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Presently we are all testing 10 without even the need of being in the Windows Insider program! Upon running into the feedback option plus 10 being a first free upgrade by MS ever seen something is up! Before the offer ends next year what would MS do with a mountain of feedback? Listen to all of the complaints!
Performance wise as well as examination of the stability being seen with 10 has been proof enough here MS is finally getting back on track to where they had began with 7 taking the lead. 8 on the other hand wasn't well thought out about how to go about introducing a dual platform OS when first stripping a number of things out of Windows!
The smart move with some foresight would have been to have the regulars at TechNet and Insider test builds with Metro still having left Most things inplace until the dual platform was worked out as you are now seeing take form with 10. Instead they simply stripped down things like dvd and video playback support which came in with WMP 10 for an XP option carried on with Vista and 7 to be suddenly gone in 8! So it wasn't just the Start menu by itself referring to WMP simply as another example.
Initially with the 8 CP builds being an early bird for 8 is where I was having disk error problems with the two consecutive dual boots first adding 8 into the 7 BCD store not possible for 10 however and the subsequent PC Refresh of 8 still being a headache when the two didn't play well together in any type of joined intermix. As stand alones using the F12 option to select the drive I probably would have never run into those issues but glad I did since it showed it wasn't going to work here. 10 on the other hand much like where the 7 RC was back in 2009 still needing some fixes still to come is so far been running quite smoothly in the larger contrast.
People finding a new OS already partially downloaded and ready to install when they had no knowledge of what was going on isn't a sound business practice! When first seeing the 10 app appear here I had that first thought of what in who is this?! It was a great idea to introduce the option to reserve but not see 10 prep files downloaded and install to download 10 without people first opting to reserve their copy!
"Hey this is some big update going on!" as someone finds out later they now have upgraded over the version of Windows their 2yr. old pc came with and then blow their tops! You can hear some kid yelling "Hey my parents bought me a new 8 machine and MS turned around and put a new OS on it without...!"