Yes. I know.
Ok first off Windows 10 was not activating. In the control panel it’d mention the error:
Error code: 0x8007232B Cannot activate Windows 10
Good thing we’re back to crap error codes. But google to the rescue, and I found this article.
Run “SLUI 3” as administrator, and use the following product key: PBHCJ-Q2NYD-2PX34-T2TD6-233PK
Then re-run the activation and all is well.
Also the upgrade tries to leave things like device drivers in place. Sounds good but nothing I had game or AV wise would work properly. And worse anything OpenGL/D3D based would actually crash the system out. So I went and removed all of the old NVidia, drivers I could find, along with everything else driver related, re-ran windows update and rebooted and it’s working again!
Sadly old games on Steam that use DOSBox seem to be failing…
VMware’s networking won’t work at all, no matter what you do. I had to uninstall & re-install to get my networking back. That even includes the builtin NAT (non VMnet8). However bridging physical NIC’s doesn’t work.
I’ll probably add more stuff as I find it.
Now why the interest in Windows 10? It’s those $100 USD Windows 8.1 tablets. Surface was just too expensive, but a $100 tablets, such as the Toshiba Encore Mini WT7-C16MS, HP Stream 7 and Pipo W4 really could change the game as it were by lowering the cost of ownership of a computer. Make no mistake these are quad core x86 processors, running real Windows.
Looking back years ago and spending far more for a 286 I had to assemble in parts, back in 1991 an AT clone keyboard cost me more than $100. Amazing times indeed!