I updated my laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 over the last day. I did not want to leave this major update up to Microsoft’s timing, so I installed all the available updates from Windows Update, which triggered the little Windows 10 icon at the bottom of the screen. I then initiated the upgrade via the steps at this post.
- Be patient, enormously so. I found that that several of the dialog windows can realistically be “spinning” for several hours or more – even after you have supposedly downloaded the several GB’s of update files.
- Startup times seem much slower than Windows 8.1. Don’t know if this will improve over time, or not.
- Upon boot, I saw several DOS windows flash across the screen with error messages relating to OneDrive, which I have never used. I also don’t believe I have configured a Windows Live account for this laptop in the past either (I only use a local account). I do see an taskbar icon for OneDrive so clearly Microsoft expects me to be using that already!
- I got a notification that my “Wifi Sense” needed attention. But after clicking it, all I got was a blank Settings screen. I have no interest in the (rather creepy) Wifi Sense feature. Fortunately it will only apply to unsecured networks so I don’t think it represents a security risk on my home networks.