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  Reply # 1145350 2-Oct-2014 09:29
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First bug! Open Skype (I was just seeing whether it was preinstalled or just a link to download it) and it prompts you to switch to a Microsoft account. The Cancel button doesn't work.

I should probably figure out where you're supposed to report bugs to :)

Edit: There's a "Windows Feedback" app. It pops up the same "switch" window, but the Cancel works on that one!

... awesome, the feedback app just crashed.

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  Reply # 1145359 2-Oct-2014 09:39
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Behodar: 

... awesome, the feedback app just crashed.


I guess they DON'T want feedback after all!!! Seriously though, having done beta (and pre-beta) type testing for Microsoft products since the early naughties, I can testify that they really DO take user feedback into account, so it really is worth telling them what you think.

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  Reply # 1145363 2-Oct-2014 09:41
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mentalinc: preview.windows.com

Enterprise direct link: http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/F/5/7/F574727C-B145-4A7D-B85B-11C4E8DC894B/9841.0.140912-1613.FBL_RELEASE_CLIENTENTERPRISE_VOL_X64FRE_EN-US.ISO
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n theory this will be updated more than the "customer" preview version...


Good Job MS, plenty of bandwidth, downloading at 12.4MB/s took just over 5 minutes to download.

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  Reply # 1145366 2-Oct-2014 09:43
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Behodar: ... awesome, the feedback app just crashed.

I'm not doing too well here. I've switched my account to an MS one, restarted the computer, yet the feedback app is just opening to a black screen. Can someone else please give it a go?

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  Reply # 1145367 2-Oct-2014 09:44
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Behodar: First bug! Open Skype (I was just seeing whether it was preinstalled or just a link to download it) and it prompts you to switch to a Microsoft account. The Cancel button doesn't work.

I should probably figure out where you're supposed to report bugs to :)

Edit: There's a "Windows Feedback" app. It pops up the same "switch" window, but the Cancel works on that one!

... awesome, the feedback app just crashed.

That Skype bug is present in this 8.1 SurfacePro3 on my desk now.

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  Reply # 1145409 2-Oct-2014 10:16
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Could only get the ruddy thing to boot if I set Rufus to copy the ISO in UEFI mode. Oh well, UEFI is better, so...

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I have it running on my iMac in virtual machine. Took no time at all to install and brought over the setting etc from my Win8 PC. Not bad for a preview. Not sure I like the look yet.




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  Reply # 1145430 2-Oct-2014 10:41
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Metro apps take agggggges to load on my HDD. Homegroups have a new icon. No obvious way to access control panel, now that it's not on the start menu - can search for it, but that's pretty rubbish...

Notably less of a border around all windows now - not sure if I like the look, but I'll get used to it. Windows update checking is *astoundingly* fast now - quite incredible. Already a couple of updates available, you guys should do it too.

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  Reply # 1145455 2-Oct-2014 10:56
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Could those in the know please comment if they think WX would run OK on my laptop.
Its a Core2Duo P8600@2.4Ghz, with 3GB of RAM, and a 240GB SSD. It currently runs W7 quite nicely.




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  Reply # 1145457 2-Oct-2014 10:58
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Yip. 

Minimum requirements:
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Free hard disk space: 16 GB
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
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Disrespective: Yip. 

Minimum requirements:
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Free hard disk space: 16 GB
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
A Microsoft account and Internet access


Should be worth a crack then, thanks.
Just have to wait an hour now for the download to complete.




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  Reply # 1145472 2-Oct-2014 11:18
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ripdog: No obvious way to access control panel

Right-click on the Start button and there should be a Control Panel option. Conversely I can't find the Start menu properties now!

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  Reply # 1145474 2-Oct-2014 11:21
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ripdog: No obvious way to access control panel

Right-click on the Start button and there should be a Control Panel option. Conversely I can't find the Start menu properties now!


right-click properties on the task bar?




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Regs: right-click properties on the task bar?

Ah yes, that does work, although moving it off the Start menu right-click doesn't help with "discoverability".

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Behodar:
Regs: right-click properties on the task bar?

Ah yes, that does work, although moving it off the Start menu right-click doesn't help with "discoverability".


I don't recall ever right-clicking the start menu, I've always done that from the task bar.  Which version(s) could you click start menu?




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