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  # 1354861 29-Jul-2015 21:07
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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...

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  # 1354862 29-Jul-2015 21:11
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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.

 

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  # 1354865 29-Jul-2015 21:14
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^ That's... helpful?

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  # 1354870 29-Jul-2015 21:15
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That is the best error message I have seen in a long time




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  # 1354880 29-Jul-2015 21:19
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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.




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  # 1354881 29-Jul-2015 21:19
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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

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  # 1354889 29-Jul-2015 21:26
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Does anyone know how to set your current location in Maps?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1354892 29-Jul-2015 21:32
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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.


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  # 1354895 29-Jul-2015 21:36
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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!




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  # 1354897 29-Jul-2015 21:41
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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.)

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  # 1354900 29-Jul-2015 21:42
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freitasm: Left my laptop on all day at home. Just checked and still nothing...



no surprises here, it rolls out in waves

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  # 1354904 29-Jul-2015 21:45
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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

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  # 1354906 29-Jul-2015 21:46
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My desktop has upgraded successfully after running the tool but getting same something happened error on laptop.

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