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  # 1401979 7-Oct-2015 19:48
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invisibleman18: Haven't managed to find the answer to this yet. I get the below message that my wireless adapter is not compatible and I may not be able to connect to the internet. Is it worth the risk doing the update or should I just stick with Windows 7? If I do it and then can't connect to the internet would be it possible to go back to Windows 7 or would that be it for this laptop?


I installed Windows 10 on an older Windows 7 PC and it wouldn't connect.  No errors, no indication at all that there was a problem.  After much online searching and messing with different drivers (via USB...) I finally gave up and restored to W7 and it went without a hitch.  You wouldn't know that W10 had been there, the old PC was exactly as it had been before the update, including an internet connection.
It turns out there are still a lot of people with NIC issues, and some with quite new rigs, so it's not all sorted yet.

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  # 1402150 8-Oct-2015 09:13
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Thanks for that. I'm happy with Windows 7 and the computer is over 4 years old anyway so think I'll save the hassle and wait until I eventually replace it.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1404437 12-Oct-2015 15:05
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BDAKiwi:
invisibleman18: Haven't managed to find the answer to this yet. I get the below message that my wireless adapter is not compatible and I may not be able to connect to the internet. Is it worth the risk doing the update or should I just stick with Windows 7? If I do it and then can't connect to the internet would be it possible to go back to Windows 7 or would that be it for this laptop?


I installed Windows 10 on an older Windows 7 PC and it wouldn't connect.  No errors, no indication at all that there was a problem.  After much online searching and messing with different drivers (via USB...) I finally gave up and restored to W7 and it went without a hitch.  You wouldn't know that W10 had been there, the old PC was exactly as it had been before the update, including an internet connection.
It turns out there are still a lot of people with NIC issues, and some with quite new rigs, so it's not all sorted yet.


I've used a couple of differnt usb wireless connectors or the good old default NIC cable. Often Windows 10 can fix itself from there. 






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  # 1404525 12-Oct-2015 17:19
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nunz:
BDAKiwi:
invisibleman18: Haven't managed to find the answer to this yet. I get the below message that my wireless adapter is not compatible and I may not be able to connect to the internet. Is it worth the risk doing the update or should I just stick with Windows 7? If I do it and then can't connect to the internet would be it possible to go back to Windows 7 or would that be it for this laptop?


I installed Windows 10 on an older Windows 7 PC and it wouldn't connect.  No errors, no indication at all that there was a problem.  After much online searching and messing with different drivers (via USB...) I finally gave up and restored to W7 and it went without a hitch.  You wouldn't know that W10 had been there, the old PC was exactly as it had been before the update, including an internet connection.
It turns out there are still a lot of people with NIC issues, and some with quite new rigs, so it's not all sorted yet.


I've used a couple of differnt usb wireless connectors or the good old default NIC cable. Often Windows 10 can fix itself from there. 




It's not a connection issue, our PC's are hardwired.  It's a driver issue, especially (only?) Realtek chipsets.

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  # 1404613 12-Oct-2015 20:02
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BDAKiwi:
nunz:
BDAKiwi:
invisibleman18: Haven't managed to find the answer to this yet. I get the below message that my wireless adapter is not compatible and I may not be able to connect to the internet. Is it worth the risk doing the update or should I just stick with Windows 7? If I do it and then can't connect to the internet would be it possible to go back to Windows 7 or would that be it for this laptop?


I installed Windows 10 on an older Windows 7 PC and it wouldn't connect.  No errors, no indication at all that there was a problem.  After much online searching and messing with different drivers (via USB...) I finally gave up and restored to W7 and it went without a hitch.  You wouldn't know that W10 had been there, the old PC was exactly as it had been before the update, including an internet connection.
It turns out there are still a lot of people with NIC issues, and some with quite new rigs, so it's not all sorted yet.


I've used a couple of differnt usb wireless connectors or the good old default NIC cable. Often Windows 10 can fix itself from there. 




It's not a connection issue, our PC's are hardwired.  It's a driver issue, especially (only?) Realtek chipsets.


funnily I have the opposite issue - just rolled a new <manufacturers name deleted> pc back to the default Windows 7 Pro image and my realtek NIX, IMPI and PCI serials wont work . 
<manufacturers name deleted> is now on it's 9th day trying to resolve the issue. cant win either way hey?





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  # 1404715 13-Oct-2015 00:11
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rhy7s: Does anyone else have a tray loading desktop optical drive that won't stay open under Windows 10? Mine just goes straight back in again. Doesn't behave like that in other OSes or in BIOS. System is a clean install (from the ISO mounted in a Zalman ZM-VE300) after an upgrade.


Another oddity led me to the fix for this on my system. Disk Management would load really slowly. One of the fixes mentioned was changing the SATA ports that the optical drive was connected to to IDE mode (leaving hard drives and SSDs on AHCI on the other controller). Now the tray doesn't retract automatically and Disk Management loads immediately.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1405351 14-Oct-2015 07:26
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freitasm: What is this optical drive thing you're talking about?

tongue-out


I actually laughed.  For all that I have a stack of various CDs, DVDs and BDs I just never seem to get around to using them.

(Pushes button to see if tray still works)

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  # 1405860 14-Oct-2015 18:33
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Has anyone tried getting the Nested Virtualisation working in Win 10 build 10565 - I would be interested in seeing what kind of performance overhead is incurred.  Unfortunately I don't have a VM Guest that is running the latest build to test it out.





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  # 1405924 14-Oct-2015 20:08
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I'm currently attempting to get 10 installed on an old laptop that was turned on for the first time in 2.5 years on Sunday. After a couple of days I've finally managed to get the Windows 10 icon at the bottom, and clicking on that brings up the "your upgrade is on the way" screen.

But... a day later it's still not downloading.

Is there really still a managed queue for downloading the OS? And if so I assume I've been put to the back of it?

I've also tried the standard approach to forcing a download (deleting files in the Windows update download folder etc) to no avail.

Is there anything else I could be doing to force it to download, or so I just need to wait my "turn"?

Thanks in advance.

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  # 1407020 15-Oct-2015 06:59
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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-nz/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install

 

 

use the media creation tool




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  # 1407050 15-Oct-2015 08:03
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jonathan18: I'm currently attempting to get 10 installed on an old laptop that was turned on for the first time in 2.5 years on Sunday. After a couple of days I've finally managed to get the Windows 10 icon at the bottom, and clicking on that brings up the "your upgrade is on the way" screen.

But... a day later it's still not downloading.

Is there really still a managed queue for downloading the OS? And if so I assume I've been put to the back of it?

I've also tried the standard approach to forcing a download (deleting files in the Windows update download folder etc) to no avail.

Is there anything else I could be doing to force it to download, or so I just need to wait my "turn"?

Thanks in advance.


download the ISO as the above poster mentioned and run setup.exe from the ISO

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  # 1407292 15-Oct-2015 14:18
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freitasm: Interesting. Using Outlook 2013 the hyperlinks with anchor tags (for example links to a specific reply on Geekzone) don't work anymore when going to Chrome. Works fine with Edge.


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freitasm: Interesting. Using Outlook 2013 the hyperlinks with anchor tags (for example links to a specific reply on Geekzone) don't work anymore when going to Chrome. Works fine with Edge.


Can anyone reproduce this?


Same here, the link in the email is:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=45&topicid=177337&page_no=3#1355899

But chrome opens it up as:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=45&topicid=177337&page_no=3



networkn: Ah so I am not the only one having this issue. Annoying that it's a new bug in the latest build.


This now seems to be fixed with Chrome 46.0.2490.71.






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  # 1407941 16-Oct-2015 15:54
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freitasm:
freitasm: Interesting. Using Outlook 2013 the hyperlinks with anchor tags (for example links to a specific reply on Geekzone) don't work anymore when going to Chrome. Works fine with Edge.


bigreddog:
freitasm:
freitasm: Interesting. Using Outlook 2013 the hyperlinks with anchor tags (for example links to a specific reply on Geekzone) don't work anymore when going to Chrome. Works fine with Edge.


Can anyone reproduce this?


Same here, the link in the email is:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=45&topicid=177337&page_no=3#1355899

But chrome opens it up as:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=45&topicid=177337&page_no=3



networkn: Ah so I am not the only one having this issue. Annoying that it's a new bug in the latest build.


This now seems to be fixed with Chrome 46.0.2490.71.




I have this build, is still happening to me!
What build of WINDOWS do you have?



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