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Windows 10 release date of July 29th announced


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 10:33 AM

If you are a user of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 you will start seeing today a new icon in your Traybar that when clicked invites you to register for your free Windows 10 upgrade. If you register, Windows will automatically download Windows 10 on July 29th and then allow you to install it immediately or at a later time of your choosing.
 

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As this free upgrade is only available for the first year, it is suggested that all users of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 reserve their free upgrade now. Once Windows 10 is released, they can then decide whether or not they want to upgrade and will be able to do so for free.


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Posted 01 June 2015 - 10:46 AM

Windows 8 users aren't elligible to that update I think, we need a confirmation.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 12:58 PM

I'm not quite sure what you mean Aura. What you boxed simply states that you need to be running the latest version of either Windows 8 or 8.1 in order to be eligible for the free upgrade. In other words, you aren't behind in updates. The same footnote is written for Windows 7 with the exception that it doesn't state Windows 7.1 because there is no such version.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 01:00 PM

The latest version of Windows 8 is Windows 8.1 Update like stated in the screenshot. So Windows 8 users aren't elligible to the free upgrade, however, Windows 8.1 users (with the Update) are. This subject created a lot of confusion I know :P

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 01:50 PM

Windows 8 users, along with Windows 8.1 users, are still being shown the reservation dialog.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 01:59 PM

It's weird, because according to this post they wouldn't:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/i-want-to-reserve-my-free-copy-of-windows-10-but-i/848b5cce-958b-49ae-a132-a999a883265b

That whole thing has been a real confusion since Day 1 anyway :P

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 02:02 PM

If you are a user of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 you will start seeing today a new icon in your Traybar that when clicked invites you to register for your free Windows 10 upgrade. If you register, Windows will automatically download Windows 10 on July 29th and then allow you to install it immediately or at a later time of your choosing.

 

The download for this upgrade most likely is going to be humongous and take quite a while for those of us who live in rural areas where our connection speed (and usage amount) is a factor. When Microsoft releases a large amount of updates on Patch Tuesday, I typically bring my notebooks into town to download and install when I am ready to do so. The way this is being introduced to us means we have to be careful when we choose to register.


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Posted 01 June 2015 - 02:03 PM

According to the screenshot, the download is around 3GB, which was the download size for Windows 7 .iso back then (average size).

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 02:32 PM

The notification for the free upgrade hasn't appeared on my windows 7 machine, and i have the latest updates etc lol. How can i get it to appear? :lmao: . Haven't checked my laptop which runs windows 8 either yet, so hopefully it will appear on there :D.


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Posted 01 June 2015 - 02:34 PM

Miguel, it can take time for the notification to appear. Make sure you have the KB3035583 installed as well. I had to wait a few minutes to see it, another user on Windows 7 had to wait an hour or so.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 02:44 PM

moments after posting it appeared lol. When W10 does roll out the download size shouldn't really be an issue for me. But i will probably have to plug an ethernet cable into my laptop as it will take a while via wi fi. People are getting slightly annoyed about the icon not going away, doesn't even bother me tbh.



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 02:46 PM

There might be a way to hide it via the Registry. I'll look into it tonight. There's a few ways to go about it, but we'll need a safe one that doesn't hurt the system or mess with it too much.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 02:50 PM

The main one i've seen is deleting 2 updates, but i'm not going to do that. Because i tried to do the same thing a few months ago regarding the 8.1 upgrade and it didn't get rid of the notification for upgrading to 8.1.

 

 

"So is there a way to get rid of it? The answer is, yes. In a really nice FAQ posted on Reddit, user luacs1998 shared this strategy for getting rid of the annoying update icon.

  • You remove the ‘Get Windows 10’ icon the same way you would any other update. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall an update -> look for "KB3035583" and “KB2952664” and uninstall them. The reboot and the icon should be gone (Note that when W10 itself comes, you'll have to check in Windows Update manually.)"

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 02:54 PM

The thing is that I don't know if uninstalling these updates affect your reservation, because it will use the components of these updates to notify you of the download and when it'll be ready to install.

I'll mess around tonight, I think I know how to remove it from the icon tray.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 03:01 PM

Yeah, i don't really want it to mess up my reservation or download, so that's why i am going to refrain from messing around with anything until a method that is 100% safe is found.






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