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  1. Muessig's Avatar
    So Windows Central has reviewed Windows 10's Anniversary Update (read it here: The Windows 10 Anniversary Update Review | Windows Central) but what we'd love to know is your own thoughts, impressions of the update on your own machine as it rolls out.

    Post the good, the bad and the ugly below.
    07-25-2016 02:07 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    [TIP]Basic tip

    If you're having any issues with your device, try a reset.

    Settings > Update & security > Recovery > Reset this PC > This provides you with two options: 1. keep my files and 2. remove everything[/TIP]

    [NOTE]Keep my files

    Does just as its name describes. If you choose the setting you can reinstall Windows 10 without having to back up any of the pictures, videos, music and documents that you have stored on it. You absolutely should back up these things just in case, but you shouldn’t need to use that back up. Keep My Files requires a certain amount of free space on your device. As such, it may be unavailable to you if your device is stuffed with a lot of files. If you get an error message asking for more storage when you choose this option you’ll need to back up your files and choose the remove everything option. You could also delete any files that you aren’t using on your device and try the option again. This option will take longer than the other options.[/NOTE]

    [NOTE]Remove Everything

    Deletes every file, every setting from your device and gives you a blank copy of Windows 10 to work with. You’ll need to add any files you have backed up to your device again.[/NOTE]
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    07-26-2016 07:00 PM
  3. Paul Stoner's Avatar
    My experience with my family's HP laptops was flawless. Since Microsoft is using their "wave" roll-out method, and, well, I just plain old wanted it. I followed the link to the Media Creator application posted by Windows Central. Only difference, I chose the Upgrade Now right at the top of the page, and that did the job.

    First impressions - Very long installation. We all have top-end equipment, but it still took 1-2 hours to upgrade. After the upgrade process was complete, there were a few app updates, nothing major. Everything looked and felt great! The WiFi drop issues have been resolved, the systems are incredibly stable, and fast - MUCH faster. Overall, VERY impressed.

    On a Side Note - I know that the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Edition is near completion in a couple of weeks. But as I love what has been done so far, I went ahead and snagged the Insider Preview of 14393.5 (1607) for my AT&T locked Lumia 950 - flawless. I use my phone constantly for personal and business and I have had ZERO issues. Battery-life has improved, no WiFi drops, app problems, nothing...

    Kudos to Microsoft, and kudos to Windows Central for all the hard work you have done to keep us informed, and deliver the best!
    Last edited by Paul Stoner; 08-03-2016 at 12:16 PM. Reason: grammar
    08-03-2016 07:22 AM
  4. mkenyon2's Avatar
    The updated on the PC went Smooth, I triggered it remotely, and when I got home, it was pretty much ready to go.
    My tablet is fussy, only 32Gb, so I had to use my SD card to hold the update, which doesn't always go well. Well, it went great as well. Let it go over night, and this AM it's just the finishing touches.

    Nice update when it works as expected!
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    08-03-2016 12:26 PM
  5. TEFLON DUN's Avatar
    It went bitterly smooth
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    08-03-2016 12:56 PM
  6. trian_burner's Avatar
    I haven't gotten the update yet; is there some way to get it before the "wave" gets to me?
    08-03-2016 01:35 PM
  7. P4geD0wn's Avatar
    I hate the new star menu. Is there a way to hide all apps view. I really dislike it.
    I have my most used aplication pined to taskbar. And the apps that i use less frequently pinned in star menu. AND I REALLY DONT NEED APP APPS SHOWN IN MY FACE EVERY TIME I OPEN DAMN START MENU.
    08-03-2016 03:21 PM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Head on
    Is there a way to hide all apps view.
    Not really. You can hide everything except All Apps list. Settings > Personalization > Start > turn off everything except "Show More Tiles"

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    08-03-2016 04:51 PM
  9. jigzaw's Avatar
    The upgrade went smoothly on my MSI notebook FX720 i52400m with Nvidia GT520M which had slight issues migrating to W10 from W7. On my AMD FX8310 desktop is another story, won't install the W10 anniversary update when everything went well before. No error reported first then failed to boot second time while the upgrade was running. Still have the patience to do the upgrade but my patience is running thin.
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    08-03-2016 07:22 PM
  10. P4geD0wn's Avatar
    So no way even with register?
    08-04-2016 01:57 AM
  11. RumoredNow's Avatar
    So no way even with register?
    So I looked around the Bingosphere for you and found this: How to move or remove apps in All Apps in the Windows 10 start menu - gHacks Tech News

    Looks to be a major PITA doing it by hand. And looks like every App update throws it back into play and you have to repeat the process.

    You really don't want any Apps there? Or just some of them? I get the impression if you remove them all from the All Apps view you are left with a blank panel still and will not reclaim the space...
    08-04-2016 12:02 PM
  12. P4geD0wn's Avatar
    I want them to be hidden like before, since i used them every couple of months (if I forgot to use search). There really is no point in having them visable every time I open start menu. What I use all the time is pinned to taskbar, what I use less frequent is pinned to start menu, and what I don't need (whole folders for example) should be hidden. Seriously what was wrong with old start menu????????????!!!!!
    08-05-2016 07:54 AM
  13. aybarrap1's Avatar
    I want them to be hidden like before, since i used them every couple of months (if I forgot to use search). There really is no point in having them visable every time I open start menu. What I use all the time is pinned to taskbar, what I use less frequent is pinned to start menu, and what I don't need (whole folders for example) should be hidden. Seriously what was wrong with old start menu????????????!!!!!

    Perhaps letting MS know might help. If enough complain they may change it back or have an option to select. I kind of like the change. I think the icon idea it's a good one but just have to get used to it is all. Personally my biggest problem with the AU is the lack of ability to disable the lock screen through the registry or group policy (I have pro). The option is there in group policy but does nothing. It is now limited to enterprise and education editions.
    08-05-2016 11:40 PM
  14. 2687's Avatar
    How do i get the update and check if i got it?
    08-06-2016 02:09 PM
  15. aybarrap1's Avatar
    How do i get the update and check if i got it?

    You can check your version by going to System Information (use Cortana to search). AU version is 1607. Just do a search on the web (Bing or any other search engine of your liking) and search for how to get the anniversary update now if you don't have it and it doesn't show in automatic updates.
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    08-06-2016 02:41 PM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    How do i get the update and check if i got it?
    You can check your version by going to System Information (use Cortana to search). AU version is 1607.
    In the Cortana/Search box on taskbar... Just type "winver" and run the command. Very fast.
    08-07-2016 12:10 AM
  17. Bobvfr's Avatar
    For me the biggest change has been on my Surface Pro 3 and my wife's Surface Pro, rather than it sitting next to my desktop and acting like a mini desktop, the changes have allowed for a much improved tablet experience with my only issue being that the controls for changing to Start screen and all apps would have been better off being lower down so I don't have to take my finger all the way up to the top left of the screen.

    So I am happy that I now have a device with a better tablet experience and at the swipe of my right hand I can revert to a desktop experience if needed.

    On my desktop without a touch screen, I doubt I will use Ink very much, I do prefer the Skype UWP over the old desktop program (Left on but not now auto starting) for admin purposes.

    I cannot say I was overwhelmed by the Xbox One update, in fact I preferred the way the top commands sprang out when you got to the store to reveal the games, apps, films and music, the new single page looks messy.

    I await the update for my phone.

    And I am still miffed at Microsoft about the one thing they took out and that is SMS messaging linked across devices and no time frame for making calls from my PC using my mobile, but this is the Skype department of MS we are talking about and I am convinced the only reason we got the UWP from them was because MS threatened them with the "New" apps (Now discontinued) and said if you don't pull your finger out we will go ahead and make a new version of Skype without you.

    Edit: In counter to some I have to say I am impressed with Windows 10 and the anniversary update on all our devices, running fast and just one or two small hiccups that were soon sorted.
    Last edited by Bobvfr; 08-07-2016 at 11:00 AM.
    08-07-2016 01:28 AM
  18. Clamdigger63's Avatar
    I'm going to have to a clean install. The things I have found so far
    Everything Crawls and is so slow. From mouse movements to clicking on drop down menus etc. Software also
    Edge is also slow and I can never shut it down. Close button will close every window/tab open except the last one. Web sites crash like crazy.
    Quicken refuses to download transactions from by bank accounts. It says no internet connection available.
    Groove keeps stopping (but probably not anything new).
    Last edited by Clamdigger63; 08-07-2016 at 10:35 AM.
    08-07-2016 09:04 AM
  19. mgd 57's Avatar
    Same here, new Asus Lamborghini ended up in pc repairs, totally bricked after update. Was told by very knowledgeable young tech guy that they are inundated with bricked laptops/ pc's with the same problem. No way in to reboot. So complete new build back in windows 7. They are scathing about 10, as is pc world, It's designed for touch screen mobiles not pc. Think about it. None of us have a license key to reinstall, It's a digital entitlement, nothing else, Ms own the software on your machines, not you, nothings free in this world so bad idea all round. Ti stand over their work they recommended 7, so I'm happy. Can't believe how fast it is again, no WiFi issues, 28sec constant start up, quick to end, loads programmes like it should, simply flies, It's a top end machine and now behaving like one. So going back with the 4 other machines we have in the house to reload Windows 7, there will be no 10 in this house until we're all battered out of 7 kicking and screaming, no faith or trust in MS now whatever but at least you can still get the best platform they ever made. I doubt very much if Windows 10 will ever be right, pity because it does look really good. Too slow, buggy, inconsistent and now you have basically no control whatsoever of your own pc's. Let's see where this all goes, but in the meantime what's to stop them saying right, your years 'free trial' is up, let's get your money now if you want to continue? No guarantees is there? Don't forget, we have no license key, have a look.
    Last edited by mgd 57; 08-07-2016 at 09:25 AM.
    08-07-2016 09:07 AM
  20. aybarrap1's Avatar
    I will say that I to had the pc not boot up. Did a clean install, which I had intended on in September any way, and everything runs smoothly now. The problem was not really a surprise given the issues that plagued many back when W10 was first released and the update from a previous version. While I think W7 is a good OS, I'm moving on. There are nearly always problems at the beginning when MS releases a major version (Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10) so I expect it.
    08-07-2016 12:47 PM
  21. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Problems I have from a clean install with ISO:

    Store keeps showing the same updates for installed apps. Even if I update and then check like the next day, they will just show up again. Tried "resetting" the store app and same problem.

    Inkspace sometimes does not launch after using it. If I launchs something from inkspace with the pen, use it, then close it and try to launch with the pen again, nothing happens. Even if I click on icon in the task bar it does not launch. Only way to get it to launch is to restart the pc.
    08-07-2016 04:11 PM
  22. hovesteve's Avatar
    Used the normal install via windows update on my SP4. All good for a day, then... Edge got really slow. Cortana stopped working. Various apps either stopped working or got very slow. Using keyboard massive lagging. Have had enough and gone back to 1511 build. Not very impressed...
    08-08-2016 12:27 PM
  23. ttsoldier's Avatar
    They seemed to have fixed the store. Doesn't show the updates anymore
    08-08-2016 01:19 PM
  24. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    Everything is great. I got 2 updates last night as one was a security update and a Windows 10 update to the Anniversary Update. I also noticed I can now text using SMS from Cortana to my Android phone. I used to be able to do this with the AT&T app but it was discontinued back during Windows 7.
    08-10-2016 06:54 AM
  25. DavidinCT's Avatar
    At home, ok, broke a few minor apps that worked fine before but, I found a work-around for 2 of the 3 of them... otherwise seems ok.

    At work is a different story

    I've been testing Windows 10 at the company I am at, all was good till the Anniversary update came down (That will be a critical update at some point). It broke a VERY critical application, We are at the newest version of it. No update at this point for the application. The new systems that are coming in (48 of them) will be dropping from Windows 10 to Windows 7 because of this.

    Time is money, If this cant be addressed within about 2 weeks, all 48 of these machines will be deployed with Windows 7 (no way on Windows 8). We need the machines in production, not sitting on a shelf waiting for Microsoft to fix a bug.

    So, so far, not impressed...
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    08-10-2016 09:25 PM
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