Reserve Your Windows 10 Upgrade

Discussion in 'Techforge' started by Amaris, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    Messages:
    21,348
    Ratings:
    +26,300
    If you have Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you may have a notification request to reserve your Windows 10 upgrade. I spotted mine about 20 minutes ago when it told me "Get Windows 10." If you have not seen it yet, you probably haven't installed the latest patch from Microsoft. I've already reserved my copy, but you can find more info on the whole thing here:

    http://venturebeat.com/2015/05/31/m...ers-to-reserve-their-free-windows-10-upgrade/

    Make sure to reserve your digital copy!
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  2. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    82,957
    Ratings:
    +50,079
    Yep, got mine.
  3. LizK

    LizK Sort of lurker

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    10,031
    Ratings:
    +2,263
    Actually I'll be waiting for the new computers with Windows 10 on it instead. This puppy is still good, but the hard drive is getting full and the keyboard is ... well, let's say it's a good thing I took Typing 101 in high school.
  4. His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge

    His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    37,945
    Ratings:
    +22,105
  5. Liet

    Liet Dr. of Horribleness, Ph.D.

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    15,571
    Location:
    Evil League of Evil Boardroom
    Ratings:
    +11,704
    Of course, but Microsoft is looking for a rough count of day-1 downloaders before there servers explode.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge

    His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    37,945
    Ratings:
    +22,105
  7. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    30,036
    Location:
    Frequently found lonking pisters
    Ratings:
    +28,203
    WinDoze. :rolleyes:
  8. steve2^4

    steve2^4 Aged Meat

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    9,371
    Ratings:
    +5,446
    Wednesday, July 29 will be its birthday. link

    My media center PC is win 8.1. It might be fun to have cortana running things.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2015
  9. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Messages:
    17,197
    Ratings:
    +15,927
    Last time I enjoyed using a Mac was back in System 7.5.5 :bailey:
  10. His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge

    His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    37,945
    Ratings:
    +22,105
    Two restarts later, I have reserved my copy!
    • Funny Funny x 1
  11. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    Messages:
    21,348
    Ratings:
    +26,300
    I've been beta testing it since day one, and even then it was stable. By now it's to the point where if they said "fuck it, let everyone download it now", the result would be a fully featured, fully functioning OS.
  12. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    30,036
    Location:
    Frequently found lonking pisters
    Ratings:
    +28,203
    That would still be Windows.
  13. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    Messages:
    21,348
    Ratings:
    +26,300
    I like OS X, I like Linux in all of it's various flavors, and I like Windows. I have since the 3.0 days, and that's unlikely to stop any time soon. I feel that Windows is an all around balanced OS, that works for millions of users and does what it needs to do. Sure, some people like more specialized operating systems, and that's where OS X or Linux comes in, but Windows is good. This version of Windows is going to be excellent.
  14. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    30,036
    Location:
    Frequently found lonking pisters
    Ratings:
    +28,203
    If you say so. My personal feeling is "you can't polish a turd."
  15. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    Messages:
    21,348
    Ratings:
    +26,300
    Well, "turd" is subjective anyway. I'm a power user, and Windows has always done what I wished it to do, and has always been up to the task. Is it perfect? Not by a long shot, but then, there's no such thing as a perfect OS.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    30,036
    Location:
    Frequently found lonking pisters
    Ratings:
    +28,203
    I'm sorry Dave, but I can't agree.

    hal-9000.jpg
  17. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    82,957
    Ratings:
    +50,079
    1. The Mythbusters polished actual turds to a fine sheen.
    2. The Judge Dredd remake.

    *Drops mic*
    • Agree Agree x 4
  18. The Night Funky

    The Night Funky BMF Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    24,222
    Location:
    Can't tell you, 'cause I'm undercover!
    Ratings:
    +32,007
    Interestingly, so far, this has only shown up on my machine running Win7. Neither of my machines running Win 8.1 have displayed the notification. I find this amusing, since Windows one day decided that my Win 7 machine was running pirated software, and rather shelling out $100 to rebuy the software I legitimately purchased to begin with, I opted to download a hack which got rid of the annoying nag message.
  19. Shirogayne

    Shirogayne Trolling No Jutsu Formerly Important

    Joined:
    May 17, 2005
    Messages:
    37,666
    Location:
    San Diego
    Ratings:
    +43,349
    Thanks for the notice. :techman:
  20. Dan Leach

    Dan Leach Climbing Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    32,255
    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    Ratings:
    +10,390
    I might try it once its been out a while and the inevitable bugs have been squashed
  21. El Chup

    El Chup Fuck Trump Deceased Member Git

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    42,938
    Ratings:
    +27,773
    Ok, so I just got this pop up. If I install it, will I have to piss around reinstalling all my hardware drivers, or will it remember it?
  22. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    30,036
    Location:
    Frequently found lonking pisters
    Ratings:
    +28,203
    WinDoze. :no:
  23. Captain X

    Captain X Responsible cookie control

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    Messages:
    15,255
    Location:
    The Land of Snow and Cold
    Ratings:
    +9,604
    Personally I'm quite happy with 7. :shrug:
    • Agree Agree x 1
  24. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    82,957
    Ratings:
    +50,079
    Ditto, but if they're foisting 10, then they're probably gonna kill off support for 7 soon.
    :(
    • Agree Agree x 2
  25. Liet

    Liet Dr. of Horribleness, Ph.D.

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    15,571
    Location:
    Evil League of Evil Boardroom
    Ratings:
    +11,704
  26. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    82,957
    Ratings:
    +50,079
  27. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2004
    Messages:
    52,388
    Location:
    Boston
    Ratings:
    +42,275
    Yeah, me too, and the same with 8.1 (I work with both daily). They are stable, powerful, easy to use. What else do I require?
    • Agree Agree x 2
  28. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    30,036
    Location:
    Frequently found lonking pisters
    Ratings:
    +28,203
    More cowbell.
    • Agree Agree x 2
  29. steve2^4

    steve2^4 Aged Meat

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    9,371
    Ratings:
    +5,446
    The more I use 8.1 the more happy I am with it. I avoided 8.1 on two other home machines that are running on win 7, but after living with 8.1 for a couple years on the TVPC I'll happily upgrade all three to 10. It sounds like all my minor annoyances (obnoxious start screen if you don't have a touch screen monitor) with Win 8 are alleviated in 10.

    8 has been trouble free and performs very well on the cheapo TVPC I have it on ($300 2GB 500GB I3 Acer machine from newegg). I popped in another 4GB ram for peanuts. I run a cheap $70 hauppauge tuner card and use windows media center for a DVR (microsoft provides free TV listings for every locale). I downloaded free serverWMC to interface this with free EMBY media server software. Hey presto, live TV or DVR or any media stored there on any PC, windows phone (or even android or ithingy), Roku anywhere. Everyone in the house uses Roku to watch their stuff not even realizing there's a windows machine faithfully serving it up and transcoding on the fly for any client.

    7 has run flawlessly on the cheapo desktop I got for my wife ($350 I3 8GB 1TB Acer machine from newegg). I popped in a Samsung SSD for peanuts and use the TB drive for data. It is silly fast.

    7 runs pretty damn good on the cheapo Dell core2 XP machine I got for me in 2007 ($350 2GB 80GB E6550). I popped in 1more GB ram a seagate SSD for peanuts and use another 2TB drive for data. It's fast enough not to need more upgrades after 8 years. The realtec onboard sound sometimes fusses with me, but not enough to look for updated drivers.

    My son inherited his sisters' 4 year old hand me down macbook (she got a macbook pro). It was pokey and I convinced him to try an Asus I5 win8 notebook (8GB 1TB 1080P touchscreen display for $630 at Amazon). He's very happy he did. Her Macbook Pro with an I5 cost an obscene amount and doesn't support some standard business applications WITHOUT RUNNING WINDOWS!!!, but hey, it's shiny (and it does support the graphic arts programs she's prone to use).

    Unless you're a musician, artist, video editor (not sure about this one) why spend twice as much for the same intel hardware just to run OS X?
    • Winner Winner x 1
  30. steve2^4

    steve2^4 Aged Meat

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    9,371
    Ratings:
    +5,446
    Oh, I also bought a Nokia 520 winfone for $80 a year ago. No contract. So did my son and daughter. We should get the free upgrade to win 10 on these as well. The only thing they don't get that I'd like is google navigation. But nokia's HERE app is fine and doesn't require an internet connection to use.

    Being a vast, cool, unsympathetic, apple-acolyte is gonna cost you.