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August 20, 2015  11:50 AM

Last Upgrade Anticlimactic + Lessons Learned

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Product Key, Windows Upgrades

Whew! I'm pleased and relieved to report that my big upgrade push is over now, with all 8 PCs successfully upgraded to Windows 10 in at least one boot-up partition (a couple of my test machines still boot 8.1 so I can continue to test in that environment for a while). I was concerned about losing...

August 19, 2015  10:34 AM

When CYA Takes Longer Than the Upgrade Install, That’s Success!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

Yesterday afternoon, I sat down in front of my wife's PC  -- a mini-ITX box with a mobile Haswell i7, 16 GB RAM, ... -- and fired off my next-to-final Windows 10 upgrade. But first, I performed a series of preparatory tasks, in case that upgrade didn't produce either an upgraded system, or a...


August 17, 2015  10:28 PM

Disk Reformat Leads to 6 for 6 Score on Win10 Upgrade Installs!!!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows installation, Windows Upgrades

OK, I think I've got it figured out. If your PC started on Windows 7 and was then upgraded to Windows 8 (and 8.1 and the Update), it will probably be beneficial to take a step back (or forward) into a clean Windows 8.1 installation to properly prep your machine for the upgrade to Windows 10. I...


August 10, 2015  4:10 PM

Factory Reset Offers Way Out for Surface Pro 3 Catch-22

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows installation, Windows Upgrades

In case you've been wondering, I've been on vacation since my last post went up on July 27. Though I had a great trip to Germany with my family, I ended up skipping blithely past the Windows 10 RTM date, and am just now catching up on production PC updates to Build 10240. My first candidate is a...


July 15, 2015  11:33 AM

Win10 Builds on Hiatus While MS Preps RTM Upgrade

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Windows 10, Windows RTM, Windows Upgrades

Thanks to Paul Thurrott, I am now hip to Gabe Aul's additions to the Windows Insider


July 6, 2015  10:40 AM

First Win10 RTM Candidate Hits

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

As reported on lots of Windows watching sites -- WinBeta and 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


June 10, 2015  3:00 PM

Welcome to Windows (10) World!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

When the Win10 flag showed up on my Windows 8.1 machines, perforce I signed up for the upgrade, knowing that I must track the latest and greatest of Windows OSes no matter what. I've read various opinions on Microsoft's early upgrade offer that vary all the from clever marketing ploy to a trick...


June 3, 2015  9:53 AM

Stealth Update Brings Win10 Upgrade Offer to Win7&8 Users

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

Two days ago a strange little Windows flag icon appeared in the notification bar on my Windows 8.1 PCs. A quick mouse-over on the icon produced the text "Get Windows 10." An equally quick click produced a Window offering early access to the upcoming and already promised free upgrade to the new OS...


April 27, 2015  8:51 AM

Win10: Not a “Free Upgrade” But a “Marketing and Promotional Activity”

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

Although Microsoft has itself described its upcoming plans to provide a no-cost copy of Windows 10 to Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices to those who move up in the first year after its release as a 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 18, 2015  12:26 PM

All Pirates Forgiven in Upcoming Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

A Reuters story from the WinHEC conference in China has got the Windows press and blog environment abuzz enough...


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