Yes, it is interesting to see which way it will go (mayhem or 'wow, that was amazing').
After seeing how all my upgrades have gone, in multiple computers, incl an old laptop, I am quietly optimistic.
It is interesting to see the GWX-Ins entries in the event viewer log. A lot of them seem to be about checking for compatibility.
Won't be long before we find out!
I've been reading some more on this 'automatic update' situation.
It seems MS, in their wisdom, have decided it's better to push new features out to consumers and use them as 'beta testers' before giving the features to businesses, so giving business users a more stable environment and more control over it. They also seem to be planning to use the remaining Insiders as testers before any release, so at least there will be some knowledgeable feedback in the pre-release stages (at least while the Insider program continues and has a good number of participants).
So the average, unsuspecting and un-computer savvy user will be getting new things to deal with unexpectedly. Not sure I can see this being a winner for MS when all these non-business users start complaining. There's nothing worse than needing to get something done and being unable to find things because someone decided to change menus etc.
I appreciate that business users may be more important than individual consumers, but a lot of unhappy people can make a lot of noise.
Definitely some fun up ahead
I should have known that Shawn would also be on the case with tutorials. I'm just hoping that, as he suggests, this will definitely work in Home edition.
And I've also noted the comment (can't remember if it was Shawn or someone else) that System Restore needs to be manually set to create a Restore Point before updates are installed.
I'll add it to the list of things to do post-upgrade, though I'm definitely going to be checking here for peoples' experiences before I click 'YES'.
Yes, system restore keeps defaulting to OFF with every upgrade, I go in and set only C: drive to keep system restore function.
Does anyone know if Microsoft is still running the promo where you can upgrade 10 core to 10 Pro for $1 or £1 ? Might be very handy for those of use who have been testing the Pro version and only have Home versions of 7 Core Version 8/8.1.