1. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 69
    Windows 10
       01 Mar 2015 #1

    W10 Worth it?


    I'm thinking about downloading the beta version of W10 but I'm not sure if it would be worth the time or effort.

    How does it run? Is it too buggy to be worthwhile?

    If I do decide to DL it, would you recommend that I install it over my current OS (W8.1) or dual boot?
    W10 does look rather interesting but I just want to be sure that it is worthy of downloading.
    Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance guys.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,531
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       01 Mar 2015 #2

    Bek, welcome to tenforums. I think it is worth it. I would dual boot. There are tutorials for it.
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  3. Joined : Sep 2014
    UK
    Posts : 88
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       01 Mar 2015 #3

    BeK said: View Post
    I'm thinking about downloading the beta version of W10 but I'm not sure if it would be worth the time or effort.

    How does it run? Is it too buggy to be worthwhile?

    If I do decide to DL it, would you recommend that I install it over my current OS (W8.1) or dual boot?
    W10 does look rather interesting but I just want to be sure that it is worthy of downloading.
    Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance guys.
    1. If you want to keep windows 10 use it as main os if not dual boot it/install in VM. 2. Its not that buggy to be fair. 3. It runs just fine.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Mar 2015 #4

    Welcome to the forums.. and here's a link for you to get a copy of the curent build of Win10TP. Windows 10 Technical Preview - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

    Now, is it worth it.. well I think it is.. set it up as a dual boot to get the best testing. Now, if you like the looks of the new start menu.. then Yes.. Is it buggy,, there are minor things that need fixing but nothing major from my use and I use Win10TP as my main OS.

    HTH,,,
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  5. Joined : Nov 2013
    Houston
    Posts : 1,394
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       01 Mar 2015 #5

    Hi and welcome to TenForums,
    I'd wait for the new version to be released before jumping in

    Personally I found running in either a virtual machine using VMware or using win-8's Hyper-v much safer way to test 10tp,
    Dual boot allot of people are doing that but I would not do it on the same hdd as your win 8.1 install,
    Use a separate hdd if you do and also make sure no other drives are connected during usage.

    I would not install over 8.1 until the final release and free upgrade is what you want to do
    Otherwise your relying on beta builds to get 8.1 back,
    Lots of tutorials on all the above suggestions are here in the tutorial section
    Cheers.
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  6. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       01 Mar 2015 #6

    BeK said: View Post
    I'm thinking about downloading the beta version of W10 but I'm not sure if it would be worth the time or effort.
    I would say, if you really have to ask this question, then the answer is probably "no". If you're that worried about your time and effort, then what would be the point? You are obviously too busy to spend any time tweaking or dealing with potential issues that might occur from using pre-release software.

    Those of us who play with these builds do so because we enjoy doing so, and thus "time and effort" doesn't even enter the equation. Furthermore, you shouldn't install over your production system with any pre-release software unless you don't care if you lose everything you have. Not that this is a likely scenario, but there could be bugs that could cause, among other things, hard disk corruption or even total loss of all data.

    In other words, you have to expect the worst *could* happen, even if it's not likely to.

    If this were finished software, it would be released. It's not. And it's still in development. You should start off by running it in a virtual machine, or on a computer you don't care about. If, and only if, you feel it's usable at that point should you consider installing it on your main system, if you are prepared for the worst (make backups, etc..).
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       01 Mar 2015 #7

    If you are a Windows 8.1 user, it will be easy to adapt. As a windows 7 user you wil be a bit discombobulated at first. I would install it in VM. Here is a tutorial I made on how to install and operate it in VM.
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  8. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 69
    Windows 10
       01 Mar 2015 #8

    Thanks for all the feedback guys! :-)
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