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Deozaan:
Feature deprecation section

* Windows 10 Home users will have updates from Windows Update automatically available. Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise users will have the ability to defer updates.-https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications
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-Deozaan (June 01, 2015, 03:40 PM)
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Wait what? so if there is an update with issues on your system, you cannot stop it being applied?
-Jibz (June 01, 2015, 03:50 PM)
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Sounds like standard Windows behavior since at least Vista. I have Windows 7 Ultimate on my PC. My wife has Vista Home on her laptop. Her laptop will automatically restart or even resume from sleep/standby to install updates. Mine never install or reboot without my permission.

That said, you can probably configure it so it only installs critical updates automatically and other updates are optional. But I'm just guessing at that. Hopefully critical updates won't cause issues, but rather will resolve them. :D

I have seen the offer on Windows 7 - but not on Windows 8.1, where I would actually consider updating...
-tomos (June 01, 2015, 03:56 PM)
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Did you install the Windows Update you need for it? See below for info:

You might recall back in April there was a lot of noise about an optional update that Microsoft released to Windows 7 and 8.1 users, KB3035583.

When the folks at MYCE took a closer look at this patch they discovered that it could be used for downloading Windows 10 when it comes to market. There was also code in that update that referred to ads/advertising for the Windows 10 upgrade.

It is very likely that these system notifications are a results of that Windows Update because at least one user in the Reddit thread removed KB3035583 and the notice went away.-http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/microsoft-begins-testing-their-windows-10-upgrade-notifications
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Mizraim:
I'm not entirely sure why I'm so excited for Windows 10. I couldn't get the Technical release to work, VM or otherwise. I have the computer power, and plenty of RAM, so it shouldn't have been an issue. Yet, coming from Microsoft 'July 29th', and free to boot, I feel very anxious with anticipation.

Stephen66515:
I was just reading about that here:

Feature deprecation section


* If you have Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro with Media Center, or Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center and you install Windows 10, Windows Media Center will be removed.
* Watching DVDs requires separate playback software
* Windows 7 desktop gadgets will be removed as part of installing Windows 10.
* Windows 10 Home users will have updates from Windows Update automatically available. Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise users will have the ability to defer updates.
* Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts Games that come pre-installed on Windows 7 will be removed as part of installing the Windows 10 upgrade. Microsoft has released our version of Solitaire and Minesweeper called the “Microsoft Solitaire Collection” and “Microsoft Minesweeper.”
* If you have a USB floppy drive, you will need to download the latest driver from Windows Update or from the manufacturer's website.
* If you have Windows Live Essentials installed on your system, the OneDrive application is removed and replaced with the inbox version of OneDrive.-https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications
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-Deozaan (June 01, 2015, 03:40 PM)
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The data loss is the one thing that isn't really covered in much detail and is the one thing that is being asked the most.  The things on your list Deo...if they are all that will be wiped, don't really matter all that much :P

As a side question...in terms of coding for Windows 10...has much changed?  Can we still use the same processes as in Windows 7/8?  Will we still be allowed to download software from outside the Windows Store?  Will the OS still bullshit people and tell them because you are not installing from a "Verified Publisher" that it was probably a virus...and then deletes the installer for you? (Seriously...that annoys me more than anything else on Windows recently...Having my OWN software blocked by my own OS then being told I am not trusted and probably trying to release viruses...)

Stephen66515:
Just noticed this (which you can find from the menu on the top right of the popup thing)



So...I am gonna go ahead and assume it isn't gonna wipe anything.

Deozaan:
I'm not entirely sure why I'm so excited for Windows 10. I couldn't get the Technical release to work, VM or otherwise. I have the computer power, and plenty of RAM, so it shouldn't have been an issue. Yet, coming from Microsoft 'July 29th', and free to boot, I feel very anxious with anticipation.
-Mizraim (June 01, 2015, 04:08 PM)
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Yeah, after playing around with Windows RT (which is pretty much Windows 8.1 on ARM, I think) on my Surface, and a bit of the Windows 10 preview, I'm pretty excited about Windows 10 as well. I'm liking it a lot. Though honestly I'm not entirely sure why, because it runs pretty sluggishly on my VM and I haven't bothered to really explore the OS much.

As a side question...in terms of coding for Windows 10...has much changed?  Can we still use the same processes as in Windows 7/8?  Will we still be allowed to download software from outside the Windows Store?  Will the OS still bullshit people and tell them because you are not installing from a "Verified Publisher" that it was probably a virus...and then deletes the installer for you? (Seriously...that annoys me more than anything else on Windows recently...Having my OWN software blocked by my own OS then being told I am not trusted and probably trying to release viruses...)
-Stephen66515 (June 01, 2015, 04:27 PM)
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Answering your questions in reverse order:

I've never experienced the OS deleting the installer for me. I've had Chrome hide downloads from me and not tell me how to find them. But not Windows.

In the Windows 10 Technical Preview, I've installed things using the regular .exe/.msi installers. I don't think I've even used the Windows Store in the preview.

As far as coding things go... I've only slightly dabbled in it. I managed to install one of my games on my Windows RT Surface tablet using the Windows 10 Technical Preview (because you need Windows 8.1+ to make Windows Store builds). And the process I had to use to do that was new to me. But I was doing it for A) a Windows RT device and B) Windows Store application. So I don't know if regular .exe builds are affected by this.

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