Windows 10: Will Free Windows 10 "Upgrade" work with Clean Install (CMPXCHG16b)?

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  1. Posts : 34
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       11 Mar 2015 #51

    BunnyJ said: View Post

    I'd say so! Very decent score, BunnyJ - although it's a case of "apples and oranges" - that run of yours is on Geekbench version 3, my run was on version 2.
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  2.    11 Mar 2015 #52

    Trev0r09 said: View Post
    I'd say so! Very decent score, BunnyJ - although it's a case of "apples and oranges" - that run of yours is on Geekbench version 3, my run was on version 2.
    And the point of your previous post was??? I would be that others here have faster systems than either one of us.
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       11 Mar 2015 #53

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    And the point of your previous post was??? I would be that others here have faster systems than either one of us.

    The point of my previous post was to show that even though my PC with that AMD X2 4400+ CPU is quite old - from 2005 - it is still quite a capable platform, even 10 years later (even if it lacks the CMPXCHG16b instruction).

    It even scored higher than my AMD P320 CPU from 2011 (which is 6 years newer):

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/394815

    Just because something is "old" does not mean you throw it away!
    Last edited by Trev0r09; 11 Mar 2015 at 17:23.
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  4.    12 Mar 2015 #54

    Trev0r09 said: View Post
    The point of my previous post was to show that even though my PC with that AMD X2 4400+ CPU is quite old - from 2005 - it is still quite a capable platform, even 10 years later (even if it lacks the CMPXCHG16b instruction).

    It even scored higher than my AMD P320 CPU from 2011 (which is 6 years newer):

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/394815

    Just because something is "old" does not mean you throw it away!
    The point that I think myself and the others are making is this, if you can't perform in place upgrades you may not be able to perform upgrades after the RTM comes out. According to what I've read and heard MS may not come out with a new ISO for every major upgrade and just release them for in place upgrades.

    In some cases old is old and needs to be upgraded.. but it's up to you, best of luck.
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       12 Mar 2015 #55

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    The point that I think myself and the others are making is this, if you can't perform in place upgrades you may not be able to perform upgrades after the RTM comes out. According to what I've read and heard MS may not come out with a new ISO for every major upgrade and just release them for in place upgrades.

    In some cases old is old and needs to be upgraded.. but it's up to you, best of luck.

    Oh! When you asked "And the point of your previous post was???", I thought you were asking *ME* what the point of my previous post was, not what the point of YOUR previous post was. If that was the case, then you should have asked, "And the point of MY previous post was???"

    My post was along the lines of: "oh, by the way, here's how my 2005-era PC scores on a contemporary benchmark", and that it would be hard to retire the old girl, especially when she still seems to have plenty of "kick" left in her.

    I thank you for your well-wishes, BunnyJ.
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  6.    12 Mar 2015 #56

    Windows Secrets Report


    Posted this morning ib Windows Secrets...........

    nothing new........... just thought you might want to know..

    New ways to get free Windows-installation media
    By Fred Langa
    Sooner or later, you'll need to repair, refresh, or reinstall Windows a task that will require your original Windows installation/setup files.
    But most new PCs no longer come with classic Windows setup discs; the vital recovery files are typically stored on the hard drive where they are vulnerable to loss or damage.
    Some PC manufacturers include a small utility on their new machines that lets you create setup/installation discs. But these factory images often put back the adware, co-marketed software, branded tools, and other crapware that originally came with the systems.
    Fortunately, there's now a better option. Because of changes in the way Microsoft distributes Windows setup files, all Windows 8 and Windows 7 users and some Vista users can now download copies of the full, free, official, 100 percent legitimate Windows install/setup files.
    These "virgin" Windows setups are free of OEM add-on software. Moreover, their installation files can be burned to DVDs or copied to flash drives, which can then be used to repair or refresh a Windows system or, if needed, do a total, from-scratch reinstall of Windows on an empty hard drive.
    Windows setup medium doesn't replace making regular backup images of your system it is, however, a vital component of your PC-maintenance toolkit.
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  7.    12 Mar 2015 #57

    Trev0r09 said: View Post
    Oh! When you asked "And the point of your previous post was???", I thought you were asking *ME* what the point of my previous post was, not what the point of YOUR previous post was. If that was the case, then you should have asked, "And the point of MY previous post was???"

    My post was along the lines of: "oh, by the way, here's how my 2005-era PC scores on a contemporary benchmark", and that it would be hard to retire the old girl, especially when she still seems to have plenty of "kick" left in her.

    I thank you for your well-wishes, BunnyJ.
    Ok.. please don't tell me how to post. Ok?? And it's up to you when you decide that when the in place upgrades don't work it's time to upgrade.
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  8. Posts : 34
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       12 Mar 2015 #58

    Roger said: View Post
    Posted this morning ib Windows Secrets...........

    nothing new........... just thought you might want to know..

    New ways to get free Windows-installation media
    By Fred Langa
    Sooner or later, you'll need to repair, refresh, or reinstall Windows — a task that will require your original Windows installation/setup files.
    But most new PCs no longer come with classic Windows setup discs; the vital recovery files are typically stored on the hard drive — where they are vulnerable to loss or damage.
    Some PC manufacturers include a small utility on their new machines that lets you create setup/installation discs. But these factory images often put back the adware, co-marketed software, branded tools, and other crapware that originally came with the systems.
    Fortunately, there's now a better option. Because of changes in the way Microsoft distributes Windows setup files, all Windows 8 and Windows 7 users — and some Vista users — can now download copies of the full, free, official, 100 percent legitimate Windows install/setup files.
    These "virgin" Windows setups are free of OEM add-on software. Moreover, their installation files can be burned to DVDs or copied to flash drives, which can then be used to repair or refresh a Windows system — or, if needed, do a total, from-scratch reinstall of Windows on an empty hard drive.
    Windows setup medium doesn't replace making regular backup images of your system — it is, however, a vital component of your PC-maintenance toolkit.
    Thanks, Roger! Good to know.
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  9. Posts : 34
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       12 Mar 2015 #59

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Ok.. please don't tell me how to post. Ok?? And it's up to you when you decide that when the in place upgrades don't work it's time to upgrade.

    Alright, I won't do that anymore, BunnyJ. I promise. You had me worried there for a minute! ; P
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  10.    12 Mar 2015 #60

    Trev0r09 said: View Post
    Alright, I won't do that anymore, BunnyJ. I promise. You had me worried there for a minute! ; P
    All good. And again.. best of luck with Win10, oh and have a good day.
    Jeff
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