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    • Attention All New Arrivals Please Introduce Yourself to the Community!   11/08/2015

      This is just a reminder notice for all members including those new arrivals who may not know where to begin? After some reconstruction, reorganization of things to make it easier for members to find things naturally things are looking quite well and in behalf of the entire WF community as a whole we want a chance to welcome all new arrivals. Please stop by the Brand New "WF WELCOME THREAD" Is Now Open! and give us a shout!   We also have another completely new section as well available to all members regarding any suggestions or bug reports as part of the WF Feedback. You can submit any suggestion, observations for improvement, etc. as well as report any problems posting new threads or replying to any you have at WF FEEDBACK: Don't Hesitate to Mention Anything! We want to hear from YOU!
    • Windows Insider Program members and Every New Upgrade!   11/11/2015

      The news is out for those who signed up to receive Insider Preview builds being an option found in the Windows 10 Start menu>Settings>UPDATE & SECURITY>Advanced options area. Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Threshold 2 to Slow Ring Users, ISOs to Follow Soon is the Softpedia report seen at http://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-releases-windows-10-threshold-2-to-slow-ring-users-isos-to-follow-soon-495944.shtml You will notice the "lack of" the usual evaluation build number type watermark as this is the Threshold 2 build intended for general release very soon for those just now either receiving notice that their reserved copy of 10 is ready to go on or when going  to use the Media Creation tool MS has provided where you can upgrade on the sport, see a USB Installation Key made up with a 4gb or larger flash drive depending on which selection as well as edition as the 32bit/64bit Combination will require a 6gb or larger flash drive and be too larger over 5.5gb actually in size to burn to dvd-r type optical media. But you can also save the "Windows.iso" download to a folder of choice on your local drive when skipping past the two media creation options to select the folder. UPDATE: As of today the WIndows Blog report was seen announcing that the first major update would now be included in the Free Upgrade Offer for Windows 10. The Windows Blog page can be seen at  First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today To add further here the Media Creation tool first seen for upgrading to 10, creating the media either being the USB Installation Key using a large enough flash drive, burning the download to a blank dvd-r disk, or even saving the "Windows.iso" file to a folder on the drive where you can simply right click on the download to see it mounted to perform the upgrade install, or saving it to see put to use later for a clean install was first seen with the 32bit and 64bit links, Presently you see only one at this time and no longer see the first options as those have changed as well from: Home, Home N, Pro, Pro N, Single language version(English-US-32bit Home edition only) The "N" represents the less featured more or less developer form of 10 you can only upgrade to by having the N seen on the previous version of Windows as well as such 7 Home Premium N or 7 Pro N where the upgrade path will be correct. Presently you now see: Windows 10, WIndows 10 N, Single language version  the Single language version still being the limited 32bit Home edition there. The updated tool include; the following rather then picking and choosing Home or Pro 32bit or 64bit Dual 32/64 for Home only or Pro only you now see both editions in both flavors when going to perform a clean install as the updated 4 in 1 media. When going to upgrade over the 10240 general RTM release seen in July 29th to the Threshold 2 build being equal to the Windows Insider Preview 10586.3 version 1511 build the 10 installer will automatically upgrade  the Home or Pro installation automatically to the Home or Pro TH2 in the same 32bit or 64bit form. So no worry about seeing the 32bit TH2 replace the 64bit install you have on or would have on as far as any previous version's installation if you are just now contemplating the upgrade. Another found on the Get Windows 10 pages at the Windows site would the "GetWindows10-sds_________.exe" tool for the automatic upgrade. That will immediately download and install the present build now see as an upgrade type install not having any other options. Presently following the November 11, 2015 Threshold 2 version 1511 build 10586 update the latest Windows Insider Preview build seen at the moment is the 11092 build has been out now for a year(in time for the New Year that is!) and two weeks time. Well the last build just made available at the end of last week is the 14291 Insider Preview with a particular change. The Edge browser now has some new extensions. Since the browser is still relatively brand new in that sense you can expect to be hearing about more changes in the next few months.

Night Hawk

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  • Primary Operating System Windows 10 Insider/Developer
    Windows 10 Professional
  • Secondary Operating System(s) - Optional Dual boot Windows 10 Professional x64/Windows 7 Ultimate x64 accompanied by Windows 10, 7, 10 10565 Windows Insider Build 10565 VM Player, Linux Mint Debian 17.2 Cinnamon VM. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Hyper-V VM
  • System Hardware Specifications CPU: AMD Phenom II 975 X4 - Board: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4- Video: AMD/ATI Radeon 5750 1gb - Sound: Creative PCIe Xtreme Audio- Memory: 16gb(4x4gb) Kingston KHX1600C903/4G DDR3 1600 1.5v Optical Drives: LG DVD-R/RW burner -2, Hard Drive(s): WD Black Edition Sata II 1tb OS drives -2 - WD RE Enterprise "Heavy Duty" 2tb -2

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  • Interests pc hardware configurations, multiboot OSs, beta testing, video capturing/editing
  • Location United States

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  1. Night Hawk added a topic in Windows Insider Program- MS TechNet- MS Connect   

    How to use Windows Insider Preview - Windows Insider Program
    Windows Insider Preview How-to
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  3. Night Hawk added a topic in Windows Insider Program- MS TechNet- MS Connect   

  4. Night Hawk added a topic in VAPING NEWS & REFERENCE   

    Welcome to the United States Vapers’ Survey
    As part of an extended and comprehensive collection of data from shared experiences a non profit research group is leading a nation wide survey to see results shared with law makers about the actual experiences and effectiveness seen by those who have either reduced smoking or quit entirely by switching to vaping alternatives which see much higher percentages then other Pharceutically manufacturered "Gimics" that have proven themselves time and again to be totally worthless! for the many! description as follows.
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  6. Night Hawk added a topic in Security News, Articles, and Guides   

  7. Night Hawk added a topic in VAPING NEWS & REFERENCE   

  8. Night Hawk added a topic in Windows Insider Program- MS TechNet- MS Connect   

    Windows Subsystem for Linux Overview
    (Watch embedded video on blog page)
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  9. Night Hawk added a topic in VAPING NEWS & REFERENCE   

    Tobacco control experts defend vaping
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  10. Night Hawk added a post in a topic Having Problems Upgrading to Windows 10 or for receiving a newer Insider Preview build?   

    In this now finally finished recording that started off to see if the Windows Insider Preview build latest at this time now being the #14328 Preview build was to see some of the interesting "headaches"? people often run into. The recording however starts off with a totally brand new VM(Virtual Machine) where the November 12, 2015 Threshold 2 Update or 10586 version 1511 build general release to the public as an update to the July 29, 2015 launch build 10240 was to be activated by way of a Windows 10 OEM for System Builders key which later proved to be or not to be as found a problem as you will see with the upgrade attempts as well as a 7 key as well.
    After repeat attempts were made to not end up seeing the upgrade take place it was decided a clean install from the "$Windows~BT" commonly found would be tried out as the test continued as indicated in the description above. While portions were paused out with the pause option the actual total time not included was over 4hrs.! Part of the wait was to see if the Insider build would arrived by the WIndows Updates on the fresh VM but was eventually taking a bit longer since it was a brand new VM while other VMs saw this latest build right there to download and go on! So the decision to expand the vhd and create the second partition came up for seeing the "Clean install from BT" folder take place. You will also see how the "Get insider builds option" is enabled as well as this lengthy video looks at several things as it takes you through each stage of the process.
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  11. Night Hawk added a topic in Windows Insider Program- MS TechNet- MS Connect   

    What's new in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 build 14328
    What's new in Microsoft Edge
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  12. Night Hawk added a post in a topic Having Problems Upgrading to Windows 10 or for receiving a newer Insider Preview build?   

    The link above is intended for XP through 8.1 while another MS page covers Windows 10 along with 7, 8, and 8.1.
    How do I reset Windows Update components?
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  13. Night Hawk added a post in a topic Brand New "WF WELCOME THREAD" Is Now Open!   

    Hello back to you! robertwnielsen88 And a Warm Welcome to the WindowsForums!
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  14. Night Hawk added a topic in Windows Insider Program- MS TechNet- MS Connect   

    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328 for PC and Mobile

    Windows Experience Blog
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