1. GelvinGSM's Avatar
    Before going through the detailed comprehension, I would like to highlight that I am not a computer engineer or some tech expert. I am just a normal PC user, gamer to be precise but Windows 10's tech-preview is driving me crazy and I want to try it out on my laptop. So my laptop is:

    HP DV6 6168tx
    Core i7 2670QM @2.2Ghz
    8GB RAM
    2GB dedicated Radeon HD 6770M GPU
    1000GB HDD

    My question is:
    I am wiling to sacrifice everything for Windows 10. Should I install it? Is my laptop compatible for the preview?
    The things I want to run are MS-Office, Firefox, Steam(CS:S). Am I able to run those programs in tech-preview? What about the drivers? Will they be available?

    I can always downgrade to 8.1 later as I will be installing it over my primary machine.
    Thank you,
    09-30-2014 06:32 PM
  2. SleepingWeasle's Avatar
    Can you make a bootable clone of your OS hard drive first? That seems like the safest route.
    09-30-2014 06:36 PM
  3. canonuevo's Avatar
    You can also install it on VM (Virtual Machine) without it overriding your current OS. You'll be able to run it in a window. VirtualBox and VMWare are free I think.
    jmshub likes this.
    09-30-2014 07:06 PM
  4. jmshub's Avatar
    This is a very early version of Windows 10. It could be buggy, or it could be lacking many of the features that will be in the finished product. I wouldn't want to run it on my primary PC. Use a vm. Oracle's virtual box is free and it works great!
    09-30-2014 07:16 PM
  5. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Just install it on Hyper-V (if you have 8.1 x64) or VMWare Player if Windows 10 crashes and burns then at least it won't destroy your laptop.
    09-30-2014 07:21 PM

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