I've upgraded 7 machines to Windows 10. How many have you?


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marcox92

bin it and do this > http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

download apt media kit, run it and select upgrade this PC. Done this method both ways on all machines ive updated. All activated without issue on 29th :)

why wait? :)

 

 

OK Have upgrade also 2 PC W8.1 using the "forcing method" and they look as activated; but il you check the keys you'll see that they are that one used for "insiders preview"; and am surprised nobody mention that

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Southern Patriot

7 as well. 6 desktops (two of which are used by my kids, one by me, one by my parents, and two that are used as HTPC), and my wife's netbook. Hers is the only one with a touchscreen though.

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sava700

Doesn't anyone do clean installs anymore? What ever happened to that when a new Windows version came out it was time to start fresh, backup your data, format, and reinstall your apps? My desktop machine had ran Windows 7 (which I bought) so I qualified for the free upgrade but I bought the full version of Windows Home for it anyway on launch day. A problem free new install and will have no issues transferring it over to the new PC I will be building at the end of the year. I will still have my old product key so this box will go back to Windows 7.

All the stories of people struggling with upgrading their computers is painful to watch. Free is nice but $119 is a small price to pay for convenience with no questions about one's licensing status. It helps I never bothered with Windows 8 so it's been like 6 years since had to pay for Windows.  

Problem is you can't do a new install for free without the upgrade first.  So I'd rather go thru some pain for a few hours get the new Win10 key then install it fresh later. I'd love to get a Win10 Pro 64bit OEM ISO anytime someone wishes to post it.

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Circaflex

I would say, close to 50 units including personal/friends along with company assets.

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adrynalyne

Doesn't anyone do clean installs anymore? What ever happened to that when a new Windows version came out it was time to start fresh, backup your data, format, and reinstall your apps? My desktop machine had ran Windows 7 (which I bought) so I qualified for the free upgrade but I bought the full version of Windows Home for it anyway on launch day. A problem free new install and will have no issues transferring it over to the new PC I will be building at the end of the year. I will still have my old product key so this box will go back to Windows 7.

All the stories of people struggling with upgrading their computers is painful to watch. Free is nice but $119 is a small price to pay for convenience with no questions about one's licensing status. It helps I never bothered with Windows 8 so it's been like 6 years since had to pay for Windows.  

Valid opinion.  It also explains why you don't know about the reset option in Windows 8+.

 

Get the upgrade done, do a reset, save 119 bucks.

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FiB3R

None yet, but I will be doing 4 at home this week.

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oldtimefighter

Valid opinion.  It also explains why you don't know about the reset option in Windows 8+.

 

Get the upgrade done, do a reset, save 119 bucks.

I must certainly do know about the reset option and if you were paying attention I touched on three reasons why didn't want to do a upgrade. Sigh...

What is wrong with this site? Weeks ago I was asking a question about doing a full install and I keep getting people saying you can do a upgrade and reset even after me saying 3x I don't want to do a upgrade. Upgrade is only the cheaper option but not the best option in all use cases nor in the long term.

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Yusuf M.

I must certainly do know about the reset option and if you were paying attention I touched on three reasons why didn't want to do a upgrade. Sigh...

What is wrong with this site? Weeks ago I was asking a question about doing a full install and I keep getting people saying you can do a upgrade and reset even after saying 3x I don't want to do a upgrade. Upgrade is only the cheaper option but not the best option in all use cases nor in the long term.

The only difference between a clean install and an upgrade/reset is the hassle of having to upgrade first. When you reset your PC, you also have the option of formatting the hard drive. Personally, I'd happily install Windows 7/8/8.1 first and then upgrade to 10 if it meant I was saving $119.

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DKAngel

I must certainly do know about the reset option and if you were paying attention I touched on three reasons why didn't want to do a upgrade. Sigh...

What is wrong with this site? Weeks ago I was asking a question about doing a full install and I keep getting people saying you can do a upgrade and reset even after me saying 3x I don't want to do a upgrade. Upgrade is only the cheaper option but not the best option in all use cases nor in the long term.

you can do a clean friggen install after the upgrade, thats what you dont seem to be understanding, the upgrade is just so it transfeers your licence over to windows 10, once done its free go ahead and do a clean install

i went back install win8.1 then upgraded to 10 clean, then formated and installed clean took me less than an hr and boom all clean and done didnt cost me anything

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+therealDamien

I did 4 computers in one day. 

2 desktops and 2 laptop.

 

all at the same time.

1 laptop took longer to upgrade, because it had alot of usb devices connected the first time. and install process got stuck.

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M1ckyB

2 Surface Pro 3's

1 NUC running as a HTPC

All running Windows 10 Pro..

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+InsaneNutter

I'd love to get a Win10 Pro 64bit OEM ISO anytime someone wishes to post it.

Go to this webpage: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/techbench

Scroll to the bottom and select the edition of Windows 10 you want an ISO for, then the language.

You will then be presented with 32bit and 64bit ISO's, the SHA1 of these ISO's also matches the equivalent ISO of your choosing on MSDN.

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cork1958

None, and I don't intend to upgrade any until Windows 11/12/13 gets released or Windows 7 stops being supported - whichever comes first.

I will probably upgrade Windows 8.1 PCs around but so far I've seen nothing about Windows 10 that warrants an upgrade.

Exactly the same feeling here, otherwise, I have 7 machines here that I could upgrade!

 

From what the preview editions ran like on the 2 machines I tested Windows 10 on, it was so buggy/crappy, I don't think MS should've released Windows 10 for months yet and I'm not setting around waiting for them to update things as they go, like they want to.

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techbeck

I am getting ready to replace my system at work.  Other than that...nothing right now.

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MikeChipshop

8.
Four devices at home, four at friends / family.

At home/work: 1 x desktop, 2 x laptop and 1 x tablet (HP Stream 7).
Friends/Family: 1 x desktop and 3 x laptops 

I must certainly do know about the reset option and if you were paying attention I touched on three reasons why didn't want to do a upgrade. Sigh...

What is wrong with this site? Weeks ago I was asking a question about doing a full install and I keep getting people saying you can do a upgrade and reset even after me saying 3x I don't want to do a upgrade. Upgrade is only the cheaper option but not the best option in all use cases nor in the long term.

Then you clearly don't understand what a reset is do you? 

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Gotenks98

Honestly I have lost count at this point. However for the ones I had trouble with it was due to the download being corrupted and having to clear the update cache. Once that was done it was smooth sailing from there.

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Haggis

3 so far

1 Desktop that went quite smoothly

1 laptop that got 80%+ through the install then failed

1 VM which would not even attempt it as the Graphics Adapter is not supported

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tsupersonic

Doesn't anyone do clean installs anymore? What ever happened to that when a new Windows version came out it was time to start fresh, backup your data, format, and reinstall your apps? My desktop machine had ran Windows 7 (which I bought) so I qualified for the free upgrade but I bought the full version of Windows Home for it anyway on launch day. A problem free new install and will have no issues transferring it over to the new PC I will be building at the end of the year. I will still have my old product key so this box will go back to Windows 7.

All the stories of people struggling with upgrading their computers is painful to watch. Free is nice but $119 is a small price to pay for convenience with no questions about one's licensing status. It helps I never bothered with Windows 8 so it's been like 6 years since had to pay for Windows.  

I hope you didn't activate W10 on your existing PC, because when you go and activate it on your new build at the end of the year, you're going to have problems. I hate going through that phone call.

On my desktop, I did an upgrade from W8.1 to W10 (which was flawless compared to my Surface Pro 2 upgrade), then I did a fresh clean install (formatted). This whole process was very short, definitely helped running from a USB 3 flash drive. I'd rather not pay MS anything for this upgrade. Last time I paid for an OS was W8 - $15 licenses. I'm also fine with not ever using W7/W8.x, and moving on with W10, because it's much better.

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+BudMan

0...  Not jumping this quick to upgrading my machines...  That is just asking for issues...

 

Need to research this telemetry phone home ######, etc..  And now that its dropped there will be lots of more details coming other than just the drizzle of small amounts of information that came from preview, where oh its going to change, or that is not how its going to be in rtm, etc.

 

If I move it won't be for a few weeks that is for sure.  Biggest thing I want to play with is SMB 3.1.1 to be honest ;)

 

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oldtimefighter

The only difference between a clean install and an upgrade/reset is the hassle of having to upgrade first. When you reset your PC, you also have the option of formatting the hard drive. Personally, I'd happily install Windows 7/8/8.1 first and then upgrade to 10 if it meant I was saving $119.

 

you can do a clean friggen install after the upgrade, thats what you dont seem to be understanding, the upgrade is just so it transfeers your licence over to windows 10, once done its free go ahead and do a clean install

i went back install win8.1 then upgraded to 10 clean, then formated and installed clean took me less than an hr and boom all clean and done didnt cost me anything

 

Then you clearly don't understand what a reset is do you? 

Bucket up! Here we go again... Please stop thinking you understand my situation and needs. I WAS NOT INTERESTED IN DOING A UPGRADE!

1. Time and upgrade issues... A new install is faster then doing an upgrade and reset. I have a girlfriend, friends, other interests. No one has noticed like every minute somewhere here someone makes a comment about  the upgrade process not working? In my case, my hard drive failed three weeks ago so put Ubuntu Gnome on temporally because didn't want to bother with the pain of a Windows 7 install when Windows 10 was about to launch. This means I would have had to install Windows 7, do the upgrade, then the reset. You did read I was building a new PC by the end of the year yes?

2. I did mention still wanted access to my Windows 7 license. Right?

3. The advantages of owning a full version of Windows 10 out weighted the free upgrade option FOR ME.

Everyone happy now? I paid the $119 and was still able to even buy the fancy tuna fish and not the generic stuff on grocery day.

I hope you didn't activate W10 on your existing PC, because when you go and activate it on your new build at the end of the year, you're going to have problems. I hate going through that phone call.

You don't have the option of not activating on Windows 10 as it does it automatically. The phone call is automated and much quicker then installing 7, upgrading to Windows 10, then doing a reset.

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Yusuf M.

Bucket up! Here we go again... Please stop thinking you understand my situation and needs. I WAS NOT INTERESTED IN DOING A UPGRADE!

1. Time and upgrade issues... A new install is faster then doing an upgrade and reset. I have a girlfriend, friends, other interests. No one has noticed like every minute somewhere here someone makes a comment about  the upgrade process not working? In my case, my hard drive failed three weeks ago so put Ubuntu Gnome on temporally because didn't want to bother with the pain of a Windows 7 install when Windows 10 was about to launch. This means I would have had to install Windows 7, do the upgrade, then the reset. You did read I was building a new PC by the end of the year yes?

2. I did mention still wanted access to my Windows 7 license. Right?

3. The advantages of owning a full version of Windows 10 out weighted the free upgrade option FOR ME.

Everyone happy now? I was able to pay the $119 and still was able to even buy the fancy tuna fish and not the generic stuff on grocery day. 

Fair enough. I can see the convenience of being able to clean install whenever you want. The reason I replied to you is because I thought you weren't aware of what a reset actually did. You've explained yourself by stating your reasons for wanting a retail license. No harm, no foul. :)

Now to get back on topic, I've only upgraded two PCs. My gaming PC and my younger brother's gaming PC. As PC gamers, we wanted DirectX 12 and the upgrade process was problem-free. The only hassle I encountered was having to replace some drivers with the Windows 10 version.

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Mando

Doesn't anyone do clean installs anymore? What ever happened to that when a new Windows version came out it was time to start fresh, backup your data, format, and reinstall your apps? My desktop machine had ran Windows 7 (which I bought) so I qualified for the free upgrade but I bought the full version of Windows Home for it anyway on launch day. A problem free new install and will have no issues transferring it over to the new PC I will be building at the end of the year. I will still have my old product key so this box will go back to Windows 7.

All the stories of people struggling with upgrading their computers is painful to watch. Free is nice but $119 is a small price to pay for convenience with no questions about one's licensing status. It helps I never bothered with Windows 8 so it's been like 6 years since had to pay for Windows.  

my dear friend, to answer your question, yes normally I do, but with the FREE upgrade YOU CANT DO A CLEAN INSTALL INITIALLY.

Once the upgrade has completed, you can do a reset to factory, telling it not to keep any apps or files.

OR

you can then use the media for an old fashioned clean install After activation on the upgrade was successful, but not until you have done an in place upgrade initially.

Without sounding rude RTFM! MS have stated this for weeks.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/windows-10-faq?ocid=win10_wol_help_faq

From MS themselves.

Can I do a clean install of W10 on the upgrade offer version?

Yes. Once you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You won’t need a product key for re-activations on the same hardware. If you make a meaningful change to your hardware, you may need to contact customer support to help with activation. You’ll also be able to create your own installation media like a USB drive or DVD, and use that to upgrade your device or reinstall after you’ve upgraded.

A bit of a pain in ass, but tbh the factory reset after install is as good as a clean install.

ill do a proper clean install when the machine requires it, I don't fancy downloading all my steam games again :) now that I have upgraded and have an activated licence (retail W7 ultimate key source) on this mobo, next format will be an old school clean install.

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oldtimefighter

Fair enough. I can see the convenience of being able to clean install whenever you want. The reason I replied to you is because I thought you weren't aware of what a reset actually did. You've explained yourself by stating your reasons for wanting a retail license. No harm, no foul. :)

I did elude to those reasons in my first post which everyone seems to have missed. : |

my dear friend, to answer your question, yes normally I do, but with the FREE upgrade YOU CANT DO A CLEAN INSTALL INITIALLY.

Once the upgrade has completed, you can do a reset to factory, telling it not to keep any apps or files.

OR...

Did you even read my comment you replied to or my following comments on this thread before replying?

 

ATTENTION! To make this easy for everyone please disregard all my previous comments. What really happened... Last week my house burned down to the ground including the PC and my Windows 7 license. This left me with the only option of building a new PC, buying the full version of Windows 10 Home and doing a clean full install. The end.

Anyone want to take bets on how many comments I will still get along the lines of... "Why didn't I do the free upgrade?" "Haven't you ever heard of the reset option?"

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adrynalyne

I did elude to those reasons in my first post which everyone seems to have missed. : |

Did you even read my comment you replied to or my following comments on this thread before replying?

 

ATTENTION! To make this easy for everyone please disregard all my previous comments. What really happened... Last week my house burned down to the ground including the PC and my Windows 7 license. This left me with the only option of building a new PC, buying the full version of Windows 10 Home and doing a clean full install. The end.

Anyone want to take bets on how many comments I will still get along the lines of... "Why didn't I do the free upgrade?" "Haven't you ever heard of the reset option?"

People are hung up on your first question, and its why they are answering because from the question it appears you don't understand why others are not doing a clean install.

Doesn't anyone do clean installs anymore?

 

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JustGeorge

2 desktops so far. One went smooth and one hosed the Realtek ethernet. Kept saying there was no cable plugged in. A quick driver update from Realtek's site resolved that (I hope, haven't rebooted yet). I have a bunch of work machines and the wife's Lenovo Helix left ahead.

Upgrade process has been very slow. I can't complain though cause one machine started on Vista, then 7, then 8 and now on 10. It was the one that went perfect.

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      The two USB ports that are there are both Thunderbolt 4, and that's good news. That means that on a single port, you can connect up to two 4K monitors, and believe me, I absolutely did just that. And if it strikes you to do so, you can connect an external GPU on the other one and turn this super-portable PC into a gaming rig.



      On the right side, there's just a power button and a 3.5mm audio jack.

      I truly love the design of this machine. Not only is it a great laptop that's super-portable, but it also feels more comfortable at being a tablet than a lot of actual Windows tablets that I've used.

      One thing that's lacking, however, is proper pen storage. This is the first ThinkPad convertible that I've used that doesn't have a built-in pen garage. You can magnetically attach the pen to the side of the screen, and the magnet isn't even particularly strong. I'm not a fan of that method, since it easily falls off in my bag. Still, I understand the compromise, since this is such a thin PC.

      3:2 display
      The Lenovo ThinkPad Titanium Yoga includes a 13.5-inch 2,256x1,504 display, giving it a 3:2 aspect ratio. Indeed, we're taller screens are a trend that we're seeing across the industry. 16:10 laptops are becoming common, even in ThinkPads, and 3:2 was an aspect ratio first seen on Microsoft Surface PCs. It's taller, giving it a larger surface area, so we're seeing it in PCs like this one and HP's Spectre x360 14.



      In fact, it's notable that Lenovo used a 16:10 display on the ThinkPad X1 Nano and it used a 3:2 display for the ThinkPad X1 Titanium. Taller displays are better for using as a tablet, while wider displays can, in my experience, be better for clamshell laptops because they're better at split-screen apps. There are a lot of smart decisions made here.



      It also supports 450-nit brightness, which I really appreciate. I've seen a lot of PCs that are just 300 nits or so, and they always come up short. At 450 nits, you can use it outdoors, and things are more vibrant. Also helping with that is the Dolby Vision HDR support, which will really make your streaming content pop.

      Obviously, it does support pen input, and it feels really natural to write on the glass with the pen. I spent a lot of time with this in OneNote and Microsoft Whiteboard, and I kind of love it.



      The one thing I don't really love about the screen is the bezels. The top and bottom bezels are really big. The top bezel fits a webcam and an IR camera, and sadly the webcam is only 720p in the era of working from home. But back to the bezel size, when you take the tall 3:2 display and the big top and bottom bezels, it feels like the laptop is almost square; it's not of course, at 297.5x232.7mm.



      The ThinkPad X1 Titanium has a 2W speaker on either side of the keyboard, which are tuned with Dolby Atmos. Honestly, it's a lot better than what I'd expect from a laptop of this design. The sound is pretty clear, and the volume can get comfortably loud; not uncomfortably loud though.

      Keyboard and touchpad
      The keyboard on the X1 Titanium is the same as the one on the X1 Nano, and that's a good thing. It's shallower than the ones found on say, the X1 Carbon, as this is 1.3mm instead of 1.5mm. The shallower keys, combined with the premium experience that ThinkPads always offer from keyboards, really gives it an entirely new feel. Let's face it; no one else is putting 1.5mm keys in laptops anymore, so this feels more modern.



      I'm absolutely in love with this keyboard on here. But while the keys feel more modern since they're more shallow, one thing that absolutely does not feel modern is the TrackPoint.



      Yes, that little red nub that can control the pointer is a relic from the days when Windows touchpads were terrible, but Lenovo won't let it go. Keep in mind that the TrackPoint does have its die-hard fans, so it would be a tough thing to kill off. Still, if you don't like it, you can ignore it like I do.



      Naturally, it uses a Microsoft Precision touchpad, and those physical buttons at the top are for use with the TrackPoint, although you can use them with either one. While I'd love to focus on the silver color of the touchpad and buttons instead of the usual black, I have to talk about how this is a haptic touchpad.

      Indeed, if you power this machine down, you'll see that the touchpad doesn't move. The good news is that this one is actually good. Lenovo had a phenomenal laptop with the consumer-focused flagship Yoga 9i, but the haptic touchpad on that one was awful. This one is much better, as it's much more capable of handling complex touch scenarios that mechanical touchpads can do.

      For example, if you press on a touchpad and drag something, it's a common interaction to use a second finger to continue dragging the item once you've run out of space on the touchpad. Many haptic touchpads, such as the one on the Yoga 9i are really bad at this. I didn't have this issue with the X1 Titanium, and that's super-important. If you're going to swap out such an important component for something new, that new component can't be almost as good. The user has to not feel as though there's a sacrifice that's been made, and the X1 Titanium accomplishes that.

      Performance and battery life
      This is something that I've already talked about in my reviews of the ThinkPad X1 Nano and the ThinkPad X12 Detachable, since all three of these are part of a new family from Lenovo. The performance is fantastic for productivity, and just a year ago, something like this would be impossible.

      The processor that's under the hood here is an Intel Core i7-1180G7, a quad-core chip from the Tiger Lake family. But this is the part of the Tiger Lake family that's the successor to the Y-series, which was known as Core M even before that. If you've ever heard of Y-series or Core M, you've probably not heard anything good. Those chips were great for producing improbably thin PCs, but there were big compromises to be made in performance.

      That's not so much the case anymore. Sure, you're not getting as much power as you'd get from a Core i7-1185G7, but there have been some big improvements since Y-series was a thing. Note that 10th-gen Y-series was supposed to be pretty good, with a higher TDP, Iris Plus Graphics, and double the cores, but I don't think it ever shipped on Windows PCs. Now, Tiger Lake is here with Iris Xe graphics.



      This is really good. The key is that I don't feel like it's lacking. If you used Amber Lake, which was the last Y-series to ship in most products, it was hard to not feel like you're missing something. You'd feel limited, constantly knowing that if you pushed your PC too far, it wasn't going to do what you wanted to.

      With the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga, that's not an issue. If you want to edit videos in Photoshop, you totally can, or you can do some light video editing in Premiere Pro, something that I wouldn't have dreamed of with Amber Lake. It's fantastic.

      Battery life is pretty great too. I easily brought the screen brightness down to 33% for indoor use, and put the power slider on one notch above battery saver. Getting eight hours of use was a breeze. It's like this thing runs on magic, and I love it.

      For benchmarks, I used PCMark 8, PCMark 10, Geekbench 5, and Cinebench.

      ThinkPad X1 Titanium
      Core i7-1180G7 ThinkPad X12 Detachable
      Core i5-1130G7 Acer Swift 7
      Core i7-8500Y ThinkBook 14s Yoga
      Core i7-1165G7 PCMark 8: Home 3,851 3,967 2,440 3,851 PCMark 8: Creative 4,264 4,338 2,427 4,861 PCMark 8: Work 3,686 3,798 2,732 4,083 PCMark 10 4,488 4,286 2,775 5,105 Geekbench 5 1,333 / 4,055 1,299 / 4,446 1,534 / 4,861 Cinebench 1,127 / 2,597 1,147 / 2,860 1,455 / 4,820
      Conclusion
      Just in case I haven't expressed this enough, I love this PC. It's my new favorite. It's super-portable without making compromises, and that makes it a real pleasure. In fact, aside from missing a pen garage, which would be impossible on something like this anyway, the only thing I'd improve is the bezel size to make the footprint even smaller than it is.



      The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga has really become my go-to PC for all of my needs. It's a laptop when I'm on the go, it's a whiteboard for when I'm brainstorming, it connects to my monitors for when I'm in my home office, and it has a pretty display for streaming.

      I also just appreciate how much engineering went into it. And I know that part of it is Lenovo engineering, while the other part is that Intel is finally making CPUs that can allow for this kind of stuff to happen.

      If you want to check it out on Lenovo.com, you can find it here. Still, I hope that this year brings a ton of PCs from a variety of OEMs that are using these chips to make thin and light PCs. It should be super interesting.

    • By indospot
      Surface Pro 6 gets new driver and firmware updates to improve stability
      by João Carrasqueira

      A handful of Microsoft's Surface devices have already received firmware and driver updates over the past few days, and today, it's time for the Surface Pro 6 to join the fray. The 2-in-1 tablet first released over two years ago is getting a set of updates focused on improving stability and security.

      Most of the updates seem to be Intel-related, including a new graphics driver. Here's the full list:

      Windows Udpate History Name Device Manager Name Update Intel Corporation – Display – 27.20.100.8681 Intel(R) HD Graphics – Display adapters Improves graphics and system stability.

      Intel Corporation – Extension - 27.20.100.8681 Intel® Display Graphics Adapter Driver Extension Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

      Intel - Extension - 1952.14.0.1470 Intel(R) ICLS Client - Extension Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

      Intel – SoftwareComponent - 1.62.321.1 Intel(R) ICLS Client - Software devices Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

      Intel - System - 2040.100.0.1029 Intel(R) Management Engine Interface - System devices Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

      Surface - Firmware - 11.8.82.3838 Surface ME - Firmware Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

      The updates for the Surface Pro 6 come very shortly after the Surface Studio 2 got its own set of updates. The two devices were announced at the same event in late 2018, and while the Surface Pro 6 has already received a few successors, we have yet to see a follow-up to the Studio 2, so that's still Microsoft's flagship all-in-one.

      As usual, you'll need to be running Windows 10 version 1903 or newer to get the updates, but since that version is no longer supported by Microsoft, you should already be using something newer. You can find the updates in the Settings app under Windows Update. Alternatively, you can download the latest driver package from here.

    • By Rich Woods
      Surface Studio 2 gets updates with general improvements
      by Rich Woods

      Today, Microsoft is releasing a round of driver and firmware updates for its Surface Studio 2 all-in-one PC. There's nothing wildly exciting about them, as they include security updates and system stability improvements. As usual, they're available for anyone running Windows 10 version 1903 or higher.

      Here's the full list of updates:

      Windows Update History Name

      Device Manager Name Version and Update Intel - Extension - 1952.14.0.1470 Intel(R) ICLS Client - Extension 1952.14.0.1470

      Addresses security updates and improves system stability. Intel – SoftwareComponent - 1.62.321.1 Intel(R) ICLS Client - Software devices 1.62.321.1

      Addresses security updates and improves system stability. Intel - System - 2040.100.0.1029 Intel(R) Management Engine Interface - System devices 2040.100.0.1029

      Addresses security updates and improves system stability. Surface - Firmware - 11.8.82.3838 Surface ME - Firmware 11.8.82.3838

      Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
      Microsoft first announced the Surface Studio 2 back in October 2018, about two and a half years ago. It was at the same event where the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 were announced. But while those portable PCs have been refreshed since, the Surface Studio hasn't, still being sold with seventh-generation processors that are four generations old, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics, which are two generations old. In fact, there aren't even any rumors or leaks around a new Surface Studio.

      Anyway, if you've got a Surface Studio 2, you can grab these updates through Windows Update. You can also download the drivers and firmware bundle for the device here.