So exactly what stops today? Ability to download the Win10 install files for free? Wondering if I have some detail wrong...
You can download the .iso install file now and use it later. If you try to install on an empty hard drive it will ask you for a Windows 10 product key, as it will right now I've read. If you install on an activated version of 7 or 8 I do not think it will ask for any product key, now or later.So exactly what stops today? Ability to download the Win10 install files for free? Wondering if I have some detail wrong...
I hope this shit doesn't break while I'm gone
Won't you have to pay to authorise it now?
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has been a year in the making, with more than two dozen public previews made available so that we could get a taste of what was to come. As of August 2nd, it is finally here.This new version will be delivered via Windows Update -- although at the time of writing, it was not yet clear whether it would be available immediately to everyone or whether there would be a slower rollout.So after all the time, all the work and all the hype, how does it stack up? Will it improve Microsoft's one-year-old operating system, or make users regret that they upgraded?I've installed it on a Microsoft Surface 2 tablet and HP Stream 13 laptop in order to take an in-depth look. Read on for details.
Users are complaining about Microsoft inserting adverts for its OneDrive cloud service directly into Windows 10's File Explorer.The adverts pop up while a user is trying to manage files in a dedicated pane at the top of the Quick Access view within File Explorer, and are part of what Microsoft calls "sync provider notifications".
10 is fine; you just have to learn to turn of all the apps running irrelevant news feeds and not click on the buttons to set up OneDrive
Microsoft is blocking Windows 7 and 8 updates on Intel's seventh generation Core i3, i5 and i7 (Kaby Lake), AMD's Ryzen (Bristol Ridge) and Qualcomm's 8996 processors. Devices powered by these processors must update to Windows 10 in order to receive updates from Microsoft.The problem will manifest only when you try to run Windows Update, when you'll see an error message: "Windows could not search for new updates" and "Code 80240037 Windows Update encountered an unknown error".
and especially, disable Cortana.