[WIN10] Windows 10 Mega thread

Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by MR CHILLED, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. PureFire

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    So stupid that an LTSB like OS isn't available to individuals. MS are basically admitting that all the crap not in LTSB and frequent updates causes instability. But if you want it, too bad, because the OS isn't the product, the user is the product. Great work MS.
     
  2. GDavid

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    Great stuff mate, thanks!
    That's the go...
     
  3. millsy_c

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    I wouldn't say they're admitting it causes instability, I would say they're admitting some really fringe fucking terrible software has unexpected interactions with some updates and have this so that orgs can still upgrade.

    It's for backwards compatibility really.

    What I would looooove is the ability to have a lot of the crap stripped out ala how they're presenting it, the only thing I use the store for is Netflix so I can save shows on my machine offline, edge +10 series Nvidia GPU is fine otherwise.

    Oh wait, it doesn't have edge either :lol:
     
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    I'm waiting for the day MS will screw me over with their auto updates. I suspect it's already happened in a way anyways.
     
  5. millsy_c

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    As in software incompatibility with an update?
     
  6. Stooge007

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    trying to do simple back ups of files from an internal HDD to an external HDD

    all i want to be able to do is select 6 folders and copy to external HDD, but skip the duplicates (so it only copies new files)

    used to work fine, now it doesn't ask to skip duplicates anymore

    what gives?

    or is there a simple back up program within Win10 that will do the above?

    manually, don't want an auto back up solution as don't keep external HDD connected 24/7

    EDIT - never mind, the option came up after about 10 mins!
     
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  7. Bold Eagle

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    It does still work in Win10 but for some reason it is not scanning your external before the process?

    Here it can be noted doing a backup from my D: to E:

    Click to view full size!


    CCleaner will scan for duplicate files across drives - not sure if it will allow you to then just select and copy to new files only?
    https://www.howtogeek.com/200962/how-to-find-and-remove-duplicate-files-on-windows/

    Another consideration is using something like WinMerge:
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/merge-duplicate-files-folders-winmerge/
     
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  8. Stooge007

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    winmerge looks interesting, might have a play

    thanks :)
     
  9. glenpinn

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    Hi everyone, just updating that Microsoft still lets you get a free activation of Windows 10 on a desktop PC or Laptop.

    I just received an old HP DV2000 laptop today that i bought last week from the forum, it has a Vista sticker on it, but it had a fresh install of Win 7 in demo mode (un-activated)

    I custom installed Win 10 home (1703) 32bit using a USB stick, typed in a spare Win 7 OEM key and it accepted it, continued installing, and it was activated when i got to the desktop.

    Just need to insert the USB, turn the machine on (select boot on usb if needed) and let it load, enter Win 7 or 8 key when prompted, if it accepts the key installation will continue.

    Cheers
     
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  10. evilasdeath

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    i also converted a windows 10 home install to windows 10 pro with a win 7 ultimate key last week
     
  11. looktall

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    Really?
    Was it a retail 10 home install or had it been upgraded from a previous os?

    Ie. Upgrade to 10 home, upgrade to 10 pro.
     
  12. evilasdeath

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    it was a retail windows 10 home install that had not been activated yet, fresh install, probably from attended or something (scorptec iem pc that i won)
     
  13. BuuBox

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    I have an old laptop (HP 8440P) that still has decent specs - i7-740QM quad, 8GB DDR3, SSD, Nvidia NVS3100M and a 1600x900 display. Runs Windows 10 1607 Anniversary Update perfectly.

    But every time it attempts to install the Creators Update it fails and has to roll back.

    I've turned off automatic updates through the group policy editor so at least it stops trying to constantly install the 1703 update, but that means I can't install any updates without also attempting to install the Creators Update. I use it for remotely logging into work, so it needs to have security updates.

    Is it possible to stop just the 1703 update? Stay on the Anniversary Update permanently? Any ideas? :upset:
     
  14. pantner

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    is backing up and doing a fresh install an option?

    If you use the Media Creation Tool to create new install media it will already include creators.

    Good chance there is an odd driver or something causing a problem, hopefully a fresh install will go through properly.
     
  15. power

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    just back it up and blow it away.
     
  16. BuuBox

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    Thanks, will give it a try.

    Have been trying to avoid reinstalling, but it'll give me an excuse to install a bigger SSD.

    With a digital license (Windows 7 to 10 free upgrade), is it as simple as installing to a blank drive using the ISO download?
     
  17. looktall

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  18. pantner

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    you shouldn't need to do that though.

    I've reinstalled Windows 10 on my main computer at home multiple times, onto different HDDs and it's just installed without entering a key. I did a free upgrade from 8.1.

    It just activated on it's own after I logged in.
     
  19. looktall

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    I don't doubt you. I'd prefer to have my license backed up anyway.
     
  20. Bold Eagle

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    Win10 has a big update this week it was noted over at overclock.net from:

    Windows 10 Patch Tuesday update 15063.608 now available for PC and Mobile

     

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