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Re: Windows 10

Postby the_usual_suspects » 16 Feb 2015, 19:22

I have a Lumia 930, and guess what I can't install WP10 preview on it, but you can on nearly all the others. Also installed the W10 Technical preview on my laptop. Lasted about 30 minutes and was removed, was pretty much unusable
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Replicant » 16 Feb 2015, 19:57

You can only put W10 on the mid range and crappy Lumias. Most of the flagship models have to wait.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby robbo » 16 Feb 2015, 20:00

Really? Why was unusable? W10 tech preview os my main OS on my laptop at the moment.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby the_usual_suspects » 16 Feb 2015, 20:13

well, I installed W10TP over my 8.1 pro bootcamp installation. everything was just so slow and kept freezing and things like that.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby the_usual_suspects » 16 Feb 2015, 20:30

I'm trying again, but downloading it as an ÍSO file first and installing it that way
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Re: Windows 10

Postby robbo » 17 Feb 2015, 00:35

the_usual_suspects wrote:ÍSO


Lol, which language variant did you go for? ;)

Are there any problems in general with using bootcamp with the w10 TP? Can't think of any issues major issues I've run into at the moment but there might be a few small things here and there.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby robbo » 18 Mar 2015, 00:17

A few updates but still build 9926 here. Not sure what's changed and not looked into it nor when the next build is due. For me, all working fine though.
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Re: Windows 10

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Re: Windows 10

Postby robbo » 19 Mar 2015, 12:04

Whoops, just seen that I started two Windows 10 thread. Never mind.

Not W10 specific but thought I'd plump it here. Like the Google music mp3 matching thing, Xbox music and Onedrive music uploads will now sync across devices. http://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-musi ... e-accounts
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Johnmcl7 » 19 Mar 2015, 22:55

robbo wrote:No W10 for Tappy and his Surface? http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft ... ially-dead


I think that they'd confirmed that before but been a bit vague about it claiming they'd be adding some features to Windows RT from 10 but it wouldn't be a full upgrade. It's clearly no surprise as the platform has been dead in the water for some time although what is odd is that a lot of it is due to Microsoft, for years they complained about a lack of decent low power processor from Intel hence producing a version of Windows that runs on ARM. Yet the real killer to Windows RT was Windows 8 which looked the same, ran legacy software and thanks to big improvements in efficiency actually ran well on low power Atom processors. Intel did eventually produce a decent Atom processor in the form of Bay Trail after years of largely ignoring the platform but I think without the big improvement in performance from Windows 8, Windows RT would have done far better.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby robbo » 20 Mar 2015, 00:08

A little update on the 'everyone, even pirates, can update to W10 for free: They still can but their PCs will still have non-genuine licenses. http://www.windowscentral.com/you-can-u ... on-windows
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Re: Windows 10

Postby robbo » 25 Mar 2015, 11:21

I should be getting the new build of W10 preview build 10041 soon. Have also seen that a new AMD 5000 series driver is being downloaded. Fingers crossed that it sorts out my video issues but I doubt it will.

Also, I'm just not getting used to going back to a Start Menu from having used the Start Screen. I hardly use either form of the start menu/screen but when on W8/8.1 I got into the habit of pressing the Windows key and then just typing whatever program I wanted a then clicking it to launch. For some reason, now I have a start menu I'm back to scrolling through all the programs and apps instead of using the search function as before. Suppose I should sort out the hybrid part of the new start menu and pin some apps/programs to it that I use, but not often enough to warrant being pinned to the taskbar.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Tappy » 25 Mar 2015, 14:06

I haven't used the start menu in any other form than "Windows Key > typing" since Vista. So they could replace the start menu with an animated image of a giant penis as far as I care, as long as I can still type what I want.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby robbo » 25 Mar 2015, 23:26

Tappy wrote:I haven't used the start menu in any other form than "Windows Key > typing" since Vista. So they could replace the start menu with an animated image of a giant penis as far as I care, as long as I can still type what I want.


I've seen your search history! ;)
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Re: Windows 10

Postby robbo » 27 Mar 2015, 10:51

I'm not sure how this tech preview works... Went to use Office which I thought I had installed on here a little while back but none of the programs were showing up with a search, not pinned on the start menu nor listed under all apps. Logged into my MS acc and it said I had installed it on the techpreview. Hmmm, never mind, as I'm on a preview OS build I thought I'd download the Office 16 preview so deactivated my apparent Office 2013 install.

Go to install the Office preview and there's a docx read me file with it with the correct file association and file icon. I click on the read me and low and behold, Word 2013 launches and I can read the document before a 'deactivated' notice pops up. I search through my program files but there doesn't appear to be a full Office install and can't see the applications. Check the start menu and search again but nothing appears. Weird...

Anyway, I've now got the Office preview installed, reactivated and all seems ok now. Although I can't be arsed to do what I wanted to do now...

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