Windows 10 Upgrade Process – Q&A

Windows 10 Upgrade Process – Q&A

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Here is a Q/A from a MS MVP on the Windows 10 upgrade process. Some relevant information from this article.. my biggest question was when/if/how computers joined to a domain would get the upgrade: 

Here’s the main article.. worth a read:


and the poop according to Microsoft:



Will the free Windows 10 upgrade notice be sent to my organization’s end users?
Da Costa commented that “domain joined computers should not be receiving the update at all.” However, eligible individuals or consumers are already seeing a “reservation app” notice. It appears on the system tray side of a Windows 7 desktop, for instance, and looks like this:

win10notice[Click on image for larger view.] The Windows 10 upgrade invite app, which appears on eligible systems. Source: Microsoftblog post.

How can the Windows 10 upgrade notice be eliminated from a system?
Da Costa described uninstalling update KB3035583 to do that.

Will domain-joined machines running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 Pro editions be eligible for the free upgrade if they’re not volume licensed but just run at a small business?
Da Costa said that “they will qualify, but you will have to log into a local Administrator account and initiate the upgrade.” He also clarified in another post that organizations with multiple devices to upgrade would need to establish upgrade reservations for “each of your eligible Windows devices.” Da Costa noted that while that’s “not a suitable procedure … it’s the only option available.”


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