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  1. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,451
    Windows10
       27 Jul 2016 #201

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    I'm pinning my hopes on Windows Update method of delivery and that it all goes ok. I cannot stomach thought of a clean install and then having to spend days putting everything back on. Not particulary looking forward to Tuesday though, such major updates always bring an element of risk.
    I always make an image backup first. However Insider upgrades have come thick and fast recently, and I have updated three devices including a tablet and it worked fine.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2016
    Gibraltar
    Posts : 154
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1607 14393.693
       27 Jul 2016 #202

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    What was the original upgrade from? Does that PC have a Windows 8/8.1 OEM embedded key? I ask because my laptop has a Windows 8.0 Core OEM key. With the current install media I get Windows 10 Home with no choice in the matter. I then have to do a change key and upgrade to Pro. I originally did the free upgrade from 8.1 Pro to 10 Pro. I'm hoping this won't happen anymore with the anniversary edition. Time will tell though. To override the auto selection and install Pro I add a PID.txt file to my sources folder of my install media. It has the generic -3V66T Pro key in it.

    On a clean install if that PC does not have an OEM embedded key, you should get prompted for a key. Just click skip and select Pro. If you do an in place upgrade from Pro you'll get Pro.

    If you did your upgrade from Home to Pro via change product code, there shouldn't be any side effects. It just unlocks the Pro features, as far as I know anyway. All the required files are already there for the upgrade, no install media required. I use remote desktop to log into my Raspberry Pi with a standard logon. I'm logged into my PC with my Microsoft ID but log into my Pi with different credentials.
    Yes had Embedded 8.1 Key on this system, Original upgrade was from 8.1 Core to 10 Home, saved up money for a long time, and then finally upgraded to 10 Pro, then did clean install of 10, ended up with Home, and then did the key upgrade to Pro, then after found out to make the PID Text, so think set for next time. Maybe wil do another with Anniversary update, and get Pro fully, and hope Remote Desktop select users work, as it did on old system that got Pro Directly from 8.1 Pro last year.

    Overall though very very happy with 10
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1,102
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       27 Jul 2016 #203

    cereberus said: View Post
    I always make an image backup first. However Insider upgrades have come thick and fast recently, and I have updated three devices including a tablet and it worked fine.
    Are insider upgrades essentially complete upgrades akin to the TH2 update and service packs of the past? I have no plans to be an insider and just want to be an average normal user well shielded from fighting bugs but I guess it sounds encouraging if such major upgrades have been going in ok for the majority!

    Unfortunately MS has burned my fingers in the past so many times that I treat anything they do with great dread. Have a love/loathe relationship with Windows that's for sure!
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,246
    Windows 10 IoT
       27 Jul 2016 #204

    AMDMan2016 said: View Post
    Yes had Embedded 8.1 Key on this system, Original upgrade was from 8.1 Core to 10 Home, saved up money for a long time, and then finally upgraded to 10 Pro, then did clean install of 10, ended up with Home, and then did the key upgrade to Pro, then after found out to make the PID Text, so think set for next time. Maybe wil do another with Anniversary update, and get Pro fully, and hope Remote Desktop select users work, as it did on old system that got Pro Directly from 8.1 Pro last year.

    Overall though very very happy with 10
    I'll be doing at least one clean install with stock install media (no PID.txt), just to see if Windows 8 keys are still being auto detected. I'll likely put my PID.txt file back anyway. Even if you don't have an OEM key, it speeds things up during setup. No having to click skip or selecting Home or Pro.
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  5. Joined : Apr 2016
    Iowa, USA
    Posts : 661
    Windows 10 1607 Pro x64 (Anniversary Update)
       27 Jul 2016 #205

    Will the Anniversary Update include the red versioned background of the blue windows 10 default theme?

    This is what I talking about :

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    If not, I will have to make it my background to make it look "official."
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 359
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v10586.3
       27 Jul 2016 #206

    The pure black no logo to remind you it is a MS OS is best here.
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  7. Joined : Apr 2016
    Iowa, USA
    Posts : 661
    Windows 10 1607 Pro x64 (Anniversary Update)
       27 Jul 2016 #207

    lopedoggie said: View Post
    The pure black no logo to remind you it is a MS OS is best here.
    What?
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 359
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v10586.3
       27 Jul 2016 #208

    ^^^^ create your own background in themes or background colors. using pure black no MS logo. i know it is windows XX
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Kenner
    Posts : 181
    Windows 10 Home x64
       28 Jul 2016 #209

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    I'm pinning my hopes on Windows Update method of delivery and that it all goes ok. I cannot stomach thought of a clean install and then having to spend days putting everything back on. Not particulary looking forward to Tuesday though, such major updates always bring an element of risk.
    I for one is looking forward to the update, but agree that you have to be prepared and hope it goes smoothly.
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  10. Joined : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 994
    Windows 10 Pro,
       28 Jul 2016 #210

    lopedoggie said: View Post
    ^^^^ create your own background in themes or background colors. using pure black no MS logo. i know it is windows XX


    What does this mean?
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