Windows 10: WTF just happened?!

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  1.    18 Aug 2016 #31

    Kbird, just did that and it now says version 1511 build 10586.545.

    Guess when I see black screens and it won't respond, it may be doing the fricking updates and not telling me ( WTF Microsoft ) and I should leave it alone, EVEN IF I NEED MY PC and let it finish - NOT turn off power. I HATE THAT if that's what it is! I'm running a part time home based business here!

    When it "upgraded" it said it was installing Windows 10 Pro. Not sure why, being I think I had Home Essentials before.

    I frankly don't know what to do now. I'd like to get a refurbed Asus with Win 8.1, and there are some nice deals around - just don't want all the hassles of having to get all my software over to it.

    By the way, thanks to all of you for being so nice about my mistake about the CPU. Many other forums would have flame warred me over that.
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  2.    18 Aug 2016 #32

    In Updates>Advanced settings make sure you are on notify to schedule restart if still on .545

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    Once you get/do AU/1607 there is a new option to not allow updates , (which you can schedule ) during certain hours , for Business hours for example .

    If you really don't like 10 then , just reinstall 7 , unless you already have a 8.1 licence ? then that machine is capable of running it , there are even drivers for 8.1 on Asus Site I saw yest. Both do require the Clean Install Option though.

    You could get the 1607 ISO and do an InPlace Upgrade , which should retain all programs and setting etc .

    Dont forget to change that CMOS battery......
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       18 Aug 2016 #33

    Kbird said: View Post
    If you use the Windows Key + R , and type in winver then enter you will be told what version you have , your pic of MSconfig. says you are on .420 hardware layer which is why I thought you may not be on the latest, though it may have updated since then ?
    IF you have AU you will be on 1607 , if like me and have not done AU yet you should be on .545. Actually I am unsure why this computer has not done AU yet, my Surface and another Computer have.

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    But most of us never saw it in our UD. Only way to get the AU is to download the newest ISO from Windows 10. Here is a link and use Option 1, Just mount it on your hard drive and run setup.exe.
    Should make a image backup 1st of course. Lots of us had to do it this way.
    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
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  4.    18 Aug 2016 #34

    [QUOTE=Kbird;780574]In Updates>Advanced settings make sure you are on notify to schedule restart if still on .545

    Yes, but I'm not sure it listens. It downloaded that last upgrade last night, and didn't ask me when to schedule it, so it may have installed overnight.

    Once you get/do AU/1607 there is a new option to not allow updates , (which you can schedule ) during certain hours , for Business hours for example .
    Is that release out now?

    If you really don't like 10 then , just reinstall 7 , unless you already have a 8.1 licence ? then that machine is capable of running it , there are even drivers for 8.1 on Asus Site I saw yest. Both do require the Clean Install Option though.

    You could get the 1607 ISO and do an InPlace Upgrade , which should retain all programs and setting etc .
    Like I said, I'm very ambivalent now, and thinking of just getting a newer refurb 8.1 PC, except for the hassles with migrating everything to it. I DO have a BlackX ESATA docking station that I use with Acronis, for making clones. Not sure if that might help, if I get a refurb 8.1 PC and need to migrate stuff.

    I'm still puzzled by the first response to this thread, where someone said not to use Acronis, but some other freeware cloning program.

    Dont forget to change that CMOS battery......
    Another potential big hassle, as I'd have to do photos of each and every BIOS screen first. There may be 30 of them?
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  5.    18 Aug 2016 #35

    [QUOTE=MamaBear;780625]
    Kbird said: View Post
    In Updates>Advanced settings make sure you are on notify to schedule restart if still on .545

    Yes, but I'm not sure it listens. It downloaded that last upgrade last night, and didn't ask me when to schedule it, so it may have installed overnight.

    You are right to a point , major Cumulative Updates are not deniable for many users , just the updates in between AFAIK.

    Is that release out now?

    Yes 1607 came out on August 2nd , there has been two minor updates since then too, to deal with some issues caused by 1607( AU)

    Like I said, I'm very ambivalent now, and thinking of just getting a newer refurb 8.1 PC, except for the hassles with migrating everything to it. I DO have a BlackX ESATA docking station that I use with Acronis, for making clones. Not sure if that might help, if I get a refurb 8.1 PC and need to migrate stuff.

    I'm still puzzled by the first response to this thread, where someone said not to use Acronis, but some other freeware cloning program.

    There have been issues with Acronis in Win10 , so people have been using the free version of Macrium Reflect, I do it works great.

    Another potential big hassle, as I'd have to do photos of each and every BIOS screen first. There may be 30 of them?
    Not sure in your Bios but I'd think alot are set on Auto anyway and won't change , however photos will help US help you if needed down the line, should the need arise.
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  6.    18 Aug 2016 #36

    Thanks! I'm trying to give you more reputation for the above post, but it won't let me give you anymore - apparently a socialist restriction that says that I must redistribute the wealth to others before I can give you more.

    ...Oh, just found out that there's a latest build of Acronis, this month, and am installing it now.

    I'm not sure if that other free software does cloning of a disk but will also check that out.
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  7.    18 Aug 2016 #37

    MamaBear said: View Post
    Thanks! I'm trying to give you more reputation for the above post, but it won't let me give you anymore - apparently a socialist restriction that says that I must redistribute the wealth to others before I can give you more.

    ...Oh, just found out that there's a latest build of Acronis, this month, and am installing it now.

    I'm not sure if that other free software does cloning of a disk but will also check that out.

    HaHa !!! thanks for the laugh and the point

    you can run MR and Acronis on the same system , and yes MR does Cloning , Imaging etc , I have it scheduled a few times a week as Win10 isn't that stable so I can go back a few days with an image and start again if needed.
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       18 Aug 2016 #38

    Don't mean to butt in BUT Macrium does a much better job of Cloning.....using their making a complete image, instead of using its cloning Option. I used to own and run Acronis for years, but it has become full of boated extras that you don't need.
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  9.    18 Aug 2016 #39

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Don't mean to butt in BUT Macrium does a much better job of Cloning.....using their making a complete image, instead of using its cloning Option. I used to own and run Acronis for years, but it has become full of boated extras that you don't need.
    Don't mind me ............... yep I do exactly what you do too
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       18 Aug 2016 #40

    Kbird said: View Post
    Don't mind me ............... yep I do exactly what you do too
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