Protect Your Privacy and Unblock Websites with Betternet. Upgrading my Linux-Windows multi-boot system to Windows 10. It's been a while, but like a bad penny, I just keep coming back. And while I was away, Windows 10 was released for general distribution - and free updates of Windows 7 and Windows 8 systems. I'm sure that I was not the only one who started wondering what the impact of upgrading a multi-boot Linux/Windows system would be, but unlike many others, I have several such laptops and netbooks on which I could actually try the upgrade, and if things went wrong I wouldn't be worried by whatever negative consequences. In the worst case (best case? Most extreme case?) I could simply wipe Windows from the system and leave it as Linux-only. So, after having the nuisance "Get Windows 10" icon on the system tray for six months or so, it was finally time to let it try to do something.
In a nutshell, this is a UEFI firmware system, loaded and configured to boot openSuSE 13.2 via grub-efi, and with a number of other Linux installations and Windows 8.1 available from the GRUB boot menu. Oh, one last thing. Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool. Windows 10 ISO. Still waiting for your Windows 10 upgrade? Here's how to install now. Windows 10 has now been available for over a week, which means millions of people have already upgraded to the OS through a (mostly) smooth launch.
Microsoft’s roll-out started with systems it knew were Windows 10-ready, and the upgrade icon has gradually been appearing in more WIndows 7 and 8 system trays since last Wednesday. But maybe it hasn’t appeared in yours yet, even though you really want to upgrade, and you’re nice, and you’re cool, and just don’t understand why you haven’t been invited to the party. We get it. We feel sad when we’re not invited to parties, too. So here’s our invitation to you, on Microsoft’s behalf. Are you still waiting for your upgrade offer? Forget it. Download the Windows Installation Tool It really is this simple.
This tool will download Windows 10 and let you install it immediately, or copy it to a USB flash drive for installation on another machine. Run the Windows 10 installer Honestly, it’s pretty hard to screw this part up. How To Install Windows 10: How to download and install Windows 10. Ladies and gentlemen, the wait is over — Windows 10 is finally here. Microsoft on Wednesday began the long, long process of trying to make the world forget all about the disaster that was Windows 8. By all accounts, the company has done a good job so far, not just by skipping 9 and jumping right to 10 for the software’s name, but also by creating a new operating system that actually seems like it was designed to run on a laptop or desktop, rather than just a tablet.
While July 29th marks the start of the Windows 10 rollout, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get the new software today — or even this week — if you sit around and wait for Microsoft’s updater. If you want to be a bit proactive, however, you can download and install the update right now. MORE COVERAGE: Windows 10: The first 5 things you need to do immediately after you install it Tech bloggers have been tripping over themselves to sing Windows 10 praise.
FROM EARLIER: 5 awful Windows 8 problems that are fixed in Windows 10. How to Create a Windows 10 USB Installer - Make Tech Easier. As of July 29th, 2015, Windows 10 has started its great rollout, leaving in its wake a swarm of Windows 7 and 8 users just waiting for the upgrade notification to pop up in their system tray. If you’re tired of waiting for the automatic download and upgrade, you could always go and create your very own Windows 10 USB Installation stick. This, of course, leaves the question of how, but that’s what we’re here for, right? Click here to go to Microsoft’s website, where you can download a Windows 10 Download/Installation tool. Be sure to select the one corresponding to the architecture (32 bit or 64 bit) that the system you’re using is on. To check what architecture you’re on, open Start, right-click “Computer” and select “Properties.” On the screen that follows, under “System” you’ll see “System-type” 32 or 64-bit (For Windows 8 users: simply open your Start screen and type “See if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.”).
Under “Language,” select your preferred Language. Welcome to Forbes. Windows 10 laptops and tablets: Your upgrade guide. Windows 10 is responsible for a frenzy of PC vendor activity, with laptop and tablet makers announcing product upgrades, touting key new features, and generally trying to re-energise the market. If you've been holding back on hardware spending, you might now be ready to take a look at what's on offer. With the top hardware manufacturers all offering free upgrades to Windows 10, we've rounded up some of the most interesting offerings that will give you access to Microsoft's latest OS. We asked the five leading PC vendors -- Lenovo, Dell, HP, Acer and ASUS -- to identify their flagship Windows 10 business products across five categories: mainstream laptop; ultraportable/ultrabook; hybrid/convertible; large tablet; and small tablet.
All but HP and Dell obliged with a list. The tables below show what Lenovo, Acer and ASUS have identified as their top Windows 10 laptops and tablets, and our selections on behalf of Dell and HP. How to do a clean install of Windows 10 (from Windows 7 and 8) Updated, July 31 @ 15:55 BST (10:55 EDT): This story has been updated with a few more details, and some other (quicker) ways of achieving an almost-clean installation of Windows 10. Original story Windows 10 is an unusual release for Microsoft: if you have a licensed version of Windows 7 or 8/8.1, it will very easily upgrade to Windows 10—you don't even need to enter a licence key. Clean installations, however, are a bit trickier: you do need to enter a licence key, and your Windows 7/8 key probably won't work.
Fortunately, if you're running Windows 7 or 8, and you really want to use your free Windows 10 licence key to perform a clean installation rather than upgrade, there is a solution. First, you need to do an in-place upgrade to Windows 10. Once the upgrade has completed, make sure you've been activated by Microsoft. If you haven't yet been activated, you can try forcing it via command prompt: run cmd.exe as an administrator, then type slmgr.vbs /ato. After the Windows 10 installation, the clean-up -- here's what to do. Yesterday I shared with you my recommendations for the first five things you should update and customize after installing your upgrade to Windows 10 after tomorrow’s general release.
Once you have settled into your new Windows 10 installation and are satisfied with how everything works, you can do a simple maintenance task that will save you a significant amount of space on your device. This is not so much of an issue if you are on a desktop or laptop with a large hard drive however, on systems with small storage devices it can recover a few gigabytes of space which can be helpful. When your Windows 7 or 8.1 machine is upgraded to Windows 10 your Windows folder from the previous OS is stored on your hard drive in a folder named Windows.old. The files in this folder are used to revert back to your old OS if there is any issue in Windows 10 during the upgrade. The Windows.old folder cannot be manually deleted as it will result in an error since it is a system level folder. Let me explain. Windows 10 review: It's familiar, it's powerful, but the Edge browser falls short.
(Editor’s Note: As promised, we’ve revisited the review with the “release” version of Windows 10, which Microsoft began pushing to PCs on July 29. Minor updates are scattered throughout, with emphasis on the Windows Hello and Edge sections and bugs that were present in earlier code.) We may as well refer to Windows 10 as a date, or an hour, as much as an operating system.
It’s a moment in time. A month from now, it will have changed, evolved, improved. But right now? Microsoft has shipped an operating system that was meticulously planned and executed with panache, but whose coat of fresh paint hides some sticks and baling wire. (Changed, evolved, improved—that sounds a lot like the Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which we’ve also reviewed. There’s a lot to cover, so feel free to dive in—or click one of the links below to jump to a specific part of the review. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Windows 10 will keep evolving Windows 10 is designed to welcome most Windows users. Welcome to Forbes. Windows 10 laptops and tablets: Your upgrade guide. How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 10.