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If you have an hp 8610 printer DO NOT upgrade yet.

To save yourself frustration, don't upgrade to Win10 yet. Too many issues.

To upgrade to Windows 10:
http://msft.gq/gxn/

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GXN is a small utility that helps you upgrade your current Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 Preview installation to Windows 10 RTM without any waiting or reservation.

This tool provides a few enhancements over the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft. As an example, GXN is able to identify and clean up temporary files from previous failed installation attempts, thus lowering the chance of setup not working significantly. GXN will continue receiving updates for the app itself and will always provide the most up-to-date copy of Windows 10 Microsoft offers.

These are the following prerequisites you need for GXN to work properly:
    
.NET Framework 4.5
Windows 7 or newer
An active internet connection
Administrator rights
Please report any bugs you've found using DMs on Twitter, @Whistler4Ever.

If you want to install Windows 10 on a computer that does not have an internet connection, use this:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #60 on: July 27, 2015, 07:11:24 PM »
My friend just got a new computer - windows 8. Does it pay to wait a couple of days before installing programs and copying over files?

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its an upgrade not a new install
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #61 on: July 27, 2015, 07:30:38 PM »
its an upgrade not a new install

+1 Programs stay the same, and it asks you if you want to backup files which are saved into a folder "Old Windows".
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #62 on: July 27, 2015, 08:29:20 PM »
Although it is true that it is an upgrade, I would recommend doing a clean install (which you can only do after upgrade).  If you can wait the extra day or two, that's what I would do personally.  But what they answered is correct, you do not need to wait.

Countdown until release:
http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20150729T00&p0=1244&msg=Release+to+GA+Windows+10&font=slab
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #63 on: July 27, 2015, 08:34:55 PM »
thanks!
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #64 on: July 27, 2015, 10:53:06 PM »
its an upgrade not a new install
I upgraded from windows 8 to 8.1; is it sort of the same idea?

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #65 on: July 27, 2015, 10:53:45 PM »
I upgraded from windows 8 to 8.1; is it sort of the same idea?
FWIU yes
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #66 on: July 28, 2015, 02:00:45 AM »
Just in case people are interested, here's the deal with Windows 10 clean install:

You must do an upgrade first. Upgrade registers your hardware with Microsoft, MS then marks it as genuine hardware for Win10 install.  After upgrading, you can then do a clean install, and as long as you haven't changed your motherboard, the activation should re-process through MS (you won't need to do anything).
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #67 on: July 28, 2015, 10:32:25 AM »
Just in case people are interested, here's the deal with Windows 10 clean install:

You must do an upgrade first. Upgrade registers your hardware with Microsoft, MS then marks it as genuine hardware for Win10 install.  After upgrading, you can then do a clean install, and as long as you haven't changed your motherboard, the activation should re-process through MS (you won't need to do anything).
What's the advantage?
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #68 on: July 28, 2015, 11:04:30 AM »
Of clean install vs upgrade?  Like anything else...  less complications, present and future..
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #69 on: July 28, 2015, 11:23:56 AM »
I upgraded from windows 8 to 8.1; is it sort of the same idea?
IIRC when I did that they recommended backing up files just in case. Though I didn't need to use the backup BH.
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #70 on: July 28, 2015, 12:18:33 PM »
IIRC when I did that they recommended backing up files just in case. Though I didn't need to use the backup BH.
I think I too did it, though it was a while back so don't I remember for certain.

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #71 on: July 28, 2015, 12:56:26 PM »
so Windows 10 is coming out tomorrow? is that correct?

ETA: some basic google research shows it's tonight 12am EST. my bad.

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #72 on: July 28, 2015, 01:50:29 PM »
its already rolled out to quite a lot of PC's... check your c: drive for $windows.~BT folder (will prob be +sh)
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #73 on: July 28, 2015, 01:52:18 PM »
its already rolled out to quite a lot of PC's... check your c: drive for $windows.~BT folder (will prob be +sh)
Is that it?! I've got a folder like that. Now what?

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #74 on: July 28, 2015, 01:52:47 PM »
its already rolled out to quite a lot of PC's... check your c: drive for $windows.~BT folder (will prob be +sh)
It's a hidden file.