Windows 10: Does Microsoft take over? Solved

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  1. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       26 Jul 2016 #11

    Deblk said: View Post
    Thank you....should I create a microsoft account or stick to my local account?
    This tutorial explains the advantages and disadvantages of local vs. Microsoft accounts:

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10

    It really boils down to how you use your computer and whether the new features available through the MS account are important/useful for you.

    For me, they are not. So, I recently set up my new OEM Win10 box with a local account only.
    You can always add the MS account later, if you want.

    Cheers,
    MM
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  2. Posts : 26,343
    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       26 Jul 2016 #12

    @Deblk
    One more thing about upgrading your Windows 7 Home. You have until the 29th of this month to upgrade for Free!!! After that if you decide to upgrade to Windows 10 Home, it will cost you over a 100.00 as the FREE upgrade ENDS VERY SOON!!!
    You should download a Free program called Macrium Reflect and make a Full backup image and keep it on a 2nd drive, external would be the best idea. Here is a link for Macrium.
    Macrium Reflect Free
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  3.    26 Jul 2016 #13

    As another suggestion, stop listening to the people or websites who were giving you the information on Windows 10.
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  4.    26 Jul 2016 #14

    Deblk said: View Post
    Can we use third party apps?
    YES.

    Microsoft has no interest in preventing the use of third party apps. There have been some cases where incompatible applications have been blocked but Microsoft has worked with the developers to make them compatible. The ability of Windows to run the large numbers of third party apps out there has been a huge part of Microsoft's success. Nobody knows this better than Microsoft.

    Microsoft operates at considerable expense to itself a website known as MSDN (Microsoft Developers Network). It provides at no charge documentation and other aids to help third party developers to create software to run on Windows. It is good for business to do this.
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  5.    26 Jul 2016 #15

    And one more thing, Windows 10 contains zero bloatware.
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  6. Posts : 39
    Windows 10 Home Anniversary 64bit
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       26 Jul 2016 #16

    Ok I am going for it and I have butterflies with worry. It had been on checking for updates for ages worse than sitting in the dentist chair. I wish the % would show some action. How long do I wait?

    This is testing me. Managed to sort it by stooping the windows update in services couple of times and it continued.

    Now it is telling me my attention is needed as it is going to change my language and I will have to redit install my language pack?

    Do I continue?

    Oh well I have...will cross that bridge when I come to it. It's like watching paint dry lol
    Last edited by Deblk; 26 Jul 2016 at 11:54.
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  7.    26 Jul 2016 #17

    I would suggest downloading the Media Creation Tool and running your upgrade that way. It will give you the percentages and progress, and also seems to be much more reliable.
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  8. Posts : 39
    Windows 10 Home Anniversary 64bit
    Thread Starter
       26 Jul 2016 #18

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    I would suggest downloading the Media Creation Tool and running your upgrade that way. It will give you the percentages and progress, and also seems to be much more reliable.
    Thanks...I did that. So far so good
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  9.    26 Jul 2016 #19

    Deblk said: View Post
    Thanks...I did that. So far so good


    Now that you have downloaded the media creation tool choose a USB stick or a DVD and then install it. For me on my computer it usually takes about 12 to 14 minutes for a complete install (I do it regularly) but I have seen it take as long as 20 to 25 minutes, depends on the system and the drivers.


    Good luck.
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  10.    26 Jul 2016 #20

    Rocky said: View Post
    And one more thing, Windows 10 contains zero bloatware.
    It doesn't? 3D Builder, Alarm Clock, Get Office, Groove Music, Movies & TV plus a few more are bloatware as far as I'm concerned.
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