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  1. AvatarEW's Avatar
    Since so many posters requesting support apparently have failed to read Microsoft's recommendation:

    Download and install the preview only if you

    Want to try out software thats still in development and like sharing your opinion about it.

    Dont mind lots of updates or a UI design that might change significantly over time.

    Really know your way around a PC and feel comfortable troubleshooting problems, backing up data, formatting a hard drive, installing an operating system from scratch, or restoring your old one if necessary.

    Know what an ISO file is and how to use it.

    Aren't installing it on your everyday computer.

    We're not kidding about the expert thing. So if you think BIOS is a new plant-based fuel, Tech Preview may not be right for you.

    Things to keep in mind

    Unexpected PC crashes could damage or even delete your files, so you should back up everything. Some printers and other hardware might not work, and some software might not install or work correctly, including antivirus or security programs. You might also have trouble connecting to home or corporate networks.

    All issues should also be posted on the Microsoft Technical Preview forum here: Windows - Microsoft Community

    Frankly speaking, this is not for tech enthusiasts who want to try something new. It is meant for Windows operating system experts and IT professionals. If you are neither of those two, you should not install. At this point, you would actually be slowing down the QA process. Not to mention the time of all the kind and well meaning tech experts here at WP Central. Please wait for a more developed release, perhaps six months from now. Spare yourself, WP Central community, and Microsoft the time and anguish.
    10-03-2014 08:22 AM
  2. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    Oh dear... Sick of seeing all the questions, are we? lol
    I'm no expert myself, but I understand the risks and how this preview thing works. Actually had (and reported) a couple of issues.

    Also, I think requiring everyone to be an expert is a bit harsh. That is why the feedback app and forum for Windows 10 exist. Perhaps we should just redirect questions to those. Or the Windows 10 forum on here. That's why it exists, right'...?
    Last edited by Guytronic; 10-04-2014 at 09:59 PM.
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    10-03-2014 08:34 AM
  3. AvatarEW's Avatar
    Oh dear... Sick of seeing all the questions, are we? lol
    I'm no expert myself, but I understand the risks and how this preview thing works. Actually had (and reported) a couple of issues.
    Allow me to modify your assertion. I am sick of seeing UNQUALIFIED questions.
    10-03-2014 08:40 AM
  4. mjrtoo's Avatar
    No doubt, report the dang issues the way you're supposed to, not to a.forum whining that 'it doesn't work'.
    10-03-2014 08:43 AM
  5. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    Unqualified? How do you mean?
    10-03-2014 08:43 AM
  6. AvatarEW's Avatar
    Also, I think requiring everyone to be an expert is a bit harsh. That is why the feedback app and forum for Windows 10 exist. Perhaps we should just redirect questions to those. Or the Windows 10 forum on here. That's why it exists, right'...?
    There is no requirement. Anyone is free to do as they wish. However, if a manufacturer officially provides a recommendation for their product which a consumer does not follow what happens? I'll tell you, a bad experience for all.

    These forums can provide no support for a product that has never been used and is not fully functional. Rather it is a collection of shared experiences. That is why the official Microsoft Window 10 Technical Preview forum is feedback not support.
    10-03-2014 08:59 AM
  7. AvatarEW's Avatar
    Unqualified? How do you mean?
    I do not understand your question as you have phrased it.

    Are you asking how a computer question in the context of the subject can be unqualified?
    10-03-2014 09:01 AM
  8. Nicholas Lovan's Avatar
    Rocking the Tech Preview on my MAIN SYSTEM. O: I only have a few WinXP Dell Dimension towers my everyday Gateway NV52L was my only option. :3
    10-03-2014 09:40 AM
  9. AvatarEW's Avatar
    Rocking the Tech Preview on my MAIN SYSTEM. O: I only have a few WinXP Dell Dimension towers my everyday Gateway NV52L was my only option. :3
    Actually your options were two:

    1) Install on the Dell Dimension tower, caveat being at least 2GB RAM.

    2) Download virtual machine software (i.e. free VMware Player) to your Gateway NV52L and install the ISO with default settings.

    Best of luck and don't forget to use either the feedback app or post in the Technical Preview forum here: Windows - Microsoft Community

    After checking the specifications of the hardware you've installed the technical preview on, I expect you'll be sending quite a bit of feedback.
    Last edited by AvatarEW; 10-03-2014 at 12:33 PM.
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    10-03-2014 12:18 PM
  10. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    Agree, if you can't read a registry like a book, a tech preview is not for you. It's ALPHA, don't come whining how it's broken and doesn't work or it's not a magic unicorn ride around a wondrous land of chocolate and hookers... It's alpha software and they want expert feedback.
    10-03-2014 12:29 PM
  11. JaiMento's Avatar
    Agree, if you can't read a registry like a book, a tech preview is not for you. It's ALPHA, don't come whining how it's broken and doesn't work or it's not a magic unicorn ride around a wondrous land of chocolate and hookers... It's alpha software and they want expert feedback.
    I am really mad, though, that Windows 10 isn't a "magic unicorn ride around a wondrous land of chocolate and hookers". I was totally promised that by Microsoft and they did not deliver.
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    10-03-2014 12:33 PM
  12. Ashalinia's Avatar
    I am really mad, though, that Windows 10 isn't a "magic unicorn ride around a wondrous land of chocolate and hookers". I was totally promised that by Microsoft and they did not deliver.
    Dude forget the chocolate and the hookers, I'm in it for D&D and living in my grandmother's basement.
    10-03-2014 12:38 PM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Also, I think requiring everyone to be an expert is a bit harsh. That is why the feedback app and forum for Windows 10 exist. Perhaps we should just redirect questions to those. Or the Windows 10 forum on here. That's why it exists, right'...?
    From Microsoft's official site:
    Join us as we build Windows 10

    If you're a PC expert or an IT pro, come on a journey with us and be part of creating the best Windows yet.





    Windows Technical Preview - Microsoft Windows
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    10-03-2014 12:47 PM
  14. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    I do not understand your question as you have phrased it.

    Are you asking how a computer question in the context of the subject can be unqualified?
    Forget it. I wasn't paying attention when I wrote that lol
    10-04-2014 06:42 AM
  15. gwinegarden's Avatar
    From Microsoft's official site:
    Join us as we build Windows 10

    If you're a PC expert or an IT pro, come on a journey with us and be part of creating the best Windows yet.





    Windows Technical Preview - Microsoft Windows
    And does it say 'if not, stay away'? If Microsoft wanted only 'experts' then they should have restricted it.

    I spent 45 years writing code for everything from mainframes to PC's so I think I might be deemed and 'expert' but I don't have the temerity to tell people that they can't be involved, if they wish. OP, unless your are a spokesman for MS, keep your ego in check.
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    10-04-2014 08:59 AM
  16. Bobvfr's Avatar
    And does it say 'if not, stay away'? If Microsoft wanted only 'experts' then they should have restricted it.

    I spent 45 years writing code for everything from mainframes to PC's so I think I might be deemed and 'expert' but I don't have the temerity to tell people that they can't be involved, if they wish. OP, unless your are a spokesman for MS, keep your ego in check.
    I am a bit surprised they have left the door open for members of the general public to get involved and that is probably why we have a flood of posts saying XXX doesn't work, even one saying he can't wait for Windows 11 because 10 is crap.

    I think maybe the OP was becoming frustrated (Along with a few others) about these posts (And from how they write, some of them by kids).

    But maybe it should be left to the mods to move these posts to the relevant section or maybe post their own warning up. 1 About putting on pre-release software, and 2 Posting all over the place about it.

    Maybe we should all calm down about it, it's going to be at least 9 months till we get the baby, pregnancy should be nice time, not a bar fight, but please have your own baby in your own home, not in mine as well.



    Bob
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    10-04-2014 09:46 AM
  17. Bobvfr's Avatar
    This is a good one, so here goes:

    Q is the power on
    A I don't know, how would I find that out.
    Q Go round the back and see if the plug is in the wall.
    A I can't do that.
    Q Why not.
    A because it's dark, the lights are out.



    Bob
    10-04-2014 10:14 AM
  18. goodintentions's Avatar
    Unqualified? How do you mean?
    Unqualified as in install my word processor app, go into read-only mode (with a label in red at the top saying "read-only mode"), and then write a 1 star review saying the app won't accept any text input.

    I lurk more than I write, and frankly I'm sick and tired to see all the newbies pretending to be tech experts writing angry posts about 10 that right away gave away the fact that they are nothing more than newbie level.

    Added by edit.

    Personally, I would feel better if MS made it harder for people to be able to download 10, like answer a few technical questions that you can't just google to get. Or submit your work as a developer. Anything. Have it out in the open for the general public and all the newbies pretending to be tech experts will download, install, and write angry newbie feedbacks that will only bog down QA.

    When I worked as a tech support many years ago, most of the problems I got could be solved by telling the user to scroll either to the right or down. One time, I got an angry call from a client whose business printer we just installed for. He had several in his office. He was very angry that the new printer wouldn't show up on the list of printers to choose from. I asked him if he had tried scrolling to the right to find the printer? As soon as I said that, I heard an "oh" and then he hung up on me.

    That's the kind of newbie users that are downloading and trying out 10 right now.
    10-04-2014 03:37 PM
  19. Darren Walsh's Avatar
    Also, I think requiring everyone to be an expert is a bit harsh. That is why the feedback app and forum for Windows 10 exist. Perhaps we should just redirect questions to those. Or the Windows 10 forum on here. That's why it exists, right'...?
    Exactly! And after all the end user for the final release will be your your average Joe 6 pack!!

    Agree, if you can't read a registry like a book, a tech preview is not for you. It's ALPHA, don't come whining how it's broken and doesn't work or it's not a magic unicorn ride around a wondrous land of chocolate and hookers... It's alpha software and they want expert feedback.
    I can't read a registry like a book, but I have enough sense to back up all me data on an external hard drive and dual boot the OS, should I still not install it!!
    Last edited by Guytronic; 10-04-2014 at 10:00 PM.
    10-04-2014 04:03 PM
  20. jpspiderman's Avatar
    Also if I was you I would l load windows ten via a virtual machine rather than replace the OS.
    10-04-2014 04:28 PM
  21. Darren Walsh's Avatar
    But I heard VM's are a lot slower and laggy than having the real deal, and my windows 8.1 OS will be safe on the other partition will it not??
    10-04-2014 04:36 PM
  22. mjrtoo's Avatar
    Virtual machines are just that, it's not a partition so to speak, the VM runs within your 8.1 environment. It is slower, for sure, but it provides a nice safe environment to try to a tech preview. I installed using Hyper-V within windows and it worked just fine. I did have to enable virtualization within my PC bios, so if it's not installing and keeps error'ing out you probably need to do that as well.
    10-04-2014 07:18 PM
  23. princeegli's Avatar
    Dont ruin the experience by putting it on a VM drive.....install it on a separate partition.ive got it installed in boot camp on my 2009 mac mini .....runs great....plays skyrim good too
    10-04-2014 08:10 PM
  24. fiveaces01's Avatar
    I am curious if anyone else is experiencing any trouble trying to snap windows or problems running Blend for Visual Studio '13
    10-04-2014 08:44 PM
  25. mjrtoo's Avatar
    I am curious if anyone else is experiencing any trouble trying to snap windows or problems running Blend for Visual Studio '13
    You should be using the technical preview forum at Microsoft so they can track this stuff. This isn't a windows 10 help site.
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    10-04-2014 09:41 PM
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