Starting July 29th, Windows 10 will be available to Windows 7 & 8 users. Check the “Coming Soon” blue tab under the top photo on our homepage (www.myhughesnet.com)for more information about planning for the Windows 10 upgrade.
The "big day" is almost here. I hope those who are upgrading are prepared to manage the data use somehow. If it were me I would try to leave my computer off the internet for the day then connect during Bonus period. Depending on server load it may be hard to even get it done. I'm definitely passing for now.
Better yet, just don't "reserve" it until Bonus time.
Wanna know what's interesting? The Data Usage in Win10 doesn't keep track of Windows Update seperate from System... Transfering files over your network looks the exact same to the Network Usage tracker.
Wanna know what's more interesting? 3GB of data lost yesterday because of failed, bad, or flaky updates.
Even more interesting than that, is this...
This applies to ALL Hardware Driver packages...
Then something *slightly* different.
The next downside, it doesn't download just the driver file. It downloads the full packages, and installs ALL and ANY extras the packages come with. Fun Fun.
That link in Gwalk's post says driver downloads can be blocked with the package. Guess we'll see, I definitely don't want drivers downloaded and installed automatically. Drivers are something I always manage myself, as you show MS has been know to release some bad ones especially graphics.
Nope, it doesn't list any of the driver updates, at all for me following those steps. It's critical and security updates only it seems. The thing is, the drivers they are pushing to people are BETA and DEVELOPMENTAL, and EXPERIMENTAL drivers that nvidia isn't pushing out to the website for Win10.
As I said, that tool doesn't work really 😕 It shows one, just one update that can be blocked, even after removing the nvidia updates pushed, the program wont show them, even though WU starts to want the update back.
Those familiar with GPO on Win7 and Win8, in Win10 Pro (ONLY PRO) can modify a few entries in the following area to change Win10 update behavior...
Computer Config > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
Here, you can select "Configure Automatic Updates" and set a scheduled time, as well as how updates are fetched.... If one wants to, they can disable updates entirely by changing both the "Do not connect to any windows update internet locations" as well as "Specify intranet Microsoft update service location"
However, changing these settings unless you are very familiar with how the internal componenets of the OS is very dangerous, and can break many things. Be careful if you ever venture into the Group Policy Editor, because it's essentially editing the registry directly, and you can, if you select the wrong components, lock your self out of your PC... For good... Ask me how I know. 🙂
Well... I managed to lock my self out of a test install of Win7 yesterday while playing with a few policies that you can use to lock a system down... Was locked out on everything, all I could do was run Internet Explorer, couldn't create users, reset passwords, access task manager, command prompt, control panel, or anything. Was a fun learning experience, never selecting the two policies that I did yesterday.
Gwalk900, if you have the ISO of 10240 and want to go to Win10, you can just do the upgrade for it after midnight since the official build is actually build 10240.
I assume the ones with the larger files have multiple things being downloaded that may otherwise need to be downloaded later for Win10 to be fully operational, such as updated drivers and such that Win10 might NEED. Some people are reporting that the folder had been created ages ago?
I would have to check the preview version I have. I have it on a spare drive for my laptop..... so it goes in and out as time allows. I really need to load it on a spare drive on my main machine but things have really been consuming my time lately.
Could use a 30 hour day !!! Seems I have little time to play !