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  1. AgentSplurge's Avatar
    Really keen to try our Windows 10 now, but I'm just wondering how stable the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview is as I only have my main laptop to try on!

    Most of the time I am just using:
    Firefox (I'd like to try Edge but would be happy to use either)
    Windows Live Mail 2012 (I know it's ancient, I like it, but I'd like to try something more up to date!)
    And MS Office.

    So I'm not a heavy user on this device. Is it stable enough for basic use or is it worth waiting a few more months?
    05-18-2015 10:42 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I think it'll work, and I did that myself with similar usage, BUT since its a preview, have some backup or contingency plan just in case something goes catastrophically wrong in installation or whatever. I wouldn't expect issues, but Murphy's Law you know

    sometimes things might be a bit flaky like a less-than-responsive start menu in my case, but i think its tolerable.
    ClixT likes this.
    05-18-2015 11:13 AM
  3. ClixT's Avatar
    Honestly, it's stable enough for daily use. I've been using the TP for a week now. I only installed W10 TP though because my W8.1 somehow got corrupted
    05-18-2015 03:19 PM
  4. darkest.white's Avatar
    Fantastic on PC, not polished enough for mobile yet. Restored my phone back to 8.1 because the start screen would take a good 5 seconds to load all the time
    05-18-2015 03:28 PM
  5. darkest.white's Avatar
    Oh and by the way, I'm a heavy gamer, with a 3500$ computer that I use all the time. And I've been very happy with it. So for a heavy user it's been great with my experience, so you should have no problem
    Aeosgames likes this.
    05-18-2015 03:29 PM
  6. nmercy's Avatar
    It is very hit or miss... either it will work for your computer or it will crash and burn.

    I would recommend using the backup tool to create a restore image, install, and if things go badly use your restore image to go back to right before you installed it.
    xandros9 and Aeosgames like this.
    05-18-2015 03:41 PM
  7. MBY's Avatar
    Another option is to create a partition and set it up as a dual-boot system. I did that myself with my Win7 laptop. Then you aren't screwed if something goes wrong.
    05-18-2015 03:49 PM
  8. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    It's pretty stable for me. Haven't had a crash or anything related in the newest build. I had some crashes in the older builds, but none for a while. Build 10074 is great for me!
    05-18-2015 06:06 PM
  9. HamidZafar2's Avatar
    Not stable enough for daily use yet, but if you have any other extra windows phone lying around, do try it
    05-18-2015 06:14 PM
  10. hotphil's Avatar
    Not stable enough for daily use yet, but if you have any other extra windows phone lying around, do try it
    Dude's asking about his laptop :-)
    mary beth hale and Aeosgames like this.
    05-18-2015 09:28 PM
  11. noersetiawan's Avatar
    Not a crash at all in my laptop, 10074, everything works good except the UI.
    05-18-2015 09:50 PM
  12. kg4icg's Avatar
    Have been using Win 10 TP daily since I loaded it up in November. Using it on a custom built with 32gb ram, GTX770, 29 inch LG UltraWide monitor. SSD and HDD storage in which I'm phasing out the HDDs. No problems to speak of including the new nVidia driver.
    05-19-2015 09:14 AM
  13. Don Geronimo's Avatar
    Known quirks aside and a few minor annoyances, the current Fast Ring build is smooth enough to use for my daily driver on my Surface Pro.

    I'd give it a shot, especially if you'd like to try out and give feedback to the new Mail app and the Office Previews. As others said, though, have a contingency just in case something happens.
    Aeosgames likes this.
    05-19-2015 10:56 PM
  14. AgentSplurge's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback guys, sounds good enough to use then :) Will back everything up and upgrade some time next week!

    Will I just be able to update to future releases and eventually to the final release when available? Or will I have to back up and install a clean copy? I usually only ever install fresh copies and restore files as I don't like the thought of upgrading something that's been installed for months/years, but can't be bothered this time!
    05-20-2015 08:11 AM
  15. kklemn's Avatar
    PC: great!
    mobile: RUN AWAAAY! :D
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-20-2015 08:27 AM
  16. Don Geronimo's Avatar
    Will I just be able to update to future releases and eventually to the final release when available? Or will I have to back up and install a clean copy?
    Yes, you will be able to update to the RTM from the TP. You should be able to do a refresh, too, to have a clean Windows installation without having to delete your files, but you could do a reset from Settings to have it completely clean, then move your files back.
    05-20-2015 01:56 PM
  17. Claudia Wey's Avatar
    There are few apps that do not work for me. I would suggest installing as a secondary boot first and try it out for yourself.
    05-22-2015 03:38 PM
  18. AgentSplurge's Avatar
    I went for it, love it! A few things here and there, take a while to load the login screen, one or two minor things need fine tuning, but works fine so far as a primary OS! I chose the upgrade route but when the final version is available I think I'll make a backup of all my files and start fresh with a clean install and reinstall all my programs, haven't had a fresh start for about 2 years!
    chasvs likes this.
    06-04-2015 05:12 AM
  19. chasvs's Avatar
    I'm running Preview 10130 in a VM on my Mac and 10074 on my Surface 3 and they both work extremely well! Stable enough for a daily use Computer. Really can't wait to see 10130 or 10136 on my surface 3!!!
    06-05-2015 07:34 AM
  20. mj0's Avatar
    Stable enough for daily use only if a) you're willing to reboot several times a day because something or other has stopped working, and b) you don't mind the regular quirks and bugs Windows 10 still has. I've had it on a personal laptop I use occasionally for two weeks (build 10074 first, then 10130) but have decided to go back to Windows 8.1 Update since it was too much of a hassle. Nothing big, really, but tons of quirks and annoying bugs, such as the start menu not working occasionally, the action/notification center only working 1/10 tries (a reboot would only fix this randomly), Windows 10 asking for me to hit CTRL-ALT-DEL to unlock the device regularly, PIN authentication not working, File Explorer popping up randomly several times a day (usually once or twice an hour), Windows Store & Windows Store Beta not working at all in 10130 (randomly after a reboot I was able to open Windows Store and install an app), PC settings crashing on every other item I select, etc.

    Is Windows 10 stable? Sort of, I've only had one blue screen during these two weeks. Ready for daily productive usage? Most certainly not, there is still a lot of work to be done until July 29.
    06-06-2015 12:18 AM
  21. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    I say it's fine, especially if you perform a clean install of Windows 10. That would wipe everything out on your PC, but it'll give you a glimpse of what Windows 10 is truly like. Plus, of you ever have any issues, install the next build's ISO and perform a clean install, and everything would pretty much work again. That's what I'm doing as we speak. I was on build 10074 and windows update got corrupted and the lock screen was stuck on one image (I couldn't change it). So I am booting my Surface from USB with build 10130 ISO mounted on it, and I'm performing a clean install. Even if you're not technically inclined, you can learn a lot about how to operate around Windows and whatnot by being a part of this program.
    06-06-2015 11:06 AM
  22. gwinegarden's Avatar
    Build 10074 is brutal on my older HP laptop. Problem with the touchpad driver causing constant crashes, slow as a sloth, etc. I'm trying to install 10130, now hoping for a better experience..
    06-06-2015 12:33 PM
  23. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Build 10074 is brutal on my older HP laptop. Problem with the touchpad driver causing constant crashes, slow as a sloth, etc. I'm trying to install 10130, now hoping for a better experience..
    Build 10074 was by far the worst build ever in terms of stability and overall functionality. Build 10130 is miles better 😊
    06-06-2015 12:39 PM
  24. gwinegarden's Avatar
    Finally got to it, but it appears to still have the touchpad issue that crashes the system.
    06-07-2015 06:34 AM
  25. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Finally got to it, but it appears to still have the touchpad issue that crashes the system.
    No mouse for you?
    06-07-2015 03:20 PM
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