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  1. Posts : 30
    Win 10 Pro x64 1703 (desktop) Win10 Home x64 1607 (laptop) Win 8.1 Pro (desktop)
       26 Jun 2017 #1

    1607 to 1703 question?


    Is it worth the upgrade, and how much bigger is 1703 update ?
    Running out of room

    Thanks
    Gary
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       26 Jun 2017 #2

    I've found it worthwhile on several machines, Desktops, Notebooks and Tablets. You only need sufficient room for the download, maybe run Disk Cleanup first. How big is your drive and what type?
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       26 Jun 2017 #3

    iamlost said: View Post
    Is it worth the upgrade...
    You'd be hard pressed to spot much difference. More of the settings have moved from Control Panel into Settings, Edge can now export its bookmarks. Most of the new stuff is to do with 3D and VR - nice if you have the equipment, but not active if you don't. There are some nice improvements but they are mostly 'under the radar' - you can make/use multiple partitions on USBs, for example. Regedit now has an address bar you can type in to go directly to a key.

    You'll get it eventually through windows update, but unless you need the new features there's no rush. I do like 1703, but it's not a major step-change (unless you have VR). That may be coming in the Fall Creators Update due out later this year.

    ...and how much bigger is 1703 update ?
    On my x86 Pro test machine (see System Two in my specs) 1703 is about 2GB larger than 1607 after a full Disk Clean up > clean up system files.
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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       26 Jun 2017 #4

    There is a new feature in 1703 CU that allows moving some Tiles into 1 tile "stack them" so as to take up less room on the Start. Since I don't use them much I have Mail, Cortana and Translator on one, clicking it expands the 3.
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  5. Posts : 30
    Win 10 Pro x64 1703 (desktop) Win10 Home x64 1607 (laptop) Win 8.1 Pro (desktop)
    Thread Starter
       26 Jun 2017 #5

    Does 1703 have monthly updates line 1607 ?
    Getting ready to start from scratch one of these days
    I have a 256GB SSD and a 2TB HD also for backup and my pictures, music and such
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       26 Jun 2017 #6

    Yes, 1703 gets monthly cumulative updates just like 1607 (and 1511, come to that). The same security/bug fixes are released simultaneously for all three currently supported versions of Windows 10. In fact, they are also released for 8.1 and 7 as they are still supported versions of Windows.
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  7. Berton's Avatar
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       27 Jun 2017 #7

    Actually, that's the "rule of the day", Win10 will continually be updated with Builds and periodically Upgraded to a newer Version. Supposedly Windows 10 is the last major release/edition. Oh, and it was announced that is what would happen back a few years ago when the Technical Preview [now the Insider Preview] was made available. So far it's been Version 1507 [first] then Version 1511 then Version 1607 and now on Version 1703. xxxx = Year and Month of release.
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  8. Posts : 30
    Win 10 Pro x64 1703 (desktop) Win10 Home x64 1607 (laptop) Win 8.1 Pro (desktop)
    Thread Starter
       28 Jun 2017 #8

    I did the upgraded from 1607 to 1703 and have one problem
    I had a short cut on my desktop to Windows Defender and I cannot remove it. Looks like Win10 moved
    the Defender and I even tried safe mode , It said I need to provide Administrator permission to delete it

    Thanks
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  9. Berton's Avatar
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       28 Jun 2017 #9

    You need to create the shortcut again. But I usually right-click the Taskbar, click Taskbar Settings and in the list go to Select which icons show on the taskbar and turn On the Windows Defender Notification icon so it shows in the Notification Area where the clock/time is. Double-clicking it will open WD.

    For deleting that icon you may have to open Task Manager or msconfig and reboot in safe mode.

    There's 2 places to find Windows Defender, C:\Program Files\Windows Defender and C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Defender but I didn't see the an actual .exe file for the program there.
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  10. Posts : 30
    Win 10 Pro x64 1703 (desktop) Win10 Home x64 1607 (laptop) Win 8.1 Pro (desktop)
    Thread Starter
       28 Jun 2017 #10

    No exe file for Old Defender. It is just a shell of the old Defender Icon and cannot rename it. tried to move it to a folder to hide it and cannot move it. What ever I do I need provide Administrator permission to do anything
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