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  1.    26 Nov 2015 #1461
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Left coast but not a progressive liberal
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    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Inundated View Post
    From the start, when I did get past that blank screen thing by using Reset this PC, Windows 10 has been nothing but troublefree and really, phenomenal.

    I have spent my entire time using Windows avoiding in-place upgrades, but this has been great (once I got past that very early hitch).

    Why am I seeing smooth sailing, and others are cursing everything associated with Microsoft and having problems by the bucket full?

    I don't know. My only guess is that I have a very pedestrian Dell laptop with very little "special" configuration, no external video card, nothing special. .


    A lot of that is the PC/ system builders and HDWE device vendors not getting on board for a particular configuration /device or no longer supporting them .

    I shudder to think of how many possible "different" configurations there are in the Windows world, and maybe Microsoft doesn't have a 100% handle on a chunk of them
    2 of my W10 PC are HP P7's with major upgrades , CPU's, dGPU's ,RAM ,HDD's and sound. I installed my own drivers and blocked automatic driver updates .

    The stock HP Elite book Is using HP OEM drivers as is the stock Dell Optiplex 780 with it's OEM drivers I installed again with Windows driver updates blocked .
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  2.    26 Nov 2015 #1462

    Hi there

    I don't understand the logic of when the updates become available.

    I have two machines running W10 pro (RTM). One updated immediately the update was released (over a week ako at least) whilst FINALLY today the second machine gets its update !!!. 2nd machine is a VM. Note also both machines were logged on in the same place so it's nothing to do with regional or country differences in distribution times.

    Anyway updating nicely now.

    cheers
    jimbo
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails upgrade1.png  
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  3.    26 Nov 2015 #1463
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
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    Dual boot Windows 10 Pro x 64 CU build 15063 & Insider Build 16273

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    I don't understand the logic of when the updates become available.

    cheers
    jimbo
    Hi there, Jimbo. A system will only upgrade after the 30 day rollback option expires.
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  4.    26 Nov 2015 #1464
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    I went to Softpedia and here's what I found:

    Attachment 50564

    Following the link, this was next:

    Attachment 50565

    Following this link, I was taken to download:

    Attachment 50566

    Soooo, this is a security update for a Microsoft product; however, I was not taken to Microsoft to get it. Instead, I was taken to a download page within Softpedia.
    Totally agree with you Wynona. Have to be VERY CAREFUL if using Softpedia. I personally stay away from them.
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  5.    26 Nov 2015 #1465
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Totally agree with you Wynona. Have to be VERY CAREFUL if using Softpedia. I personally stay away form them.
    Yep. And the same exact thing happened when I followed the links to the download of Skype 7.xxx. No Microsoft site in sight; Just Softpedia.

    When I download Microsoft product, the only way I'm gonna is to go directly to Microsoft; no passing go and no collecting $200.00!
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  6.    26 Nov 2015 #1466
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
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    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Redstone(1)) 15063.608

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Yep. And the same exact thing happened when I followed the links to the download of Skype 7.xxx. No Microsoft site in sight; Just Softpedia.

    When I download Microsoft product, the only way I'm gonna is to go directly to Microsoft; no passing go and no collecting $200.00!
    I myself only use from their site for updates or via store for their product that way you know it is the genuine app
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  7.    26 Nov 2015 #1467
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Northeast Ohio
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    32-bit Windows 10 Pro - Build 1607/14393.51

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Microsoft is good, but only as good as the drivers supplied to them.
    Quote Originally Posted by blutos cousin View Post
    A lot of that is the PC/ system builders and HDWE device vendors not getting on board for a particular configuration /device or no longer supporting them .
    Both...very much correct.

    And it probably goes back to what I was saying...I have a very basic, very pedestrian Dell with what I assume are very standard components, your typical onboard video and audio, etc. that is probably similar to whatever is on millions of Dell laptops.

    Dell probably got onboard with the Windows 10 drivers early on. But even then, I believe W10 substituted its own audio driver (see my post on the Audacity thread) and it works fine.

    That simplicity and common components thing probably helped my 10 upgrade work more smoothly than those with deluxe configurations/gaming video cards/etc. Again, just a theory on my part.
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  8.    26 Nov 2015 #1468
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Northeast Ohio
    Posts : 103
    32-bit Windows 10 Pro - Build 1607/14393.51

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    When I download Microsoft product, the only way I'm gonna is to go directly to Microsoft; no passing go and no collecting $200.00!
    Agreed. I wouldn't even collect $2000.00 and the cards for Boardwalk and Park Place!

    The Softpedia screenshot you provided earlier in this thread, the first one...doesn't the English seem a bit overdone?

    I have no idea who these people are. I wonder if some see the "pedia" part and think it's an arm of Wikipedia, which everyone uses.
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  9.    26 Nov 2015 #1469
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Northeast Ohio
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    32-bit Windows 10 Pro - Build 1607/14393.51

    Ah, my thoughts were right, speaking of Wikipedia (which is not linked to Softpedia at all):

    Softpedia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It is owned by SoftNews NET SRL., a Romanian company.
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  10.    26 Nov 2015 #1470
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    I went to Softpedia and here's what I found:


    Following this link, I was taken to download:



    Soooo, this is a security update for a Microsoft product; however, I was not taken to Microsoft to get it. Instead, I was taken to a download page within Softpedia.


    Strange but this is what I got (Pics have been modified to save space)

    All are external links


    Click image for larger version. 

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    I clicked on first external link, as you can see it downloading from Microsoft.


    Click image for larger version. 

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    I don't know why you got the older links. No offense meant, I just wanted to show you what I got. I think some of softpedia links needs to be updated. I am using windows 7 to access that site, if that makes any difference.
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