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  Reply # 1230658 3-Feb-2015 16:47
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I'm running the preview on my main work device and it runs great (I'm a network engineer and use it heavily, both onsite and in the office docked with dual screens). Also running on a test machine at home and never had any problems with it.

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  Reply # 1230691 3-Feb-2015 18:13
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Only gotcha I have found is my laptop always crashes coming out of sleep mode.
Core2Duo ASUS F6V laptop.




Life is too short to remove USB safely.


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  Reply # 1231212 4-Feb-2015 16:14
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Up and running in about 20 minutes, no issues
Just playing around with the new "features" and giving Microsoft my feedback

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  Reply # 1234293 10-Feb-2015 19:02
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nzkiwiman: After getting a new mSATA, I'm going to remove my current mSATA drive and install Windows 10 Preview on the new drive.
Any large "gotcha's" I need to be really worried about with the current build.

90% of the data for my system will continue to live on a 2TB drive attached to the system via a USB Dock so I am not worried about data loss.


Install and play away. Nothing else to do. No gotchas.

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  Reply # 1234310 10-Feb-2015 20:22
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It should work or in worst case you can refresh back to Windows 8 and then install the free Windows 10 update.

Also if it's UEFI it should get the Windows key from the hardware automatically.





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  Reply # 1234329 10-Feb-2015 20:47
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Rappelle:
freitasm: Even if you could I wouldn't recommend it. It's never a good idea to leave beta pieces around.



Therefore if you had a preinstalled version of windows 8, would you not be S.O.L? Of course you can extract your key.. but I'm guessing that's not going to work in activating windows 10 when it is released 


Have a look at Thurrott.com. Paul is currently doing a series about fresh installs and mentions situations like this (how and where to find you key, etc)





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  Reply # 1235948 11-Feb-2015 19:51
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joker97: ok clever folks - superfetch yes / no ?


Yes, this actually makes a difference especially on 64bit systems. 


My recommendation for the best windows experience and the least issues is to just do a clean default install and try not to change any settings (other than colours and screen resolutions).





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  Reply # 1236167 11-Feb-2015 23:10
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yes. thanks, i have just remembered that i learnt from my android rooting flashing days - if in doubt don't disable it!

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  Reply # 1236169 11-Feb-2015 23:11
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on another note, my wife says the printer is printing garbage. hmm win 8.1 drivers no good?

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  Reply # 1236174 11-Feb-2015 23:27
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joker97: on another note, my wife says the printer is printing garbage. hmm win 8.1 drivers no good?


Should work fine. Have you tried uninstal/reinstalling them?





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  Reply # 1236181 11-Feb-2015 23:54
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Anyone else get a regular nag screen saying it need to restart at 12.00am to install updates. I get this all the time, and doesn't appear to be anyway to disab;e it our updates. Hope windows 10 doesn't force updates like the technical release does.

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  Reply # 1236185 12-Feb-2015 00:06
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mattwnz: Anyone else get a regular nag screen saying it need to restart at 12.00am to install updates. I get this all the time, and doesn't appear to be anyway to disab;e it our updates. Hope windows 10 doesn't force updates like the technical release does.


If you take the free update then for home-type users it probably will from what I have heard, and will be part of the deal.

http://winaero.com/blog/change-windows-update-settings-in-windows-10/ should be the info you are looking for for the preview build though :)





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  Reply # 1236194 12-Feb-2015 01:05
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mattwnz: Anyone else get a regular nag screen saying it need to restart at 12.00am to install updates. I get this all the time, and doesn't appear to be anyway to disab;e it our updates. Hope windows 10 doesn't force updates like the technical release does.


If you take the free update then for home-type users it probably will from what I have heard, and will be part of the deal.

http://winaero.com/blog/change-windows-update-settings-in-windows-10/ should be the info you are looking for for the preview build though :)


Thanks, yes I suspect it will, as it will be like windows RT which forces updates through.

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  Reply # 1236207 12-Feb-2015 06:36
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Windows Update is not able to be disabled in the Technical Preview, this is by design and explained in the "what you should know" section of the preview install guide

this is just for the Preview

RT can have its updates disabled.

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