Microsoft will make some changes to get Windows 10 installed on more PCs
If you have a PC with Windows 7 or 8.1 installed, you should be prepared to see even more "recommendations" to upgrade to Windows 10 for free in the next few months. Microsoft's Windows and Devices head Terry Myerson has outlined some changes the company is making to the upgrade process.
First, Myerson says that the "reserve-upgrade" process for the free Windows 10 update will be reduced:
He added that Windows Update in Windows 7 and 8.1 will soon label the Windows 10 download as an "Optional Update" and then in early 2016 that will change once again:
PCs that are on a metered Internet connection will have the option of disabling automatic updates, according to Myerson, but he added that in those cases users should manually check Windows Update on a frequent basis.
For people who want to upgrade their PC offline, Myerson stated:
Finally, people who have a PC that has an unlicensed version of Windows 7 or 8.1 installed won't be left out in terms of upgrading to a fully licensed version of Windows 10, as Microsoft plans to launch an experiment in the US soon:
Myerson does point out that anyone who doesn't want to be bothered with getting notifications on Windows 10 update can shut them down via the Settings feature in Windows 7 or 8.1. However, it seems clear that Microsoft wants to get as many Windows 10 installs as they can get, and that may not sit well with people who simply don't want to update yet.
What do you think of Microsoft's changes in Windows 10 upgrades? Let us know in the comments!
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They're talking about Windows 10's awesomeness so much that they believed it themselves.
Recently at one of dev meetings Nick Landry was supposed to give a speech and instead he had to fight with Win10 not being able to connect to wifi for half an hour. And it's just a couple of huge amount of problems. So, yeah - joke is on me, that I even tried using Win10 at work. Of course if you don't have to RELY on your computer to work fast and effectively than yeah - it's a nice system, has some interesting concepts. And I'm sure in a year or so, after Redstone and maybe another bigger update it will be fully reliable and people will start using it in crucial situations like they use WinXP and Win7 now.
I have switched to win10 as soon as it was available on dreamspark, but still there are things who are not working properly.
1) The PC is not recognizing my lumia phone, but works fine with android devices. (probably no surprice here :D )
2) Virtual Router is not supported
3) And once in 3-4 days Cortana is getting into a loading loop so in order to be able to use the search bar I have to disable her from settings or restart the pc.
These 3 things are bugging me so much that I would have gone back to win8.1 if its license wasn't expiring next month.
Yes my region is set no USA, I have tried what you suggested with both phones(630 and 640xl)
I have tried 2 different cables, I have triel all 4 usb ports of my laptop, although there are no faulty ones.
The phones were recognized on other pcs, I have made both soft and hard reset on the 630,
I have updated the pc(installed all available updates, although most were for completely irrelevant things)
I have also reinstalled the phone companion app and god knows whatever more which I can't remember now.
Also according to dell's website my laptop is windows 10 ready, so I think it is not a good win10 copy I have.
Because it is an educational one from dreamspark.
Why would you even want to upgrade such an old PC. Why would you even want to upgrade so old pc. You won't get anything exept problems.
Luckily I had only minor issues and decided to keep it and not go back to 8.1
There are serious memory leakage problems in IE on W10, video drivers from intel and NVidia are not stable enough.
There are errors in translation.
Etc,etc, wmpu adressed that problem.
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