Is Windows 10 being preloaded right now on PCs if we are in the Upgrade Free program?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by riahc3, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. riahc3

    riahc3 MDL Senior Member

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    With 2 days to go, Ive always thought that if we accepeted the Upgrade Free program (clicking on the Windows 10 icon in the clock area anc accepting), Microsoft would start preloading Windows 10 setup files directly to our PC so when the 29th hits, we turn on the PC and have Windows 10.

    Is this true or will a massive download/roll out happen on the 29th?
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    sounds a little bit like putt'n (not Putin :D) the red stockings into the chimney and next day is X-mas -- lol
     
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  3. Don

    Don MDL Expert

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    It could take months to roll it out to everyone so I doubt they think a two day head start will help much.
     
  4. Jaffar

    Jaffar MDL Junior Member

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    Yes I read about this before

    but how can we find the installation files and where in the hard disk ?

    I already have windows 10 but waiting for explorations from others who have win7/8.1
     
  5. Don

    Don MDL Expert

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    If you are getting it there will be a folder in the root of your C drive.
     
  6. Jaffar

    Jaffar MDL Junior Member

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    In a Windows 10 FAQ page, Microsoft states:
    When you reserve, you can confirm your device is compatible with Windows 10. Between reservation and when your upgrade is ready, the files you need for the upgrade will be downloaded to your PC to make the final installation go more quickly. Then, when your upgrade is ready after July 29, 2015, you get a notification that lets you get started with your upgrade.
     
  7. Don

    Don MDL Expert

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    They will be in a folder named $windows.~BT in the root of C:. One person was getting it pushed to him earlier so there might be more.
     
  8. Puremin0rez

    Puremin0rez MDL Member

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    It's rolling out right now to peoples computers. My Windows 7 laptop also now has $windows.~BT in the root of its C: and the windows 10 10240 files are inside, although they're not all there (perhaps being downloaded as we speak)
     
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  9. Bezalel

    Bezalel MDL Member

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    I expect them to first push an ESD and only after the ESD is downloaded will the $windows.~BT structure created. Previously I would have expected the ESD to be delivered before GA with only the decryption key and zero-day patches delivered at GA but TreeSize isn't showing anything on any of my PCs with reservations.
     
  10. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    #10 lobo11, Jul 28, 2015
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    Do you even know how to upgrade, then clean install Win 10, read my friend:D
    No grasshopper, You will not wake up to the wonderful world of Win 10, read below in my sig:biggrin:
     
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    unrealmaniac MDL Novice

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    #11 unrealmaniac, Jul 28, 2015
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    My computer also contains a $Windows.~BT folder but its only 140MB at the moment

    EDIT: nevermind it just sky rocketed to 3gb
    EDIT2: the install.esd is now here
     
  12. maxb2000

    maxb2000 MDL Member

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    Nothing on mine at this moment :(
     
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  13. TeamOS

    TeamOS MDL Guru

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    no need rush ..you all take this files is just hard shared in all pcs who make reserve..patience
     
  14. riahc3

    riahc3 MDL Senior Member

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    OK, now it has been confirmed: It is being preloaded on several PCs.