Anybody plan on upgrading to windows 10 on Wednesday?

Submitted by moneymaker on July 28, 2015 - 7:51pm
Yes!
29% (6 votes)
No!
52% (11 votes)
Maybe
19% (4 votes)
Total votes: 21
Submitted by The-Shoveler on July 29, 2015 - 5:48pm.

I plan on upgrading my Windows-8 machine but not the Windows-7 machine.

At work we are staying with Windows-7.

Submitted by ltsddd on July 29, 2015 - 7:16pm.

If you're going to upgrade, I highly recommend you make a clone of your existing hard drive - using norton ghost or the freeware Easeus - before you do the upgrade.

Submitted by Coronita on July 29, 2015 - 8:26pm.

ltsdd wrote:
If you're going to upgrade, I highly recommend you make a clone of your existing hard drive - using norton ghost or the freeware Easeus - before you do the upgrade.

I just cloned my vm instance

Submitted by livinincali on July 30, 2015 - 8:41am.

Just as an FYI.

Quote:

Starting today, Microsoft is offering most Windows 7 and Windows 8 users a free upgrade to the software giant’s latest operating system — Windows 10. But there’s a very important security caveat that users should know about before transitioning to the new OS: Unless you opt out, Windows 10 will by default share your Wi-Fi network password with any contacts you may have listed in Outlook and Skype — and, with an opt-in, your Facebook friends.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/wind...

Submitted by spdrun on July 30, 2015 - 8:56am.

There's another way to opt out of the WiFi Sense crap. Use a local account, not a Microsoft kloudkrap account to log into Windows. Using a Microsoft account is a bad idea anyway, since it allows MS undue control over your computer's settings.

It can also be turned off entirely in WiFi settings, but that's not clear whether that just prevents sharing, or prevents uploading to MS's servers.

Submitted by Coronita on July 30, 2015 - 10:10am.

livinincali wrote:
Just as an FYI.

Quote:

Starting today, Microsoft is offering most Windows 7 and Windows 8 users a free upgrade to the software giant’s latest operating system — Windows 10. But there’s a very important security caveat that users should know about before transitioning to the new OS: Unless you opt out, Windows 10 will by default share your Wi-Fi network password with any contacts you may have listed in Outlook and Skype — and, with an opt-in, your Facebook friends.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/windows-10-shares-your-wi-fi-with-contacts/

That's why I only run windows in a virtualized container, with the network bridged. It also limits the amount of damage that could be done to a virtual instance that can be easily restored....

Submitted by spdrun on July 30, 2015 - 10:11am.

Thing is, you shouldn't need to. Someone needs a nutpunch for foisting this on users.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on July 30, 2015 - 10:25am.

Does anyone do that _nomap thing your wifi SSID?

And does it actually optout?

Submitted by Coronita on August 8, 2015 - 9:22pm.

Bump... Well windows 10 managed to corrupt my media drive....It figures....

I'm running windows 10 as a VMWare guest instance inside ubuntu/linux. I have my media partition as NTFS that is physically mapped to windows 10 as a physical partition.. It was working fine for the past few reboots. Now, it fails to mount. I can still mount it in ubuntu, but inside my Windows 10, it says "m:\ drive not accessible"...

Reverted back to my windows 8 installation, and my media drive is not accessible in that instance too...

Can't run NTFS tools in windows, because the drive isn't accessible. And I don't want to run NTFS tools in linux since those don't work well.... Great.... Thank you Microsoft.

i think i need to find a good tool to check that partition. It's now scrwed up and the exiting tools I have in linux won't cut it.

Submitted by TexasLine on August 8, 2015 - 10:24pm.

I've been trying to follow this thread. But I ain't as computer savoy as ya'all.

My major concern is privacy. I opted out of the "cloud". And no, I have nothing to hide, I just like privacy.

Even so I would like to utilize explorer. But can not. I would like to use the apps but can not.

So I assume that if you opt out of "cloud" you by default opt out of the apps and explorer?

+ I also have been getting pop up window 10 windows showing me apps for sale, but I haven't been able to figure out how to make those go away.

Submitted by Coronita on August 9, 2015 - 8:25am.

Windows is so freaking unrealiable, it just never ceases to amaze me. So my NTFS media partition is readable/writeable from both ubuntu and from mac osx..However, when I boot into windows, the partition can't be accessed. I can't even rung chkdisk on it. I knew I should have waited for Win 10 to stabilize before mounting my media partition in it.

I think the only solution is backup, reformat drive, restore...Great....

Submitted by moneymaker on August 9, 2015 - 9:21pm.

Anyone found the command window in admin mode yet? Just found out it's win+x for cool shortcuts.

Submitted by an on August 10, 2015 - 12:00pm.

flu, maybe it has to do with running Win10 in VM? My media server have been running 10 for awhile with no issue. It has a RAID external drive as well an other 5TB external drive that's not RAID. But then I never reboot that PC. I also have 2 PC running Win10 for over 6 months with no issue as well as 2 PC I just upgraded recently. However, none of my PC run in VM.

Submitted by Coronita on August 11, 2015 - 2:07am.

Ok. I think i resolved this issue. Somehow Windows 10 wiped my directory and file permissions on my media drive. I had to add myself back as the owner and then apply my file permission on it and every subdirectory...Weird... Now I'm going to do a diff with a backup to make sure everything is ok.

Does anyone know of a good "diff" program that works with large media files?

Submitted by an on August 11, 2015 - 9:55am.

I don't know if there's anything special about large media files, but for diffing directories and code files, I like Araxis Merge. Beyond Compare is good too.

Submitted by Coronita on August 11, 2015 - 8:34pm.

Ok so I think I managed to not lose any files. I had two backups that I compared my recovered media partition to and it looks like it's ok. I think I'm going to stick with my windows 8 until windows 10 has been out there longer..... If it ain't broke, I ain't gonna fix it.