Is anyone running Windows 10 Creator's Update on VPCZ1?

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  1. anytimer

    anytimer Notebook Deity

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    Just saw a rather disturbing article and decided to check here before applying the update.

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-blocks-windows-10-creators-update-on-some-pcs/

    It says some devices using certain processors are now unable to run the Windows 10 CU, despite the fact that they are less than 3 years old. Our VPCZ1s are now around 7 years old. Wonder how long our hardware will be supported.

    If you are running Windows 10 Creator's Update on a VPCZ1 without issues, please let me know.
     
  2. namaiki

    namaiki "basically rocks" Super Moderator

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    I think they're technically not supported because of the hybrid graphics, but they're not blocked from installing as such.
     
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  3. galaxyge

    galaxyge Notebook Consultant

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    I'm running it on VGN-Z which is even older than yours. Despite the usual nvidia driver issue, solved by BIOS hack, no issues so far.

    Sent from my E6653 using Tapatalk
     
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    Thanks, galaxyge. Gearing up to take the plunge.
     
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    I did a little checklist for those version updates.. maybe it helps.

    1. Disk Cleanup, CClean, Reboot to STAMINA
    2. Start Upgrade Installation from Windows Update
    3. Upgrade will run and do several restarts. WU installs Gfx driver for Intel GPU.
    4. Check Device Manager
    5. Cut LAN & WLAN connection, Switch to SPEED
    6. SHIFT Restart to F7 / Unsigned Drivers Mode
    7. Check Device Manager
    8. Check that WU is not active
    9. Re-connect WLAN and immediately hide unwanted Microsoft NV drivers using WUSHOWHIDE
    10. Install latest NVIDIA drivers
    11. Reboot.

    The cutting of LAN&WLAN and WUSHOWHIDE exercise may not be relevant to you, but I use it as WU tried to deliver me an updated Nvidia driver (!!) which didn't work correctly for me.
     
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