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

  1.    13 Aug 2015 #2321

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    ...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.
    ok. It was an update > 8 to 8.1 but 8.1 is a different OS than 8.0

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  2.    13 Aug 2015 #2322

    nt62 said: View Post
    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.
    That's an upgrade install, not a reinstall, big difference. Reinstall to me, is doing a clean install of Windows which erases the previous install in the process.
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  3.    13 Aug 2015 #2323

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    That's an upgrade install, not a reinstall, big difference. Reinstall to me, is doing a clean install of Windows which erases the previous install in the process.
    Recalling the last 2 builds on the fast track, was there an option to choose how to upgrade install ?
    I don't remember that. Didn't the new build prior to 10240 wipe everything?
    Didn't all of the built in apps get reinstalled ?
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       13 Aug 2015 #2324

    I thought Windows 10 was the last numbered build. After that, just Windows?

    Previous Incarnations were 1, 2, 3.0, 3.1, 3.11 New Technology (NT) covered 3.12, 4; 95, 98, 2000 (NT5.0), Millennium in a date-type scale, eXPerience(NT5.1) - XP was 5.1, Vista was 6.0, 7 was 6.1, 8 was 6.2 8.1 was Blue, 6.3.

    There ought to be a competition for the next named version of Windows. I fancy characters from classical myth that have also found their way into the constellations. I often think of my usual operating system as "Pollux" for instance

    Ubuntu is onto "slippery sandviper" or something similarly strange in the world of alliterative animals, while Linux mint is strictly herbal.

    OSX is working it's way through the feline genera, although some are getting particularly close to extinction, so they had better be quick about it.
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  5.    13 Aug 2015 #2325

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    I thought Windows 10 was the last numbered build. After that, just Windows?
    There you go. Question answered. Thanks.
    So the naming convention has changed !!
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  6.    13 Aug 2015 #2326

    nt62 said: View Post
    Recalling the last 2 builds on the fast track, was there an option to choose how to upgrade install ?
    I don't remember that. Didn't the new build prior to 10240 wipe everything?
    Didn't all of the built in apps get reinstalled ?
    I haven't had anything wiped? The Microsoft Default bundled with Apps get reinstalled. Likely because they are new versions? I don't like that they get reinstalled, but I'll live with it.
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    Windows 10 Professional
       13 Aug 2015 #2327

    My NT version still reads 6.3

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  8.    13 Aug 2015 #2328

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    I thought Windows 10 was the last numbered build. After that, just Windows?
    nt62 said: View Post
    There you go. Question answered. Thanks. So the naming convention has changed !!
    There is still that problem of a new build, more than an update, that requires a forced reboot upgrade install.
    That could be a problem for anyone not able to make changes.

    So, new builds will be redefined as an upgrade ?
    And Windows will no longer be numbered.
    What are they going to do when they reach 10.999.999 ?
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  9. Posts : 14,288
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       13 Aug 2015 #2329

    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.
    No, it doesn't . . . When you upgraded from Windows 7 or 8.1, you didn't reinstall Windows, did you? In fact, you were required to upgrade if you wanted Windows 10 to activate.

    So, no, a new build doesn't require reinstalling Windows. Lets go on the assumption that the next build Microsoft releases is hypothetical Build 103000. That build, as with all other builds, will be released as an Update. That means that the existing build of Windows 10 will be updated, not reinstalled.

    Here's what generally happens:

    1. All new builds will probably be released to those of us who chose to stay Insiders, as follows.

    2.. Microsoft releases hypothetical Build 103000 to the Fast Ring. This basically "upgrades" the existing Windows 10 to the next build level.

    Although Microsoft would rather the Fast Ring only "update/upgrade" when a new build is released, many of us have chosen to create an ISO from the Install.esd file contained within our files and then do a clean install.

    3. At some later point, hypothetical Build 103000 is released to the Slow Ring. At this point, it's possible that Microsoft will release an ISO of hypothetical Build 103000, but not always.

    4. The last thing that will happen is that Microsoft will then release the build to those running Windows 10 RTM. This release will come as (from here it's a guess) a Cumulative Update, a Service Release or something else. However, the average user will not be required to reinstall Windows 10; they will simply get the updates. And, Windows 10 will remain Windows 10.
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  10.    13 Aug 2015 #2330

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I haven't had anything wiped? The Microsoft Default bundled with Apps get reinstalled. Likely because they are new versions? I don't like that they get reinstalled, but I'll live with it.
    ok. What about the IT guy who has to deal with 800 computers running Windows 10 ?
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