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Get Windows 10 icon

Discussion in 'General Computer Discussions' started by SatNavSaysStraightOn, 1 Jun 2015.

  1. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Well-Known Geek

    I spotted a new icon down in the system tray today on my windows 7 machine.

    Hovering over it, it says Get Windows 10...

    msupgrade_0.jpg

    It is time to register your interest!

    msupgrade1.jpg
     
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  2. drummerbod

    drummerbod Active Geek

    Location:
    Southampton - UK
    Yeah - good innit. Except I have W10 on another machine and I am still not a fan. Sticking to W7.
     
  3. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Well-Known Geek

    I'm dual booting and other than upload issues with the Xenoforum software, I am torn between the 2. There features I like about windows 10 and if I am to get back into IT, I need to keep up to date, but I am reserved about upgrading to windows 10 without a clean install. I don't want to do an in-situ upgrade. I don't like them at all. I shall continue to play with it and make my decision at a later date.
     
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  4. drummerbod

    drummerbod Active Geek

    Location:
    Southampton - UK
    Same here - I don't like "upgrades" - fresh all the way.
     
  5. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda Active Geek

    I noticed it on the laptop i use at work... but no sign of it on either my home PC or laptop, so i guess I'll be sticking to W7.
     
  6. andyfraser

    andyfraser Active Geek

    Location:
    Swindon, Wilts
    I saw the icon yesterday. I'll go for it. Windows 10 looks like it could be ok.
     
  7. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

    Location:
    UK
  8. andyfraser

    andyfraser Active Geek

    Location:
    Swindon, Wilts
    That seems better than the current situation. I'm supposed to install Win 7, then Win 8 and finally upgrade Win 8.1. I've found ways around it but it's not ideal.

    I'll upgrade to Windows 10, see how it goes then maybe do a clean install if it's as simple as it sounds.
     
  9. TechTorpedo

    TechTorpedo New Geek

    I'm sure this must be against anti trust rules or something, i mean where is the install linux icon?
     
  10. nigel-yz1

    nigel-yz1 Well-Known Geek

    I can't help but look for motives.
    Is this to stop us hanging on to Windows 7 for years on end, turning it into another XP?
    Once half the world is on it will a subscription system be installed as an update?

    There's no such thing as a free lunch.
     
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  11. beanz

    beanz Staff Member Staff Member

    The icon has appeared on my laptop and both base units as expected. For some reason best known to itself, when I click it the icon on one of the bases and on the laptop, the window that opens doesn't display properly - it comes out as a very basic seemingly css-less webpage - and the links on it for checking my pc don't do anything when I click them. (I know what it should look like as I have it appearing fine on the other base unit). I have managed to register all three machines for the update however. That bit did work.

    Not the most encouraging of starts! I'm thinking it may have something to do with whether I have the Windows 7 display set to basic rather than aero, but haven't had chance to investigate as yet.

    Anyone had warnings of incompatibilities when they ran the 'check your pc' thing?
     
  12. andyfraser

    andyfraser Active Geek

    Location:
    Swindon, Wilts
    It does look like this is to stop Win7 becoming the new WinXP.

    The one thing that would stop me using Windows is a forced subscription model. If I needed MS Office I'd be happy to pay monthly for Office 365 because I can stop and go back to LibreOffice and Google Docs if I no longer want it. You can't really stop paying a subscription for an OS if you want your machine to carry on working.
     
  13. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

    Location:
    UK
    Well the overall idea, if they stick to it, is to do and OS X type thing and all future versions of Windows will be Windows 10. Guess the idea is to get all the clueless people to update immediately using this icon thing and use them as beta testers to sort out the bugs. Anyone using serious software or dedicated hardware should hold off till at least the end of the year for drivers, patches and the like to come out and smooth out the issues.

    In the long run the want as many people as possible on one platform so it's easier to support and Windows 10 seems as good as any starting point. Still a lot to be made nicer but once we have a Service Pack or two it looks like it has potential. I guess when a few million install it on launch then we will see how many problems we have... Guess I should start advertising that I can sort Windows 10 problems now, could be a nice little earner. :wink:
     
  14. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon Active Geek

    The windows icon appeared on my Vaio a couple of weeks ago. Ive signed up for it. I have windows 7 on my laptop, so as I can get the upgrade for free, I'll do it. Tomorrow is the off isn't it?
     
  15. andyfraser

    andyfraser Active Geek

    Location:
    Swindon, Wilts
    Yes, tomorrow is the big day, and I'll be upgrading. I was playing about with a preview of Windows 10 today and I can't find anything wrong with it for I need. I actually like the changes.
     
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  16. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon Active Geek

    I must admit im quite looking forward to it myself. I hope its as good as the hype.
     
  17. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

    Location:
    UK
    Apparently it's the most secure version of windows, loads faster and is rammed full of new features... But they always say that don't they....
     
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  18. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon Active Geek

    Well, I suppose we'll find out tomorow.
     
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  19. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

    Location:
    UK
    How's the buffering updating going then?
     
  20. andyfraser

    andyfraser Active Geek

    Location:
    Swindon, Wilts
    They're doing a staggered roll out apparently and it hasn't shown up yet. There are apparently ways to force it but I don't have time to mess about right now. What I found really annoying though was there was just a advert for Windows 10 on TV. I'd use it if they'd bloody let me have it! MS Muppets.
     
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