Windows 10: Windows 8.1 Enterprise -- Now switching to W10

  1.    28 Jan 2015 #1

    Windows 8.1 Enterprise -- Now switching to W10


    Hi there

    Now that I can run Win 10 at least until OCTOBER (build 9926 extends till oct 1st) I am ditching my Win 8.1 Enterprise system -- was an old TechNet copy anyway. Windows 8.1 while better than 8 isn't going anywhere either.

    The only thing I wanted on Enterprise was the Windows to Go - but I've since "replicated" that by running a W10 VM on an external SSD which runs just fine so I don't really need te Windows to Go system any more either.

    At full release time I can use a Windows 7 Ultimate to get my Free upgrade so the only thing I'm losing are the Language Interface packs but they will re-appear later.

    Build 9926 WITH the latest updates and Brinks start menu modifications works just fine.

    I prefer the start menu of build 9879 to to new one - Mod shows how to use the old one and also have dynamic menu switching from Start menu to Start screen - fine if you are in tablet mode.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Windows 10 Professional
       28 Jan 2015 #2

    Hey Jimbo,
    Keep in mind there's a bunch of features that don't exist and/or don't work on the Enterprise version, for instance, I don't think Cortana works at all, there's no Feedback or Insider's Hub apps. There may be a couple I missed, just food for thought.
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  3.    28 Jan 2015 #3

    Edwin said: View Post
    Hey Jimbo,
    Keep in mind there's a bunch of features that don't exist and/or don't work on the Enterprise version, for instance, I don't think Cortana works at all, there's no Feedback or Insider's Hub apps. There may be a couple I missed, just food for thought.
    Hi there

    I was talking about ditching W8.1 Enterprise -- I'm not going to install W10 Enterprise unless for some reason I need it. The "Normal" version seems fine for me now I've got an "alternative Windows to Go". In any case the Virtual Machine will run on ANY host whether Linux or Windows and I haven't had any problems booting up the CENTOS 7 HOST on the external SSD on a whole variety of different hardware. If you do this though create a NON UEFI version for maximum flexibility.

    I'm still interested to see what the final SKU's will be -- the HOME PREMIUM versions of previous OS'es were just too limited though. I'd have to have the PRO level at a minimum.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    28 Jan 2015 #4

    Funnily enough, this is exactly what I plan doing later this evening - just got a new SSD - so clean install Win10 Pro (the pleasing thing as well is that the watermark is almost not noticeable) ...and all the other stuff including dual Linux and all it's mods as well... Happy days.
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