Should I Use Windows 10 Preview As A Daily Driver?

SPS828

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I dual-booted my Windows 8.1 PC with Windows 10. While testing it was running pretty bug free (still need to test programs I use) but I'm wondering if I should move my data to Windows 10 and use it as a daily driver.

What do you think?

P.S. I back up my data to my external hard drive every month so if anything fatal happens, I will be able recover most data.

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realwarder

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Up to you. If it works fine, why not?

You have backups so if things go sour you can reinstall and still have your data.
 

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I did the same but it looks like it is working bug free but as a daily driver i would be patient to figure out how Microsoft will introduce the Consumer preview like they did with Windows 8
 

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I'm going to test it on my laptop first see how it goes, if after a few days and I'm happy I am going to go try it on my main machine, I don't game and I don't store too much on it so anything happens its a easy format for me, but I would make sure that if its something you choose to do, you have everything backed up in case anything goes wrong.
 

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I like to use the previews as a daily drive as much as I possibly can so that I can get a feel for what everyday use would be and so that I can find the errors that I would run into if it was my only OS on the machine.

In short, I think yes because it allows for more thorough testing.
 

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That's what I'm going to do ! I actually installed Windows 10 over my Windows 8.1 and it work pretty fine with software I use ( git, phpstorm).
 

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I dual-booted my Windows 8.1 PC with Windows 10. While testing it was running pretty bug free (still need to test programs I use) but I'm wondering if I should move my data to Windows 10 and use it as a daily driver.

What do you think?

P.S. I back up my data to my external hard drive every month so if anything fatal happens, I will be able recover most data.

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As per previous OS and application TPs from Microsoft, while it may seem bug free, you are running pre-beta software. Anyone who chooses to use it as primary OS is doing so at their own risk. When the developer actually advises you to not do something, it is a pretty good sign it is not meant for that kind of use.
 

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Set everything important to sync to One Drive and pray that none of your programs have weird compatibility issues. There's nothing wrong with trying it, and using it daily for actual work is probably the best way to test it, and it will make it a lot easier to take an active role in shaping the OS through user feedback, if you want to participate in that.

At it's core this is Windows 8 still. So if that works for you then this will probably work too

Edit: To be clear, I'm not suggesting that you won't encounter bugs, maybe even fatal ones. But there's certainly no harm in trying it out, and if you can go back to your old OS if it ever gets unusable then what's the harm in trying?
 

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I dual-booted my Windows 8.1 PC with Windows 10. While testing it was running pretty bug free (still need to test programs I use) but I'm wondering if I should move my data to Windows 10 and use it as a daily driver.

What do you think?

P.S. I back up my data to my external hard drive every month so if anything fatal happens, I will be able recover most data.

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Of course not
 

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AS long as you can boot back to other prevoious OSif needed why not? I won't be checking financial stuff or ordering though with it until final.
 

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I have it on my primary machine so that I can test all the features and insure compatibility with all my hardware and software. I have backups of all my data and 2 other machines running 8.1 and I'm very comfortable setting up my primary machine again from scratch with 8.1 if need be.

My advice is that as long as you understand the risks involved, have proper backups and original installation discs or files, and know what you are doing when it comes to setting up a PC from scratch and aren't running on tight deadlines to get work done on this machine, you can benefit from becoming comfortable with the new OS as well as contribute more to help make it bug free. It's never going to be recommended because Microsoft doesn't want to take responsibility were to occur that caused loss of data or lost work time due to OS bugs.
 

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I dual-booted my Windows 8.1 PC with Windows 10. While testing it was running pretty bug free (still need to test programs I use) but I'm wondering if I should move my data to Windows 10 and use it as a daily driver.

What do you think?

P.S. I back up my data to my external hard drive every month so if anything fatal happens, I will be able recover most data.

Sent from my Surface Pro 3 using Tapatalk

dont imho,bugs can appear any time,dual boot is safe and even virtual machines
 

mjrtoo

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There are sure to be driver issues, so if you can live with that level of bug, then fine, otherwise don't come back whining. :)
 

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