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I updated from Windows 7 to Windows 10 Technical Preview – are you on W10?

| January 24, 2015 | 20 Replies

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Yesterday the insider preview for Windows 10 went live. My ancient Acer is on its last knees so I thought why the heck not.

You can either install it:

  • over whatever your PC is currently (e.g. Win7/8) – all your files stay the same
  • clean install (put the ISO on an external drive and format the drives)
  • in virtual machine.

At least that’s the gist I got. I chose to do the easiest install. It kept pretty much everything the same which I was surprised about. There were some apps that stopped working but overall they’re all still there. I think I managed to watch about 7 episodes of the first season of Scrubs in the time it took to install.

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Cortana doesn’t work – it says not available for my region.

Other than that, everything works pretty much the same. There’s a new multiple desktop option like mac (though I haven’t worked out what the shortcut is to change between them).

If you want to download, head on over to: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-download

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