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  1.    28 Oct 2014 #1
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    Microsoft opens up about more Windows 10 preview features


    Microsoft officials are revealing a few more of the Windows 10 features testers should expect in the coming months.

    Microsoft execs are sharing publicly a bit more about what Windows 10 testers should expect in the next test builds of the new client operating system.

    At the TechEd Europe conference in Barcelona on October 28, Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore demonstrated Build 9865 of Windows 10 in front of the morning keynote audience. That build is somewhat more recent than the first Windows 10 preview update, Build 9860, which Microsoft made available to its Windows Insiders testers last week.
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  2.    28 Oct 2014 #2
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    Beat me to it.

    I've just read that article.
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  3.    28 Oct 2014 #3
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    Thanks for that, some things there I am looking forward to trying
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  4.    30 Oct 2014 #4
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    Great News!
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  5.    30 Oct 2014 #5
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    After reading this article all I can say is WOW the idea of being able to upgrade and allow everything to stay basically in place regardless of what OS (7, 8, 8.1) is going to be a great deal of work. And, if it doesn't work on all computer setups is going to cause a lot of whining. Just can't wait. Will have to stock up on popcorn and Diet Pepsi for some really fun future reading. (Hope this wakes sense am having head problems at present.)
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  6.    30 Oct 2014 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    After reading this article all I can say is WOW the idea of being able to upgrade and allow everything to stay basically in place regardless of what OS (7, 8, 8.1) is going to be a great deal of work. And, if it doesn't work on all computer setups is going to cause a lot of whining. Just can't wait. Will have to stock up on popcorn and Diet Pepsi for some really fun future reading. (Hope this wakes sense am having head problems at present.)
    It might be a nice idea in theory, but it apparently doesn't even work between builds of W10.

    People have reported that various weird glitches have been solved by clean installs (just like in the "old" days).

    MS should:

    • Abandon the idea of storing program settings in the Registry (i.e. all programs treated as portable)
    • Provide a Windows Settings Import/Export tool (e.g. an xml file)


    IMO, it's ironic that the Registry’s main function (DRM) even prevents MS from being able to make in-place upgrades work.
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  7.    30 Oct 2014 #7
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    Just wondering how long people thank ISO's will be around. The days of what some like to refer to as clean installs are looking to become a dead issue. It would appear that Microsoft is looking to do away with install media in favor a the internet. As for businesses I am sure if necessary they will work with them with VL for install media. It just makes sense for them to do so in order to cut down on pirating of their OS, and Office software. Apple has come along way in doing just this though not quite there.
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  8.    31 Oct 2014 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    It just makes sense for them to do so in order to cut down on pirating of their OS, and Office software. Apple has come along way in doing just this though not quite there.
    Except that it will have no effect on piracy.
    Like all DRM schemes, the only people affected by this will be legitimate customers.

    Anyone who has the ability to crack Windows can easily create an ISO file from the ESD file (all it does is add an extra step).

    The only effect will be bad press for MS, as a result of people's PCs failing to upgrade successfully.
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  9.    31 Oct 2014 #9
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    I think that preventing piracy is simply an excuse. In fact, complicated activation schemes are only helping the pirates as it is often much easier to use some crack that go through the procedure set up by the software company even if you paid for the software. Subscriptions may have the same effect or worth - I will not upgrade to a new version of any software if a subscription will be required.
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  10.    31 Oct 2014 #10
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    I'm one that doesn't care for upgrades.
    I like a complete clean install of a operating system on its own drive.
    I would rather just buy a DVD with a COA and be done with all the B/S.
    Then I would have a Microsoft DVD and COA I can keep forever.
    Every thing on the DVD from Microsoft to do anything from Repair Install or what ever.
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