- Apr 29, 2004
- Uni Grad
I'll wait until public release. No point going insider at this stage.
With win 8.1 pro, I just press the windows button and then start typing to search for stuff.i want a goddamn start button, can i have that in windows 10?
Did you get windows 10 when the developers release was leaked a few months ago?I'm keeping 8.1 pro on my machine for a bit until all the bugs in 10 are washed away and fixed up. So I'll probably upgrade in about 4 to 6 months rather than straight away.
I tried all solutions, not only from that website, but also from others and the icon hasn't showed yet, is there any other way to get Windows 10 on release date?You should get other updates for windows 8.1 through windows update and after it is updated (in particular, with KB3035583 and KB2976978) the windows 10 icon should appear in the taskbar. If you are still having problems enabling the windows 10 reservation app after this, see this document for further instructions: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/i-want-to-reserve-my-free-copy-of-windows-10-but-i/848b5cce-958b-49ae-a132-a999a883265b?auth=1. You can then use it to reserve your copy of windows 10.
As I said before, windows insiders will get windows 10 first on July 29 and others will have to wait longer.
So if you want it first, you can join insiders.
But if you are not that desperate to get it, you could just wait a bit longer and not worry about insiders. Anyway the point of insiders is to give feedback to microsoft about a rather large number of builds for windows 10. Problems associated with buggy betas are not for the feint-hearted. It's getting a bit late to join insiders now anyway. You would have missed a lot of builds.
I called Microsoft and they said that this "reserve windows 10" is just an act to encourage people to get windows 10, and that on July 29th the windows update will be released for everyone (who has windows 8.1 and windows 7 SP1) and for free. So basically if you can't reserve windows 10 (like my because the icon doesn't appear) you still get it the update for free on release date.Not by means supported by microsoft.
At least not yet.
Insiders have been able to do clean installs of some of the builds via iso files released by microsoft. So there might be iso files released on July 29 and then you'd be able to install it that way - provided you qualify - but then you'd have to already be an insider. And clearly you are not.
Of course here I'm just talking about the free upgrade.
Microsoft may at some stage sell windows 10 to those who did not qualify for the free upgrade. But that would be after July 29 and I don't know when exactly. And I bet that won't be free either.