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Windows 10, Anyone?

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Yesterday marked some information from Microsoft about Windows 10. Considering Windows 8 and 8.1 is still trying to get a foothold over Windows 7 and Win XP.

 

If anyone gets froggy and installs it, feel free to share feedback. If I free up a HDD, I might give it a trial run. Enjoy some talk about Asimov. A tool used in Windows OS to track what features users are using and how. Kind of creepy but I understand the applicable use they are gunning for.

 

Call me paranoid, I like to turn off as much of that 'phone home' crap as I can. Not just in Windows environments either. There was rumor that Windows 10 (9) will also be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users.

 

- I like the feedback I am hearing about new server backends. I will likely grab another SSD and setup a boot. HDD Encryption is something I am testing around more with lately too. Anyhow, the Preview is up for download.

Technical Preview

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If I knew it did DLNA as it stands I would install it on my home PC, its more or less a file server at this point anyway. Either way I am cautiously optimistic on Windows 10, personally I think they should have followed the other naming convetion of products and went back to years. If that were done it would have the added joke of being Windows 7 + Windows 8 = Windows 15 !

 

I am fairly close to installing Windows 10 on the unused server sitting under my work desk though just to check it out.

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Awesome. I have a case and board I would like to boot for a build box. The IDE one is retro and repair OG drive gets. No new OS on there, AGP cap.

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I'll probably give this a spin to check out the TWM-esque features. Love some tiling.

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Installed on my home machine, everything was working beautifully. Then I downloaded a driver update and now I get a good 10 minutes of boot out of it. I will be doing some troubleshooting to see if I can find an earlier version of the driver I think is causing the issue. Otherwise I need to decide what OS I want to use at home :P

 

In the time it was installed I liked it a lot. The metro stuff is still there and it still annoyed me, but much less. The change to Windows + E was my biggest rage! It no longer goes to Explorer but opens up a menu which you can get to explorer in a click but still.

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Still going well? I got my other HDDs at my place, and should give the RC an install over the weekend.

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It is going pretty well. It was my video driver taking a dump all over the OS so I just uninstalled it and am using the Windows generic driver. I lost multi-monitor support but no crashes.

 

I also installed Windows 10 enterprise on my work machine, had a similar hiccup where the video card driver was causing a BSOD but luckily NVIDIA already had a driver update out to fix that so I manually updated there and now have only encountered minimal hiccups. Much less since moving to the latest build though (9879), my work PC got pushed that about a week ago and my home machine just got it tonight.

 

If you can get straight to 9879 that would probably be ideal, the only oddities I have seen myself are video drivers crashing, and Lync just generally running havoc on my work PC.

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I got around to installing this, but decided to pop it up in a VM. VMWare runs 10 without any issues that I have seen. It is nice to see the hybrid start menu restore the application lists by a left-click. I haven't done much else in 10 yet besides browse some webpages. I did check my outbound connections and this RC is making quite a few outbound connections, seemingly back to Microsoft, as they disclosed the monitoring of usage for the pre-release.

 

Tons of privacy options when you first install the OS. I was pleasantly surprised that so many were defaulted to Off / Do no send. You can also still make an account without the online microsoft account. Select to make a new account, then you will see a 'No Thanks' option. This will let you make a local user account instead. I do still intend to have a hardware boot to test game performance. I may wait until the OS RC gets some more updates before I go for a direct hardware install.

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My immediate concern is the Free Windows 10 Upgrade for the 1st year for Windows 7 8 and 8.1 users.

 

Will that imply it is going subscription? I would much rather own my OS. I am going to mod it, that is my trade and hobby. I will and should always have the right to own it via 1-time purchase for that version. Not even getting into the quagmire that is Windows 8 > Windows 8.1 and being considered their own OS'.

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