Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Updated 7/29 8:45 AM - Windows 10 is coming tomorrow

Windows 10 will start being available tomorrow.  If you "Reserved" your copy by using the Windows notifier that may have shown up on your Task Bar in the last few weeks, Windows 10 installation files may already be on your PC waiting for midnight (or so I hear) before prompting you to upgrade.

If you didn't reserve a copy, no worries.  You have up to a year for the free upgrade if you are a qualifying Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 owner.

Couple resources:  

This is what the button on your task bar looks like to reserve your copy.

Stay tuned here for my adventures installing Windows 10.

7/29/15 8:44 AM  

Woke at 6:40, and no update yet.  If you've reserved a copy, and do not have the update, invoke Windows Update, and check for updates.  Wait a few minutes and perhaps the upgrade may begin. If not, you'll have to be patient.

That's what happened to me.  Took about an hour or so to update, but did a good job of keeping me updated.  Did see a black screen when I looked in at one point, but told myself to be patient.  Went downstairs for something to eat, and when I came back up, the screen told me it was still updating.

So far, everything looks great.  I've already had a Google Hangouts video call and it worked well.

Windows 10 retained my desktop layout and graphic.  It kept my pinned to taskbar apps, and it even maintained the preferences I'd made to the toolbar notification section down near the date and time.

Off to a typical day of geeking.  We'll see how well Windows 10 holds up, but so far, so good.

I'm feeling generous, so I'll even use Bing today for my searches.

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