Windows 10: MS Might Have Removed Win 10 TH2 ISOs Because of Activation Issues

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  1.    24 Nov 2015 #40

    My guess? They forgot to lockout all those bogus/pirated Windows 7 and 8 keys and activation hacks floating around on the Internet. The only way to mitigate the problem is by forcing everyone back through the upgrade-from-an-existing-and-activated Windows process.

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  2.    24 Nov 2015 #41

    I manage around 40 windows PCs for charity. I upgraded them all from Win 7 and XP to Win 8.1 a good few months back and had virtually no problems with 8.1. It is fast to boot and use and with very few obvious bugs for office use. I've now upgraded many to 10240 and 10586 including my own Win 7 PC. On my own PC I'm already finding various issues that I can't pin down. These include IE not remembering login passwords or web-links to it. Internet page downloads appear to have slowed. McAfee doesn't update properly and as for the awful Edge browser; at least Firefox is OK. Win 8.1 appeared solid but Win 10 worries me. Ref Linux, I managed a team of embedded Linux engineers and the constant problem was everyone had a different build version to match different build add-ins. We had an Apache mail server that crashed due to the usual problem of spaghetti scripting that no one had documented. Microsoft might limit you to tick boxes but the end result is more manageable.
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  3.    24 Nov 2015 #42

    The irony is that, on my nearly 5 year old Acer laptop (first gen Core i5 "Arrandale"), Windows 10 runs like an absolute champ. Fast, responsive and rock stable (so far), with every device supported (including an ancient Intel HD Graphics 3000 video adapter). Swapped out the wifi card for a newer one from a salvaged Dell, slapped in a 7200RPM disk and bumped the RAM to 8GB and the machine absolutely sings under the new Windows.

    However, on my much "newer" HP Envy x2 (Atom z2760 - circa Windows 8 debut), Windows 10 runs like a dog and there still isn't a compatible video driver (current Windows 8.1 version is buggy as hell). I'm very tempted to go back to Windows 8.1 on that device since it always ran smoothly and I miss the much more intuitive swipe-gestures, especially in "Modern" IE (Edge sucks on a tablet, IMHO).

    Note: I had a Surface 3 for a while (met with an unfortunate accident and is now in pieces), and even that "should be almost guaranteed to work well" device was a bit twitchy under Windows 10 (weird issues with the Type Cover "resetting" all the time).

    So, my experience has been that Windows 10 works best on PCs that are well behind the hardware evolution curve - sort of like Linux! :)

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       24 Nov 2015 #43

    Atomic77 said: View Post
    I think Microsoft has been getting really soft lately. I really think they are trying to beat out Apple and the Macintosh OS.
    Microsoft beat OS X a long time ago here are the stats for 22 Oct 2015 :

    Windows 86.77 %

    OS X 9.2 %

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  5.    24 Nov 2015 #44

    About the marketshare, these numbers have been climbing for OSX. And no doubt, as a tech guy, at conferences and such you see a ton of glowing apples.
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       24 Nov 2015 #45

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    I only meant it in the sense of "dwelt amongst us" rather than "his divine presence", but if the cap fits... :lol:
    Yes and a mighty "big" cap at that. I'll leave it there....
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  7.    24 Nov 2015 #46

    pparks1 said: View Post
    About the marketshare, these numbers have been climbing for OSX. And no doubt, as a tech guy, at conferences and such you see a ton of glowing apples.

    October 2015: 5.63%...
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       24 Nov 2015 #47

    ^^^^ Yea but what about folks running Microsoft products on Apples or Windows in Boot camp or more lately defecting to Windows 10 altogether a lot of them outsuide of the hard core fanboys and brand conscious celebrity folks and wanna bees like Win 10 better once they use it .
    Windows 10 is the new SKYNET ☻☻
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  9.    24 Nov 2015 #48

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    That media creation tool will get you Windows 10 build 10240.
    You can download the 1511 Media Creation Tool via this link and hence get to the 1511 ISOs. Used it today to get mine!
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  10.    24 Nov 2015 #49

    larc919 said: View Post
    Sorry, but I don't buy it. If that is Microsoft's intention, why didn't they do things that way from the moment they released TH2? Or are they such shallow planners that they don't know one minute what they will do the next? I think a problem or set of problems became known and they just aren't being forthright in their explanation. But, as is said, truth will out.
    Perhaps they didn't foresee the popularity of the MCT downloads, and only in the face of the actual updates did they decide they wanted more Windows Update installs rather than MCT installs.

    Regardless, this is an entirely new distribution process they're using, they won't have past experience to draw planning data from..
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