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  • On-board right away with the Technical Preview

    70 72.92%
  • Waiting for the Consumer Preview

    11 11.46%
  • Waiting for the Real Thing (Windows 10 retail)

    8 8.33%
  • Sticking with wehat I have for now

    7 7.29%
10-15-2014 12:51 PM
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  1. Mattman86's Avatar
    I have a Lenovo Lynx tablet with 64gb of storage and 8.1 installed. Does anybody know if it is possible to dual boot with 10?
    09-30-2014 11:07 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    No, since I like Linux on my VMs.
    09-30-2014 11:23 PM
  3. azcruz's Avatar
    No, since I like Linux on my VMs.
    C'mon Laura, one more VM wouldn't hurt. :D
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-01-2014 12:15 AM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    C'mon Laura, one more VM wouldn't hurt. :D
    The only Windows preview I ever used was 7, since I hated Vista so much. Otherwise, I've always waited for official for Windows.
    azcruz likes this.
    10-01-2014 12:25 AM
  5. manav930's Avatar
    How to use a vhd
    10-01-2014 12:30 AM
  6. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    The only Windows preview I ever used was 7, since I hated Vista so much. Otherwise, I've always waited for official for Windows.
    One more VM won't tax you... Go on, do it :p
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-01-2014 12:41 AM
  7. boltman2013's Avatar
    How to use a vhd
    Its fairly simple...Most of the time OS is distributed in an .iso sometimes a .vhd if lucky like that download the .vhd. If not then you have to make one from the .iso

    In Windows 7...follow this
    Image to Virtual Hard Disk (WIM2VHD) Converter | IT Core Blog

    In Windows 8...follow this
    PowerShell: Create a Windows 7/8/2008/2012 VHD using ISO file

    Once you create the .vhd (Name it something like Win10.vhd) Place it in any folder (I use C:\VM) and use the steps in the Windows 8 guide to add the proper boot entries to your BCD registry file..this will give you a dual boot situation after you add the proper entries.

    Takes a bit of effort but the result is fantastic... Make a copy of the VHD so you always have a sysprepped copy of the .vhd ready to deploy if needed on any system.

    Once done testing just delete the VHD. Your system will be back to normal.

    In the meantime you can go back and forth between original os and any VHDs you have set up there really is no limit to how many other than space constraints.

    Plus column for VHD....
    No partitioning
    Faster than VM...99.8% same as bare metal install
    Lets you be booted fully into Windows 10...rest of drive available as D:
    Clean removal
    Expandable file takes up less space when not used.
    Once made any copies are reusable on other computers. (Its what Hyper-V used for its VMS or XPMode)
    Great for versioning...different set ups

    Minus...
    Takes converting .iso...some work some time to create
    Not as easy as setting up a VM off an iso install.
    Last edited by boltman2013; 10-01-2014 at 01:03 AM.
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    10-01-2014 12:49 AM
  8. VaderJr's Avatar
    I wasn't going to but with an SP3 with 8 gee bees of RAM sitting idle I think I'll jump in.... In a VM of course. :)
    Me too am ready only on a VM. waiting for the insider program to launch.
    10-01-2014 01:37 AM
  9. Bizarro_Prime's Avatar
    I've got access to plenty of unused PCs so I'll be giving it a go.
    10-01-2014 03:26 AM
  10. Stefan Holder's Avatar
    I'm gonna definitely be trying this.. its a technical preview. Bugs are expected. I'll be providing feedback as intended. will dual boot this bad bwoi when I get chance..
    10-01-2014 09:35 AM
  11. Mahdi Ghiasi's Avatar
    Seems that this version doesn't have quick switching between tablet and desktop modes. So I prefer not to install it on my SP3 right now. Maybe on a VM.

    But after this features comes, I'll look into installing it.
    10-01-2014 09:37 AM
  12. PimblyCharles's Avatar
    I'm going to test out the Windows 10 TP and the new Windows Server TP. I work in an enterprise environment as a computer consultant, so testing this OS is crucial in the long run. Plus, the geek in me, finds it really fun to mess with stuff.
    10-01-2014 09:43 AM
  13. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I'm going to dual boot and use it as my primary OS, right now I am eagerly waiting for MS to release the darn thing! lol.

    Windows 10 at first glance has struck the right balance for the desktop imo however will need to delve deeper and as I have some unanswered questions such as:
    1) Can users remove the application list on the left hand side when the start menu is in full screen (one of the leaks showed a tick box for the old start screen - is that still there?)
    2) How customisable is the start menu & task bar
    3) Did the replace the system tray with the notification centre?

    And many others.
    10-01-2014 11:06 AM
  14. Mattman86's Avatar
    Has anybody else noticed the difference in the file sizes listed vs the actual file sizes?

    64bit - 4.1gb Listed; 3.81gb Actual
    32bit - 3.16gb Listed; 2.93gb Actual
    10-01-2014 11:51 AM
  15. SocalTouch's Avatar
    Upgrading a VMWare Win8.1 instance to Windows10
    10-01-2014 12:09 PM
  16. Ashalinia's Avatar
    Sorry guys, MS already asked me to try out Windows 2010.

    But don't worry, this isn't a version from the year 2010. It's actually the 19th version of Windows (they just skipped a few numbers, ya know?)
    10-01-2014 12:17 PM
  17. jmshub's Avatar
    I downloaded the ISO. I'll spin up a VM to see what it looks like tonight. I doubt I will use it much for now, this is an early build. But I do want to see where they are going.
    10-01-2014 12:20 PM
  18. Dnamb's Avatar
    I am gonna just leave it here, for all those who want to use this as their daily driver: 867163773.png
    https://insider.windows.com/Home/Pri...ement?Length=4

    Just use VM.
    10-01-2014 12:41 PM
  19. Sport Driver's Avatar
    I will try it in VM, but will not be running it as my daily driver until it's officially released.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1 using Tapatalk.
    10-01-2014 12:46 PM
  20. Michael Brooks5's Avatar
    Using it right now. Had problems with starting up Catalyst to zoom in on my desktop, but apart from that, it's okay. Currently have it installed as dual boot which I'm glad about. So far though, so good. :)
    10-01-2014 01:53 PM
  21. kasinjsh's Avatar
    Testing as main OS for few days atleast. And first problem was drivers as usual (oldish ATI HD4xxx series) and apps compability. Klite codec pack is unable to install.
    10-01-2014 03:10 PM
  22. broughshane's Avatar
    Not enough spare time ! any way, I have enough grey hairs ..
    10-01-2014 03:51 PM
  23. negative1ne's Avatar
    not for me.

    i'll wait until the real thing comes out next year.

    later
    -1
    10-01-2014 04:39 PM
  24. koolnaija's Avatar
    Installed on 2 PCs one x64 and once x86 . Funny thing is that the 32 bit OS actually sees all 6GB on the PC, I can't remember if Windows Vista which was the last 32 bit OS is used showed the full number or just the max 3.78GB it could use
    10-01-2014 05:14 PM
  25. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    I am gonna just leave it here, for all those who want to use this as their daily driver: Click image for larger version. 

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    https://insider.windows.com/Home/Pri...ement?Length=4

    Just use VM.
    That right there scares me : P I still really want to install it though...
    10-01-2014 05:28 PM
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