Windows 10: Is Windows 10 stable enough for main desktop?

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  1.    18 Oct 2014 #21

    Upgrade installs always have something wrong. Clean install is less problematic.
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  2.    18 Oct 2014 #22

    While that may be true, it is a cop out imo. It is a poor comment on an OS and a real PITA for the end user to have to redo all the apps and drivers and setups.
    I've done upgrade installs almost every time with Windows various versions and all the OSX versions along the way with so few issues it isn't an issue at all.
    I understand that the tech preview may not be ready enough for that though. But when the release comes out, it darned well better be.
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       18 Oct 2014 #23

    I did the upgrade,over win7,used a usb and ran it from the desktop ,but I had only installed win7 a few days ago,but the few programs I had installed are still there and working
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       18 Oct 2014 #24

    Kari said: View Post
    Just my two Euro cents:

    The Windows 10 Tech Preview is a surprisingly stable and "ready to run" OS considering it's just a pre-release version. I have it as the main and only OS on three rigs, one desktop and two laptops since the October 1st, heavy daily use and not a single issue (not counting some cosmetics). I am extremely happy with it and will no longer use the "old" Windows 8.1. All three computers found and installed all drivers, I only had to install the finger print reader drivers to laptops manually.

    Just a few minutes ago I replied to an XP Mode issue on Seven Forums taking screenshots from XP Mode installed on Windows 7 virtual machine running in Hyper-V on Windows 10 laptop :). That's how good this works.

    I've had no crashes, no BSOD, all my software has installed without issues, only one of my Windows 8.1 Modern Apps does not work (news app from a Finnish newspaper).


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       18 Oct 2014 #25

    I upgraded my Acer 5532 Laptop from 8.1.1 to 10 TP by mounting the iso under 8.1.1 then starting the upgrade from there. No DVD or flash drive required. Worked great. ALL drivers good and ALL installed software still works.

    AMD 1.6Ghz TF-20 Processor
    4GB Ram
    64 bit 8.1.1 to 64 bit 10 TP
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  6.    19 Oct 2014 #26

    Edwin said: View Post
    Allegedly, yes.

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    Not necessarily true.

    There could be later builds -- I'm sure some people will remember the various builds that came out when W7 was being developed.
    The current build could also be given an update which prolongs it.

    Ms though this time seems to have got its internal security sorted out as there's been pretty well nothing seen "out in the Wild". There must be some internal builds being worked on.

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  7.    19 Oct 2014 #27

    rmonroe36 said: View Post

    Hi there

    You *Might* have some problems in April when the preview Runs out -- you'll either have to revert back to W8.1 or spend a boodle of dosh on buying several Windows Licenses --the FREE preview doesn't last forever !!!!

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  8.    19 Oct 2014 #28

    Edwin said: View Post
    I stand corrected. Thanks.
    EDIT **** To clarify, April 15th is only the Consumer Preview release date and not that of the RTM. ****

    Oh really? I thought that seemed to be a short time window (six months) to finish an OS.

    I thought larger updates were going to be applied week after week, basically morphing the OS into something different as time moved along. Nothing really seems to have changed yet.

    So far, I actually still prefer Windows 8.1 with a Start Menu replacement app in use. I'm not big on Windows 10's Start Menu implementation, and I have no use for multiple desktops (I even disable them on Linux builds). So for now, what does 10 improve on for me?
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       19 Oct 2014 #29

    I did upgrade from 8.1 to 10 on my only PC and it has worked fine with no problems at all. The only irritant was the upgrade process took hours and hours. Far far slower than a clean install. Even my Vista era display and trackpad drivers continue to work fine. Perhaps in April I'll have to restore back 8.1 but I expect there will be some hack to allow activation - there normally is.
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       19 Oct 2014 #30

    If I only had one pc to play with I would seriously think about getting a spare hdd to run it on as a clean install. I have W10 running on an 80 gb Western Digital that I bought on Ebay really cheap. I have bought 6 hdd's of various sizes and only one was not perfect. I recently bought a WD RE4 500 still sealed with HP server tray attached in it's original shockproof box. It had never been used in a server but SMART showed that WD had tested it for 120 hours, it cost me 42 pp. Having your original operating system untouched to fall back on seems sensible to me.
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