Oculus Rift Release day and Windows Upgrades

Some people are having a lot of fun today as the people who Kickstarted Oculus are receiving their Rifts, sadly I wasn’t one of the kickstarters, it had ended shortly before I found out about it.  It also appears that I’m a bit farther back in the group than i thought I was, my rift is still in ‘Preorder’ status, and if some of the stuff that I’ve been reading is true, it’ll be a competition between the Oculus and Vive on which will arrive first.  April will be an interesting month for myself.

On another note, My laptop did upgrade to Windows 10 today, evidently using sleep mode can screw the upgrade up a bit.  On the 16th it did attempt to upgrade to Windows 10, but for some reason the installer failed to start.  After that, it stopped for ten days before prompting me again on the 26th.  It didn’t upgrade then either as I had put the laptop to sleep mode.  When I opened it this morning, the 28th, I used it for a couple of minutes before it restarted automatically.  when the screen lit up, I saw this…

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I’m not sure if I’ll keep it on 10, or if I may downgrade it back to 8.1.  If I had been running Windows 7, I think that I would have cancelled the upgrade long before it attempted to upgrade.  I highly prefer the appearance of 7 over 8, 8.1, or 10.

If anyone wants to know how to cancel the upgrade, follow these steps:W10 - 3-27-16 Thanks for letting me know...

First, on the screen above, click on ‘I need more time’

Need more time

Next click on ‘Reschedule’


And then you can click on ‘Cancel scheduled upgrade’.  I didn’t do that as I wanted to see if it really did what people have been complaining about on Reddit.  Yes it does just reboot the computer, weather you were using it or not, had any documents open or not…  it’s really not nice how they go about pushing the upgrade out.  On the other hand, you would *really* need to not be paying attention to not notice the screen that covers everything up for an hour before it upgrades, if you were using it.  If it upgraded during the night while you weren’t using it, then that would be a bit more difficult to notice and stop.