Poll: How do you plan to use Windows 10?

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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 TP
       02 Oct 2014 #21

    VHD is the only way to Dual Boot. Works best uses real drivers. Same as bare metal install.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 104
    Windows 7 x64 HP
       02 Oct 2014 #22

    In a VM, for now.
    I'm not as blown away by Win10 as I was for Win7. So, when Win10 will be released, I won't rush in order to get a licence.
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  3.    02 Oct 2014 #23

    As a dual boot but not on the SSD; that might change real soon!
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Houston
    Posts : 1,397
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       02 Oct 2014 #24

    Went over win-8.1.. no love loss there but still on dual boot
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  5. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,394
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       02 Oct 2014 #25

    Offensive Option


    Offensively prejudicial option in the poll ("I hate progress....I won't use it.").
    That is a throwback to the desperate "W8 Fan Boys" mantra.

    I notice that the poll doesn't have a "You call this progress?...I won't use it." option.

    I notice that MS is still trying to trick people into signing up for an Hotmail/Live account (or whatever it is called these days).
    Just like the dodgy crapware installers that seem to be everywhere these days.

    IMO, it seems to be an improvement over the W8 series.

    Lebon14 said: View Post
    In a VM, for now.
    I'm not as blown away by Win10 as I was for Win7.
    Agreed.
    However, I wasn't horrified like I was with W8.

    My first impression after installation: W7 > W10TP > XP > W98SE > W8/Vista.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 02 Oct 2014 at 21:32.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10!
       02 Oct 2014 #26

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Offensively prejudicial option in the poll ("I hate progress....I won't use it.").
    That is a throwback to the desperate "W8 Fan Boys" mantra.

    I notice that the poll doesn't have a "You call this progress?...I won't use it." option.

    I notice that MS is still trying to trick people into signing up for an Hotmail/Live account (or whatever it is called these days).
    Just like the dodgy crapware installers that seem to be everywhere these days.

    IMO, it seems to be an improvement over the W8 series.
    Ya but it's ez enuf to avoid if you know about local accounts.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,394
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       02 Oct 2014 #27

    It's not cool ...


    bromanbro said: View Post
    Ya but it's ez enuf to avoid if you know about local accounts.
    The point is how many ordinary users are going to find it?

    It is the same tactic that crapware/malware installers use.
    IMO, it's not cool for a Megacorp (like MS) to use it.

    I knew there should have been option hidden somewhere, but I couldn't find it (it was hidden on a separate screen).

    I got around it like this:
    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    I noticed that W10TP checked my network and then it asked for my MS Account.

    I used the "Back" button (which took me back to the Options screen) and then I disconnected the network.
    When I confirmed my Options, I was taken to the Local Account setup screen.

    To avoid the MS Account screen, disconnect your network during the installation.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,543
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       02 Oct 2014 #28

    I did a clean install on my SSD. I am using the start menu now, but will soon switch to the start screen like I had on 8.1. At first it was hard without the start button, but now I find the start screen better.

    The only con so far is some apps I like to use, I.E. CPU-Z, and Speccy do not work. I wanted to try some benchmarks but will have to wait until it develops more. I'm sure they will work soon.
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  9. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 98
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       02 Oct 2014 #29

    Personally, I don't see what the big deal is with having to have a Microsoft account. Apple does the same thing with insisting you have an Apple ID to used any of their hardware or software. I might be prejudiced because I already had an account that I use for Skype, Office 365, OneDrive, email, etc., but I don't find it as annoying as using, say, my iPhone for the first time. I couldn't even use it at all until I downloaded and installed iTunes, setup an Apple ID, put in a credit card number, setup an iCloud account, etc., etc. Took over 2 hours just to turn the damn thing on. When my best friend setup a Microsoft Account to use with Windows 8.1, she put in an email address and a password, and she was done. Didn't even have to be a Hotmail/Outlook email address. She just used her gmail one. Altogether much, much simpler.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    South Australia
    Posts : 441
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       02 Oct 2014 #30

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Offensively prejudicial option in the poll ("I hate progress....I won't use it.").
    That is a throwback to the desperate "W8 Fan Boys" mantra.

    I notice that the poll doesn't have a "You call this progress?...I won't use it." option.
    Don't be so sensitive mate...its a long weekend. Relax.

    The poll was originally published in the Chillout Room as a light-hearted jibe.

    Maybe I should I re-publish it with my original intention for the 4th option : "Im a Luddite - I prefer to stay with the new Windows XP"
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