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First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today
« on: November 12, 2015, 01:19:06 PM »
This is the same build that Windows Insiders received last week.  Details in Terry Myerson's blog post at First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today.


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Re: First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2015, 02:50:28 PM »
FTR, it seems to be failing to install for me on my primary PC. :( It has not broken this system, but I get a notification an update has failed to complete, click here for details. Then it goes to the Windows Update page where it says a restart is needed and has been scheduled for 3:30AM. When I click to restart now, it restarts with no problem, but in a couple minutes, I get that same notification again. I have rebooted 3 times now and the same thing happens. :(
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Re: First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2015, 03:33:59 PM »
Well, running sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt found some problems and repaired them. I then rebooted and the update immediately began to install. I found that odd because the other updates that came at the same time installed with no problems.

Once this major update completed, I ran into a couple disappointments. First, I use the Quick Launch toolbar where I have 30-some shortcuts. I have a divider icon to separate the shortcuts into groups. All but one of the dividers disappeared so I have to rebuild my QL toolbar. The other problem was a notice I got that said CPU-z was removed because it was incompatible with this version of Windows - this after the upgrade reported all my files and programs were "exactly" where they were. And oddly, CPU-z was still there and still worked.

I was very happy to see colors return to title bars, but not happy title bar colors cannot be individually set. They are tied with Start, Taskbar and Action Center.
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Re: First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2015, 05:03:43 PM »
Can you file the Quick Launch issue using the Windows Feedback app? T'is the way to let us know.

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Re: First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2015, 05:23:12 PM »
The odd thing is, I have a similar setup on my other system and it did not mess up the QL toolbar. But I will still report it as this is with W10 Pro and that is with W10 Home - though not sure that matters.
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Re: First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2015, 07:44:38 PM »
Now I realize it also totally removed all the Windows 7 games I had installed (Freecell, Spider, Solitaire, and Mahjong). I had them installed because I don't really like the newer versions from W8 or W10. I had them installed on this PC and my notebook and they are totally deleted. Not just uninstalled, but the files permanently (not in recycle bin) deleted too. :( Not cool.

Now I wonder what else they decided to remove without my permission.
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Re: First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2015, 08:40:56 PM »
Personally, I don't care for the newer versions either.  I wonder if the "old style" games are available here:  http://zone.msn.com/en-us/home


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Re: First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2015, 09:14:54 PM »
To install the Windows 7 version of the games into W10, see http://winaero.com/blog/get-windows-7-games-for-windows-10/. I just reinstalled the games on this machine and was happy to see my statistics for Spider Solitaire were picked up from the Registry. :) I did not install the Internet games.
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Re: First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2015, 11:40:06 PM »
Thanks for the link Digerati. I've seen a few posts from people who want some of Win 7 games in later versions of Windows. All I have to do is find this thread and send them to that link.

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Re: First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2015, 11:55:04 PM »
Now I realize it also totally removed all the Windows 7 games I had installed (Freecell, Spider, Solitaire, and Mahjong). I had them installed because I don't really like the newer versions from W8 or W10. I had them installed on this PC and my notebook and they are totally deleted. Not just uninstalled, but the files permanently (not in recycle bin) deleted too. :( Not cool.
You're not supposed to have them.

Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts Games that come pre-installed on Windows 7 will be removed as part of installing the Windows 10 upgrade. Microsoft has released our version of Solitaire and Minesweeper called the “Microsoft Solitaire Collection” and “Microsoft Minesweeper.”
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications

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Re: First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2015, 02:05:36 PM »
I do not believe it is a "not supposed to have" situation. Note your link does not mention anything about licensing, or the like. It is all about DirectX 10 support and Microsoft wanting us to go through the MS Store to get the new versions of these "FREE" games.

I have looked but have found nothing anywhere that says or even suggests installing the old W7 games is in violation of any licensing or copyright agreement.

There are many respected sites that have shown how to revert back to the W7 versions into W8 and W10.

http://www.howtogeek.com/122145/what-happened-to-solitaire-and-minesweeper-in-windows-8/
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-get-classic-windows-7-games-in-windows-10/
http://mytechquest.com/windows/how-to-bring-windows-7-classic-games-to-windows-10/

FTR, I still use Gadgets in W10 too - just for the Pandora gadget. This in spite of the fact Microsoft does not want us to use Gadgets because some Gadgets may be dangerous.
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Re: First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2015, 07:48:46 PM »
The Win 10 update, it is basically doing a complete update install as with the original upgrade. It is a rather large download and just as time consuming or more than the original upgrade during the installation from WIN 7 or Win 8 to Win 10. 

Installed on one WIN Home 64-bit, but failed on one Win 10 pro 32-bit system.

I had to leave the 32-bit system update unattended and now it will not offer the update??? It was downloading 95% when I left, but it didn't even attempt to install or offer a restart to complete the install, when I returned. The 32-bit is my test laptop.

P. S.   I still use gadgets on Win 8 and Win 10 systems.

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Re: First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2015, 07:54:48 PM »
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It is a rather large download and just as time consuming or more than the original upgrade during the installation from WIN 7 or Win 8 to Win 10
.  It is large but the original upgrade from W7/W8 took over an hour in many cases. This was much less.
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Re: First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2015, 05:25:43 AM »
Update hit my Surface Book today, no issue.

One item of note is if you recently upgraded to Windows 10 and the 30-day "you can roll back to your previous install of Windows" time period hasn't passed, the upgrade won't come down until that time passes. Upgrading to this release would nuke your ability to roll back.

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Re: First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2015, 04:01:05 PM »
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I did not know about the 30 roll back issue and this up date. Good to know. Is that published somewhere? I have not seen that mentioned in any of the announcements about this "Major Update". I would think it should at least be mentioned on the Windows Blog, or by Mary Jo as this could affect a lot of buyers of new PCs that are still coming with W8.1 pre-installed.
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