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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 #75 on: July 28, 2015, 02:16:57 PM »
It's a hidden file.
+sh = system and hidden file attribute :)

nothing to do.. it will download the install.esd plus zdp and whatever.. will range from 2.2gb to 5.5gb.  windows will notify you when upgrade is ready.
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #76 on: July 29, 2015, 02:28:02 AM »
very tired so im keeping this short

it's been verified that sha1 hashes of files from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10iso
are equal to MSDN (multiple editions).

you can also use the tool from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

regarding activating win 10.  first rule is that no iso will activate from a clean install unless it was first upgraded.  when you run upgrade process it registers your hardware id to microsoft. once that happens. you can clean install as many times as you'd like, and it will activate after to connecting to ms servers.  as of now it is activating for people using daz loader as well as kms activation.  the forecast is that they will both continue to work. the daz loader method is slightly more guaranteed.

how to upgrade:
reserve your upgrade.  should be availbale after running windows update. if you're having issues, try this - make sure all windows updates are installed. make sure windows update is set to automatic.  then do this (its one or two commands) - https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/3exx29/preload_windows_10_if_you_dont_have_the_folder/
2nd method.  download ISO from one of above links. mount and then run upgrade from ISO.

remember, if  you do not do upgrade, you will not receive win10 activation.

also, reminder, look at this -- http://i.imgur.com/RUQewKw.jpg

edit:
Sorry I wasn't clear about daz vs kms.
what i mean is that as of now, microsoft is allowing daz and kms activated win 7 and win 8.1 to be eligible for free win 10 activation.  most opinions are that it will stay that way.  some are in doubt in regards to kms.
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #77 on: July 29, 2015, 10:36:14 AM »

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #78 on: July 29, 2015, 11:32:05 AM »
I just clicked yes to the upgrade by mistake (in the middle of typing when it popped up) - I hope I can remember what I was in the middle of doing when it finishes :)

At 18% now...
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #79 on: July 29, 2015, 12:01:06 PM »
I just clicked yes to the upgrade by mistake (in the middle of typing when it popped up) - I hope I can remember what I was in the middle of doing when it finishes :)

At 18% now...
it asked yes? or now/later ?
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #80 on: July 29, 2015, 12:25:05 PM »
it asked yes? or now/later ?
I don't know what it said - I was in the middle of typing when it popped up, and I must have typed Enter or Space right then, so it just started the update.

B"H firefox remembered my tabs!!
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #81 on: July 29, 2015, 12:27:22 PM »
I don't know what it said - I was in the middle of typing when it popped up, and I must have typed Enter or Space right then, so it just started the update.

B"H firefox remembered my tabs!!
wow thats really cool
post screenshots :)

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #82 on: July 29, 2015, 12:45:57 PM »
like it?
so far so good! (I haven't looked around much - I have some actual work that I'm supposed to do today :) )
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #83 on: July 29, 2015, 12:46:22 PM »
post screenshots :)
what do you want to see?
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #84 on: July 29, 2015, 12:52:16 PM »
Task view seems to be pretty cool. I can't see myself using it much, b/c most of the stuff I do is in firefox (in groups), and task view is for organizing applications.

Maybe I'll set up one "desktop" for each of my monitors.

ETA: maybe not :) it hides all the other stuff.
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #85 on: July 29, 2015, 12:55:32 PM »
Microsoft Edge (instead of IE) seems nice. Very clean.

I'm still sticking with FF though. For now :).
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #86 on: July 29, 2015, 01:06:28 PM »
i'm just updated to Windows 10. everything looks kinda small, any way to make it all look bigger?
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #87 on: July 29, 2015, 01:12:41 PM »
i'm just updated to Windows 10. everything looks kinda small, any way to make it all look bigger?
Settings, System, Display. (or right-click the desktop and choose Display Settings)
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #88 on: July 29, 2015, 01:19:06 PM »
This is the issue i'm having: before when I opened excel it opened to column "O", now it's opening to column "S" which just comes to show that everything is smaller and it can fit all that on one screen.

ETA: so i realized the problem was in the resolution. 
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #89 on: July 29, 2015, 01:31:49 PM »
The taskbar is shorter than it used to be. Also I'm used to looking all the way to the left to see what programs I have open, and the new search bar is in the way.

I'm going to look if there's a way to hide it.

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