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    News - Windows 10 Technical Preview "rough, unfinished" on touch PCs

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    Re: News - Windows 10 Technical Preview "rough, unfinished" on touch PCs

    Well, if anything is confirmation that Microsoft caught a cold over 8.1, this must be it.

    That said, any move to gain prospective customer feedback early on in the development process is good. I guess the main purpose is for third party developers to test hardware and software, but opening it up to gain end user feedback can only be a good thing...can't it?
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    Anyone going to be installing it using Hyper-V?

    Edit: I am LOL. Never used Hyper-V before so relying on internet guides, seems simple enough (famous last words)!
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    Re: News - Windows 10 Technical Preview "rough, unfinished" on touch PCs

    I think it's great MS open this up to the public nosey enough to have a poke about and give proper user feedback. The downside of course is that haters will take feedback from such an early stage and run with it long after its final release, just like they did with Vista..... OK, Vista was crud but most people were hating without even touching it, and long before we all realised how bad it really was

    I'm usually of the belief of 'if it aint broke don't fix it', hence why I'm still using Win 7. I tried Win 8 on a couple of machines and although not particularly hating it I just didn't see the point. Hopefully this could be the progressive stepping stone into unifying hardened Desktop users (as I consider myself) with a console/device environment without force feeding us with such drastic changes.

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    Re: News - Windows 10 Technical Preview "rough, unfinished" on touch PCs

    Doing a quick install of all 4 versions (regular and enterprise, both architectures) in VMware Workstation but I'll likely not get time to look at them til this night, possibly even Sunday.
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    Re: News - Windows 10 Technical Preview "rough, unfinished" on touch PCs

    Quote Originally Posted by Pleiades View Post
    Anyone going to be installing it using Hyper-V?
    Edit: I am LOL. Never used Hyper-V before so relying on internet guides, seems simple enough (famous last words)!
    How about VirtualBox - it's free too - and the only downside is that it's prominently Oracle branded. I was planning to use my (headless) VirtualBox host to do this, but I figure that W10 needs more screen real estate than the normal 1024x768 that I use for the remote consoles.

    Here's a horrible thought - would this work on a 1st Gen netbook? A single-core Atom and limited memory would be a good test to see if it's actually good on "tight" systems. I've got a donkey's old Acer D150 that I don't really care if gets trashed.

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    Re: News - Windows 10 Technical Preview "rough, unfinished" on touch PCs

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    How about VirtualBox - it's free too - and the only downside is that it's prominently Oracle branded. I was planning to use my (headless) VirtualBox host to do this, but I figure that W10 needs more screen real estate than the normal 1024x768 that I use for the remote consoles.

    Here's a horrible thought - would this work on a 1st Gen netbook? A single-core Atom and limited memory would be a good test to see if it's actually good on "tight" systems. I've got a donkey's old Acer D150 that I don't really care if gets trashed.
    Well 'cos Hyper-V is already in 8.1 I thought it'd be easier just to use that, seems fine, networking was a bit awkward at first but it's all good now (despite me using Killer card)...

    I've got me a fairly new but unused Celeron laptop so I'll try it on that too...
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    Re: News - Windows 10 Technical Preview "rough, unfinished" on touch PCs

    +1 for VMWare player

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    Re: News - Windows 10 Technical Preview "rough, unfinished" on touch PCs

    I have Windows 8.1 pro so yea ill be installing it in a VM under Hyper V, pretty easy to do, just make sure you have Hyper V enabled.
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    Re: News - Windows 10 Technical Preview "rough, unfinished" on touch PCs

    Surely the fact that it's a preview means that you'd expect it to be a bit 'rough' and especially 'unfinished'?

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    Re: News - Windows 10 Technical Preview "rough, unfinished" on touch PCs

    Been playing with it in VMWare Workstation on my laptop today. Noticed it's still DX11 (bah! although I expected as much this early) but also so stable I might just upgrade my main rig tonight (after a system backup of course! ).
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    Re: News - Windows 10 Technical Preview "rough, unfinished" on touch PCs

    I'm certainly going to have a play, probably this weekend. I'll give it a whirl on a VirtualBox and see how that goes or maybe try it on an old laptop to see how it handles it.

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    Re: News - Windows 10 Technical Preview "rough, unfinished" on touch PCs

    Have to say I really do like the UI on Windows OS X. Much improved on Windows 8. Seems nice and nippy too.

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    Re: News - Windows 10 Technical Preview "rough, unfinished" on touch PCs

    I've stuck it on my main work PC to have a go. Currently I don't have anything that isn't in beta or preview. Windows 10, OSX 10.10, iOS 8.1 ... Yeah cutting edge me!

    Have reported a few bugs to MS already. I don't mind helping where I can.

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    No upgrade option, even messing with cversion.ini doesn't seem to work around the issue......so clean installs it is (again!)

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