Windows 10: How has everyone's upgrade experience been?

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  1.    19 Jul 2015 #11

    I am kind of disappointed with the update from 10166 to 10240. I have issues with SFC working with no issues to unfixable "corruption". I also had problems with graphics for two monitors. I was running a primary on a Nvidia PCIE and secondary Intel chipset HD 4600. This combo worked fine up to 10166. On 10240 I would get black screens and have to reboot after waking from sleep. I worked around it by running both monitors off the NVidia.

    In addition to that, in general, 10166 seemed much more stable than 10240 for me.

    As far as coming up from Windows 7, I have no real issues. Windows 10 seems more responsive, even though benchmark results appear otherwise. But from my experience, this responsiveness will erode as bugs are fixed that close timing window's and race conditions, inevitably reducing performance over time. I am on-board for the advancements coming from windows 7: native USB support, USB UASP support, DirectX 12, thunderbolt 3 support and in general new technology support for Skylake and beyond. I don't think it makes any sense to stay on 7 once 10 becomes stable.
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  2. Posts : 1,467
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       19 Jul 2015 #12

    I am experiencing a weird issue with my mouse in my W10 b10240 VM.

    Half of the time when I start W10 my mouse doesn't function.
    I need to restart to make it work.
    I didn't have any mouse issues with my W10 VMs previously.

    There were some updates today and I had to restart 3x before the mouse "woke up".
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  3.    19 Jul 2015 #13

    Hi there

    Update seemed to be to be delivered rather randomly -- people had to wait for different times to get their updates (and a few AFAIK STILL haven't got them).

    The update once delivered worked fine --however the instructions should have been better :

    1) Use an MS account to get the latest updates.
    2) Activation only works (is automatic) if you are upgrading from a PREVIOUSLY ACTIVATED version of Windows.

    The whole nonsense with the KMS servers / activation keys being blocked was chaotic and I think only an organisation like National Rail in the UK could have been capable of. That certainly IMO could have been better managed -- and for the poor souls who can't activate their nice shiny new build 10240 -- it can be frustrating as they are unable to personalize their machines (for personalisation Windows has to be activated).

    So Ms -- Good points for a decent OS being delivered -- zero though for the manner in which delivery was made. If it works this way after Jul 29 -- your phones will be ringing off their hooks.

    Suggestion to Ms -- why not use Bittorrent to speed up delivery to 100,000's of people (maybe millions even). Saves load on your servers and provided your trackers are secure there's no reason in the world why this can't be used as a legitimate distribution process. A lot of Linux distros are distributed this way with ZERO problems.

    @lehnerus2000 - did you re-install VMware tools again after updating to your build 10240 VM. The best way is to UNINSTALL the VMware tools package and RE-INSTALL completely (or VBOX additions if using VBOX).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Posts : 1,467
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       19 Jul 2015 #14

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Suggestion to Ms -- why not use Bittorrent to speed up delivery to 100,000's of people (maybe millions even). Saves load on your servers and provided your trackers are secure there's no reason in the world why this can't be used as a legitimate distribution process. A lot of Linux distros are distributed this way with ZERO problems.
    Agreed.

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    @lehnerus2000 - did you re-install VMware tools again after updating to your build 10240 VM. The best way is to UNINSTALL the VMware tools package and RE-INSTALL completely (or VBOX additions if using VBOX).
    Not yet (I was going to do it earlier today but I forgot).
    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I'll try it when I start up LM17.2 and VMware Player (I'm using W7 at the moment).
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  5. Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       19 Jul 2015 #15

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I wonder how many of the preview testers upgraded from Win 7? I would expect most were from 8.1.
    I will be upgrading from Win 7 Pro
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  6.    19 Jul 2015 #16

    Gary said: View Post
    I will be upgrading from Win 7 Pro
    Upgrading from Win 8.1 Pro x64. Haven't used 7 since 8 came out.
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  7. Posts : 605
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (14971)
       19 Jul 2015 #17

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I wonder how many of the preview testers upgraded from Win 7? I would expect most were from 8.1.
    I've upgraded from both 7 (way back at the beginning of the Insiders Program) and 8.1 more recently, and it went surprisingly well from each. I was kind of surprised it worked at all from Win7!
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  8. Posts : 367
    Windows 10 Home x64
       19 Jul 2015 #18

    No problems here


    I've used upgrade all times except one when I did a clean install, didn't notice any difference between them other than having to redo my personalization settings after the clean install. Before I uninstalled the VM it seemed to take much longer to upgrade, 3 to 4 hours as opposed to under an hour in a dual boot environment.

    I'm running W7 Home Premium SP1 retail as my main OS.

    The biggest difference was getting off of a VM and setting up a dual boot, I did that to see how W10 would function on the computer without a VM. On the VM it seemed slower, jittery and prone to momentary freezes, all of those items cleared when running on the dual boot, for me W10 runs much better when not on a VM.

    I haven't had any problems with doing upgrades along the way, IMO advising users to do a clean install to avoid problems with an upgrade is covering up an existing problem with that computer. As long as that condition still exists every upgrade will turn into a "clean install"
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  9.    19 Jul 2015 #19

    Being able to download the iso image of Windows 10 through bittorrent channels, that's not a shabby idea @Jimbo.

    I wish Microsoft would have made it easier to do a clean install. Having to go through the download, then the lengthy upgrade, and then do a clean install seems like more steps to take for me. Back up user data, wipe down the hard drive, deploy and put back user data in place.

    I'm going to get an iso image of 10 and install that clean on my system as well as a laptop for someone else. By the way, that tablet mode in the recent builds, that is elegantly done!
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  10.    19 Jul 2015 #20

    How has everyone's upgrade experience been?


    I have done mostly upgrades. However I went back to 8.1 pro on one machine and then went back to 10160 and upgrades after and never had any real problems. I plan to do an esd to iso when the final upgrade happens. then keep that copy for until they give us a good iso.
    My feelings are that I have the original DVD's created when I purchased and started with 8.0 Pro.
    I feel that if I want to I should be able to re install either 8.0 or 10 Pro on this machine as long as I want to.
    In following this forum it gets confusing about whether MS is going to take our old license in exchange for 10?
    If that is the case then 10 is not FREE?
    Will wait and see.
    Shipinomore
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