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  1. Joined : Mar 2015
    Athens
    Posts : 95
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit(Build 10122)
       29 Mar 2015 #111

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    My only other issues are basically cosmetic ones:
    • Twin Control Panels
    • The awful (full screen) Start Menu transparency
    • The horrible "All Apps" setup
    • The lack of Personalization adjustments to tame the diamond white theme
    Twin Control Panels, it's OK by me.
    The transparency of Start Menu is not awful for my tastes, but this hybrid thing it is and I think is combined with the next one.
    "All Apps" setup, yes, it's like we are getting back to W7 (or maybe XP) Desktop.
    In terms of personalization I hope many things will be fixed until RTM, perhaps after RTM who knows?

    I will keep this dual-boot setup as much as I can and certainly I won't upgrade from day one (when RTM comes).
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  2.    29 Mar 2015 #112

    I actually like the hybrid start menu. I never was one to be too much of a stickler about using my start menu, I just like it for nostalgia reasons. This hybrid thing kinda sorta makes my start menu slightly more useful now. To top it off, there's never a need for metro screen unless I want to search something quickly.
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  3. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10, Build 10041
       29 Mar 2015 #113

    I installed W10 on a separate partition about a month ago, moved everything over to W10, and now use W10 as main computer. It worked so well that I have removed Windows 7 from my computer. I have had no problems of any type; however, I have one concern that someone might address. I understand that W10 will be free to users of Windows 7 and 8 for one year. Since I no longer have Windows 7, am I going to have a problem getting the published version of W10 for free?

    Burgurne said: View Post
    Hello.
    I know Microsoft does not recommend using windows 10 as the main OS, but I have to change my mainboard and CPU next weekend, and therefor I want to do a clean install. But do I install Windows 8.1again? Or is it safe to take the chance and use Windows 10 as Main OS allthough there are no viruskillers that works (except Windows Defender).
    As I understand the news about Windows 10 it is more than 3 month away (and maybe even 6 month).

    Anybody here using it as main OS today?
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  4. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 729
    win 7 dual boot / 10
       29 Mar 2015 #114

    Big John said: View Post
    I installed W10 on a separate partition about a month ago, moved everything over to W10, and now use W10 as main computer. It worked so well that I have removed Windows 7 from my computer. I have had no problems of any type; however, I have one concern that someone might address. I understand that W10 will be free to users of Windows 7 and 8 for one year. Since I no longer have Windows 7, am I going to have a problem getting the published version of W10 for free?
    Big John.. No clear cut answer to your question. Just wait and see. Do you have the install disk for Windows 7 and the key? Might be all you will need>
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  5. Joined : Mar 2015
    Athens
    Posts : 95
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit(Build 10122)
       29 Mar 2015 #115

    Big John said: View Post
    I installed W10 on a separate partition about a month ago, moved everything over to W10, and now use W10 as main computer. It worked so well that I have removed Windows 7 from my computer. I have had no problems of any type; however, I have one concern that someone might address. I understand that W10 will be free to users of Windows 7 and 8 for one year. Since I no longer have Windows 7, am I going to have a problem getting the published version of W10 for free?
    Who knows what will happen at the end? Early days for conclusions. I mean, if MS release an image as an upgrade I suppose you will be able to use the Win7 legal key to install the W10 RTM. Or maybe a link would be available where you can input your legal W7 key and download W10 RTM. Nothing is completely sure, until gets in "flesh and bones".
    Until now, I know that W10 will be available as a FREE upgrade to W7 and W8/8.1 users through Windows Update and that's it.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2015
    Home town Columbus,O.H.I.O
    Posts : 181
    Windows 8.1 Pro/Windows Preview 10
       29 Mar 2015 #116

    NickTh said: View Post
    It's a technical preview. Therefore is not recommended for daily usage (as main OS). I wouldn't recommend it for main OS. You can perform a dual boot (Windows 8.1 & Windows 10), that's my current scheme and my recommendation.
    That's how I'M doing mine also.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       29 Mar 2015 #117

    Removing your trusted Win 7 or Won 8.1 system to replace it with a test version of Win 10 is suicidal if you do not make an image of your trusted system. With an image you can always backpaddle.

    At least for Win 8.1 you can find an iso from Microsoft and reinstall if you have the key (e.g. from the COA sticker). But with Win 7 you may be stuck. For OEM keys there are no more isos on the web. For Win 7 retail keys, MS still provides a download. See posting of adamf 2 posts down.
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  8. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       29 Mar 2015 #118

    I think for most users testing Win10TP is best to use a VM of some kind. Why?? I just think it's easier to test and evaluate a new OS and still have a stable one to fall back on for daily use. That's why I run Win8.1.1 as my primary and I test Win10TP in a VM.(VMWare)..
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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
    Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64
       29 Mar 2015 #119

    whs said: View Post
    At least for Win 8.1 you can find an iso from Microsoft and reinstall if you have the key (e.g. from the COA sticker). But with Win 7 you are stuck. There are no more isos on the web.
    You can get 7 here with your key Microsoft Software Recovery
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       29 Mar 2015 #120

    adamf said: View Post
    You can get 7 here with your key Microsoft Software Recovery
    But only with a retail key. I will make a note of that in my post.
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