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Windows 10 – New information

Re: Windows 10 – New information

Postby shreader » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:04 pm

I just installed DualBootPRO 1.1 in Windows 10 build 9926 x64 TP, to get it to install I needed to install .NET (earlier version) from Add features & run the DBP 1.1 .exe file in Vista compatibility mode.
The BCD backup, renaming OS menu items & changing the current boot timeout worked great.
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Re: Windows 10 – New information

Postby yeshuas » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:19 pm

I did the check for new build on one test machine, and the upgrade from win 8.1 on another, both went really slick.
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Re: Windows 10 – New information

Postby shreader » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:31 pm

Wow, great test install ^*^

I just finished installing this one on VMware 11 - workstation on Win7 x64 host on Main Rig.
Took 20 minutes after hitting the "next" button to reach the desktop.
Allocated 1CPU x4 cores & 4 GB ram, 1/2 of what's on this rig.

Runs very well.
W10 is activated w/o even entering a key
Installed 2 updates
Installed VMware tools & can now copy & past from host to VM
Very happy w/ this build... so far :P
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Re: Windows 10 – New information

Postby shreader » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:24 pm

How to enable the Spartan browser's speedy new Edge engine in Windows 10
In the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview build, users can toggle a hidden flag in Internet Explorer to enable Spartan’s new Edge rendering engine. Though it’s still experimental—and is mainly aimed at developers—it should bring significant performance improvements over IE11’s existing engine.

To enable the new engine, just type “about:flags” in IE11’s address bar, select.... [read post]
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2875279/ ... today.html

*Also from the MSDN IEBlog
Project Spartan and the Windows 10 January Preview Build
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2015 ... build.aspx
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Re: Windows 10 – New information

Postby shreader » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:55 am

Spartan w/ EDGE engine wasn't as easy to enable as the instructions make it sound, maybe because I was testing it VMware?

I had to do this first since typing about:flags in the address bar only brought up the Bing search engine.

1. Run a browser test so you can see the improvement (if any), I used http://www.speed-battle.com (sadly after the tweaks so I have no results for before)
2. Press F12 to open a developers box @ the bottom of IE11
3. Change the 11 (default) to EDGE... its at top of the box near the right side.
4. restart IE11

5. Enter "about:flags" & hit enter.
6. Make your changes per link/post & apply changes.

My Spartan/EDGE test results in VMWare workstation 11
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Re: Windows 10 – New information

Postby shreader » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:49 am

It appears that a new W10 update build will be available soon.
I installed 2 updates tonight, restarted PC & checked updates again.
One of the updates enhanced the advanced page so it shows the build branch now so I changed to fast & checked for updates.
A new build appeared & started downloading but erred about a minute into the DL.
Maybe tomorrow?

Edit: Gabe Aul (MS) tweeted..
Yep, looks like this is on us - we're exposing some build offers that we shouldn't - sorry, only MSFT can get.
https://twitter.com/GabeAul/status/560268766043324416
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Re: Windows 10 – New information

Postby shreader » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:06 pm

A new PRO build leaked Saturday (3/14/2015), it's build 10036 x64.
I snagged a copy & upgraded my VMware b9926 Enterprise installation, it went very smooth.

I have read some people are having problems w/ this build, I haven't though :peanutbutta

Here is a screeny of the new Install UI
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Re: Windows 10 – New information

Postby shreader » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:50 am

Another new build from Microsoft today its PRO build 10041, not sure if a Enterprise sku is available.
I upgraded my (above) install of build 10036 in VMware, it took 1 hour, 47 minutes to download & install it & hitting the desktop.
Windows Update installed it & I received this one because I have my new builds setting set to the "fast" ring, the "slow" ring didn't receive this one for reasons the MS has explained.

The install UI is the same as in the above screen.

So far I have not had any problems w/ this one even though this is the 2nd upgrade on top of the previous upgrade & 1st original install of build 9926.
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Re: Windows 10 – New information

Postby shreader » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:23 pm

Last night I fired-up the Test Rig w/ Windows 10 TP on it & in Windows Update (WU) there was a new build downloading... build 10049.
This one downloaded fast & installed way faster than the last one did.

My WU is set to the "Fast Ring" so I am guessing that's why I got this one so soon after the last one.
Could be MS is stepping-up their betas availability to insiders, hopefully.

Edit: I forgot to mention the new (code name) Spartan browser is in this one & is working quite well (for me).
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Re: Windows 10 – New information

Postby shreader » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:33 pm

Yesterday I used Windows Update to update my Win10 build 10049 Pro x64 to build 10061 Pro.
The update took around 1 hour, 25 minutes to download & install the update.
Once installed I let it rest for 30 minutes then restarted the PC & let it rest another 30 minutes.

Total drag that the start menu apps are broken in this build.
From the insiders hub (forum)
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insi ... 6f8743e753

In Build 10061, desktop apps (Win32 apps) won’t open from the Start menu, nor will they open from the “All Apps” section of the Start menu. I’m only able to launch Windows Store apps.

A: The issue you are describing is a known bug in this build of Windows 10 Technical Preview.
While we work on fixing this issue in a future build, here are a couple workarounds you can use:
• Use Search to find and launch the app.
• Right-click the app tile and pin it to your taskbar. Then launch the app from the taskbar.


*This happened to me before finding the post above.
I restored my old OS (10049) & all is good again.

Edit: build 10061 Release notes
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