A little personal field report.
Since Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Windows 10 is officially available.
And surely one or the other wondered - or still wonders - whether an update to the new Microsoft operating environment
makes sense at the present time.
After all, most of us have in mind that it is better to wait for the first error correction rounds
not being a "beta tester" or having to deal with the teething problems.
That Microsoft has learned from the past is not only testified by the announcement
that future bug fixes and new features will be provided much faster.
Also, the initial release 10.0.10240 of the new operating system appears to be significantly more technically mature
than the comparable publications of the past.
Migration to Windows 10: Start dialog migration software (German only)
Migration of a laptop
And so I decided already on the release date to subdue a laptop which was equipped with Windows 8
to the update process of Windows 10 - of course after an appropriate system backup with Acronis.
Previously I had executed all outstanding updates of system components and other installed software.
Since "interestingly" the symbol for triggering the automatic update had disappeared from the notification area,
I had downloaded the 3.9 GB
Windows 10 image in the version 64 bit German (Home and Pro).
Following the instructions of the installation program the installation proceeded without any excitement.
After what felt like 15 minutes, the migration to the new operating environment was completed.
Even days after I could not detect any negative behaviors.
As for in case there is an image file of your system partition,
I started to remove temporary system files including the previous operating system.
This was essentially done by the disk cleanup tool of the operating system.
Finished - mission accomplished.
Migration of a desktop computer
Slightly larger inhibitions I had with the operating system upgrade of my desktop machine,
which with more than 300 housed software components was stocked with significantly more programs and with Windows 7 Ultimate.
But in the end, curiosity won combined with the certainty of being able to recover at your fingertips
to the previous system environment in the negative case.
Again, there were no unwanted system states during installation.
The migration program led through the update process without any visible problems.
However, the powerful hardware was considerably longer engaged in this task.
After Windows "had warmly recommended" to connect my login account with the Microsoft account
everything seemed to work as usual.
Little by little I started major programs to check for proper functioning.
First only "little things" got visible.
For example, text overlays were shown in "WISO Mein BÃ¼ro", which will surely be solved with a next version.
And due to the change of the user password the Microsoft SQL Server service, which uses this account, no longer started up.
As I said, little things.
Slightly irritating was the fact that the audio output of the Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium sound card connected to speakers remained silent.
After a brief search on the Internet it had to be noted that Creative had probably overslept the launch of Windows 10
and that an update of the driver only was planned for
An unofficial provided "SB X-Fi Series Support Pack" from developer Daniel Kawakami could remedy the defect.
Another "effect" occurred in a scan test. Apparently no TWAIN drivers were installed.
Here, however, it helped to restart the corresponding device in the Device Manager.
Overall I am very happy with the migration to the new operating system flagship from Redmond.
And currently I do not feel lugging around too many "legacy" with me.
Surely also system tools such as "CCleaner" or "AVG PC Tuneup" contribute to this.
In any case, I wish you little problems in the migration of your systems.
And if you need a little help: We are happy to assist you.
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No. 1: Monday, August 3, 2015, 8:26 PM
vielen Dank fÃ¼r den umfassenden Bericht, der mich ermutigen wird, meine drei Altsysteme in KÃ¼rze ebenfalls upzudaten.
Windows scheint wirklich auf einem guten Weg zu sein, demnÃ¤chst im Extrablatt/Herdecke mehr dazu...
Herzliche GrÃ¼ÃŸe aus Witten von Uli
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