on two separate SSD's. If I like Win 10 to use as my only operating system I will pull the Win 7 SSD.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7.    13 Jun 2015 #7
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 3,904
    Windows 10 Pro

    I plan on upgrading Win 8.1.1 on my desktop to Win 10. I also plan on dual booting Win 10TP. I'm still undecided what I'm going to do with my laptops. I got my wife hooked on Win10 so I'll be upgrading her laptop also.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8.    13 Jun 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 251
    Windows 8

    I plan to build a new computer this summer. I will install Windows 10 on this computer.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9.    13 Jun 2015 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 7,185
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    I will update as soon as available.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10.    13 Jun 2015 #10
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,596
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Ubuntu & Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V

    Found this helpful Me Too 1
    BunnyJ replied on June 13, 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    1. Get the ISO
    2. Burn a DVD
    3. Install clean on my SSD
    4.. use.,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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