So, with my naivety hat firmly on, is the download freely available or only to MS Insiders (or whatever program it is you have to be enrolled in)? I have a free day tomorrow so would love to set up a VM to give 10 a whirl.
EDIT: Nevermind, I'm now an insider with the Tech Preview ISO downloading.
Last edited by Boozad; 01 Oct 2014 at 10:56.
I have the ISO on a usb drive.
I have some questions---
1--- If I install Windows 10 can I use my Macrium image to restore back to 8.1 ?
2--- Will installing 10 wipe out installed programs & personal files & folders ?
3--- Could one dual boot the 2 ?
4--- I may pose more questions in the future.
I anxiously await this reply.
Questions about exactly what will happen may need explanations as to how you intend to install. Such things as will both installs be UEFI, will 10 be on the same or another hard drive, etc...
I am sure someone will be installing as a Dual boot soon, and I might a little later, but is should work exactly as 8.1 did.
I think that refers to the recovery drive from the factory.I did see a note about not being able to use the Recovery options after an install.
I just got an email from Microsoft---
Once you're set up
Here’s how to share your feedback and stay up-to-date as an Insider:
- Use your registered PC to experience Tech Preview.
- Send us feedback and report problems through the Windows Feedback app.
- Visit the Windows Technical Preview forum to ask questions, get answers, and talk with other Insiders. (IT pros: Visit the TechNet forums.)
- Get the latest preview builds by keeping your PC plugged in and turned on.
From time to time as new features are released, we will contact you via email to keep you in the loop on the latest. Be sure the Windows Insider Program is on your trusted sender list. You can also read the announcements in the forums.