Windows 10: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15025 for PC Insider
Downloaded the 32bit .iso file for my T60 Thinkpad (10.5 years old), installed with no issues - amazing
It sure will. Until than it can be a big pain in the*butt.
Flight Team Leader
Good for you! 10 1/2 years old...that's about 70 in Lappy Years!
Here's a hint, Kado. You downloaded before I had finished, but I was up and running long before you.
I multiboot, I don't know if you do, but all I do is format a partition of an old Windows 10 system I am going to overwrite with the latest Edition of Windows 10. It could also be a mounted VHD for a native vhd boot, or to drop into a VM. By overwriting an old installation, unless it's on the active system partition (DON'T!!!), you don't have to alter the BCD or bootmenu.
I mount the downloaded Windows 10 setup iso, and on the virtual DVD-ROM that is created, navigate to the sources folder to find the Install.wim (or install.esd). I use 7-zip to check the images on that wim/esd by opening it as an archive and looking at the wiminfo file, .xml.
I just apply the Install.wim with the required index number for the version I want to install as in the screenshot image below:
It could also be an admin cmd prompt.
As you can see it took just over 11 minutes to apply the image.
Then I restart and select the boot entry for the old system that used to live on that drive. I disconnect the network.
It boots straight into the OOBE of the new system and takes about 30 minutes (tops) to get to the desktop - which is when I reconnect the network, otherwise the OOBE tries to force you to make a Microsoft account user. The system activates with the digital license from the prior system, and soon updates drivers, which sometimes need a reboot, sometimes not.
I got imagex using The Oven's getwaiktools Get WAIK Tools w/o loading the huge ISO's - but I believe it is in the ESDtoISO and UUPtoISO packages from Kari's tutorials here on TF, in the \bin folder and named wimlib-imagex.exe.
You can also apply wims and esds using DISM, but the syntax is more long-winded.
I have to ask the truest geeks here, how can we use DISM to do an upgrade of an older edition, without all the setup rigmarole and destroying my boot menu and BCD settings?
Installed the 32-bit and still the UI multicoloured rectangles issues, have to restore to basic video driver yet again. Will feedback just once more.
I did an upgrade install in a slow VM. I don't have the space on my laptop for a dual boot.
The Windows Update troubleshooter only reverts the registry keys to UUP regardless if it shows " Pending Updates"
If you can mount the virtual drive of the vm on your main machine, and the vhd has an active system partition and the normal C:\ windows structure in another partition you can do this by formatting that "c:" drive and applying the image as I did.
With this technique I usually make small partitions of 30GB or so for insider builds. I do sometimes run out of drive letters though!
I prefer to swap the drive for Insider builds. Some prefer to in stall it on virtual drive and some on different partition.
I find it simplest*to swap drive... (I could just select it in*BIOS boot menu, but prefer to have my regular Windows installation offline during upgrades)
Andre I understand that some prefer to swap drives, but avoiding using Windows setup, and running the application of a disk image within a working windows is little different to performing a restore of a system imaged with Macrium, and In my hands anyway, just as safe, and quick.
Source: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14366 Mobile Build 14364 | Windows Experience Blog
Source: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14257 | Windows Experience Blog
UPDATE: November 9th 2015
Microsoft Releases PC build 10565 to Insiders in the Slow ring today.