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Morn, Happy to report, I upgraded to Windows 10 last night & had no issues at all with FSX or PMDG aircraft or any of my Go-Flight modules. Performance seems to be a little better as well!

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Good to hear!!

 

I'll be following closely and seeing how it goes for fellow simmers before I take the plunge.

 

John Bradley

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How did you update? I have only "coming soon reserve win10" button which doesn't do anything at all on windows 8.1.

Thanks

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The update came through Windows Update; I upgraded from Windows 7 Home edition...

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Nice one Diego. Ive been waiting for the "Get windows 10 thing" to appear which it hasn't yet B)

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I upgraded from Win 8.1 Pro last night and had to delete the contents of the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and run the

wuauclt /a

The update installed properly after that and I messed with it for an hour and a bit this morning.

 

P3D 2.5 (latest) starts up and hangs at 6% with the terrain section loading.

 

But I have the entire Pilots package (which I reinstalled) so it may take a while....I let it run and went to work. Will try again later...

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Same here. Went from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 Pro and all is good. First chose the 'upgrade' path to check the OS and then finally did a fresh install. Performance does seem to be marginally better, although that could be attributed to the fresh OS and/or updated drivers.

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So I simply burn to dvd and select update that partition? Kind of worried because I need to search for my win8 dvd key somewhere in the cellar and also having triple boot with Ubuntu and OSX.

That "get windows 10" update button in win8.1 should work soon?- I've so much stuff I don't want to reinstall most.

Thanks

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So I simply burn to dvd and select update that partition? Kind of worried because I need to search for my win8 dvd key somewhere in the cellar and also having triple boot with Ubuntu and OSX.

That "get windows 10" update button in win8.1 should work soon?- I've so much stuff I don't want to reinstall most.

Thanks

You can wait for the "Get Windows 10" button to download your reservation, or you can use the Utility and upgrade right away.

 

Don't quote me, but I believe you MUST first upgrade to W10 in order for your W8.1 key to license itself for W10 also. After you upgrade once, you can use the Utility again to create a W10 installation disc, so that you can clean install whenever you want.

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Well, unfortunately ( or maybe not, one never knows... ) my home PC, where the two KBs were installed and I even had, for a whole week, the GWX icon in the task bar, somehow lost it, and all I tried to re-enable the GWX prompt didn't work.

 

Also the Windows Update notification that my "copy" of win 10 was reserved, vanished :-(

 

Last night, after spending more than 2 hrs around it, I decided to uninstall both KBs and stay with Win 7 Home Premium until I upgrade my rig.

 

For one, everything - read my three girls, p3dv2, il2 bos and aerowinx psx - are all fine and in good health, then, none is going to support DX12 anytime soon, and finally, since my work laptop upgraded fine fro it's win 8.1, I already have a taste of win 10, and I really like it...

 

I read in one of the posts above that deleting one windows packages download store folder and then running a shell command might fix things ?

 

Ah! But I tried the direct install, using the win 10 app from their site and, when the upgrade was fetched from the net and the installer started, I noticed I couldn't pick the option I was able to pick in the laptop upgrade - the one that keeps my data and programs. Instead I only had the option to make a clean install OR keep my data, but programs couldn't be ported because the languages of the installed win 7 and the upgrade win 10 didn't match ???? This didn't make any sense, and I aborted the install...

 

If any of you can contribute with some suggestions, I will surely welcome it ;-)

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It won't show up if you have incompatible hardware also. Make sure you have a backup..

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Hi guys, what are the costs to upgrade from W7 to W10?

 

 

Johngoncalves

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Hi guys, what are the costs to upgrade from W7 to W10?

 

 

Johngoncalves

 

It's for free

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I just clicked that button to see the status and it started downloading Windows 10. Didn't ask me if I wanted to or not! Freaky! Can't find a way to stop the DL. 

 

View Progress finally came up and I was able to stop it. Was still creating a restore point!

 

Freaky!

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Windows 10 finally fixes the joystick disconnect.  No more autolands!

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Well,

 

although in my home rig I still can't even get the icon to be displayed, here at the office I have just migrated my work desktop, full of applications, some of them rather complex.

 

Apart from having had to download and install proper Nvidia drivers ( already Win 10 compatible ) the migration was smooth as silk, and all is working beautifully !!!

 

Even Nvidia Inspector works beautifully, with the updated Nvidia Drivers.

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Well,

 

although in my home rig I still can't even get the icon to be displayed, here at the office I have just migrated my work desktop, full of applications, some of them rather complex.

 

Apart from having had to download and install proper Nvidia drivers ( already Win 10 compatible ) the migration was smooth as silk, and all is working beautifully !!!

 

Even Nvidia Inspector works beautifully, with the updated Nvidia Drivers.

 

You have to use the SAME language on the Utility that your computer is set to.

I just clicked that button to see the status and it started downloading Windows 10. Didn't ask me if I wanted to or not! Freaky! Can't find a way to stop the DL. 

 

View Progress finally came up and I was able to stop it. Was still creating a restore point!

 

Freaky!

It will download automatically, but it will ask if you want to install..

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You have to use the SAME language on the Utility that your computer is set to.

It will download automatically, but it will ask if you want to install..

Linux, but does that mean the keyboard language, the localization ?  

 

That was exactly the error message I got. 

 

I guess I installed my Win7 Home Premium, long ago, using ENG ( UK ), but I am using the Portuguese ( PT ) keyboard and localization. Should I change the keyboard definition before trying to start the upgd?

 

Thx!

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Linux, but does that mean the keyboard language, the localization ?  

 

That was exactly the error message I got. 

 

I guess I installed my Win7 Home Premium, long ago, using ENG ( UK ), but I am using the Portuguese ( PT ) keyboard and localization. Should I change the keyboard definition before trying to start the upgd?

 

Thx!

Yes, it has to match what you have installed right now.

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Question for those who have upgraded. I have a well organized Desktop in Windows 7. Will that Desktop be retained as a Desktop in Windows 10?

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Question for those who have upgraded. I have a well organized Desktop in Windows 7. Will that Desktop be retained as a Desktop in Windows 10?

 

Mine was integrally ported to the win 10 desktop, maintaining the exact placement of the icons :-)

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Question for those who have upgraded. I have a well organized Desktop in Windows 7. Will that Desktop be retained as a Desktop in Windows 10?

Yes, if you choose to keep your files and programs.

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BTW: the following shell comand works get should you forget the original install language of your windows SO:

 

> dism  /online /get-intl

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