Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Upgrade to Windows 10 inititated

So I made the executive decision to update my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E431 desktop to Windows 10, the whole process took around an hour to install, and initially I thought Cortana and all those extra features would be available to me. Sadly this was not the case for the Win 10 deployment in Australia. There were some programs that had compatibility issues, and this included Oracle VM VirtualBox, no sound for any of the virtual OS's. I also had some problems with Dolby Advanced Audio, and needed to remove the correctly detected driver(and files), let Win 10 detect the driver and then some time later update the driver, now I have a Dolby control panel without a start up error message.
On the whole the look and feel of Win 10 is impressive, with a new browser Edge, some things just didn't load up because all the plugins and add-ins probably need a re-install, this will need to wait because the other programs are all built for WinXP or 7, 8 or 8.1....

The joys of Win10 come in the form of faster operation, and a better look and feel with the start menu, and most programs function and start up...Goodbye Metro... A nice notification area and a faster multi-taking operation, you still need your offer to upgrade to do it, and of course this all takes time.

Off to sleep now.

-N