1. untitled's Avatar
    Has anyone tried loading the Technical Preview on the Stream 7? I've got it on an old laptop, and it works fine there. But then I find that I miss some of the Win10 features whenever I go back to my tablet.

    One of the Amazon reviews for the Stream 7 hinted that there could be problems with nonstandard drivers, which is the main reason I'm holding off for now. I'm eager to hear if anyone else has given it a shot.
    12-08-2014 04:11 PM
  2. agentmikeyd99's Avatar
    Me too...
    12-08-2014 08:00 PM
  3. Darthbobcat's Avatar
    In general, I'd wait for them to make it touch oriented.
    k72 likes this.
    12-08-2014 08:20 PM
  4. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    I'd be worried about drivers personally. Be interested to see if someone has done it.
    12-17-2014 08:24 AM
  5. horseybob's Avatar
    I've been running Win 10 TP Enterprise on an HP ElitePad 900 with no issues whatsoever, aside from a small number of enterprise software incompatibilities. No driver issues at all. Win 10 has touch enablement as an option. Haven't yet had time to upgrade my Stream 7, but it's definitely going to happen, as I like Win 10 TP even more than 8.1!
    12-18-2014 12:32 PM
  6. untitled's Avatar
    I got impatient and went ahead with installing the Technical Preview. That appears to have been a bad decision.

    I had already made myself a bootable USB drive using the first ISO for another machine, so I figured I'd go ahead and use that with my Stream and then download the new preview builds and update on the fly. It installed the same as it had on my old laptop, booted and ran fine, and suffered the same glitches that the first Win10 builds had shown on my laptop. No surprises yet.

    The problems arose when I tried to update to the newer preview builds. It just keeps telling me "No new preview builds found" even though I'm on the first build that was released. So then I decided to download one of the newer ISOs and put that on the USB drive. Install fails part of the way through.

    That first preview build is largely usable, so it's not like my Stream is ruined or useless. But I'm at a loss as far as how to proceed.

    Oh well, I knew that I was venturing into uncharted territory, so it's my own fault. There are any number of precautions I could've taken before I loaded Win10 onto it. That's what I get for being lazy and trying to take shortcuts.
    Orange Cat likes this.
    01-13-2015 06:39 PM
  7. slipslip's Avatar
    Any chance you've tried the new build, released today? I'm eager to try this out on my Stream 8, but I'm leery of the types of issues you had previously.
    01-23-2015 07:09 PM
  8. phirefly's Avatar
    I just tried on my Stream 7 and it said it the tech preview doesn't support compressed operating systems so it would not install.
    Orange Cat likes this.
    01-23-2015 07:16 PM
  9. ausidog's Avatar
    I'd like to see some pics/videos. It's not running so great on my 1st/2nd gen netbook. However, it is running, and I can't complain that much. It's not so bad, really.
    01-24-2015 12:38 AM
  10. untitled's Avatar
    My Stream 7 is currently downloading the latest build through the settings menu, which is further than I'd gotten before, so maybe this is a positive sign. If this doesn't work maybe I'll try the ISO route again.

    Oddly, my old Lenovo laptop, which has been perfectly fine with the previous Win10 builds, won't install the new one, whether I try it through settings or a USB. Wasted my entire day off yesterday trying to get it to work.
    01-26-2015 11:52 AM
  11. untitled's Avatar
    Success! Not sure why it likes the new build better than the previous two, but I've got it running nicely on my Stream 7.

    Downloading through settings didn't work. Even though I had more than 8GB free before I started, by the time it downloaded the new build I was down to a bit over 5GB. So I had to do it off a USB stick. No biggie. I used the same USB stick that I'd been trying to make the previous two builds work with, didn't really do anything differently.

    Haven't had a chance to play with the new features yet, I'm looking forward to seeing if Cortana is useful and how the changes to the UI work.
    01-29-2015 02:57 PM
  12. slipslip's Avatar
    It would be awesome if you made a video of playing around with it, like asking cortana something, browsing around the UI. I'm very curious to see how it looks on this size of a tablet. I'm holding off until a "consumer" preview build because I don't have all the skills to handle the technical preview installation, etc, but I am really looking forward to having Cortana on my tablet and my phone!
    01-29-2015 04:24 PM
  13. untitled's Avatar
    It would be awesome if you made a video of playing around with it, like asking cortana something, browsing around the UI.
    If I get an opportunity in the next few days, I will definitely do that.
    01-29-2015 04:46 PM
  14. kenjancef's Avatar
    Thanks to Paul Thurrott for tweeting this out... a link to a discusson on HP Support:

    Stream 7: Windows 10 Technical Preview installation - Page 2 - HP Support Forum - 4779474
    01-30-2015 10:26 AM
  15. eruptflail's Avatar
    Does anyone have problems running the tablet on the TP? I'm not talking drivers or setup, but ram/processor deficiencies.
    02-08-2015 12:23 PM
  16. Budniu's Avatar
    Nice news ;-). Windows 10 Technical Preview soon for devices with compressed system like a HP Stream 7 without any "combinations" ;-)
    Source: Windows 10 Tecnical Preview presto anche sui tablet Windows 8.1 con Bing | WindowsBlogItalia
    02-10-2015 05:06 AM
  17. kenjancef's Avatar
    Too bad it's not in English...
    02-10-2015 09:10 AM
  18. Budniu's Avatar
    Too bad it's not in English...
    With translator is not problem, but tweet is English.
    02-10-2015 12:08 PM
  19. bobsentell's Avatar
    If you are using IE11, right-click anywhere on the page and select "Translate with Bing"
    03-27-2015 09:49 AM

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