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Ive done over 100 installs. Never with the speaker hooked up
I do it with the speaker on too, but Cortana never says anything. I've only heard it on my laptop (webcam). I mean, the reason why she speaks is there's an option for voice input for those initial setup options instead of typing.

I think it's a cool feature actually (the voice is very natural sounding).. but I don't use a mic on main PC.
 
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yeas i see the point. Just freaked me out
 

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i've only heard it on laptops as well, i dont have extras like speakers or mics plugged into systems i'm working on
 
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i've only heard it on laptops as well, i dont have extras like speakers or mics plugged into systems i'm working on
Can we assume that's on a CLEAN Install, because I have speakers (good ones) and my Dirty Install does not play sounds. (I may have Cortana Disabled.)

EDIT: so far 3 Dirty Installs with Disk Cleanup on 2 desktops and 1 laptop.
 

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Can we assume that's on a CLEAN Install, because I have speakers (good ones) and my Dirty Install does not play sounds. (I may have Cortana Disabled.)

EDIT: so far 3 Dirty Installs with Disk Cleanup on 2 desktops and 1 laptop.
yeah its definitely clean installs only
 
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On a huge sidenote, I should try using my Kinect on PC. I get no use out of it on XOne. edit: Err.. if it will even work.
 

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Just installed the new build on a 4th gen PC and getting a black screen at the final setup step where i should have those privacy toggles


anyone else seen that?

edit: wifi adaptor issue. works fine post install, but cant be inserted during startup. odd, but whatever.
 
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provide more info and i shall look into this.
sure fire up the free 180 trial of server 2012R2 or 2016 then you enable the roll WDS (Windows Deployment Services) and put the server on your network. Then you create WIMs from these ISO/ESD images and import them.

Now you can jack into your network and boot the installer using PXE (network booting) assuming your NIC drivers are supported (generally they are and no worries you can always add them!).

Mine looks like this.




When you are booted into an OS selection you get this.



of course as you can see by my scroll bar there are more options. Currently my home WDS server holds XP all the way up to the Fall Creators update of windows 10 and all versions inbetween as well as server in both x64 and x86 flavors.

This is how I and many other companies handle windows deployments at work. With layer 3 Gig switches and fast drives you can do hundreds of PCs and even have them do different OSs. The only limitation is the server. Of course I have home and Biz recommendations for proper setup. but that rabbit hole can get deep. suffice to say it isnt hard AT ALL to setup you just need a spare machine windows server and some WIMs and a wired network. Of course you could use alternatives like FOG but I personally am not a huge fan not that its a bad product just taste and management wise.

My home and my job (after I took over as CIO) has not had a USB install drive or disk in years. When my wife needs an OS reinstall. I just hit boot from network and install what I want. The actual first few steps are screens you've never seen, but after server login and OS selection its the exact same install prompts and menus you are used to.

I dont want to flood the thread or get it off topic but if you or anyone else has any questions about this feel free to ask me! Personal/home WDS is probably the best quality of life improvement iv made to my home network.

Of course these screen shots are from a VM on my machine but its exactly what you would see.
 
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I do the same at home as well, WDS is great to setup for home-lab, and even just for the convenience factor as @Solaris17 explained perfectly above. Between my home lab and family workstations (wife, kids, in-laws, relatives, etc.) my WDS server (2012R2 Standard VM) has proven to be a very useful tool indeed. My Linux buddies tout FOG which also works well enough, and I've used plenty of times but overall I find myself going back to WDS in Windows-based environments.

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serious question - why is this advantageous over a USB install? might be simpler if i was doing 10 systems a day, but i might do 2-3 installs a month
 

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serious question - why is this advantageous over a USB install? might be simpler if i was doing 10 systems a day, but i might do 2-3 installs a month
I have never Beaten a PXE install time with a usb drive or disk. Even if pxe was ran off of consumer grade gear.

You could get even more creative if you wanted too as well. You could enter Audit mode during install. Install all of the software you want and updates and then sysprep the image.

Once you have sysprepped it you can pull that image into WDS. Then you could install that image and when you boot your PC it has all of the software etc you would already want.
 
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Huuuuuuuuuge cumulative update for Windows 10 1703 (aka Creators Update) (OS Build 15063.674

Is That "1703" a TYPO or should it be 1706?

Thanks for this thread.
 
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Is 1709 pretty much "gold" at this point, or do you think I'll have to update a lot even on release day?
 
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When you say "Dirty Install" are you talking about a customized non-standard installation or are you talking about something else?
Clean Install = Fresh Install, no saved settings or files. Wipe partitions and start from scratch.

Dirty Install = Installs overtop of existing OS keeping settings and files. This requires a disk cleanup to remove the old OS which takes up about 20GB, after which there is no "roll-back". Some other tweaking may be required.
 
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Download November 30 CU KB4051963 x64 (493.1MB)

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There's a few other November 30 updates too(KB4054022, KB4055237, KB4052342). I'm not sure whether you'd want, or need, to install them as well. But for more info to base your decision on see the links above^^^.
 
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