On Windows 10

by Volker Weber

Today is Windows 10 day. You will reads lots of reviews and opinion pieces everywhere. Let me just contribute a short list:

Windows 8 was a disaster. Windows 8.1, or Frankenstein 8.1 as I like to call it, fixed just a few of the issues that users had. Windows 10 undoes more damage. But it's still somewhere midstream of crossing that river. There is still "Settings" and "Control Panel", for instance. Help isn't done. Cortana is ... I can't make up my mind, since it does not work on Surface 3. Windows 10 says the microphone was not designed for Cortana. Which should read "we have not fixed the drivers yet". Work in progress. Take your time.

Comments

Does it only roll out to Insiders? You need to register for the free upgrade, but anyone can do that now. The Insider program was for the previews, wasn't it? As an Insider you can now get updates to Windows 10 earlier, if I'm not mistaken.

Thomas Meyer, 2015-07-29

Rolls out to anyone that wants it today, not just insiders, but i would wait a week or two to make sure their are no major bugs and do a BACKUP first!

David Guillaume, 2015-07-29

Yes, you can force it. But would you want to?

Volker Weber, 2015-07-29

it's not really forcing it through Windows Update

David Guillaume, 2015-07-29

if you want to force it, use this link and download the install-tool:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

or in german

https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/software-download/windows10

With this tool you can create an USB-Stick or ISO, or you can do just an inplace-upgrade on your Windows 7/8.1 System.

Ralph Hammann, 2015-07-29

Just finished the in place upgrade on a Samsung Notebook I use only occasionally. Took around an hour including the download. Everything seems to be working so far. Next days will show if it will make it's way to real production machines over here soon.

At least it looks and sounds nice...

Sven Semel, 2015-07-29

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