Windows 10: Is Windows 10 Ready?

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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       04 Jun 2015 #21

    Wynona do you mean dual booting two Windows 10's, one with current build, and the other staying in the insider program to get the newest, although not stable bleeding edge stuff?
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       04 Jun 2015 #22

    Wynona said: View Post
    I'm planning to run both the Preview/Insider Program and regular released Windows 10. Maybe as a dual boot system? I haven't worked out the logistics yet; which computer will do what . . .
    z3r010 said: View Post
    Why would you want to run the preview build once the final is out?
    Cliff S said: View Post
    Wynona do you mean dual booting two Windows 10's, one with current build, and the other staying in the insider program to get the newest, although not stable bleeding edge stuff?
    Wynona clearly stated the answers to those questions:

    I'm planning to run both the Preview/Insider Program and regular released Windows 10. Maybe as a dual boot system? I haven't worked out the logistics yet; which computer will do what

    Probably just having a debate with Star Ferret on the methodology.

    Win10 will be in Current Build status and perpetual Insider preview status, the next two are known:
    Redstone Q1 2016 and Restone Q3 2016

    Anyway .... testers like to test
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       04 Jun 2015 #23

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Wynona do you mean dual booting two Windows 10's, one with current build, and the other staying in the insider program to get the newest, although not stable bleeding edge stuff?
    Yeppers. Why not? That way I can compare.
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       04 Jun 2015 #24

    z3r010 said: View Post
    Why would you want to run the preview build once the final is out?
    Because I like learning new stuff . . . and I like being on the bleeding edge.

    And, I guess you could say I'm addicted to beta testing.
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       04 Jun 2015 #25

    Slartybart said: View Post
    Wynona clearly stated the answers to those questions:

    I'm planning to run both the Preview/Insider Program and regular released Windows 10. Maybe as a dual boot system? I haven't worked out the logistics yet; which computer will do what

    Probably just having a debate with Star Ferret on the methodology.

    Win10 will be in Current Build status and perpetual Insider preview status, the next two are known:
    Redstone Q1 2016 and Restone Q3 2016

    Anyway .... testers like to test
    Thanks Bill . . . Yep, I'm debating with StarFerret on how to do this. She's wanting to take the 15.6" laptop since it's more her size.
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       04 Jun 2015 #26

    Wynona said: View Post
    Printers will also become victims of Windows 10. I need to keep at least one system running Windows 8.1 because HP is notorious for not building new drivers for existing equipment. I'm still stinging from the HP Color Laser Printer they wouldn't give drivers for when Windows 7 came out!

    Right now, I have an HP Wide Bed printer that's essentially useless! I'm hoping against hope that there'll be drivers for it because that thing cost a few extra bucks!
    @Wynona

    If you have windows updated drivers enabled on windows 7 & windows 10 you should be able to download a HP xxxxx (LiDiL) version via Windows update. When I first got the computer the LiDil didn't work, it took awhile for Microsoft to get that HP driver updated.

    As far as the dual booting, running two windows 10 might conflict with each other especially if 10 is not a clean install. I had an issue that I couldn't run windows 7 even on another partition when I upgraded windows 7 to windows 10 preview. I was able triple boot with windows 7, windows 10 preview and Linux. The windows 10 preview had to be a clean install to work that way.


    All,

    Does any know the answer to this?

    If I stay with the new preview program after windows release does that mean I don't have to give up my windows 7 licensing?
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       04 Jun 2015 #27

    Wynona said: View Post
    Yeppers. Why not? That way I can compare.
    I do something like that with Ubuntu. I use the LTS as the "main" stable, and for each new version I jump in before there's even an alpha, after the latest version is finished using sudo do-release-upgrade -d.
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       04 Jun 2015 #28

    groze said: View Post
    @Wynona

    If you have windows updated drivers enabled on windows 7 & windows 10 you should be able to download a HP xxxxx (LiDiL) version via Windows update. When I first got the computer the LiDil didn't work, it took awhile for Microsoft to get that HP driver updated.
    I don't understand (LIDil). I've searched HP's site for drivers to the printer, but so far, haven't found any that work. It's an HP Officejet 7610. If you can point me toward drivers, I'd appreciate it, Groze.

    groze said: View Post
    As far as the dual booting, running two windows 10 might conflict with each other especially if 10 is not a clean install. I had an issue that I couldn't run windows 7 even on another partition when I upgraded windows 7 to windows 10 preview. I was able triple boot with windows 7, windows 10 preview and Linux. The windows 10 preview had to be a clean install to work that way.
    First, once you upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10 Preview, of course you could no longer boot Windows 7. In essence, you gave up your license to Win 7. Now, if you have three partitions, with Windows 7 on one, Windows 10 on one and Linux on the third, you haven't given up your license to Windows 10.

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    groze said: View Post
    If I stay with the new preview program after windows release does that mean I don't have to give up my windows 7 licensing?
    You do not have to give up your Windows 7 license if you don't upgrade it to Windows 10. It's as simple as that! Best of both worlds!
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       04 Jun 2015 #29

    @Wynona

    HpLiDiL
    That an open source driver that available through windows update.


    Windows 7
    In My computer properties, Click on Advance system settings, choose Hardware tab, click on Device Installation Settings, Choose yes. Save Changes. Close dialog.

    Now insert your HP printer into a usb slot, let windows try to install it, it should install. If not, reboot then try this. Go to device manager, right click on your printer choose update, search automatically for updated driver software.

    What is in bold should also work for windows 10. A reboot may not be needed for windows 10 but it will tell you.
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  10.    04 Jun 2015 #30

    z3r010 said: View Post
    Why would you want to run the preview build once the final is out?
    Hi there

    As with all these things there are bound to be some initial issues with it -- if I've got a working system I'll let some others try it out before making a final update that changes what I've already got working.

    I'm happy testing almost ad Nauseam these preview builds of W10 but once I decide that it's my "everyday" system then obviously I don't want to spend a lot of time fixing basic errors.

    I'm sure there will be some issues with the initial release --there always are -- however I have to say for testing W10 has been reasonably error free in most cases so far. I'm happy to let others test drive it for a week or two -- there's no rush. The latest build seems to be working just fine so far - only niggles - but no showstoppers now,

    Cheers
    jimbo
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