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Couldn't wait my turn so I forced through the Anniversary update of Windows 10 Pro using the Update Assistant on all bar one server (where I needed an ISO). 

 

The Good
The Upgrade Assistant program worked on a LINX 1010B tablet (x32 UEFI) , Microserver N36L, N54 and one year old G8's (x64 BIOS) ...
 
Edge stays put! Small icons in Edge favourites list.
 
Icon for Defender in the notofication area.
 
The Bad
... but not on another LINX1010 tablet, the Assistant incorrectly claiming 'insufficient disk space'.
chkdsk doesn't help, there should have been an option to allow a USB thumb drive to provide working space but it didn't appear, reserved partition completely empty. Worked using the Media Creation Tool and an ISO on USB.
 
Assistant upgrades cannot be done headless: once installed the process insists on repeating security questions, and asking whether you want Cortana on/off: remote access does not work before these are filled.
 
Download fast enough but multiple tedious reboots (4). Hope we don't have to do this every year!
 
File shares are visible ... but all are inaccessible due to permission destruction: needed complete rebuild of shares and Homegroup.
 
The Ugly
PDF association is taken over by Edge.
 
Start buries user account list ... but expands like old W7.
 
A few Windows settings to revive on each account: Task Manager, Explorer, Edge, ...
 
Only 10 days to reverse back.
 
Summary
Everything working well after 1 days informal testing.
 
[The LINX1010B is the link between the computer network and the hi-fi equipment. Audio data in via Ethernet and PCM or DSD out via a class 2 USB driver to an AUDIOLAB DAC. The LINX1010B has what I would call 'just enough computing power'.] 

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One of the annoyances of the  "Windows as a Service"  update path

 

 

With each major update , Microsoft resets all the defaults and reinstalls the useless apps you previously uninstalled

 

(  come on MS   3Dbuilder ?  -  if you know what this is for, then you wouldnt be using it. )

 

 

a good tip -     the program  "CCleaner"  has an option for uninstalling programs -  including many  MS defaults that cant be uninstalled via the start screen

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While burying the list of account holders on the start menu is unhelpful ... burying the shutdown/restart options on the new power button now allows one to perform those actions on a device accessed by Remote Desktop: no more workarounds to program up a special icon for headless management.

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While burying the list of account holders on the start menu is unhelpful ... burying the shutdown/restart options on the new power button now allows one to perform those actions on a device accessed by Remote Desktop: no more workarounds to program up a special icon for headless management.

That is helpful but all you need is Alt+F4 for a reboot via remote access.

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One of the annoyances of the  "Windows as a Service"  update path

 

 

With each major update , Microsoft resets all the defaults and reinstalls the useless apps you previously uninstalled

 

(  come on MS   3Dbuilder ?  -  if you know what this is for, then you wouldnt be using it. )

 

 

a good tip -     the program  "CCleaner"  has an option for uninstalling programs -  including many  MS defaults that cant be uninstalled via the start screen

Good tip, Yup CCleaner is one of my favorite utilities.

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