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Discussion in 'NEO Z64 Windows 10/8.1' started by Higgs, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    Can anyone who has upgraded to Windows 10 post your thoughts here please, pros/cons etc?

    I'm currently upgrading on my laptop but still waiting on the upgrade notice for the Z64W (only reserved this week)
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  2. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

  3. rollingrock

    rollingrock Member

    Yesterday I updated my notebook over several hours to win 10. My notebook manufacturer states that my notebook is compatible with windows 10. The upgrade appeared to be successful and upon rebooting the notebook to the home screen, I started getting reboots and error messages and on various forums I see others have the same problem. I have just finished restoring back to win8.1 with the MS updates and the software I use.

    There's no way at the moment I will update my minix Z64W device until it's confirmed somewhere that the windows 10 is stable to install.
  4. Villa

    Villa Trusted Helper Super Moderator

    @Higgs Let us know how your laptop upgrade goes. (and anyone else for that matter!)

    @WeK05 Thanks for your input so far!

    I'm undecided at the moment whether to upgrade my laptop from 7. Is it worth it?

    My X64W is pretty much still in it's box. I did switch it on once and all appeared well! I think I shall get it up and running within the week and wait for some input here before upgrading to 10. I am not familiar with Windows 8 at all!

    Cheers! (y)
  5. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    Upgrade on laptop went smoothly. Took about an hour from start to finish. All programs/apps that I've tested so far are working without issues. To be honest I haven't noticed a massive difference from win8.1 (I always used the desktop mode in 8.1). Start menu is a good change, aslo cortana - (still playing around with this, not sure yet how useful it will be) IE has been replaced by Edge, but I'll probably continue to use chrome. Settings menu is a big improvement from 8.1 (charms bar is gone (y) )
    So far I haven't seen anything that would make me hesitant to upgrade the Z64W, and I'll probably go ahead with the upgrade as soon as its ready
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  6. Villa

    Villa Trusted Helper Super Moderator

    So what about the difference from 7 to 10? Are you able to comment as you have obviously gone from 8.1 to 10? As I said I'm not familiar with any flavour of 8.

    I am Googling the answers too! ;)
    (No pressure!)
  7. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    To be honest, its been a long time since I used windows 7. I think you'll see a big difference, but it's not as big a learning curve as going from win7 to win8
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  8. Hachuflay

    Hachuflay New Member

    Hi!
    Did you guys do a clean installation? I assume the easiest way is a regular update. Otherwise, if we want a clean installation, should we wipe the whole drive or should we keep the recovery instead?
    Thanks!
  9. leolas

    leolas Member

    Better update from the running Windows 8.1 and select clear all.
    Then after installation you can free the extra space that windows.old folder is using.
    When I made a clean installation directly from USB in my windows 7 notebook I got some key license problems, so I updated all my pcs (and minipcs) from the old OS using the setup.exe and all went great.
    Windows 10 runs great in the Z64W no problem with the new Microsoft OS
  10. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    If you do not have a valid Windows 10 key, you can do clean install only after the upgrade from a previous Windows version. During re-install just skip the key, it will activate automatically.
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  11. Hachuflay

    Hachuflay New Member

    Thanks leolas, I will do that.

    WeK05, in order to keep the license valid, you recommend to update, activate and then, we will be free to do clean installation in the future and keep the license. Is that what you mean?
  12. leolas

    leolas Member

    Thanks for the information, I didn't read this part before installing it in my notebook :D so I had to reinstall factory windows 7, and after upgrade.


    Yes, seems so.
    All internal hardware works great after the update, so no additional drivers are needed. It detects my external USB TV tunner and the USB sound card with spdif output (but in this one spdif output don't works with the windows 10 drivers so I had to reinstall the brand drivers)
    So nice OS update for a nice device.
  13. adch

    adch New Member

    Did a clean install. Looks good so far. I use the drivers from the 8.1 drivers pack
    minixwin10.jpg
  14. lump05

    lump05 New Member

    Hi, why dont use windows 10 64bit?
  15. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    Because the z64 only supports 32bit

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  16. Villa

    Villa Trusted Helper Super Moderator

    Because you can't!

    The BIOS is a 32 bit UEFI and the processor is 64 bit.

    Google it if you want to know more.
  17. Villa

    Villa Trusted Helper Super Moderator

  18. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    The usb-burning-tool opens ok on my win10 laptop. Haven't tried to flash a firmware with it yet.
    Any program I've tried so far that was working in win8.1 is also working in win10.
  19. Villa

    Villa Trusted Helper Super Moderator

    What about driver install as mentioned by @ppeterr ?
  20. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    I haven't tried the rkflashtool. I always use my winXP notebook for X5/X7 firmware flashes.