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  1. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,447
    Windows 10 Pro
       28 Aug 2014 #11

    CountMike said: View Post
    No dual booting on same disk for me, had heck of a time with Win8, Alpha and beta, screwed up my W7 big time.
    I always use a second HDD when I load a second OS. Plus I backup the original HDD first. Learned that one the hard way.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       29 Aug 2014 #12

    Winuser said: View Post
    I always use a second HDD when I load a second OS. Plus I backup the original HDD first. Learned that one the hard way.


    I have been a big fan of system imaging programs since I first heard about them around 10 years ago. It sure saves me a lot of grief being able to restore an image when something goes amok for whatever reason!
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       29 Aug 2014 #13

    . . .what the heck the sooner the better. I am the one who just has to open the Christmas presents before breakfast. I have three computers 1) iMac 27", Lonovo 27" and a Dell i5 (this one is just waiting with baited breath for the new OS. . .
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
    Posts : 7,632
    Windows 10
       30 Aug 2014 #14

    New Windows coming in late September -- but which one?


    It looks like we're due for a preview of Windows sometime in late September. As InfoWorld's Eric Knorr noted last week, something new is brewing with Windows in Redmond, and it looks like we'll have a chance to see it in four to six weeks. At this point, though, there's very little consensus about what will appear.

    ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley kicked off the speculation a week ago with her usual well-connected, anonymous, likely coordinated report from unnamed sources:
    Microsoft is aiming to deliver a "technology preview" of its Windows "Threshold" operating system by late September or early October, according to multiple sources of mine who asked not to be named. ... "Threshold" is the next major version of Windows that is expected to be christened "Windows 9" when it is made available in the spring of 2015. "Threshold" is expected to include a number of new features that are aimed at continuing to improve Windows' usability on nontouch devices and by those using mice and keyboards alongside touch.
    Tom Warren at The Verge pegs the announcement date as Sept. 30. Paul Thurrott hasn't yet chimed in, as he usually does, but he's been on vacation and is due back today.
    Foley is very careful to maintain a semantic distance between "Threshold" and "Windows 9." Many people think the terms are synonymous, but longtime Chinese leaker Faikee continues to maintain that they are two separate products, possibly headed in different directions.
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  5. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       31 Aug 2014 #15

    Well...tomorrow is September 1st already so maybe not to long to wait anymore...bring it on!
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       31 Aug 2014 #16

    Right now I would love to see it come out on the 16th but the 30th would be fine.
    In the mean time I have two classes that both start on the 15th so that will have me busy.

    1. Functional Programming Principles in Scala
    2 .An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python

    I don't know how much play time I'll have with Win9(Threshold) but I'll try to make some.

    Jeff....
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  7. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,204
    Windows 10 IoT
       01 Sep 2014 #17

    I'm going to try and wait for the official release. It all depends on who here decides to be a guinea pig and how it goes for them. If it looks safe I may byte.
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