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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #525 on: July 30, 2015, 12:48:35 PM »
Did this updates fail because I canceled my reservation or was wind 10 going to be installed automatically?

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #526 on: July 30, 2015, 01:23:09 PM »
The first security updates to the brand new Windows 10 also have been applied. Here we mean MS15-074 and MS15-078. Resp. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS15-074  &  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS15-078
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Oh, and disable flash in Edge!

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #527 on: July 30, 2015, 02:01:56 PM »
Automatically tried to install today, July 30 but failed.

I ccan't disable flash in Edge because I don't have win 10 installed.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #528 on: July 30, 2015, 03:55:43 PM »
Hi Friends. If you are eager to get Windows 10 and don't want to wait till christmas, I strongly suggest you Google in "install windows 10" to land up on the microsoft web site were you can download the proper iso image (32 or 64 bits) to burn a DVD for upgrading. If you want to save your applications and personnal files, just open the pc, put in the DVD, plug the internet wire, and click on the iso. Took me about 4 hours to install on a up-to-date win 8.1 laptop and...20 hrs to find the way to burn the file. Personnaly, it worked from Ubuntu. Warn you some drivers are still to be worked on. See how they go, if you loose some functionality like with my touchpad on my desktop were I couldn't scroll anymore, just roll back to the last one driver you had. I think going to Windows 10 is a move  that is the way to go because of the extended support for example!
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #529 on: July 30, 2015, 04:04:54 PM »
Since installing Windows 10 I've been unable to connect to any foreign or domestic VPN through SecureLine VPN. Anyone have a clue as to why this is no longer functional?  Thanks.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #530 on: July 30, 2015, 04:16:45 PM »
Since installing Windows 10 I've been unable to connect to any foreign or domestic VPN through SecureLine VPN. Anyone have a clue as to why this is no longer functional?  Thanks.
Yes, sorry, with my touchpad, I was talking of rolling back to the old drivers. The new ones are often still in the working stage and don't work 100%!!!

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #531 on: July 30, 2015, 04:56:00 PM »
Since installing Windows 10 I've been unable to connect to any foreign or domestic VPN through SecureLine VPN. Anyone have a clue as to why this is no longer functional?  Thanks.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #532 on: July 30, 2015, 04:59:00 PM »
If you have a problem with Windows 10, Please start your Own Topic
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #533 on: July 30, 2015, 05:13:02 PM »
Hi Friends. If you are eager to get Windows 10 and don't want to wait till christmas, I strongly suggest you Google in "install windows 10" to land up on the microsoft web site were you can download the proper iso image (32 or 64 bits) to burn a DVD for upgrading. If you want to save your applications and personnal files, just open the pc, put in the DVD, plug the internet wire, and click on the iso. Took me about 4 hours to install on a up-to-date win 8.1 laptop and...20 hrs to find the way to burn the file. Personnaly, it worked from Ubuntu. Warn you some drivers are still to be worked on. See how they go, if you loose some functionality like with my touchpad on my desktop were I couldn't scroll anymore, just roll back to the last one driver you had. I think going to Windows 10 is a move  that is the way to go because of the extended support for example!
I personally had a Microsoft tech explain to me today that any iso's for win 10 on their website are tech previews and Microsoft had not yet released any iso's for the final release, if you install via one of those iso's it'll be revoked within the year.

I was going to use one of the iso's as the upgrade screwed my system so bad that even flashing an earlier image and numerous fixes failed to fix the problem to which I was left with the choice of letting a Microsoft tech take control of my system for 2 hours to fix the issue, it was this tech who instructed me not to use any Win 10 iso...even the ones on the Microsoft website.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #534 on: July 30, 2015, 05:17:13 PM »
Will the people who don't install win 10 still get the 2nd Tuesday updates?

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #536 on: July 30, 2015, 05:41:46 PM »
I came across this in Canada, I think due diligence and persistence is the ticket.
http://youradchoices.ca/

By the way I had to switch to FF to post due to Buttons/Insert Hyperlink etc on this forum is not supported in MS EDGE :-\
All works as expected on MBAM forum with Smiles and MS edge.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #537 on: July 30, 2015, 06:02:56 PM »
Hi Friends. If you are eager to get Windows 10 and don't want to wait till christmas, I strongly suggest you Google in "install windows 10" to land up on the microsoft web site were you can download the proper iso image (32 or 64 bits) to burn a DVD for upgrading. If you want to save your applications and personnal files, just open the pc, put in the DVD, plug the internet wire, and click on the iso. Took me about 4 hours to install on a up-to-date win 8.1 laptop and...20 hrs to find the way to burn the file. Personnaly, it worked from Ubuntu. Warn you some drivers are still to be worked on. See how they go, if you loose some functionality like with my touchpad on my desktop were I couldn't scroll anymore, just roll back to the last one driver you had. I think going to Windows 10 is a move  that is the way to go because of the extended support for example!
I personally had a Microsoft tech explain to me today that any iso's for win 10 on their website are tech previews and Microsoft had not yet released any iso's for the final release, if you install via one of those iso's it'll be revoked within the year.

I was going to use one of the iso's as the upgrade screwed my system so bad that even flashing an earlier image and numerous fixes failed to fix the problem to which I was left with the choice of letting a Microsoft tech take control of my system for 2 hours to fix the issue, it was this tech who instructed me not to use any Win 10 iso...even the ones on the Microsoft website.


What you should be using is the Windows Media Creation Tool



https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #538 on: July 30, 2015, 06:04:49 PM »
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-faq?ocid=client_wu

This is the win 10 update that has tried to install on my win 8.1 and win 7 computers.  No wonder it failed 8 times.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #539 on: July 30, 2015, 06:29:17 PM »
@abruptum,

Some of the info Windows 10 gathers is just for reasons of end-user security.
a - Why info is gathered (because it is needed to let Windows 10 function properly).
b - because certain functionality is not working properly (unless that info is being gathered).
c - When you do not want your surf history known, you cannot get protection against malicious sites.
d - When you do not want your apps info being transfered, you cannot have protection against malicious or insecure apps.

So the privacy picture is not as black and white as some like to present it.

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« Last Edit: July 30, 2015, 06:30:51 PM by polonus »
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