Windows 10 Upgrade

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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

Postby ccordoba24 » Sat May 07, 2016 4:02 pm

Microsoft announced that they will start charging for Win10 upgrades after July 29, so can we upgrade before then, while it's still free? on clerk pc which are all win7 pro ?

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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

Postby russellhltn » Sat May 07, 2016 4:38 pm

c.cordoba wrote:so can we upgrade before then, while it's still free?

The release notes for MLS doesn't say anything about Windows 10 support. So, no. Any cost of upgrade is the church's problem, not the local unit.
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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

Postby nmecantwin73 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:49 pm

Updated/new info about Windows 10 for Clerk computers - found on mhtech.lds.org under "Computers" topic:

https://www.lds.org/help/support/win10-upgrade

From the FAQ:
"The Stake Technology Specialist (STS) is primarily responsible for upgrading clerk devices. However, where an STS is not available, the Stake Clerk can work with the Ward clerks and other leaders to make sure updates and setups are performed correctly."

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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

Postby sbradshaw » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:01 pm

I notice in the setup instructions PDF one of the screenshots shows a "MHAdmin" user – is that supposed to be an account for the stake technology specialist to be able to log in and troubleshoot, or is it only for headquarters? The instructions don't address it.
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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

Postby russellhltn » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:21 pm

Existing computers with Windows 7 and Windows 8 have the option to upgrade to Windows 10, but are not required to do so. This is available free of charge, through July 29, 2016.

Any computers not upgraded before the deadline would need to wait for the device to become eligible for replacement (5-year replacement cycle).


And just when where they planning to tell the STSs? (Grumble.)
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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

Postby Biggles » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:34 pm

russellhltn wrote:
Existing computers with Windows 7 and Windows 8 have the option to upgrade to Windows 10, but are not required to do so. This is available free of charge, through July 29, 2016.

Any computers not upgraded before the deadline would need to wait for the device to become eligible for replacement (5-year replacement cycle).


And just when where they planning to tell the STSs? (Grumble.)

That will be an interesting wait and see!
Perhaps we should start a sweepstake on when! (Just kidding)

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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

Postby lajackson » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:08 pm

russellhltn wrote:And just when where they planning to tell the STSs? (Grumble.)

July 28. [grin]

Actually, there will probably be an email to STSs, clerks, and other leaders in the next week or so.

Alternatively, the STS will find out when the current password no longer works.

How long does a 4Gb download take on a 750k DSL line? We may not have long enough unless we get started right away.

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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

Postby Biggles » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:15 pm

lajackson wrote:
russellhltn wrote:And just when where they planning to tell the STSs? (Grumble.)

July 28. [grin]

Actually, there will probably be an email to STSs, clerks, and other leaders in the next week or so.

Alternatively, the STS will find out when the current password no longer works.

How long does a 4Gb download take on a 750k DSL line? We may not have long enough unless we get started right away.

If truth be told, the download is closer to 3Gb for W10 Professional.

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Re: Windows 10 Upgrade

Postby nmecantwin73 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:24 pm

lajackson wrote:How long does a 4Gb download take on a 750k DSL line? We may not have long enough unless we get started right away.

According to downloadcalculator.net, it will take 12.7 hours. :shock:


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