Brian M.

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  1. Brian M. added a post in a topic Major UK shopping group pulls Windows Phone app "due to the lack of users"   

    It disappoints me that this is happening, but look at it this way.
    It probably costs a very similar amount to develop and maintain an iOS or an Android app as it does a Windows Phone App. I obviously don't have the metrics for nectar, but some stats I found show that in the UK Microsoft sold 570k Windows Phone units in Q1'15, meanwhile Apple and Samsung sold a combined 5m. That's without the numerous other android phones available. Windows phone just isn't as popular here - I don't know why, but it just doesn't seem to have taken. I work in London, and I've never seen a Windows Phone in the wild, per se.
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  2. Brian M. added a post in a topic [OFFICIAL] Windows 10 RTM Discussion - Build Number 10.0.10240   

    Yep, I did an in place upgrade using the ISO from Windows 8.1 (with bing) to Windows 10 home using the ISO (windows update kept failing), Once I made sure it was activated, I did a clean install booting from the ISO (I used Rufus), and the clean install activated straight away.
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  3. Brian M. added a post in a topic Windows 10 Installation failed   

    Have you tried making a usb installer using the ISOs available?
    I used Rufus to make a bootable installer from them and they worked much more reliably than windows update.
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  4. Brian M. added a post in a topic How do I find out what my Windows 10 product key is?   

    It looks like the activation servers aren't processing the WGA status of the previous install. I think it's just checking if an upgrade was done, and licensing that.
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  5. Brian M. added a post in a topic [OFFICIAL] Windows 10 RTM Discussion - Build Number 10.0.10240   

    I just upgraded using the ISO. It didn't ask for a key, but quite a few drivers are messed up.
    I'm going to try a clean install now. Let's hope it keeps the activation!
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