Windows 10: Windows 10 Build 10240 for PC is now available

  1.    13 Aug 2015 #2311

    I could be wrong. It would be different. I don't know. I have NO inside information.
    Just chatting based on experience.
    To insiders build after build after build was released as Windows 10.

    So, maybe the naming convention has changed.

    A question is about RTM. A new Build is more than an updated OS.
    If you recall, a new build starts a NEW INSTALLATION of windows.

    So perhaps Windows 10 will stay 10, I don't know.
    If the build numbers increase to say from 10240 to 12600, I don't see how that would be 10.0

    Will MS have end users reinstalling windows all the time ?
    Good for Geeks but what about everyone else ?

    Updates makes more sense doesn't it ?

    What is the future of Windows ?
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       13 Aug 2015 #2312

    Winuser said: View Post
    I renamed the Insider version to Windows 10TP and the on volume # disappeared.
    Neat, Winuser! I knew in the back of my mind that this could be done, but just hadn't considered it yet.
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       13 Aug 2015 #2313

    Hmmm, with regard to Service Release 1, and my experience with testing Windows Vista and Windows 7, I remember that after Vista and 7 were released, I got invitations to test the Service Packs.

    With that in mind, I would think the Insiders will get SR1 and once they've "pronounced it good", it should be released to those running Windows 10 RTM.

    As for new builds having different numbers, it's my considered opinion that the Build Numbers are for identification of the particular bits that are being tested. It's also my opinion that no matter how many builds Microsoft releases, Windows 10 will always be known by its official name of Windows 10. Even if it becomes Windows 10.10240.995575 or Windows 10.20950.7589.
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  4.    13 Aug 2015 #2314

    Wynona said: View Post
    As for new builds having different numbers, it's my considered opinion that the Build Numbers are for identification of the particular bits that are being tested. It's also my opinion that no matter how many builds Microsoft releases, Windows 10 will always be known by its official name of Windows 10. Even if it becomes Windows 10.10240.995575 or Windows 10.20950.7589.
    Good Point, however ?
    Have you ever received a new build that did NOT require reinstalling windows ?
    How will that work in the Enterprise ?
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       13 Aug 2015 #2315

    nt62 said: View Post
    Good Point, however ?
    Have you ever received a new build that did NOT require reinstalling windows ?
    How will that work in the Enterprise ?
    Yes, I have. I've upgraded Windows 10 many times, as well as clean installing it, and have installed any number of Service Packs to Windows all the way back to Windows 3.1. Of course, it depends on what you mean by "require reinstalling Windows", which to me means a complete clean install with reinstallation of all my apps and files. An upgrade is simply that, and cannot be called "reinstalling Windows".

    The Enterprise is a totally different animal and although I'm sure many folks here work in that area, it's my understanding that TenForums is more about the consumer than Enterprise.
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  6.    13 Aug 2015 #2316

    Wynona said: View Post
    Yes, I have. I've upgraded Windows 10 many times, as well as clean installing it, and have installed any number of Service Packs to Windows all the way back to Windows 3.1. Of course, it depends on what you mean by "require reinstalling Windows", which to me means a complete clean install with reinstallation of all my apps and files. An upgrade is simply that, and cannot be called "reinstalling Windows".

    The Enterprise is a totally different animal and although I'm sure many folks here work in that area, it's my understanding that TenForums is more about the consumer than Enterprise.
    Right ! What about a new build. I was talking about new builds.
    I was suggesting that there will be no more builds because the RTM is final.

    A new build requires reinstalling windows.
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  7.    13 Aug 2015 #2317

    nt62 said: View Post
    Good Point, however ?
    Have you ever received a new build that did NOT require reinstalling windows ?
    How will that work in the Enterprise ?
    Well most of them by now didn't require re-installation of windows but were just normal upgrades, keeping programs and data, except for some cases when something went wrong. That's one of the reasons for continuing Insider Ring, to try them out on willing subjects first. I guess they are going to be much more careful with Enterprise version. Besides, that version doesn't have many parts that can become contentious.
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  8.    13 Aug 2015 #2318

    nt62 said: View Post
    Right ! What about a new build. I was talking about new builds.
    I was suggesting that there will be no more builds because the RTM is final.

    A new build requires reinstalling windows.
    A new build does not require reinstalling Windows. I went from 10074 to 10240 (and all the builds in between) via Windows update. All were upgrades without losing anything.
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       13 Aug 2015 #2319

    nt62 said: View Post
    I could be wrong. It would be different. I don't know. I have NO inside information.
    Just chatting based on experience.
    To insiders build after build after build was released as Windows 10.

    So, maybe the naming convention has changed.

    A question is about RTM. A new Build is more than an updated OS.
    If you recall, a new build starts a NEW INSTALLATION of windows.

    So perhaps Windows 10 will stay 10, I don't know.
    If the build numbers increase to say from 10240 to 12600, I don't see how that would be 10.0

    Will MS have end users reinstalling windows all the time ?
    Good for Geeks but what about everyone else ?

    Updates makes more sense doesn't it ?

    What is the future of Windows ?
    Hi there.

    It would be much like 8 to 8.1 in which MS considered 8.1 as an update, not an upgrade even though the kernel number changed, yes? Then with the next major update much like a SP it then was 8.1.1. So, therefore it would graduate from 10 to 10.1 to 10.2 and so on. That's the way I see it anyway.
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  10.    13 Aug 2015 #2320

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    A new build does not require reinstalling Windows.
    ok. It did on a few. I recall seeing a new build is available from the fast track and when clicked,
    the process began that required several reboots with that circular progress meter,
    and the screen stated > "installing windows"

    ... and with that, things got fixed and also got broken.
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