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  1. M4v3r1ck's Avatar
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       23 Apr 2017 #180

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    Testing a new IP build on those commonly available VM systems, especially Microsoft's own Hyper-V, is something that must happen in the MS Windows development labs hundreds if not thousands of times before the next new build is released to the general mass of those on the Insider Program, and that is probably why Kari can guarantee that an upgrade performed in a VM will work.

    However, IMO, that is not what the Insider Program is really about - repeating the work already carried out.

    I feel that it should be a test on a sample of the general population of machines, old, new, perfect and faulty, overclocked and underspecified, warts and all, and definitely never likely to be seen anywhere near the Microsoft Windows development labs, and not on a batch of behave-alike virtual machines with a small range of virtual components and devices that only exist in the VMs themselves.
    Good points and insights you share with us in this post! [emoji1303]

    Although I use VM to test IP's (and get the ISO) I agree with you that for real testing of an IP OS, a bare-metal system is of course the best way to test for the feedback-hub!

    Yes I agree, in a VM only the virtual drivers for the hardware are tested - over and over again - but yet again I choose to do so. As I don't have a spare machine yet for bare-metal testing - will be reviving an old Mac Pro 3.1 (2008) for that purpose - I find it very convenient to test drive Windows IP's in a VM while working on my projects in macOS on the same flight!

    Cheers
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  2. dencal's Avatar
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       23 Apr 2017 #181

    Have never made an ISO using ESD or UUP, in the W10 Insider programme.
    Nor have I felt the need to use a VM.
    Each Update has been installed without any of the problems faced by many members, only problem encountered was a wait of three days on one Update.
    Once installed of course bugs revealed themselves, as can be seen on my attachment, but that was expected, isn't this what Insider is all about.
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  3. dencal's Avatar
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       23 Apr 2017 #182

    I note others are having problems with Windows Mail.....mine works flawlessly.
    Such a blessing to see all Mail together (4 accounts) without having to ponce about looking up each one individually.
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  4.    23 Apr 2017 #183

    dencal said: View Post
    I note others are having problems with Windows Mail.....mine works flawlessly.
    Such a blessing to see all Mail together (4 accounts) without having to ponce about looking up each one individually.
    As a precaution I have only 2 E-mail accounts connected thru Mail APP but it always worked.
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  5. dencal's Avatar
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       23 Apr 2017 #184

    CountMike said: View Post
    As a precaution I have only 2 E-mail accounts connected thru Mail APP but it always worked.
    Why the precaution?
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  6.    23 Apr 2017 #185

    dencal said: View Post
    Why the precaution?
    By connected I mean hotmail and gmail accounts can send each others messages like security codes and account retrieval messages. All other e-mail accounts are exclusively browser based and don't store anything on the computer. Same two are same way connected on the Lumia W10 phone. Other E-mail agent is Outlook 2013 and is set same way as Mail APP.
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  7.    23 Apr 2017 #186

    M4v3r1ck said: View Post
    Good points and insights you share with us in this post! [emoji1303]

    Although I use VM to test IP's (and get the ISO) I agree with you that for real testing of an IP OS, a bare-metal system is of course the best way to test for the feedback-hub!

    Yes I agree, in a VM only the virtual drivers for the hardware are tested - over and over again - but yet again I choose to do so. As I don't have a spare machine yet for bare-metal testing - will be reviving an old Mac Pro 3.1 (2008) for that purpose - I find it very convenient to test drive Windows IP's in a VM while working on my projects in macOS on the same flight!

    Cheers
    A very good way to run Insider versions with low risk to main PC is to install it on a bootable usb3 external hard drive or flash drive (32GB min) using tool like wintousb. You can set the internal drives to be offline if you wish as well.
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  8. Fafhrd's Avatar
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       23 Apr 2017 #187

    cereberus said: View Post
    A very good way to run Insider versions with low risk to main PC is to install it on a bootable usb3 external hard drive or flash drive (32GB min) using tool like wintousb. You can set the internal drives to be offline if you wish as well.
    But can you upgrade to the next IP build in a portable Windows OS installation, and will it be able to receive updates?
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  9. dencal's Avatar
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       23 Apr 2017 #188

    CountMike said: View Post
    By connected I mean hotmail and gmail accounts can send each others messages like security codes and account retrieval messages. All other e-mail accounts are exclusively browser based and don't store anything on the computer. Same two are same way connected on the Lumia W10 phone. Other E-mail agent is Outlook 2013 and is set same way as Mail APP.
    Windows Mail is not browser based.
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  10.    23 Apr 2017 #189

    dencal said: View Post
    Windows Mail is not browser based.
    Of course not, I never said it was.
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