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  Reply # 1260377 16-Mar-2015 16:02
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networkn: Just got my first wow moment with Windows 10 - Reading today on Engadget an article states: 

Not fond of having to wait (and wait, and wait) while you download Windows updates from Microsoft's servers? You might not have to when Windows 10 arrives. The Vergehas noticed that a leaked version of the operating system lets you grab updates from other computers, whether they're on your local network or online -- yes, it's a peer-to-peer network for patches. Besides accelerating the upgrade process, the option could save precious bandwidth (important on capped data plans) if you have a multi-PC household. There's no telling when this feature will show up in a Windows 10 build you can try, assuming Microsoft doesn't get cold feet. A new public test release is reportedly coming soon, though, so you probably won't have to wait very long.

That is a WIN feature, though it will be interesting to see how it's implemented, as I wonder what kind of network membership will be required for it, and I also have some concerns about it being an attack vector. I am sure they will secure it, but hopefully not to the point where it requires lots of additional setup.
That is a WIN for me too. It should be simple enough. Nominate one PC in your network to be the "downloader" of updates, modify WU on other PC's to look at the downloader instead of the internet. Fallback to internet if "downloader" is unavailable. Simples.




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  Reply # 1260380 16-Mar-2015 16:09
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networkn: Just got my first wow moment with Windows 10 - Reading today on Engadget an article states: 

Not fond of having to wait (and wait, and wait) while you download Windows updates from Microsoft's servers? You might not have to when Windows 10 arrives. The Vergehas noticed that a leaked version of the operating system lets you grab updates from other computers, whether they're on your local network or online -- yes, it's a peer-to-peer network for patches. Besides accelerating the upgrade process, the option could save precious bandwidth (important on capped data plans) if you have a multi-PC household. There's no telling when this feature will show up in a Windows 10 build you can try, assuming Microsoft doesn't get cold feet. A new public test release is reportedly coming soon, though, so you probably won't have to wait very long.

That is a WIN feature, though it will be interesting to see how it's implemented, as I wonder what kind of network membership will be required for it, and I also have some concerns about it being an attack vector. I am sure they will secure it, but hopefully not to the point where it requires lots of additional setup.
That is a WIN for me too. It should be simple enough. Nominate one PC in your network to be the "downloader" of updates, modify WU on other PC's to look at the downloader instead of the internet. Fallback to internet if "downloader" is unavailable. Simples.


I'd much rather it be even more simple. A search of the local subnet should find other compatible machines and be able to determine if it has patch xxx installed already and if so, check the checksum against the MS Catalog and if it matches, grab it and install it. It would need a communication protocol and then firewall rules to allow the traffic, so perhaps if during setup it asked "is it ok to allow other computers to download patches" or something equally technical, and if approved, create firewall rules automatically. 

3rd Party Vendors will need to honour this too though. 


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  Reply # 1262330 19-Mar-2015 12:25
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FYI - Build 10041 is available to those living life in the Fast lane of releases :)





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  Reply # 1262340 19-Mar-2015 12:34
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Brumfondl: FYI - Build 10041 is available to those living life in the Fast lane of releases :)


Thanx for the info.  Just checked my laptop and says no updates available.. I'm on build 9926 so i assume it will be via the Update & Recovery  option??




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  Reply # 1262355 19-Mar-2015 12:43
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old3eyes:
Brumfondl: FYI - Build 10041 is available to those living life in the Fast lane of releases :)


Thanx for the info.  Just checked my laptop and says no updates available.. I'm on build 9926 so i assume it will be via the Update & Recovery  option??


You are correct. Check in Advanced Option to make sure you are set to Fast and not Slow.





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  Reply # 1262360 19-Mar-2015 12:47
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Brumfondl: FYI - Build 10041 is available to those living life in the Fast lane of releases :)


Looks like I have something to check when I get home

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  Reply # 1262383 19-Mar-2015 13:10
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Brumfondl: FYI - Build 10041 is available to those living life in the Fast lane of releases :)


Yep update name: fbl_impressive 10041 Professional

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  Reply # 1262387 19-Mar-2015 13:18
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I now have it installed on one of my machines. Took less than an hour all up.

First thought: my god that new recycle bin icon is FUGLY!





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  Reply # 1262389 19-Mar-2015 13:19
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icons are still a WIP :P

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Windows 10 will be free for software pirates :)
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The move means that thousands, perhaps millions, of machines will get a free copy of Windows 10 even if a license has not been properly acquired. "Anyone with a qualified device can upgrade to Windows 10, including those with pirated copies of Windows," says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. "We believe customers over time will realize the value of properly licensing Windows and we will make it easy for them to move to legitimate copies."
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  Reply # 1262469 19-Mar-2015 14:40
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Well something has gone horribly wrong with access to my Homegroup. The HomeUsers group does not seem to be there for starters. I might need to wipe and reinstall. Bugger.





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  Reply # 1262508 19-Mar-2015 15:00
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I am having major problems with my Windows 10 Tech Preview, I keep getting an IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error and then the laptop its installed on goes into a reboot loop. 


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  Reply # 1262511 19-Mar-2015 15:01
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semigeek: I am having major problems with my Windows 10 Tech Preview, I keep getting an IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error and then the laptop its installed on goes into a reboot loop. 



Was that an upgrade or fresh install?





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  Reply # 1262513 19-Mar-2015 15:03
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Brumfondl:
semigeek: I am having major problems with my Windows 10 Tech Preview, I keep getting an IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error and then the laptop its installed on goes into a reboot loop. 



Was that an upgrade or fresh install?


Fresh install. 


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