I just kept trying first at the fast ring then the slow. It actually downloaded twice and the second one was slower and it worked. If MS is wanting to release this on 7.29 , they have quite a great deal of work to do on it.
So, I did my system images, data backups, WUs and prepared for the update to 10158 last night. Then I downloaded it, grabbed the ESD and made an ISO. Went to bed and let it upgrade on its own. This morning I woke up to a perfectly upgraded system. Here are my observations so far:
Dark Theme, auto-changed back to my original theme after 10 minutes
Office 2016 preview makes it more difficult to save locally
Speccy is missing
All system restore points are gone
System Restore is turned off
No Cortana – audio could not launch – music works, but she just sits there “listening”
Store apps are working again
No bangs in Device Manager, but no auto-update for ATI Radeon display driver
Quick reply in tenforums using Edge works fine for me.
Snippet finally has a print function! YAY!
Edge is FAST, but still no “paste and go” – what is wrong with them?
No bugcheck for me when coming out of sleep
Don’t know yet if the shutdown error has gone away for me
If it were not for Macrium Reflect, I would have been out of this program long ago.
everything i have done in edge worked fine. i deleted ie as soon as i got my system up and running, as i have in every other m$ os, as it is the single worst browser ever invented. i normally use firefox, chrome and opera, in that order of importance. i never have problems with my browsers. each has specific abilities which make it worth having. but from the little bit that i have played around with edge, it has worked fine, much better than any form of ie i have ever bothered with.
also of note, i turn sys restore off anyway, as i use all ssd's in my system, and don't need it with macrium. office works fine for me in all builds.
Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade: seven more questions answered | Technology | The Guardian
It looks like there maybe some off-line option to upgrade. I have been reading more about windows 10 now don't get me wrong I do like some of the features of windows 10. One thing I keep coming across and really concerning is Microsoft is going to have frequent feature updates. Which means windows 10 home users could have huge updates to download every month which I don't want free or not. Windows 10 build previews on my slow high speed takes about 2 to 3 hours that about 3 gb size with my internet connection. I don't want my operating system desktop changing every few months. You get set like you want it, then they change it.Limited internet connections
My only internet connection is a Verizon MiFi, which can download 5GB per month. The Windows 10 download would take ages and kill our month. Will there be a way to get a DVD? Ladd
Microsoft says: “We’ll have options available for users who can’t download through Windows Update.” These options have yet to be announced.