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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2014, 04:53:54 PM »

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2014, 06:24:30 PM »
I had a problem getting into 10 because I installed it while on my wireless connection. That would have been fine except that the driver Win 10 picked for my wireless card didn't work right. When I got to the part about setting up my account, it kept saying I needed to be connected to the internet. I skipped that step and went on with the rest. The result was that when I tried to get into Win 10 from then lock screen, I couldn't because no account was set up. What I did to fix this was to connect through a cable, go to the screen shown by Bob and choose reset. I had to make sure I was targeting the Win 10 partition and not the Win 7 one because I would have lost everything if it was targeted wrong. After the somewhat lengthy reset process the setup for Win 10 began all over again and I was able to set up my account. Everything then went smoothly and I was able to fully get into the preview. The wireless card still wouldn't function and I had to manually trick the computer into installing the same driver used in Win 7. I reported the problem through the Windows Feedback app.

I guess the moral of the story is that you should connect through an Ethernet cable when installing the preview and not depend on a wireless connection working right.

Since I have it in a dual boot setup with Win 7, I can definitely say that 10 is faster than 7 but then so is 8/8.1. I really have no way to compare 10 with 8 as far as performance but in other areas, it's much better. You never get a glimpse of the "Metro" screen on a desktop PC unless you really set out to see it and the Start Menu just about takes away the need to install any third party utilities like Classic Shell. I could do without the tiles in the right pane but they can be removed and the whole thing can be customized how you want it. The only thing missing is the option to add the IE browser favorites to the Start Menu. The option is not there like in 7 and 8. I'm hoping it was just an omission on their part and I did report it through the feedback. Jumping right to a favorite site right from the Start Menu is the thing I use the Start Menu for more than anything else. You can pin the Favorites folder but then you have to click the shortcut, open the folder, and double click on the favorite. Having Favorites in a mouse over menu directly in the Start Menu is so much better. Maybe somebody will figure out a way to do it if MS doesn't add it back.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2014, 06:37:43 PM »

@Dch48,I have both a 32 and 64 bit Dell Laptop on which I installed Windows 10 on it's own partition.
Both computer use a WiFi connection and both had no problems.
The install of Windows 10 on the 32 bit system was actually done at my Senior Center where the
WiFi signal is marginal at best.
Guess it has to do with the WiFi card installed in your particular system.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2014, 06:50:06 PM »

@Dch48,I have both a 32 and 64 bit Dell Laptop on which I installed Windows 10 on it's own partition.
Both computer use a WiFi connection and both had no problems.
The install of Windows 10 on the 32 bit system was actually done at my Senior Center where the
WiFi signal is marginal at best.
Guess it has to do with the WiFi card installed in your particular system.
Yeah, when I searched for a solution to the problem I saw that my card had the same problem in Win 8 and none of the drivers released for 8 or 8.1 would work right. That's most likely why the driver Win 10 selected didn't work either. It is the combination Bluetooth 2070/ Broadcom 4313GN 802.11 b/g/n Wireless Adapter. I have never used the Bluetooth part though.

I think it is always a good idea to connect with a cable anyway. When I installed Ubuntu in a separate partition a while back (and subsequently removed it after less than a day) it specifically said to connect through a wired connection and not wireless.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2014, 06:52:55 PM »
Wired connection isn't always available. Especially not here at the senior center.... :)
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2014, 10:47:56 PM »
So, Dual Boot is well, delayed. The program I was using, isn't reading the EHDD I have. Need to find an actual FlashDrive.

Got a flashdrive, setting stuff up :). This will answer a few questions
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2014, 11:00:16 PM »
So, Dual Boot is well, delayed. The program I was using, isn't reading the EHDD I have. Need to find an actual FlashDrive.

Got a flashdrive, setting stuff up :). This will answer a few questions
Why not set a a new partition on your current HD ? Then burn the iso to a dvd and install from there ???
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2014, 01:54:32 AM »
Windows 10 wasn't seeing the new partition, but I see what went wrong. Little late to fix though... I will reinstall seven on the weekend, then try again. The virtual Machine was SO EASY, the actual computer, not soo much!


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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2014, 03:11:24 AM »
I had a problem getting into 10 because I installed it while on my wireless connection. That would have been fine except that the driver Win 10 picked for my wireless card didn't work right. When I got to the part about setting up my account, it kept saying I needed to be connected to the internet. I skipped that step and went on with the rest. The result was that when I tried to get into Win 10 from then lock screen, I couldn't because no account was set up. What I did to fix this was to connect through a cable, go to the screen shown by Bob and choose reset. I had to make sure I was targeting the Win 10 partition and not the Win 7 one because I would have lost everything if it was targeted wrong. After the somewhat lengthy reset process the setup for Win 10 began all over again and I was able to set up my account. Everything then went smoothly and I was able to fully get into the preview. The wireless card still wouldn't function and I had to manually trick the computer into installing the same driver used in Win 7. I reported the problem through the Windows Feedback app.

I guess the moral of the story is that you should connect through an Ethernet cable when installing the preview and not depend on a wireless connection working right.

Since I have it in a dual boot setup with Win 7, I can definitely say that 10 is faster than 7 but then so is 8/8.1. I really have no way to compare 10 with 8 as far as performance but in other areas, it's much better. You never get a glimpse of the "Metro" screen on a desktop PC unless you really set out to see it and the Start Menu just about takes away the need to install any third party utilities like Classic Shell. I could do without the tiles in the right pane but they can be removed and the whole thing can be customized how you want it. The only thing missing is the option to add the IE browser favorites to the Start Menu. The option is not there like in 7 and 8. I'm hoping it was just an omission on their part and I did report it through the feedback. Jumping right to a favorite site right from the Start Menu is the thing I use the Start Menu for more than anything else. You can pin the Favorites folder but then you have to click the shortcut, open the folder, and double click on the favorite. Having Favorites in a mouse over menu directly in the Start Menu is so much better. Maybe somebody will figure out a way to do it if MS doesn't add it back.

Windows 10 is simply what Windows 8 should have been from the very beginning. All the uproar about a new UI and new ways of doing things would have been greatly reduced and the OS would be more widely accepted than it is.
If your wireless/blue tooth card is always problematic then it might be wise to upgrade it to something better, I recently upgraded my laptops Atheros wireless/blue tooth card to an Intel 7260 ac and it's much better and only cost $20 :)
Concerning favourites...why not just drag and pin the links to the IE icon in the taskbar! then a right click on the IE icon will show all your sites for quick access and the private browsing is also accessed easiest via the same right click.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2014, 04:38:07 AM »
If your wireless/blue tooth card is always problematic then it might be wise to upgrade it to something better, I recently upgraded my laptops Atheros wireless/blue tooth card to an Intel 7260 ac and it's much better and only cost $20 :)
Concerning favourites...why not just drag and pin the links to the IE icon in the taskbar! then a right click on the IE icon will show all your sites for quick access and the private browsing is also accessed easiest via the same right click.
I could do that but I have like 100 sites in my favorites, organized into folders for Computer stuff, Forums, etc. I'd have to pin them one by one. I also never use Private browsing.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2014, 04:54:26 AM »
100 favourites :o just the most commonly used few then ;)

I always use the private browsing for banking and online purchasing, that's what it's for :)

Back to topic discussion now :-X

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2014, 04:13:36 PM »
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2014, 02:34:38 AM »
Read THIS

It is the most jaw dropping thing you will ever read about Windows 10. Talk about a MASSIVE invasion of ones privacy.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2014, 02:46:21 AM »
It's a technical preview, so just like every other technical preview over the years they will collect information to see what and how the OS is being used and performing, while using a preview version you are supposed to be forwarding information about usage performance and bugs discovered as well.