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  1.    09 Oct 2014 #1
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    Windows 8.1 Update 1

    win 10 preview


    hi

    im interested in downloading & installing the new windows 10 tecnical preview but have a few questions.
    -can i dual boot it with my current os.
    -how stable is it? will i be able to install software & games? generally use it as a main os.
    -is there a time limit?
    -will microsoft continually supply us with updates or will i have to reinstall a new os every time they bring out a new update.

    thanks in advanced
    james
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  2.    09 Oct 2014 #2
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    Hi and welcome to TenForums,
    Dual boot works fine as wine doing it with win-7
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...ndows-8-a.html

    Updates come just as they do with any os
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  3.    09 Oct 2014 #3
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    Windows 8.1 Update 1
    Thread Starter

    is there a time limit and is it stable enough to install software and games
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  4.    09 Oct 2014 #4
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64

    I'm not much of a gamer but I'm sure you shouldn't have any issues ?
    It seems pretty stable to me it is a preview so testing would be your view of performance plus anyone else that does the same during the preview Leave feedback using the feedback app
    Plus post here to inform others

    Time limit well there's always that chance we're not insiders at Microsoft but no short term or anything but that's has been discovered yet but it is free
    Cheers.
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  5.    09 Oct 2014 #5
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    Windows 8.1 Update 1
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    can you help me with this. what do i type in the box? Im looking to give windows 10 a partition size of 200gbClick image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    Hi and welcome to TenForums,
    Dual boot works fine as wine doing it with win-7
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...ndows-8-a.html

    Updates come just as they do with any os
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    09 Oct 2014 #6
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64

    Hi,
    Partition or Volume - Create New - Windows 7 Help Forums
    1gig = 1024 mg
    The least I would use is about 40 gigs which would be 1024x40=40960
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  7.    09 Oct 2014 #7
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    Windows 8.1 Update 1
    Thread Starter

    so if i enter 200000mb in the box i would roughly get a blank partition of 200gb

    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    Hi,
    Partition or Volume - Create New - Windows 7 Help Forums
    1gig = 1024 mg
    The least I would use is about 40 gigs which would be 1024x40=40960
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  8.    09 Oct 2014 #8
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    Well you only have 86560 avalible so No I wouldn't enter that nuber you posted
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  9.    09 Oct 2014 #9
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    Windows 8.1 Update 1
    Thread Starter

    ok, so if i leave it with 86560MB entered in the box and press SHRINK I will get a blank partition that is around 87GB in size
    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    Well you only have 86560 avalible so No I wouldn't enter that nuber you posted
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  10.    09 Oct 2014 #10
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    I believe the closer number would be 85 rounded up,

    But keep in mind your Shrinking I suppose your win-7 patition so do not use the maximum it shows,
    I post half of the Avalible space if you want to do some cleaning we can use Disk cleanup and cleanup system files and see what it cleans up ?
    Disk Cleanup - Open and Use - Windows 7 Help Forums
    After opening disk cleanup use the Clean up system files option,
    There you'll also see Out dated windows updates that can be removed,
    More options will remove all but the most recent restore points as well if your machine is working well,

    Then your going to need to defragment your hard drive,
    Disk Defragmenter - Open and Use - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Then post what the difference is,
    Cheers.
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