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Anybody else using Windows 10 Technical Preview yet?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by TerryNet, Oct 15, 2014.

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  1. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator Thread Starter

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    Really just wanted to start the first thread here. :D

    But I am using Windows 10, and like it better than 8.1.
     
  2. TechGuy

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    I have it on a virtual machine and really like it... but I don't think it deserves a whole new version number -- much less two! It feels more like Windows 8.2 to me. ;)
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Yep, 8.2 would make more sense. Except that Microsoft is surely going to charge for it, maybe double?, so have to give it a new name or number.
     
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    Mike:

    I may give the 32-bit version a try in one of my Windows 7 32-bit desktops.
    I'm using VMware Player 6.0.3.
    How much RAM is recommended for its use?
    My desktop is running 4 GB(3.46 GB usable) of DDR3 RAM.

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  5. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

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    I have tried installing it on VirtualBox but am getting the error: "your pc needs to restart 0x05d"

    Googling this it seems I need to have both Hardware Virtualization and No-Execute Memory Protection enabled in the BIOS of the host computer -- both of which are enabled.

    Has anyone else run into this problem?
     
  6. TechGuy

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    Not sure what the RAM requirement is... and I can't get the Windows 10 page to load at the moment. :(
     
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    If it helps anyone, I was able to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on VMware Workstation 10 just fine.

    I am still having the issues in post #5 when using VirtualBox.
     
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    Basically, if your PC can run Windows 8.1, you’re good to go. If you're not sure, don't worry—Windows will check your system to make sure it can install the preview.

    Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster

    RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

    Free hard disk space: 16 GB

    Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

    A Microsoft account and Internet access

    Straight from Microsoft.
     
  9. Macboatmaster

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    I was going to try it and had the ISO image burnt to a DVD ready but then I read the privacy agreement
    I found it just a little too invasive




    QUOTE FROM LINK BELOW
    When you acquire, install and use the Program, Microsoft collects information about you, your devices, applications and networks, and your use of those devices, applications and networks. Examples of data we collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; and application usage. For example, when you:

    • install the Program, we may collect information about your device and applications and use it for purposes such as determining or improving compatibility;
    • use voice input features, such as speech-to-text, we may collect voice information and use it for purposes such as improving speech processing;
    • open a file, we may collect information about the file, the application used to open the file and how long it takes and use it for purposes such as improving performance; or
    • enter text, we may collect typed characters and use them for purposes such as improving auto-complete and spell check features.





    as listed here
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/preview-privacy-statement
     
  10. Dougx789

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    I used the Windows 8 preview for about a 3 weeks and said I would never buy it.

    The Windows 10 Tech preview seems vastly improved. I expect I will get it when the final version is released.
     
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    I tried the Windows 10 (32 bit) in my old desktop computer and it installed without any problems. I just tried it for at least 3 days and then removed it since I could not install any programs in it due to compatability issues. I will need to wait at least one year after release to see if any updates are made on this OS.
     
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    Never used Windows 8 myself, but seen piccies etc. Is it similar to 8?

    Also, for the Preview, can you test software in it, or is it just the shell etc?
     
  13. TerryNet

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    Well, as Mike said it could be 8.2. I assume that with a touch screen it is very much like Windows 8, and more like 8.1. But I've only used it on non touch screens. By default the Start button and the Windows logo key give you a Start Menu; you can change it to be Windows 8.1 like to use the Start screen instead of the new Start Menu. The new Start Menu is like a weird (but very usable) All Programs menu. As with 8.1 the links to Control Panel, Device Manager, etc., are in the Quick Access Menu (right click on the Start button). Super nice for people using the touch pad the uncharming Charms Bar does NOT pop up every time you accidentally swipe from the right side.

    Microsoft's intent is that you can test software. I'm not a big power user but I have almost everything that I use in previous versions installed--Thunderbird, Firefox, Xirrus, Office 2013, etc. So far, for me (and I'm posting from it right now) it feels like a (typically imperfect) released product rather than some incomplete alpha.
     
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    If using Virtual Box for Windows 10, make sure you are using version 4.3.18.
    Also, when setting up a new machine select Windows 8 or 8.1 and make sure for the Display that 2d and 3d acceleration is enabled and the amount of video ram is increased (I set mine to 256MB).
     
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    I was able to install it on my laptop, but my restart times are horrible......also, my hd crashed after 20 minutes of use (semi-new)
     
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