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Windows 10 has been, or will be downloaded today for those who reserved - Don't delete C:\$windows.~BT

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Hm, I know it launches on the 29th, but according to which timezone? oO

 

It comes out at midnight EST/5am BST/2pm AEST
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well technically you can do a clean install once they release an ISO. but you gotta do a registry edit to get it to validate.

I don't see why you'd do that. Just get your product key after upgrading, then use the ISO to clean install with the product key. It should be that simple. 


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Well, I would have gotten the reservation a long time ago, if GWX.exe did not magically refuse to launch.


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@GoodBytes you seem to know a lot about this stuff so; can I just copy the windows~bt folder when the download is finished on 1 machine to the others? Since I only have 5mbps down... And I have at least 4 machines that I can currently think of to upgrade. Or can I somehow enable LAN peered based downloading? 


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Do we know if we'll need the "upgraded" product key or will we just log in with our Microsoft account?

I assume the one Microsoft's Headquarters is in. West Coast in the USA, because that's Washington State.

Hm, I know it launches on the 29th, but according to which timezone? oO

its midnight your time zone, some users in asia and aus/nz have installed the upgrade


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Nice.
Can't wait to do a clean install from USB later on :)


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@GoodBytes you seem to know a lot about this stuff so; can I just copy the windows~bt folder when the download is finished on 1 machine to the others? Since I only have 5mbps down... And I have at least 4 machines that I can currently think of to upgrade. Or can I somehow enable LAN peered based downloading?

Well.. As much as I want to say: yes. What bugs me is that Microsoft said you need to upgrade first with the Win10 upgrade app, before you can download the ISO for future clean installs. I don't know how the entire back-end on how it works, so I can't tell if you'll end up upgrade your system to Windows 10, and then see that you can't activate it. And now you need not only install back Windows 7/8, but update it alllllll the way to the latest update, to get the app, and download Win10.

I don't have a system to test this on my side sadly. :/

I would wait 1-2 days for your other system and see if we can get more information either from someone else that tested or preferably Microsoft. Let alone see how the actual upgrade will work.

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Just checked to see if I had this folder with the files a few minutes ago, and I do. Hype!

 

if everything is downloaded, could we technically install it today?


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Is this version 10240?


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Microsoft will unlock and activate the Windows 10 install at midnight tonight. 

Midnight local time or midnight Microsoft's time? Because if the latter is the case, then I'll have to wait until 3AM.

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I don't think so. My Surface Pro 2 doesn't have it yet, either. You and my Surface Pro 2 (my desktop is on insider preview), are probably on a different wave. So maybe later today, or tomorrow, or next day, or if unlucky.. August. :S

 

Apparently the 980ti is considered compatible now but the updater doesn't check for compatibility more than once a month, so it still listed my system as incompatible with Windows 10. Annoyingly you can't have it check compatibility on command and you have to wait for the monthly compatibility check... Fiddled around with the system date and time settings, not really expecting it to do anything, but to my surprise it did. The updater checked compatibility again and I'm all clear now :)

 

Unfortunately no download yet... :(


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Here we go.

 

For people not seeing it downloaded: it's a hidden folder on your C:\ drive.


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Correct. The limited time offer for getting Windows 10 end July 29th, 2016.

So if i bought Windows 8.1 key after 29th i will be able to upgrade to Windows 10

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Apparently the 980ti is considered compatible now but the updater doesn't check for compatibility more than once a month, so it still listed my system as incompatible with Windows 10. Annoyingly you can't have it check compatibility on command and you have to wait for the monthly compatibility check... Fiddled around with the system date and time settings, not really expecting it to do anything, but to my surprise it did. The updater checked compatibility again and I'm all clear now :)

 

Unfortunately no download yet... :(

I tried that trick but nothing happened yet. Do I have to restart?


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I tried that trick but nothing happened yet. Do I have to restart?

 

Nope, I just moved my date forward one month and back again. That triggered the compatibility check for me.


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Guess I'm one of the unlucky ones, oh well doesn't really matter too much. I wasn't going to upgrade immediately anyway. 


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Nope, I just moved my date forward one month and back again. That triggered the compatibility check for me.

Dammit. I can't seem to get it to force itself. And I'm getting that bullshit "Windows 10 can't be installed because of the 980 Ti." Nvidia needs to get their shit together. Microsoft too. Ugh.


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Already have the full version of 10

 

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haven't touched my insider install in a while, are there any nasty surprises or is everything fine?


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Its official, any Windows Update gets my rig stuck in the failure to configure updates loop-guess I don't have a reason or way to upgrade sidegrade to Windows 10.


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haven't touched my insider install in a while, are there any nasty surprises or is everything fine?

 

for the most part its stable at the mo just make sure if your running nvidea your running the latest drivers


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Just checked to see if I had this folder with the files a few minutes ago, and I do. Hype!

 

if everything is downloaded, could we technically install it today?

Nope. Another user tried. 

 

Is this version 10240?

Yes

 

 

Apparently the 980ti is considered compatible now but the updater doesn't check for compatibility more than once a month, so it still listed my system as incompatible with Windows 10. Annoyingly you can't have it check compatibility on command and you have to wait for the monthly compatibility check... Fiddled around with the system date and time settings, not really expecting it to do anything, but to my surprise it did. The updater checked compatibility again and I'm all clear now :)

 

Unfortunately no download yet... :(

I wonder what would happen if you uninstall the update, restart, and re-install it?

 

So if i bought Windows 8.1 key after 29th i will be able to upgrade to Windows 10

Yes.
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for the most part its stable at the mo just make sure if your running nvidea your running the latest drivers

Actually, I found the most recent nvidia drivers to be massively unreliable.


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