Windows 10

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Geoff, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    I have the latest build (9926) running in VMware. Seems to be quite stable although there are some bugs which you can read about here: http://www.neowin.net/news/known-issues-in-windows-10-january-preview-build-9926

    Looking forward to using a release which has Spartan and a UK version of Cortana in it!

    People are speculating that the release date will be around the end of October. I think I need to reinstall 8.1 on my desktop before then but if a Consumer Preview of Windows 10 comes out soon and is stable then I might use that instead on my desktop until Windows 10 RTM is released.
     
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  2. salvage-this

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    I am running it on my desktop now. So far it has been really stable for me. No crashes, barely any hiccups. I'm getting really excited for the final version to come out.

    I was a bit nervous that most of my slightly older games that didn't work in 8.1 wouldn't work in 10 but so far everything that I have been playing has been stable.

    I wish that they would add better animation to the multi desktop switcher. I'm really excited that they added that for Windows, I would like it to be a bit easier to see what windows are on what desktop. Wouldn't mind better keyboard shortcuts for moving windows from different desktops either.
     
  3. strollin

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    Advertising!? What advertising? I've used both Win 8 and Win 10 since their very first previews and have never seen any advertising.

    Win 10 is stable enough that there are people using it as their main OS already. I personally think thy are crazy since the OS still has a ways to go before it will be complete.
     
  4. Geoff

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    I think he's talking about all the Bing advertising, as they have Bing everywhere in Windows 8.
     
  5. ninjabubbles3

    ninjabubbles3 Active Member

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    One thing I really don't like is how it forces you to get the newest update, always takes up all my bandwidth, and it won't let you change it. Had to modify some folder or the other using a tutorial online
     
  6. strollin

    strollin Well-Known Member

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    I don't use or ever see Bing but then I don't use IE either. Is the Bing advertising within IE because I don't see any using FireFox.
     
  7. Geoff

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    It's also on the start screen, and whenever you search.
     
  8. silv55

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    sorry to butt in,as you mentioned Bing; why i never liked Bing! i never used it in my browser,and every time for any reason it shows up uninvited ,i never use it,i don't have nothing against it ,i don't know if it's any good,since Chrome is my favorite over any Browser, maybe that's the reason.
     
  9. silv55

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    Hi guys; Today it came to my mind,why not to try to install Win 10 Preview on my Hp DV-6 1259DX, nothing to loose,
    So i removed the original 500BG HDD with Win7 Home Premium installed,and replaced it with an HDD 250GB that i had in my scrap.

    First i went to the same site where i downloaded Win Vista ISO for the other laptop HP-DV-5,and downloaded Win 7 Home Premium Iso and burned Image to a DVD-RW and installed it,i had no problems, everything installed and updated OK automatically accepted the activation key,o i went to the site for win 10 upgrade Preview and registered and started to download win 10 preview build 9926,at first it gave me some errors that failed upgrade to Win 10 Preview build 9926,these are the codes i came across.
    code;800401fd,802400b,80240055, i checked with Microsoft, what were those errors and how to fix, learned if i had error codes to try Dr Fix it, i did run Dr fix it, and afters a few tries to upgrade,rebooted and tried upgrade one more time, now the Upgrade started and installed and now everything is running smooth so far nothing to point out,installed Google Chrome and now i'm set,

    When i boot to desktop it gives me the choice of Win 10 preview and Rollback
    i don't know what that means is it I can go back to win7?

    Here's a pic attach of the desktop.
     

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  10. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    Just download the Windows 10 ISO and install that instead of doing an upgrade.
     
  11. silv55

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    Hi voyagerfan99; is that better then upgrade from win7 to win 10 preview,
    and how many builds are there? mine is 9926.
    also how to put a few pages in the task bar like in win 7? thanks.
     
  12. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    Yes, a clean install is ALWAYS better than an upgrade.

    9926 is the latest build of Windows 10.

    I don't understand what you mean by "put a few pages in the task bar like win 7".
     
  13. silv55

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    i want to open a browser page then minimize that page that goes to the taskbar ,then i open browser again and not loose the first browser page that i had minimized. just like in win7
     
  14. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    Right click the icon in the taskbar and choose the application from the list. It will open a new window. That hasn't changed from Windows 7.
     
  15. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    You can also disable tabbed browsing, not sure what browser you are using.
     
  16. silv55

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    Google Chrome.
     
  17. silv55

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    It will give me a an application from the list,but do not give me the application that i'm working at the moment,just like at this moment i'm typing this test for this post,this is in vista; now i click (-)minimizing button and this page with the post i'm doing goes to the task bar,then i open web browser and choose another link and when i click on the first link there is still my post,you may be able to do it in win 10 but i don't know.
     
  18. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    I don't think you can disable the tabbed browsing option in chrome.
     
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  20. Geoff

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