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  Reply # 1145582 2-Oct-2014 14:00
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timmmay: Is Win X preview ready for use as a daily driver? Doesn't need to be perfect, just cheaper than paying for windows for a friend of mine who's on XP. He only uses it for web and email, maybe word processing.


Its Windows 10, its been my daily driver for a month

Its obviously still a long way from release, but pretty stable, all my apps and VPN/DA etc work


Since you're from MS, do you know/are you allowed to say why it's called windows 10?

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The demands and expectations of Windows has dramatically increased as technology has become more pervasive in the lives of our customers. There has never been more opportunity, and also greater expectations, from our manufacturers, partners and customers for Windows than right now. Windows 10 embodies that which we believe our customers demand and we aspire to deliver.

Windows 10 carries Windows forward into a new way of doing things. It is not an incremental change, but a new Windows that will empower the next billion users

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  Reply # 1145592 2-Oct-2014 14:08
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1101: The one thing that everyone(?? ) wanted is STILL not there .
the old style Start menu. NOT just another interface for tiles .

You can apparently unpin the tiles:


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  Reply # 1145650 2-Oct-2014 14:51
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Nameless1: Win 7 has right click start but only has properties and win explorer. 



so you can right-click start menu and get "Personalise" and "Properties".  Just need to right-click on a non active part of the start menu (not a tile or program entry)





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nathan: The demands and expectations of Windows has dramatically increased as technology has become more pervasive in the lives of our customers. There has never been more opportunity, and also greater expectations, from our manufacturers, partners and customers for Windows than right now. Windows 10 embodies that which we believe our customers demand and we aspire to deliver.

Windows 10 carries Windows forward into a new way of doing things. It is not an incremental change, but a new Windows that will empower the next billion users


Copied and pasted right from the marketing department :) 

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  Reply # 1145654 2-Oct-2014 14:58
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Ok I am sure it will be the source of ridicule, however for the life of me I can't find the virtual desktop configuration. Tried searching windows for task view, virtual, etc nothing.

Where is it?


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  Reply # 1145675 2-Oct-2014 15:08
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networkn: Ok I am sure it will be the source of ridicule, however for the life of me I can't find the virtual desktop configuration. Tried searching windows for task view, virtual, etc nothing.

Where is it?



Are you looking for the double rectangle icon (as per the 2 images above). Third icon from the left in the task bar

I think that's what you're after :)

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  Reply # 1145677 2-Oct-2014 15:12
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networkn: Ok I am sure it will be the source of ridicule, however for the life of me I can't find the virtual desktop configuration. Tried searching windows for task view, virtual, etc nothing.

Where is it?



Are you looking for the double rectangle icon (as per the 2 images above). Third icon from the left in the task bar

I think that's what you're after :)


Cheers.

Feedback for MS, search should have found that surely ? :-)

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  Reply # 1145681 2-Oct-2014 15:16
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It's called 10 because it was just to early for elevenses




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  Reply # 1145682 2-Oct-2014 15:17
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Wow what a difference the new start menu makes to working remotely! So far I am pretty impressed.

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  Reply # 1145801 2-Oct-2014 17:06
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networkn: Wow what a difference the new start menu makes to working remotely! So far I am pretty impressed.


Just out of curiosity...what trouble did you have without it? I regularly remote into my work Windows 8 desktop from home and have never had any trouble getting the job done...

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  Reply # 1145867 2-Oct-2014 18:40
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Well, I've installed it at home and I'm not getting black windows so it looks like that was indeed a VMware issue. I've reported a fair few other bugs though, from simple things like double-clicking the control box not closing metro apps, to the PC Settings app crashing when you try to get into "more options available online".

Alas, I see that my most hated "feature" of Windows 8 has made it across, specifically the "mess with your BIOS settings and set self as first boot priority".

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  Reply # 1145871 2-Oct-2014 18:44
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nathan: The demands and expectations of Windows has dramatically increased as technology has become more pervasive in the lives of our customers. There has never been more opportunity, and also greater expectations, from our manufacturers, partners and customers for Windows than right now. Windows 10 embodies that which we believe our customers demand and we aspire to deliver.

Windows 10 carries Windows forward into a new way of doing things. It is not an incremental change, but a new Windows that will empower the next billion users

 

 

Umm... that's a straight lift from the quotes that the MS Marketing spinmeisters have been providing to websites such as gizmodo, and doesn't really shed much light at all on WinX. Plus, it's supposed to be an operating system, not a religious experience.

 

For reference, what I demand of this version of WinX isn't much different from what I have always demanded - stable, functional, and with a sane and usable user interface. A requirement which Win8 failed so dramatically and inexplicably.

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  Reply # 1145933 2-Oct-2014 19:18
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nathan: The demands and expectations of Windows has dramatically increased as technology has become more pervasive in the lives of our customers. There has never been more opportunity, and also greater expectations, from our manufacturers, partners and customers for Windows than right now. Windows 10 embodies that which we believe our customers demand and we aspire to deliver.

Windows 10 carries Windows forward into a new way of doing things. It is not an incremental change, but a new Windows that will empower the next billion users
Umm... that's a straight lift from the quotes that the MS Marketing spinmeisters have been providing to websites such as gizmodo, and doesn't really shed much light at all on WinX. Plus, it's supposed to be an operating system, not a religious experience.
For reference, what I demand of this version of WinX isn't much different from what I have always demanded - stable, functional, and with a sane and usable user interface. A requirement which Win8 failed so dramatically and inexplicably.


I see no problem with a staff member using the official company responses in these circumstances.




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  Reply # 1145947 2-Oct-2014 19:40
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Anybody tried putting this on a surface pro? I've got a gen 1 SP that I mostly just use for media and web\email type stuff -would be nice to try it on. Possible?  What are the risks\chances of rolling back to 8.1 if needed?

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