Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | ... | 38
545 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 110


  Reply # 1354861 29-Jul-2015 21:07 Send private message

Sigh have a laptop which refuses to show the Get Windows 10 app and now also the media tool just does ye olde "Something happened" prompt. Wonder when things will be good and it will let me actually update...

262 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 47

Subscriber

  Reply # 1354862 29-Jul-2015 21:11 2 people support this post Send private message

Tinshed: Tried to upgrade,  and then the "Something Happened/Something happened" window appears. Seriously, is this taking the mickey?  I understand that with software weird stuff sometimes happens, but who in their right mind creates an error/dialog box that says this?  Now what I am supposed to do?  Really Microsoft I know you get a lot of hate, but when you stuff like this, you deserve every bit of opprobrium that is heaped upon you.


Just to be clear, this is the "error" message I am encountered.

 

Click to see full size

 

 




Tinshed
Wellington, New Zealand


5447 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 683

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1354865 29-Jul-2015 21:14 Send private message

^ That's... helpful?

Departed
9706 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4072

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1354870 29-Jul-2015 21:15 One person supports this post Send private message

That is the best error message I have seen in a long time




Mike
Retired IT Manager, Freelance money spender
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 

 

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

 

 


262 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 47

Subscriber

  Reply # 1354880 29-Jul-2015 21:19 Send private message

Behodar: ^ That's... helpful?


Well exactly!  As I tried to say, I can cope when stuff goes wrong and I don't expect perfection. But the developers code/write stuff that looks more like what a 12 year-old Redditor would do, it does make you wonder.




Tinshed
Wellington, New Zealand


1930 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 424


  Reply # 1354881 29-Jul-2015 21:19 Send private message

I've upgraded from a clean install of 10 preview, Now have a 10 pro license.. Not sure if its just because I was using the preview, or it remembered that I used to have 7

 

If I do a clean install using the USB media creator will it remember that I have a license, either by hardware ID or signing in to my microsoft account, or will I lose it

5447 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 683

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1354889 29-Jul-2015 21:26 Send private message

Does anyone know how to set your current location in Maps?

1503 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 101


  Reply # 1354892 29-Jul-2015 21:32 Send private message

Behodar: Does anyone know how to set your current location in Maps?


Do you have location turned on in settings/privacy? As well as setting windows maps to On, for apps that can use your location?
If so, click the location icon, 3rd from top in the vertical bar on the right of the map app.

Oh and doing that, may just show the top half of the North Island, but if you don't live in Auckland, drag the map until you find the home icon.


4598 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 66

Trusted

  Reply # 1354895 29-Jul-2015 21:36 One person supports this post Send private message

Well I have had a mixed experience. I had 3 machines and a Surface to upgrade and so checked on their progress.

Rather than break my main machines I did the upgrade on a unused older machine which is an AM2 dual core, 3G currently running Win 8.1 Pro (64 bit) on a Sandisk SSD.

I found this folder on my HD

C:\$Windows.~WS\Sources\Windows

and fired up the setup program in this folder.

It went on its merry way, installing Windows 10 and rebooting several times.

When it finally came up it was in 1024x1080 graphics whereas before I had it running in 1920x1080 with an older (I admit) Nvidia Geforce 8400GS card. I could not set the 1920x1080 resolution so tried to find Nvidia drivers. There are none for Windows 10. So I tried the Windows 8.1 drivers and after some futzing around they seemed to work and I got back 1920x1080 which is what I need for my monitor.

The other three machines I have folders in various states and I'm not sure they are ready for installation. I will wait.

Not having tried the technical preview this is new to me. It seems fine at the moment but this machine is pretty basic with only Windows, Office and Chrome on it. The other machines have a lot more software and I am reluctant to migrate them as I need them for work!




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR running on Gigabyte Brix, Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Logitech Revue, Pioneer AVR, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player, Roku XS media player

Check out my blog at lchiu.blogspot.com

BDFL - Memuneh
57600 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 9239

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 1354896 29-Jul-2015 21:39 Send private message

Left my laptop on all day at home. Just checked and still nothing...





558 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


  Reply # 1354897 29-Jul-2015 21:41 Send private message

Have successfully upgraded my laptop. Woo! It appears to have retained Start8 as my start menu, rather than use the Windows 10 one. Perhaps if I uninstall Start8, the Windows 10 start menu will appear.

(Also learned Windows Updates is in a different place now.)

4882 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1297

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 1354900 29-Jul-2015 21:42 Send private message

freitasm: Left my laptop on all day at home. Just checked and still nothing...



no surprises here, it rolls out in waves

BDFL - Memuneh
57600 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 9239

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 1354903 29-Jul-2015 21:43 Send private message

I understand that but seeing how this goes with the sun it would be expected to have NZers getting ahead of the game - that's what, two hours ahead of Sydney?






4882 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1297

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 1354904 29-Jul-2015 21:45 Send private message

freitasm: I understand that but seeing how this goes with the sun it would be expected to have NZers getting ahead of the game - that's what, two hours ahead of Sydney?




just because its rolling out today, doesn't mean its rolling out to your machine today thru WU.

You can use the downloadable ISO at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

16 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 1354906 29-Jul-2015 21:46 Send private message

My desktop has upgraded successfully after running the tool but getting same something happened error on laptop.

1 | ... | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | ... | 38
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic








Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:






Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.