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Arizona Hot

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #975 on: July 16, 2017, 10:57 PM »

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #977 on: August 08, 2017, 11:39 PM »
Microsoft fixes 'critical' security bugs affecting all versions of Windows.jpgWindows 10 Announced

Microsoft fixes 'critical' security bugs affecting all versions of Windows

Win 10 update 08-09-17.jpgWindows 10 Announced

I presume this is the Update to fix those bugs.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2017, 10:12 AM by Arizona Hot »

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #978 on: October 03, 2017, 11:30 PM »
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (v16299.15) is scheduled to be released starting on October 17th.

Here's a changelog.

Anyone know if it's possible (and if so how) to get the official image early, since it's technically already available to Insiders? I accidentally broke some important things on my installation a few days ago and have decided to start with a clean format to fix these issues and other things that have always been broken for me on Windows 10 (such as using a Gmail account in the Windows 10 Mail & Calendar apps). But I decided to wait until the Fall Creators Update before wiping everything and starting fresh. It'd be nice if I didn't have to wait another 2 weeks before I can do that.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2017, 11:45 PM by Deozaan »

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #979 on: October 10, 2017, 11:33 PM »

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #980 on: October 11, 2017, 01:34 AM »
Thanks, but the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant doesn't seem to do anything. It just says this:

Screenshot - 2017-10-11 , 12_33_40 AM.pngWindows 10 Announced

(It actually does create a bunch of files at C:\Windows10Upgrade, and a shortcut on the desktop, but then it just shows what's in the image above.)

But I'm still not on the Fall Creators Update:

Screenshot - 2017-10-11 , 12_36_03 AM.pngWindows 10 Announced

Anyone got a direct link to an ISO? Or a hash of the Windows 10 Pro x64 1709 ISO?

I did a search for and downloaded the Media Creation Tool, but it doesn't indicate which version of Windows 10 it is downloading for me.

I went ahead and used the tool to download an image and installed it to a VM to find out what version it was and it's 1703 Build 15063.0 :(
« Last Edit: October 11, 2017, 02:24 AM by Deozaan »

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #981 on: October 11, 2017, 11:12 AM »
Are we talking about the soon to be released Fall Creators? Why would the 'regular' (not that there is another kind that I know of) upgrade assistant update to an unreleased version? Last I read it was October 17th ...

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #982 on: October 11, 2017, 12:28 PM »
Are we talking about the soon to be released Fall Creators? Why would the 'regular' (not that there is another kind that I know of) upgrade assistant update to an unreleased version? Last I read it was October 17th ...

Good point. Because Microsoft confusingly named them both the Creators Update, I failed to realize that Arizona Hot's link wasn't about the Fall Creators Update.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #983 on: October 17, 2017, 06:19 PM »
Microsoft's website has been updated to say the Fall Creators Update is available now.

https://www.microsof...e-download/windows10

I'm downloading (what I hope is) the Fall Creators Update now. :Thmbsup:


EDIT: It worked. I'm currently getting things set up again after a fresh install with 1709 Build 16299.19. :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:
« Last Edit: October 18, 2017, 05:45 AM by Deozaan »

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #984 on: October 22, 2017, 04:39 AM »
Well, very nice how the automatic update to Win10 FCU went this time (no recovery needed, au contraire to previous large Win10 updates :tellme:), downloaded and installed in a little over an hour or so. And all is mostly working fine after the update.

Just 1 major glitch though: My installed, and fully up to date, Avast AV (free) was completely uninstalled, without any notice whatsoever :o :down:. Reinstalled it, of course had to re-configure disabling some silly/undesirable defaults, and all is fine again, but as previously stated, it would have been quite helpful if the Windows Update tool had reported that the original AV was removed in the process, and why. But it didn't >:(

Thanks but no thanks, Microsoft. >:(

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #985 on: October 22, 2017, 09:36 AM »
Creators Update:

Totally knocked out Bluetooth on my ASUS ROG MAXIMUS IX CODE mobo. (fixed)
Disabled my HP LaserJet claiming that it wouldn't work on a USB3 connection. Has never been connected to USB3, it's on USB2. (fixed)
On my Surface Book it froze the machine requiring an emergency boot routine (fixed)

As with most major updates it fixed a couple of niggling but weird issues that I'd been too lazy to track down.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #986 on: November 16, 2017, 08:21 AM »
Win 10 update 11-15-17.jpgWindows 10 Announced    Win 10 update 11-16-17.jpgWindows 10 Announced

Probably because I connect though Wi-Fi, this update was a multi-pass 12-hour download. I just love those ;). @Deozaan, this must be a later version of the FCU(it's Version 1709 (OS Build 16299.64), not 1709 Build 16299.19).

« Last Edit: November 16, 2017, 08:41 AM by Arizona Hot »

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #987 on: November 16, 2017, 08:34 AM »
I've been very wary of Windows updates ever since the spring Creators Update bricked my Windows installation. Data was all fine but could not get it to boot.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #988 on: November 16, 2017, 02:01 PM »
@Deozaan, this must be a later version of the FCU(it's Version 1709 (OS Build 16299.64), not 1709 Build 16299.19).

The Fall Creators Update is 1709 Build 16299.x. Any higher number in the "x" slot just means you have more recent patches applied. After installing patches last Tuesday, I am also on build 16299.64. That said, even the 16299 number should increase over time before we get to the next major update. In essence, Microsoft learned from their past mistakes* and now downloads/installs the latest patch updates when installing the major updates.



*have you tried updating a fresh installation of Windows 7 lately?

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #989 on: November 16, 2017, 03:42 PM »
1709 through Windows Update killed my Hyper-V virtual switch. Couldn't find/delete the old one, and couldn't create a new one I had to dig up a MS FixIt to get the thing back online. But the FixIt did work ... It's apparently a fairly common problem.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #990 on: November 16, 2017, 04:58 PM »
Updated to 1709 on my laptop today. Only few minutes so far, the only thing I have noticed so far is Settings is slower to open, noticeably slower, not sure why ....

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #991 on: November 16, 2017, 05:32 PM »
Updated to 1709 on my laptop today. Only few minutes so far, the only thing I have noticed so far is Settings is slower to open, noticeably slower, not sure why ....
THat's bad as it was already very slow on my desktop to open.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #992 on: November 17, 2017, 06:49 AM »
Updated to 1709 on my laptop today. Only few minutes so far, the only thing I have noticed so far is Settings is slower to open, noticeably slower, not sure why ....
THat's bad as it was already very slow on my desktop to open.

Seems to me that they're always a bit sluggish when they first (OOBE) boot until it gets everything sorted out (/cached straight), especially with a mechanical drive. Disk activity will hit the ceiling in a flash on those things.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #993 on: November 17, 2017, 07:35 AM »
^Yes true, will see if it improves. Overall seems slightly more sluggish but will see that too.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #994 on: November 17, 2017, 10:59 AM »
^Yes true, will see if it improves. Overall seems slightly more sluggish but will see that too.

Be interesting to see what happens. Between home and the office I have 2 nearly identical HP Z440 workstations, both are configured with the exact same CPU & RAM. But the home machine has an NVMe drive, and the office machine has a mechanical SATA drive. Software type, amount, and configuration is also almost identical.

Office machine using Windows Update in Settings took almost 2 hours to complete the 1709 update.
Home machine using the Windows update/media creation utility took about 15 minutes.

Download time not included, this is time back to desktop after initiating reboot.

After install both run fine ... Except for the office machine blowing the Hyper-V switch apart, which the home machine did not do (even with the same configuration).

Talk about random... Damn.


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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #995 on: November 17, 2017, 11:49 AM »
Just got a notification on my laptop about installing it, and it gave reasonable timeframes and the option of a reminder instead of automagically doing it

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #996 on: November 17, 2017, 03:06 PM »
Seems pretty snappy to me on my desktop machine, which is getting a bit long in the tooth, but still performs quite decently.

On a laptop it takes a second or two between clicking the Settings button and it actually showing the settings.