1. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 30
    Win10 Pro 64bit
       14 Jun 2015 #1

    Worth installing W10 Insider Preview as Primary OS on my desktop?


    I installed W10 10130 insider prev on my laptop last night on my laptop. After a lengthy process, it installed even from within Win 8.1 and wiping everything clean. Should I do the same with my desktop? Is W10 IP safe to used in a day to day environment? And will W10 IP be upgradable to W10 RTM when available on July 29? Or will I have to start afresh?
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  2. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,447
    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Jun 2015 #2

    thefrecklepuny said: View Post
    I installed W10 10130 insider prev on my laptop last night on my laptop. After a lengthy process, it installed even from within Win 8.1 and wiping everything clean. Should I do the same with my desktop? Is W10 IP safe to used in a day to day environment? And will W10 IP be upgradable to W10 RTM when available on July 29? Or will I have to start afresh?
    I just did it last night on my desktop. I was dual booting Win 8.1.1 and Win10 TP. Now I have a dual boot with 2 Win 10 TPs. If you do decide to make Win10 TP your primary make sure you backup your present OS first so you can go back to it if you have to.
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  3. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 136
    Windows 10 Latest build
       14 Jun 2015 #3

    I have been using Win 10 as my primary system since the beginning of the year, the only problem I had was one time I turned the computer off while it was updating and I had to reinstall a fresh version, but although windows itself was corrupted all my files remained untouched.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 335
    Windows 10x64 15007
       14 Jun 2015 #4

    Deleted 8.1 and went to 10130 as my primary OS about a week ago. Make sure you retain the ability to revert back if necessary.
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  5. Joined : Jun 2015
    Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 build 10130
       14 Jun 2015 #5

    thefrecklepuny said: View Post
    I installed W10 10130 insider prev on my laptop last night on my laptop. After a lengthy process, it installed even from within Win 8.1 and wiping everything clean. Should I do the same with my desktop? Is W10 IP safe to used in a day to day environment? And will W10 IP be upgradable to W10 RTM when available on July 29? Or will I have to start afresh?
    I have Windows 10 on both my computers from build 10074 to 10122 and now build 10130 with no major setbacks so far, just minor bugs as you would expect from a preview OS. I triple boot both my desktop and laptop with Windows 10, Macintosh/Hackintosh Yosemite 10.10.3 and Linux Ubuntu 15.04 using EasyBCD as a boot manager. I back up all my OS's from a boot disk of Acronis True Image onto a 1 TB portable USB drive and this can put a broken OS back on its wheels in 5-10 minutes including the MBR.
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  6. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 30
    Win10 Pro 64bit
       14 Jun 2015 #6

    Well I make regular backups and have the Win 8.1 USB setup disk in case anything should go belly up. Tempted to go for it...
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  7. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Jun 2015 #7

    I use Win10 as my primary and I have since the beginning of the year. Yes. it's had bugs but this is a very good OS and it's heading in the right direction.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,675
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       14 Jun 2015 #8

    I'm dual booting Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. I log into Windows 10 for the most part, and Windows 8.1 for any "real" work. I keep a minimum of apps on Windows 10 so it isn't so hard to set up after a clean install.

    I won't replace Windows 8.1 on any of my machines until after July 29. I will upgrade first and then do a clean install afterward if things don't seem right to me.
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  9. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 30
    Win10 Pro 64bit
       14 Jun 2015 #9

    Okay, may well wait until 29th July. No rush to upset a perfectly working system just yet. My laptop will give me ample time to explore Win10's good and not so good points.
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  10.    14 Jun 2015 #10

    well i just saved all the photos from the computer and went for technical preview to my only desktop @ home, havent been sad one day with this in last 7months
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