Official Windows 10 Thread: Installation and Issues (check first post)

$hadow

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-PREREQUISITE-
For upgrade to Windows 10 you need to have either Win 7 or Win 8.1 installed. Win 8 users will have to upgrade to Win 8.1 first.
If your version is Windows 8, you need to do the free update to Windows 8.1 to be eligible for the Windows 10 upgrade. Instructions for upgrading to Windows 8.1 can be found at: Update to Windows 8.1: FAQ - Windows Help
After updating to 8.1, you will also need to install this update: Install the Windows 8.1 Update (KB 2919355) - Windows Help
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3081048



-INSTALLATION-
Install using Media Creation Toolkit (if you don't want windows to automatically update)


Install if the automatic update fails for any reason or if you want to download esd file manually and install.

Copy the below esd file to a folder in separate partition (let's say D:\win10)
C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\install.esd to D:\win10
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OR
You can download the esd file directly from the link provided in this reddit post
https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/3ee1gx/windows_10_10240_esd_download_here/

Download ESD decrypter
ESD decrypter V 6.7

Old version:
ESD decrypter V 4.7

(Source Instructions: Create a bootable ISO file using ESD Image for - Microsoft Community)

Extract the content to win10, it should look like this
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Run the decrypt.cmd file as admin
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Enter 1 as the option to create bootable iso
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You will see the iso once the process is completed. ISO size is 3.71 GB (64 bit edition).
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Mount it in win 8/8.1 as virtual drive
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Go inside the virtual drive and run the setup to initiate win 10 install
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Uncheck the box and select not right now (will save you time)
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Accept
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Click on Install. By default win 10 install will do an upgrade to win 8/8.1. So just continue installing.
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OR
For a fresh install, choose nothing to keep
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Your system will restart and begin updating. A couple more restarts will follow. Tip: Unplug your internet connection for a speedy install. You can update later once your win 10 is installed.
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Logon screen :)
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Reconnect your internet connection. Your video driver and other stuff will begin updating in background. You can download drivers directly if you wish.

Few apps will be incompatible to some extent. Update should fix that.

Now you have a Windows 10 iso too. Use it to install on other computers.

Next step:
Free up some space on your Operating System drive by using "Disk Cleanup" and then selecting "Clean up System Files"
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-RESET PC-
If your Win 10 functionality broke due to some incompatible application install. For example, one of the software installed caused my taskbar items to stop working. I could not click open start menu, volume popup, network popup, time and calendar popup.

Click on Get Started
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You can choose either of the options given below.
I usually take backup of Documents, Pictures, Desktop, and Downloads folder and then choose the second option
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This is important step, choose first as shown
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Choose first for fast install
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Final step, your PC will start to reset.
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-ISSUES AND WORKAROUNDS-

1. Automated driver update may fail to install
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Solution: Download drivers manually from manufacturer website and install.

2. "Runtime Broker" takes up high CPU usage and keep on consuming more RAM.
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Solution:
a) Go to registry editor (Win + R and then type regedit, press enter).
b) Change [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TimeBroker] "Start"=dword:00000003 to dword:00000004.
This effectively disables Runtime Broker from running.
(Source: Runtime Broker high CPU usage - Microsoft Community)

3. Windows title bar doesn't change color (remains solid white).

Solution: How To Change Title Bar Color In Windows 10

4. Reduce height of title bar

Solution:
Huge title bar
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Open regedit from run (WIN+R) window
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You have to edit CaptionHeight and CaptionWidth
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Set to -150 and -250 (you can experiment with values to suit your taste)
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Should look like this
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Sign out or restart PC

Better title bar ratio now
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adityak469

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you put all that together, the end result looks a
lot like Windows 7. That's intentional. Microsoft's Joe
Belfiore pointed to the millions of customers still using
Windows 7, and said the company wants to make their
transition to Windows 10 much more comfortable than
the unfamiliar leap to Windows 8 two years ago. "We
want all these Windows 7 users to have the sentiment
that yesterday they were driving a first-generation
Prius, and now with Windows 10 it's like a Tesla."

I hope its good, anyways, still sticking to 7 :p
 

Hrishi

******************
I knew they will centralize every platform, they redesigned the kernel for that purpose since the event of Windows 8.
Its a good move , IMO.
Lets wait till we get a preview of this new iteration of windows.
 

amjath

Human Spambot
^ Google moved to art, windows with new move wow great year indeed.

Btw they brought back aero I guess. Bezel less windows. Tiles transition in start menu looks cool. Option to switch between start menu and start screen is cool. It will be great if windows initiate devs to work more on windows apps. Still windows apps including phone are childish. Quality has to improve.

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A ~799 upgrade price tag from Windows 8.1 would be awesome if they dont want to give it for a free
 

ssdivisiongermany1933

Still in war with allies
any info about system requirments , Next yr I will be upgrading my PC

and will windows phone will have windows 10 as its Operating system
 

amjath

Human Spambot
I have installed Windows 8.1 on p4, runs perfectly with some hiccups due to driver problem. What I'm trying to say is Windows 8.1 is highly optimised for low end hardware unlike Windows 7, So Windows 10 will follow the legacy
 

Desmond

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From personal experience, all even number Windows versions were crap.

Jumping to 10 directly means this one might be crap too.
 

Vyom

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From personal experience, all even number Windows versions were crap.

Jumping to 10 directly means this one might be crap too.

Lol. I can't help but agree.
Any idea why they skipped 9?
Does it follow some superstition like them skipping MS Office 13 since 13 is considered an unlucky number?
 

Desmond

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Funniest thing is that Infoworld [strike]made an article[/strike] predicted about this about more than 1 year ago as an April Fools joke.

If you've been looking forward to Windows 9, the OS that will fix what Windows 8 got wrong, you're in for a surprise: There will be no Windows 9. Instead, Microsoft announced it will proceed directly to Windows 10.

"The Windows 9 internal beta was a phenomenal success," said Microsoft PR rep Cheryl Tunt. "I mean, it blew Windows 8 out of the water, and as we all know, Windows 8 is nigh flawless. After discussion at the C level, Microsoft has decided it will not mess with success and will leave Windows 9 exactly as it is. As such, work is now getting under way on Windows 10, which should see a public release."

Source: Microsoft skips 'too good' Windows 9, jumps to Windows 10 | InfoWorld

PS: Cheryl Tunt is actually a character from the TV series Archer.
 

kkn13

Cyber Genius FTW
microsoft is trying to make one os for all-tablet,pc,xbox,phone etc
they have got criticism and were under estimated for windows 8 and windows phone 8 etc
but i think they have got it right!windows 8.1 and windows phone 8.1 are very well optimised for low hardware,battery life etc
the jump from 8.1.1 to 10 indicates major changes in the kernel etc
looking forward to the dev previews
 

Desmond

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But IMHO 8 to 10 is too drastic a step.

Either changes are really major or they are just messing with us.
 
Still I don't get why they skipped 9 and named it 10? o_0
Just like this, instead of naming xbox 720....they named xbox one
 

kkn13

Cyber Genius FTW
But IMHO 8 to 10 is too drastic a step.

Either changes are really major or they are just messing with us.

they are major ,universal apps,syncing settings etc across devices is now possible
note-universal apps doesnt mean desktop apps will magically work on the phone,itll need few minor changes in code and design and will take lesser time rather than code 2 different versions of apps from scratch
 

Desmond

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they are major ,universal apps,syncing settings etc across devices is now possible
note-universal apps doesnt mean desktop apps will magically work on the phone,itll need few minor changes in code and design and will take lesser time rather than code 2 different versions of apps from scratch

Makes sense but still does not seem enough to skip number 9 altogether.
 

amjath

Human Spambot
any info about system requirments , Next yr I will be upgrading my PC

and will windows phone will have windows 10 as its Operating system

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver


http://www.tech.com.pk/2014/10/windows-10-system-requirements.html

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Free upgrade from Windows 8.1 could be offered

One of the reasons why Microsoft struggled to keep Windows 10 system requirements as low as possible is a potential upgrade offer that could be released when the final version of the operating system comes out.

This is yet to be confirmed, but people close to the matter indicated that Windows 10 could be available as a free upgrade for Windows 8.1 users, while Windows 7 computers might be allowed to do the same for a small fee, of around $30 (€23).

There’s no doubt that such promos would be announced when Windows 10 is released, as Microsoft needs not only to boost adoption of its new modern operating system, but also to move more users off the previous Windows versions.
from the link :w00t: :w00t:

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One of the tweet says

Ctrl+v can be used to paste in CMD

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http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2014/09/30/announcing-windows-10/
 

Flash

Lost in speed
Windows X is more catchy, than Windows 10. :/


Still I don't get why they skipped 9 and named it 10? o_0
Just like this, instead of naming xbox 720....they named xbox one
Microsoft's naming conventions are bizarre. Even the Windows 7 is not exactly the 7th version of Windows OS, it's the build of Windows 6.1
Check in Windows products like Calculator, Notepad, etc., Select HELP and then ABOUT, and see the version there.
 
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