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On Sun, 2 Aug 2015, Tim---Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:

You are doing a process that will save your data, or so it states. I would back your data up anyways. I had items pinned to the taskbar and they were saved. The apps/packages were still there.

With the ISO upgrade, I seem to have one month to go back to Win7, via an option included. But that means that you will need extra space for the Windows.old folder, where Win7 is saved.

You have to look for it, but there is a Media Creation Tool that will download/create the ISO file[s] you need so you can upgrade multiple PCs. It will create all 4 "home" versions - Professional 32 and 64 bit, and Home 32 and 64 bit. I made DVDs of all 4 versions. Mostly, I will be using the 64 bit versions.

a caution about the Media Creation Tool according to a knowledgeable fellow over at <>; using it deletes c:\$Windows.~BT which contains the download of the OS. a packrat may want to have this available. I think it can be re-used on other qualifying systems.

mine was a 'clean install' so no original data. it didn't bother the mbr even though the Linux was on the ssd first, grub worked fine. (bear in mind this is part of the 'Insider Preview'.)


To me, this was better than waiting for my "reservation" to come in for all my systems.

On 08/01/2015 10:04 PM, Tim Lloyd wrote:
AAMOI does Windows update LO or do you have to reinstall? I am interested to know the extent of the upgrade?


On 02/08/15 10:26, Felmon Davis wrote:
On Sat, 1 Aug 2015, Tim---Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:

Has anyone on this list[s] have tried Win10 and tested LO 4.4.x on that system?

I installed via the so-called 'Insider Preview' on a Thinkpad x120e. I haven't used it very much and I haven't installed LO or OO yet.

so far:

a) AMD Catalyst program seems broken and I haven't succeeded yet in fixing it and updating the driver for the Radeon 6310.

b) system gets unusable if I try to use my usb-connected Logitech trackball, the cursor moves but no responses to clicks; then the keyboard goes wonky so no right or left clicks work from the inbuilt trackpad.

c) the default theme and colors seem dour, fonts fuzzy, but so far I can't find a pallette to choose from. there are even worse themes to select from and a limited set of about 8 dour colors. I haven't tried yet to install true-type (that's a separate procedure, right?).

d) perforce I have a Microsoft account but I turned off most of the 'call home' features and don't use Cortana or One-drive and so forth but I suspect there's plenty of 'telemetry' going on behind the scenes, not wholly inappropriate for a preview version.

e) I can't tell yet about speed and performance, too little usage, but it boots kind of slow but seems ok otherwise.

I suspect there are fixes for some of the problems; feel convinced I could improve the display if I could get good drivers.

I will be looking at adding some menu background graphics [via Firefox's options]. But in the original default install, the "window's" look and feel is not good. It just does not look as well as it did when I had the system running Win7.

I concur with the above (limited experience with Win7); didn't know about Firefox supplying background graphics?


Felmon Davis

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