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Hypothetical Scenario With Windows 10


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#1 sikntired

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 08:18 AM

After much 'hubub', I decided to delete the $Windows.~BT Folder and 'hide all updates' associated with GWX primarily because I felt strongly that MS had no right to inject these into my OS without my approval.

 

With that being said, let's say that MS has back-pedaled on the 'privacy issues' and now are in the 'good graces' of Windows users.

With the year option to upgrade for free still valid, can I somehow re-install the $Windows.BT~Folder and download all those hidden updates to make a (smooth?) transition to WinX.



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 10:04 AM

You are free to upgrade at any time using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. I suggest you to upgrade using that method rather than using the Windows Update method since the failure ratio is much higher that way.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install

The "Upgrade Now" option will download the Windows 10 upgrade files ($Windows.~BT folder) on your system and upgrade it that way. The .iso option will download a Windows 10 .iso on your system. From there, you can simply virtually mount it (using a program like Deamon Tools LITE under Windows 7 or the native image mounting on Windows 8 and 8.1) and then launch the setup.exe.

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 11:01 AM

Thank You, Aura



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 12:03 PM

No problem sikntired, you're welcome :)

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 03:37 PM

The iso is no longer bootable?


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Posted 27 October 2015 - 04:38 PM

You can create a bootable media with the .iso, yes.

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