Windows 10: Windows 10 and domains Solved

  1.    11 Jul 2015 #1

    Windows 10 and domains

    I've been trying to get the Windows 10 icon into my taskbar for about a week.

    Today my grey cells worked and I realised that it might be because my machine is part of a domain at home (a Windows 2012 server R2 setup as a file server and 4 windows 8.1 machines - 2 laptops and two desktops).

    Removing one laptop from my domain and yes the icon appeared and I've now reserved the update. But what do I do about my other machine? I'm a home user not a business.

    Any suggestions please?
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  2.    11 Jul 2015 #2

    No, machines joined to a domain do not get the GWX icon. But you don't need it. You can just download the ISO and do the upgrade manually instead of through Windows Update.
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  3.    11 Jul 2015 #3

    Thanks, I did read that once you had done the initial download you could then download an iso, to do a clean install.

    I've also seen posts that say you can request the download through windows update (as opposed to the GWX route) but I cannot find anything that tells me how to do it.
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  4.    11 Jul 2015 #4

    The only thing GWX does is enable Windows Update to download Windows 10. It doesn't do anything else. The upgrade itself is done when you actually do the upgrade. Either by Windows Update or by ISO. You can update from the ISO, without doing a clean install.
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  5.    12 Jul 2015 #5

    Thank you
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