After 2 days and no problems with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update I thought I'd report my conversion experiences.
The upgrade was offered immediately on N36, N54 and Gen8 microservers, which in my case are running Windows 10 Pro.
I accepted the 'in place' upgrade on 3 of my 4 machines ... with some trepidation since the last upgrade destroyed my shared folder configurations.
No problems of any sort thus far: only the splash screens for the new features in Edge makes one aware that things have changed.
'In place' with HDD's for the OS drive is .... very slow ... we're talking hours.
The 2nd of my Gen8 machines stalled mid way through upgrade ...but I don't think that was a server or Windows problem: when I reverted to the old OS version disk errors were reported so I suspect the OS disk is on its way out.
After repairing bad blocks I tried a clean reinstall. This is much faster (40 minutes) but one has to reinstall programs and reconfigure. Not a problem since this is only a file server, so only shared folders to reset. I'm glad this happened in one way ... good I think to remind oneself of how to handle a rebuild ... since I could not find the B120i driver file ... or indeed any other HP drivers for the Gen8, which should have been in my machine installation archive. Corrected.
The usual sites were reporting that the new version of Onedrive requires manual installation. Worked fine.
Time to explore the new features then.
I've had it in the back of my mind to try REFS via Storage Spaces for some time. Unfortunately this is another case of NASDAQ:MSFT going backwards for consumers: that option is now removed and only available in the new Windows Pro for Workstations edition. Which I won't be buying.
To be fair though the upgrade has worked without problems on LINX 1010 tablets and my old DELL PC, SAMSUNG laptop, so my initial reaction is to give MSFT the thumbs up.
Hope everyone else has good experiences too!
WARNING - I updated my Windows 10 box to 1709 FCU tonight and it would only recognize one of the two Nvidia GTX 1060s that I had in the box. I have not done any troubleshooting, but when I rolled it back, it worked again. There could be issues with this update.
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