I have now upgraded two laptops to Win10. The first had Win8.1-64 PRO installed, the second had Win8.1-64.
The first wouldn't update and was problematic with the update attempts not completing successfully (with varying error codes depending what I had done to change things to get it working), until:
- (a) Running sfc /scannow and Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth, then reboot just in case.
- (b) Emptying the contents of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download to a Bak folder, and executing wuauclt.exe /updatenow (this was recommended on several discussion forums).
The second didn't work at first go, but went smoothly after my immediately emptying the contents of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
to a Bak folder, and executing wuauclt.exe /updatenow
- Keyboard arrangement: On both laptops, the Win10 update reset the keyboard registry settings to the default, so I ran Remapkey to change the CAPSLOCK key back to Right-Shift and the Right-Ctrl key back to Delete (those are my preferred settings):
As a possible solution to ALL CAPS accidents...
...Other keyboard mapping fixes are useful, but redundant if you use remapkey.exe, which works fine in Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Win7-64 Home Premium.
Tip - dispatching the CapsLock gremlin with Microsoft's remapkey.exe http://tips4laptopus...ck-gremlin-with.html
It refers to the Microsoft remapkey.exe utility.
- Start Menu: Classic Start Menu had already been installed on both laptops under Win8, and it automatically started up in Win10. Hooray for some good ergonomics!
Playing about with Windows PowerShell (Admin)
- using Win+X
hotkey - was interesting. There seem to have been some useful mods there, but it still looked a bit like playing around the edges somewhat - refer Console Improvements in the Windows 10 Technical PreviewLegacy Apps.:
The integration of Win10 with, and support for, existing and legacy applications seems fine. Impressively, whereas one of the many Win8 updates had caused the display refresh to stall annoyingly in my old InfoSelect proggie, the problem has gone away in Win10 and it now works just fine. The Options
panels on ScreenshotCaptor and CHS (Clipboard Help & Spell) - which had been a bit difficult to see, even with my specs on - now seem a tad clearer. Not sure whether I am imagining the latter though.GodMode:
I found out about it here: How To Enable Windows 10 GodMode... - SSuite Office Software
So far I'd give Win10 at least
out of 5.