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Message 1687674 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 11:10:52 UTC - in response to Message 1687669.  

Not only that, but Win10 will no longer have IE. They are coming out with an all new browser... :\ I forget the name off hand...


No, Windows 10 will still include Internet Explorer for compatibility's sake, but no new features will be added to it.

The new browser is called Microsoft Edge (named after the rendering engine). It was called Spartan while in development.
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Message 1687675 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 11:14:57 UTC - in response to Message 1687508.  

Hi OzzFan,

Any idea 'where' one gets the iso from? As I understand it MS is using windows update to send a single 3gig file as an upgrade, not as an iso.

And the ArsTech article doesn't provide any clarification on that score.


I will continue searching for definitive information, but presumably since they are going to allow you to use an ISO to install fresh, that suggests they will have the ISO stored somewhere for you to download.


For those that are reserving a copy of Windows 10: Are you required to sign up for a Microsoft account and/or do you provide your email at any point in the reservation process?

My thinking is that you will be emailed a link to a download page where the ISO will be stored.
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Message 1687676 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 11:19:17 UTC - in response to Message 1687674.  

Not only that, but Win10 will no longer have IE. They are coming out with an all new browser... :\ I forget the name off hand...


No, Windows 10 will still include Internet Explorer for compatibility's sake, but no new features will be added to it.

The new browser is called Microsoft Edge (named after the rendering engine). It was called Spartan while in development.

Hopefully we will be able to delete both if we wish.
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Message 1687677 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 11:26:55 UTC - in response to Message 1687676.  

Not only that, but Win10 will no longer have IE. They are coming out with an all new browser... :\ I forget the name off hand...


No, Windows 10 will still include Internet Explorer for compatibility's sake, but no new features will be added to it.

The new browser is called Microsoft Edge (named after the rendering engine). It was called Spartan while in development.

Hopefully we will be able to delete both if we wish.


Not sure why you'd want to delete either. If you don't use them, I'm sure you can install a different browser and set it as the default.
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Message 1687679 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 11:50:07 UTC - in response to Message 1687674.  

Not only that, but Win10 will no longer have IE. They are coming out with an all new browser... :\ I forget the name off hand...


No, Windows 10 will still include Internet Explorer for compatibility's sake, but no new features will be added to it.

The new browser is called Microsoft Edge (named after the rendering engine). It was called Spartan while in development.

I'm about 95% sure they called it Edge so they wouldn't have to design a new logo.
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Message 1687685 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 12:25:18 UTC - in response to Message 1687679.  

Not only that, but Win10 will no longer have IE. They are coming out with an all new browser... :\ I forget the name off hand...


No, Windows 10 will still include Internet Explorer for compatibility's sake, but no new features will be added to it.

The new browser is called Microsoft Edge (named after the rendering engine). It was called Spartan while in development.

I'm about 95% sure they called it Edge so they wouldn't have to design a new logo.


lol! Could be....
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Message 1687686 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 12:28:19 UTC - in response to Message 1687679.  
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Not only that, but Win10 will no longer have IE. They are coming out with an all new browser... :\ I forget the name off hand...


No, Windows 10 will still include Internet Explorer for compatibility's sake, but no new features will be added to it.

The new browser is called Microsoft Edge (named after the rendering engine). It was called Spartan while in development.

I'm about 95% sure they called it Edge so they wouldn't have to design a new logo.

It is called "Edge", and the icon for it still has a big "E" on it, but the background shape has been changed slightly to reflect the change.

Cheers.
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Message 1687695 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 13:03:43 UTC - in response to Message 1687686.  

Not only that, but Win10 will no longer have IE. They are coming out with an all new browser... :\ I forget the name off hand...


No, Windows 10 will still include Internet Explorer for compatibility's sake, but no new features will be added to it.

The new browser is called Microsoft Edge (named after the rendering engine). It was called Spartan while in development.

I'm about 95% sure they called it Edge so they wouldn't have to design a new logo.

It is called "Edge", and the icon for it still has a big "E" on it, but the background shape has been changed slightly to reflect the change.

Cheers.

Well it is a "new" logo, but it really just looks like a new version of the IE logo to me.

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Message 1687697 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 13:22:11 UTC - in response to Message 1687695.  

Not only that, but Win10 will no longer have IE. They are coming out with an all new browser... :\ I forget the name off hand...


No, Windows 10 will still include Internet Explorer for compatibility's sake, but no new features will be added to it.

The new browser is called Microsoft Edge (named after the rendering engine). It was called Spartan while in development.

I'm about 95% sure they called it Edge so they wouldn't have to design a new logo.

It is called "Edge", and the icon for it still has a big "E" on it, but the background shape has been changed slightly to reflect the change.

Cheers.

Well it is a "new" logo, but it really just looks like a new version of the IE logo to me.


I would imagine keeping the icons similar would also be beneficial to all the non-savvy PC users who only know they get to the internet on their computer by double-clicking on the E icon.
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Message 1687699 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 13:24:51 UTC

I'm really curious how this new browser will do. Haven't used IE for ages.
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Message 1687717 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 13:59:51 UTC - in response to Message 1687292.  

As long as you have KB3035583 installed, you'll get notified.

Checking my systems, I see that this is an optional update. One of my systems is allowed to automatically update Windows, but even that system doesn't have that update in as it isn't a recommended update.
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Message 1687723 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 14:10:12 UTC

Since three of our four Win 7 systems are Home Premium; does anyone know if you can purchase a Win 10 Pro "Upgrade" 3 License Copy??? I really don't want these systems upgrading to Win 10 Home...


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Message 1687726 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 14:20:37 UTC - in response to Message 1687675.  


For those that are reserving a copy of Windows 10: Are you required to sign up for a Microsoft account and/or do you provide your email at any point in the reservation process?

My thinking is that you will be emailed a link to a download page where the ISO will be stored.

No new account is necessary, you enter any email address you want for MS to send you a confirmation. (I have gotten some confirmations)

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Message 1687746 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 15:28:07 UTC - in response to Message 1687675.  

Hi OzzFan,

Any idea 'where' one gets the iso from? As I understand it MS is using windows update to send a single 3gig file as an upgrade, not as an iso.

And the ArsTech article doesn't provide any clarification on that score.


I will continue searching for definitive information, but presumably since they are going to allow you to use an ISO to install fresh, that suggests they will have the ISO stored somewhere for you to download.


For those that are reserving a copy of Windows 10: Are you required to sign up for a Microsoft account and/or do you provide your email at any point in the reservation process?

My thinking is that you will be emailed a link to a download page where the ISO will be stored.

This is probably about as close to definitive proof that you will be able to get an ISO from somewhere: Neowin - After the free upgrade, you can perform a clean install if needed/wanted.
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Message 1687749 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 15:34:15 UTC - in response to Message 1687677.  

Not only that, but Win10 will no longer have IE. They are coming out with an all new browser... :\ I forget the name off hand...


No, Windows 10 will still include Internet Explorer for compatibility's sake, but no new features will be added to it.

The new browser is called Microsoft Edge (named after the rendering engine). It was called Spartan while in development.

Hopefully we will be able to delete both if we wish.


Not sure why you'd want to delete either. If you don't use them, I'm sure you can install a different browser and set it as the default.

If I don't use it I don't want it taking up space on my hard drive, why would anyone keep programs they never use?

Unfortunately today having found out that Media Center is being removed I may have to keep at least one PC on Win 7 as no other program works for my USB TV stick, Just tried some others and they are either complicated to set up or for some reason fail to see all the TV channels, Media Center just works. Oh well.
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Message 1687754 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 15:47:49 UTC - in response to Message 1687717.  

As long as you have KB3035583 installed, you'll get notified.

Checking my systems, I see that this is an optional update. One of my systems is allowed to automatically update Windows, but even that system doesn't have that update in as it isn't a recommended update.

Greetings Jord,

In my various readings about Win10 and the upgrade, I found that when Microsoft first issued the update it was 'Optional'. Since then they changed it to 'Recommended'. I believe they wanted to make sure that everyone with Win7 and Win8.1 had the opportunity to get the free upgrade or something like that. :)

If you don't have the update and you DO want the free Win10 upgrade, you need to get KB3035583 and install it. :)

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Message 1687757 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 15:51:19 UTC - in response to Message 1687749.  

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Not sure why you'd want to delete either. If you don't use them, I'm sure you can install a different browser and set it as the default.

If I don't use it I don't want it taking up space on my hard drive, why would anyone keep programs they never use?

Unfortunately today having found out that Media Center is being removed I may have to keep at least one PC on Win 7 as no other program works for my USB TV stick, Just tried some others and they are either complicated to set up or for some reason fail to see all the TV channels, Media Center just works. Oh well.

Greetings Bernie,

There's an old saying: "It's better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it." ;)

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Message 1687764 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 16:08:06 UTC - in response to Message 1687749.  


Unfortunately today having found out that Media Center is being removed I may have to keep at least one PC on Win 7 as no other program works for my USB TV stick, Just tried some others and they are either complicated to set up or for some reason fail to see all the TV channels, Media Center just works. Oh well.


I will be doing the same as you, I use my secondary PC as a DVR currently.

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Message 1687767 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 16:11:06 UTC - in response to Message 1687723.  

Since three of our four Win 7 systems are Home Premium; does anyone know if you can purchase a Win 10 Pro "Upgrade" 3 License Copy??? I really don't want these systems upgrading to Win 10 Home...


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If you already have the Home edition why wouldn't you not want to continue with Home edition? You don't have to update to Windows 10 if you don't want to.

Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Pro with the paid update should work in theory. Depending on if they decide to allow that function.
However the free update path could take your Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Home. Then the paid update to go from Home to Pro could be applied. The Home to Pro upgrade is supposedly going to be $99. I don't know if they will have volume packs available right away or not.
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Message 1687769 - Posted: 4 Jun 2015, 16:15:15 UTC - in response to Message 1687749.  

Not only that, but Win10 will no longer have IE. They are coming out with an all new browser... :\ I forget the name off hand...


No, Windows 10 will still include Internet Explorer for compatibility's sake, but no new features will be added to it.

The new browser is called Microsoft Edge (named after the rendering engine). It was called Spartan while in development.

Hopefully we will be able to delete both if we wish.


Not sure why you'd want to delete either. If you don't use them, I'm sure you can install a different browser and set it as the default.

If I don't use it I don't want it taking up space on my hard drive, why would anyone keep programs they never use?

Unfortunately today having found out that Media Center is being removed I may have to keep at least one PC on Win 7 as no other program works for my USB TV stick, Just tried some others and they are either complicated to set up or for some reason fail to see all the TV channels, Media Center just works. Oh well.

Have you already tried VLC? http://www.videolan.org
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