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Old 20th July 2015, 19:48   #121
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Just an update for anybody interested in upgrading their PCs/laptops to Windows 10.

The EULA/license agreement (in build 10240) updated in July 2015, does NOT refer to 'lifetime of the device'.

In other words, the OS can be transferred to other machines PROVIDED you have a retail copy.

OEM or pre-installed copies cannot be transferred and are tied to the hardware. This mostly applies to branded PCs and laptops that came with a pre-installed version of Windows.

If you have a retail copy and at some point in time change/upgrade the machine just call MS call centre and they will help you with steps on activation.

Other than the continuous updates/ Windows as a service type of business model MS is currently thinking of, other aspects of the OS are as they were for earlier versions of Windows. If anybody's interested I can paste the EULA here, it's a pretty lengthy document.

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An update on Cortana, the digital assistant in W10. It debuts on 29/7 in the U.S., UK, China, France, Italy, Germany and Spain.

It will be available to members of the 'Insiders' programme in India and Canada later this year.

http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwin...o-new-markets/
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Ok, I am reading tweets that seem to confirm Windows 10 build 10240 is or will be the sign off RTM. This is the final build according to these 'sources'.

Gabe Aul's tweet seems to confirm build 10240 has had the highest satisfaction rating from Windows Insiders.

http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwin...dows-insiders/

Today's 1 week before the release. I will not be surprised if 10240 indeed gets the signoff.

Post OS and driver updates received 16th Jul, via the WUS, the current build I have is:

10240.16393.amd64fre.th1_st1.150717-1719

The build was 10240.16384 when released.

There will be more OS updates (via WUS) probably clicking up the build number a few notches to something over 16393. Whether those updates will be integrated into the final GA release on 29th is anybody's guess.

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This guy's laptop came with build 10240 from the laptop OEM

http://www.pcworld.com/article/29513...ws-10-pcs.html
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MS has started pushing out the upgrade. One of my home PCs has begun downloading it.
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Even my system is receiving a free upgrade of Windows 10 Pro. As per http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windo...serve_mod1_faq I should be able to copy the file to a DVD or a USB drive and use it for re-installing the OS or have a fresh installation. Here the question what I have is where will this installation file be saved to copy the file. Can any one help me out with this?
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MS has started pushing out the upgrade. One of my home PCs has begun downloading it.
Upgrade as in Win8.1 to Win10?
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Let the downloading begin!
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Upgrade as in Win8.1 to Win10?
Yes, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 to Windows 10 Pro x64. The 4 GB download is complete and probably waiting for MS to trigger the install after midnight tonight or sometime tomorrow.
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Wow, no such luck with MSDN, I'll have to wait until they give a subscriber download.
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Wow, no such luck with MSDN, I'll have to wait until they give a subscriber download.
MSDN subscribers get download links on or after 1st Aug according to what I read on the 'net. This is unconfirmed of course.

You could try with a retail copy of Win7/8.1 if you have one.
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Such PCs exists only at my office. I'll ask one of them to try tomorrow.
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Yes, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 to Windows 10 Pro x64. The 4 GB download is complete and probably waiting for MS to trigger the install after midnight tonight or sometime tomorrow.
You can try this

Run cmd as admin first, then run the command :
wuauclt.exe /updatenow

It should start the installation of windows 10 which is already downloaded.
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My computer is downloading Windows 10 silently.

Please check C:\$windows.~BT folder (hidden).
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You can try this

Run cmd as admin first, then run the command :
wuauclt.exe /updatenow

It should start the installation of windows 10 which is already downloaded.
Tried it earlier but didn't work. The update fails according to the WUP log. Anyway, I am upgrading directly from the ISO file.

Folks: Get the official Windows 10 ISO from here:

hxxps://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10


Please replace the 'xx' with you know what
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