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  #1224125 28-Jan-2015 15:13
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littleheaven: I'm hoping it'll work to upgrade from 8.0? My son's PC, which shipped with 8.0, has steadfastly refused to upgrade to 8.1. Every time I run the upgrade, it does the huge download, then falls over during the install, and reverts back to 8.0. Lather, rinse, repeat. So it'd be great to be able to go 8.0 -> 10 in one hop.

Also, I have a netbook running Win7 starter that I'd really like to upgrade. Assuming that won't be eligible, being a cheapie cut-down version?


Have you tried a clean install on the Win8 machine? This may be of use: http://www.howtogeek.com/187525/how-to-perform-a-clean-install-of-windows-8.1-with-a-windows-8-key/







 
 
 

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  #1224235 28-Jan-2015 17:17
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Brumfondl:
littleheaven: I'm hoping it'll work to upgrade from 8.0? My son's PC, which shipped with 8.0, has steadfastly refused to upgrade to 8.1. Every time I run the upgrade, it does the huge download, then falls over during the install, and reverts back to 8.0. Lather, rinse, repeat. So it'd be great to be able to go 8.0 -> 10 in one hop.

Also, I have a netbook running Win7 starter that I'd really like to upgrade. Assuming that won't be eligible, being a cheapie cut-down version?


Have you tried a clean install on the Win8 machine? This may be of use: http://www.howtogeek.com/187525/how-to-perform-a-clean-install-of-windows-8.1-with-a-windows-8-key/




Thanks for the link! I've been hoping to avoid having to go quite that far, but good to know how if it becomes the only option.




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  #1224262 28-Jan-2015 18:17
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what i don't understand is, they say, windows 7, 8, 10 will know you have a SSD and will do all the things that will optimize it.

WELL ... defrag is always scheduled and I always have to cancel it. apart from that it's ok on SSDs.

so, they say TRIM will run fine ... well ... somehow i doubt this ... :D



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  #1224274 28-Jan-2015 18:36
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Actually there is a reason to defrag an SSD. Something to do with running out of file descriptors, or pointers, or something. Plus if you want to partition it's good to move the data to the start of the disk. I found an article, Google will find many.

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  #1224306 28-Jan-2015 19:48
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i see ... but is that what "optimize drives" does?

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  #1224317 28-Jan-2015 20:22
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Article about what Windows 8 actually does regarding SSD defragging:

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/therealandcompletestorydoeswindowsdefragmentyourssd.aspx

Hopefully it will clear some things up.





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  #1224321 28-Jan-2015 20:46
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joker97: what i don't understand is, they say, windows 7, 8, 10 will know you have a SSD and will do all the things that will optimize it.

WELL ... defrag is always scheduled and I always have to cancel it. apart from that it's ok on SSDs.

so, they say TRIM will run fine ... well ... somehow i doubt this ... :D


Here, don't be an ignoramus anymore, read from the boss: The Real and Complete Story: Does Windows Defragment your SSD.

UPDATE: I see a link above, late to the party. But yes, Google is your friend.





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  #1224335 28-Jan-2015 21:11
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ah. so i'm stuck in the last decade still ... ok re-enabling OPTIMIZE!

i remember being OCD from young. as an 18 year old i would get dad to buy PC Tools to do 100% defrag where each file is arranged in perfect folder - alphabetical order! imagine how ruined i was when XP came and defrag no longer meant a physical hard drive library catalogue arrangement of my files!

ah ... it TRIMed all my drives :D so TRIM runs out of OPTIMIZE

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  #1224336 28-Jan-2015 21:12
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ok clever folks - superfetch yes / no ?

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  #1224339 28-Jan-2015 21:17
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joker97: ok clever folks - superfetch yes / no ?


Maybe...

OK, so I did the Google for you and came up with: 
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/9cdb257b-3c65-46e2-9cf4-3f3bda999346/why-does-windows-8-not-automatically-disable-superfetch-on-ssd?forum=w8itproperf

S
o leave it be...





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  #1224508 29-Jan-2015 07:10
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thanks. sorry i didn't mean to be lazy. thought someone had an answer!

also, anyone has the problem of - when trying to select desktop background picture the trackpad goes berserk?

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  #1225334 30-Jan-2015 13:17
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nathan: A free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 who upgrade in the first year after launch.

This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device – at no additional charge


Might have missed this already, but this seems it could be a little 'gotcha': "we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device"

Are you able to clarify what/who determines the 'supported lifetime' of a device? And will a primary drive failure or replacement for any reason mean you have to buy a new licence? Dead RAM module? Certain number of alterations from the initial configuration of a device? Surely there must be a catch to this free upgrade!?




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  #1225358 30-Jan-2015 13:33
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BigHammer:
nathan: A free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 who upgrade in the first year after launch.

This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device – at no additional charge


Might have missed this already, but this seems it could be a little 'gotcha': "we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device"

Are you able to clarify what/who determines the 'supported lifetime' of a device? And will a primary drive failure or replacement for any reason mean you have to buy a new licence? Dead RAM module? Certain number of alterations from the initial configuration of a device? Surely there must be a catch to this free upgrade!?


I expect it means the lifetime of Windows 10. So if your PC was borked, and you had to do a clean install, maybe even buy a new PC, you still have the key, so you can install W10 for the lifetime of the product. Windows XP only recently ended its support lifetime, so it could amount to years. At some point you may wosh to go to Windows 11, in which case I assume you'd need to pay, which is very fair  

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  #1225360 30-Jan-2015 13:34
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littleheaven: I'm hoping it'll work to upgrade from 8.0? My son's PC, which shipped with 8.0, has steadfastly refused to upgrade to 8.1. Every time I run the upgrade, it does the huge download, then falls over during the install, and reverts back to 8.0. Lather, rinse, repeat. So it'd be great to be able to go 8.0 -> 10 in one hop.


Just out of interest, did you do updates in Windows update first? I had a friend who tried to update from 8.0 to 8.1, but without doing the updates manually first, 8.1 wouldn't install. After the OS was updated, 8.1 went through without a glitch.


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After getting a new mSATA, I'm going to remove my current mSATA drive and install Windows 10 Preview on the new drive.
Any large "gotcha's" I need to be really worried about with the current build.

90% of the data for my system will continue to live on a 2TB drive attached to the system via a USB Dock so I am not worried about data loss.

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