Unexpected Windows 10

This was strange. I noticed a new icon in the taskbar today. When I hovered over it, I saw this:

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I downloaded the Windows 10 beta in a VM, but not here. However apparently some update added this. If I click on it, I see this:

2015-06-10 10_59_44-Get Windows 10

I hadn’t been reading about Windows 10 too much. Mostly I want it for the copy/paste in the command line, but apparently I need to download it to get the upgrade. I hadn’t heard this before, and I was concerned.

If I click the reserve upgrade, I see this:

2015-06-10 11_02_12-Get Windows 10

I don’t need a download now. Apparently I’ll get an automatic one when the OS goes to RTM, which is fine. I assume I can install it elsewhere, but perhaps I’m limited to this device?

It’s hard to tell. This will be an interesting process. I went through the FAQ and it appears I could upgrade later. The upgrade I reserved is for this device, so I’ll need to do this separately on my laptop.

A new process for Windows, and I’m interested to see how it works. I’ve seen a few MS people have issues with Windows 10 in demos, so I’m a little concerned about upgrading now, but I am looking forward to seeing the new OS in July or August.

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4 Responses to Unexpected Windows 10

  1. SQL Padre says:

    With MS taking this kind of approach, I am wondering if they are gong to force everyone to go to Windows 10.

    • way0utwest says:

      No way this can happen. Some devices won’t support it. What is annoying though is that if you start the process and go to the schedule screen, you can’t get out of it.

  2. roembrandt says:

    have you had an issue with sa account being disabled once you upgrade to windows 10?

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