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Windows 10 Technical Preview Tips


#1
Are there any tips on Windows 10 Technical Preview?
 

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#2
You would be well advised to visit the new Windows 10 forum. It has everything you want.
Windows 10 Forums
 

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#3
Okay. I don't have a USB drive or backup CD drive. Should I not install it?
 

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I don't understand the first part of that screenshot.
 

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#8
It's just too risky. I know about computers, but not when it comes to this stuff. I hope Windows 10 will be free for 8.1 users. I think it might be since they are offering the Windows Insider Program. What do yall think?
 

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#9
Okay. I don't have a USB drive or backup CD drive. Should I not install it?
Basically -- NO, you should NOT install it.

The current version will "upgrade" your existing install to Windows 10 TP. Problem is, there is NO WAY to go back to what you have now short of complete reinstallation. There are LOTS of complaints about this on the MS TP forum -- but MS's response to this is that there is a warning clearly shown to this effect BEFORE you install Win10 TP.

What I did was make an image of my Win8.1 install, copied that to a new drive, and then "upgraded" the copy to Win10 TP. This way, I can mess around with Win10 all I want and when done, simply delete it.

You really should go to the Windows 10 Forums with such questions.
 

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#10
I hope Windows 10 will be free for 8.1 users. I think it might be since they are offering the Windows Insider Program. What do yall think?
Once again, the Windows 10 Forum is where to go regarding this .. but there is lots of speculation about this, and that is all it is -- speculation. No one really knows if MS is going to offer Win10 "upgrades" for free. What is being claimed on the Win 10 MS forum is that you will not be able to "upgrade" from the Win 10 TP version to the Win10 Release version when it comes out.
 

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#11
Okay. Well, one user said not install the TP, and another user basically said what you said to do if I want to try it out on the Windows 10 forums. But, I am finding it too risky. So, I've opted out of doing it. If they do release the free upgrade to 10, is it still going to be a problem for me?
 

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#12
Okay. Well, one user said not install the TP, and another user basically said what you said to do if I want to try it out on the Windows 10 forums. But, I am finding it too risky. So, I've opted out of doing it. If they do release the free upgrade to 10, is it still going to be a problem for me?
Can always install it in VM, I did that and works but within limits of VM. That way you can get rid of it anytime and there will be no influence to host system.
 

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#13
Yep, I also think installing it in a virtual machine is the way to go. I would never install a TP directly on my hard drive, the risk that it messes something up is to high. What's more it's a waste of disk space in my opinion. Since MS wont offer an upgrade possibility from the TP to the final version you will have to install from scratch as soon as the final version is released. Better to stick with your current Windows version, install the TP in a virtual machine to play with and MS finally releases W10 you can update your current installation of Windows.
 

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