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Topic # 162105 29-Jan-2015 11:43
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I'm about to build my new PC (hopfeully this week) and have Windows 8.1 OEM to install, but with the lastest Windows 10 preview I'm considering just installing that. I heard them on the NZ Tech podcast this morning that you will be able to upgrade straight to the finished build when it's availble. I'm guessing I can just use my windows 8.1 key to be able to upgrade for free.

It would save me the hassle of setting up everything on Windows 8.1 and then having to start again a few months down the track.

Silly idea or not?

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  Reply # 1224629 29-Jan-2015 11:47
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If the PC is for you and you don;t mind some bugs, go for it.

If other family members will be using it, consider whether you'll get any flak for things not working properly.




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  Reply # 1224630 29-Jan-2015 11:49
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Good point. Worth factoring into my decision ultimately.

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  Reply # 1224634 29-Jan-2015 11:59
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I'm using Windows 10 preview as my daily driver at the moment, on a surface pro, and other than the occasional niggle it's been rock solid. I'm considering sticking it on my main home machine too.

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  Reply # 1224645 29-Jan-2015 12:26
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I'm just putting W10 onto my home machine now, alongside W7, with the plan to kick the tyres a little then change over. Heard a rumor that if you're on the tech preview it may be free even without an upgrade. I've had a friend on W10 for a few months, he's only had one problem but tbh he probably caused it himself.

Just to steal the thread... if you're dual booting W7 and W10, but want to set up shares on W10, you can't as you don't have permissions (from memory of the error message). Is there a way to set permissions so both W7 and W10 can share a directory on an NTFS volume? They can't both be owners...




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  Reply # 1224662 29-Jan-2015 12:49
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I was running 10 preview up until a couple of days ago on my laptop (that only gets used as a movie device in my room).

All was going swimmingly until the latest update, where I now have 80-100% disk usage constantly (from multiple processes), broken graphics drivers (even after multiple reinstalls) and unstable connections to network shares (dropping and reconnecting every ~5 mins).

So for now I have chucked a copy of Linux Mint on just to have a play around until the consumer preview of 10 is available. (not recommended btw, Mint seems to be even more useless than the broken version of 10 and somehow slower...).


Up until the last update though I was really happy with 10, fast, responsive and with some of the 8.1 niggles removed or smoothed over. Will definitely be upgrading my main PC day 1.

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  Reply # 1224739 29-Jan-2015 14:28
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sidefx: I'm using Windows 10 preview as my daily driver at the moment, on a surface pro, and other than the occasional niggle it's been rock solid. I'm considering sticking it on my main home machine too.


Not to hijack the thread but I also have a Surface Pro which I use only for when I just can't do work on a tablet. If it's broken it doesn't matter since there is another laptop in the house and several desktops.

Did Windows 10 preview support the SP completely in terms of pen, touch etc.?  If so I might do the same.




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  Reply # 1224831 29-Jan-2015 17:37
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CutCutCut: I'm about to build my new PC (hopfeully this week) and have Windows 8.1 OEM to install, but with the lastest Windows 10 preview I'm considering just installing that. I heard them on the NZ Tech podcast this morning that you will be able to upgrade straight to the finished build when it's availble. I'm guessing I can just use my windows 8.1 key to be able to upgrade for free.

It would save me the hassle of setting up everything on Windows 8.1 and then having to start again a few months down the track.

Silly idea or not?


One of the really good things about windows 8.1 (and I guess win 10) is you get Hyper-V - this means you can install your 8.1 OEM system and keep that standard, then build a Virtual Machine running Windows 10 (and other beta software). 




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  Reply # 1225185 30-Jan-2015 10:43
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I am looking at getting a larger mSATA SSD for my Intel NUC which is my daily driver
Looking at doing the same, rather than installing a new install of 8.1, I would install 10. 





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  Reply # 1225217 30-Jan-2015 11:20
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nzkiwiman: I am looking at getting a larger mSATA SSD for my Intel NUC which is my daily driver
Looking at doing the same, rather than installing a new install of 8.1, I would install 10. 




Yes, I basically want to save my self a full reinstall in  a few months time if possible.

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  Reply # 1225222 30-Jan-2015 11:28
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lagbort: I was running 10 preview up until a couple of days ago on my laptop (that only gets used as a movie device in my room).

All was going swimmingly until the latest update, where I now have 80-100% disk usage constantly (from multiple processes), broken graphics drivers (even after multiple reinstalls) and unstable connections to network shares (dropping and reconnecting every ~5 mins).

So for now I have chucked a copy of Linux Mint on just to have a play around until the consumer preview of 10 is available. (not recommended btw, Mint seems to be even more useless than the broken version of 10 and somehow slower...).


Up until the last update though I was really happy with 10, fast, responsive and with some of the 8.1 niggles removed or smoothed over. Will definitely be upgrading my main PC day 1.


hmm i just realised that ... my disk is constantly being accessed 100% of the time! (didn't notice it as i have an SSD ...)

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  Reply # 1225401 30-Jan-2015 14:12
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Well, I just purchased an mSATA from Amazon (no New Zealand stock I could find) so in a few weeks I'll pull out my Windows 8 mSATA and install the blank one and install Win10 



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  Reply # 1225413 30-Jan-2015 14:42
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lagbort: I was running 10 preview up until a couple of days ago on my laptop (that only gets used as a movie device in my room).

All was going swimmingly until the latest update, where I now have 80-100% disk usage constantly (from multiple processes), broken graphics drivers (even after multiple reinstalls) and unstable connections to network shares (dropping and reconnecting every ~5 mins).

So for now I have chucked a copy of Linux Mint on just to have a play around until the consumer preview of 10 is available. (not recommended btw, Mint seems to be even more useless than the broken version of 10 and somehow slower...).


Up until the last update though I was really happy with 10, fast, responsive and with some of the 8.1 niggles removed or smoothed over. Will definitely be upgrading my main PC day 1.


hmm i just realised that ... my disk is constantly being accessed 100% of the time! (didn't notice it as i have an SSD ...)


Well that doesn't sound promising

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  Reply # 1225421 30-Jan-2015 14:55
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I'll check my disks later today. I have anywhere between 4 and 7 in my PC at any one time (two SSD, three hdd, plus two more HDD coming online).




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  Reply # 1225428 30-Jan-2015 15:02
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timmmay: I'll check my disks later today. I have anywhere between 4 and 7 in my PC at any one time (two SSD, three hdd, plus two more HDD coming online).

Now that's just greedy.  Think of all the poor starving little NAS boxes in Africa.




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  Reply # 1225431 30-Jan-2015 15:08
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timmmay: I'll check my disks later today. I have anywhere between 4 and 7 in my PC at any one time (two SSD, three hdd, plus two more HDD coming online).

Now that's just greedy.  Think of all the poor starving little NAS boxes in Africa.


Hehe. Disks:
 - One OS SSD
 - One data SSD (currently partitioned and running W10 as well)
 - One general personal data disk
 - One professional data disk
 - One media disk
 - Two 4TB disks for the RAID array to replace some of the above.

I also have:
 - Offline archive disk inside
 - Offline mirror disk nearby
 - Two disks at work for full offsite backup
 - One disk at another location for second level offsite backup of critical content
 - Two online backup systems for critical documents (I replaced Mozy free with Crashplan because it wasn't doing the job properly, but I never bothered turning Mozy off. No harm).




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