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Rogers Employee ShakTiburon
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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

I am waiting to do my upgrade since I want to see how its turning out for everyone... (I am coward to jump in 😛 )
Hopefully, I will do it on my next days off if I get enough courage to do it... ~__~ *Suspenseful music*
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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

Hello, All

 

I was patiently waiting for the Windows 10 upgrade, but so far I didn’t receive it on my both PCs. Instead, I received an email from Windows (Microsoft) stating that it may take anywhere from few days to few weeks. So I decided to force upgrade it on my Windows 8.1 PC by going to “Media Creation Tool”.

 

All went well, the upgrade was smooth. Windows 10 Pro got activated. This could be the end of the story, but I decided to perform a clean install of Window 10 and it was not a good idea. So downloaded Windows 10 on a USB drive and performed the clean install, but it will not activate. Tried all the help available online to activate it but failed.

 

So started the process all over again by doing the clean install of Windows 8.1, upgraded to Windows 10 Pro and it got activated instantaneously.

 

The only downside which I am facing is Cisco connect VPN client is not compatible with Windows 10. I need to figure out how to use the built-in VPN client in Windows 10 before I think of upgrading my other PC which is running Windows 7 Pro.

 

RogersMoin

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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

That's actually a good point. Something I haven't tested on my machine yet is my vpn into work. It's using a fortigate.. Not very common.
I wish we were allowed to enable the IPSec connectivity on it.. Would make Vpn connecting to it that much easier and easy to use any native built in Vpn connections in just about any os


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I dont know if the drivers for my wireless (a fairly basic intel 300 N single band) are any better..

But i SEEM to be able to get faster speeds with 10.

Doing some transfers from my laptop to my server (so across wireless to the AP, then wired from there) and was getting a good 75mbps and higher at time... which i know i was not before



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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

 

 

@Gdkitty, I agree if IPSec was enabled, it would have been a lot easy to connect. All you need know is connection settings.

After a lot of trial and errors, got successful in installing Cisco VPN software and able to establish the connection on my Windows 810 PC (Win8.1 upgraded to Win10).Smiley Happy

Also just to update, my other PC which is running Windows 7 received the Windows 10 and ready to install. Now that my VPN login issue on Windows 10 is resolved, I will go ahead and upgrade that PC as well.

If anybody in the Community needs help with Cisco VPN connect software installation or connection on Window 10 PC, please feel free to post. I'll do my best to make it work.Smiley Very Happy

 

Cheers,

RogersMoin

Rogers Employee ShakTiburon
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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

-___-" I am gonna let you guys go ahead. I'll catch up in like 5 months lol

I have no back up created for my current PC. I need to order more harddrives to back up my stuff lol
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I have done my work PC and my home laptop.

Work PC.. eh what happens happens, will re-install 😛  Get me out of work for the rest of the day.
My home laptop.. is primarily for gaming.  Nothing really to back up.. so if it died.. no big deal.


The issue comes down to my Desktop/Server..
A) Its running a LOT.. my media sever (plex), my web server, and a bunch of other stuff.

B) Its a pirated version of 7.  (apparenntly this is one of the versions which IS being upgraded ok)

Its a real risk there.. to do an upgrade..



Rogers Employee ShakTiburon
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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

Well... My server just crashed -__- Now i have to see when I get home who caused it.
grr
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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

I previously posted about getting rid of the Win 10 upgrade nag, which was caused by the Windows "optional" update KB3035583. I deleted that update and haven't seen anything about Win 10 until yesterday. I received a Windows update notification, which were all mandatory, with a couple of optional ones. I ignored the optional updates and let Windows install the updates. After the updates were processed and, following a reboot, I had the Win 10 upgrade option in my system tray again. I looked at the updates and found good old KB3035583 again but, this time, it was not an optional update. Once again, I deleted it to get rid of the Win 10 nag.

 

I think this is a highly questionable business practice by Microsoft, and wonder how others feel about it.Smiley Mad

 

 

Rogers Employee ShakTiburon
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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

@jimboden glad you removed that KB3035583 - So far that's all I heard to avoid the advertisement lol

Microsoft wants everyone to upgrade so they can show developers that this is the "next big thing" - end of the day, they are a business and trying to stay alive. High competition these days, you know?

Anyone see the failure of Edge? Microsoft 'work around' was to use IE again lol