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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 31-Jul-15 14:14:44
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Windows 10 Unboxing


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...or rather unloading perhaps...

I quite like Windows 10, although accessing apps is now a lot harder.

Installation went through okay, although there were a few areas where the user should be kept informed about the process, instead of getting just a blank screen. It took several hours.

After installation, I had to install NVidia drivers for Windows 10 - surprised it wasn't included in the updates (of which there were 2 and several app updates).

Graphically its quite nice - more of a Vista feel to it really.

Everything is smooth, although no faster than Windows 8, although I do need to defrag soon. Haven't tried Battlefield 4 or any other game yet though.

Edge is nice, although it looks like it wont accept plug-ins, so unfortunately you'll have to put up with adverts.

Cortana is a bit stupid - asked it for what the weather is like where I am, and it just kept coming up with a map of where it thought I was.

Windows Video player cant play FRAPS created files, so you would need something to play those if you need to before uploading (or editing). FRAPS does work, but it looks like you need to load it after the program you want to record, otherwise it will crash it.

Battlefield 4 doesn't support Edge, so you need something else. Its quite amusing if you select the "continue using Microsoft Edge" option: you get taken to a "Browser Not Supported" screen, which asks you to download a modern, secure browser smile So much for doing away with the need for Internet Explorer smile

You cant drag and drop a video for uploading to YouTube in Edge. It also slows down a lot when entering in a description whilst uploading.

The action centre is nice.

I have had the Store just hang during download of 7 apps... Fortunately, I managed to get it all going again.

4GB is too little for Windows 10 unfortunately - the amount of disk usage is quite amazing, so you would need at least 8GB as a minimum.

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Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 31-Jul-15 14:48:47
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Re: Windows 10 Unboxing


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4GB is too little for Windows 10 unfortunately - the amount of disk usage is quite amazing, so you would need at least 8GB as a minimum.

During my Installation it downloaded 2-off hidden directories, which used nearly 5GB, but then stated it need at least another 9GB (which I didn't have available), so it requested to use an external USB.

Having sorted that out, & then getting well past the 90+% loading mark, it simply stated that the Installation had failed - without any explanation!

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 31-Jul-15 16:50:12
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Re: Windows 10 Unboxing


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I did mean RAM smile

But I'm not surprised it wont really fit on a 4GB USB stick - it should give a good description though.

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Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Fri 31-Jul-15 17:47:33
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Re: Windows 10 Unboxing


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I did mean RAM smile

But I'm not surprised it wont really fit on a 4GB USB stick - it should give a good description though.

So what is the 3GB download all about?

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 31-Jul-15 19:57:21
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I think that's the boot system and not the actual operating system

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Fri 31-Jul-15 20:11:44
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I dont see anything good about edge unless you someone who likes dumbed down apps.

What were MS thinking. "ok lets copy chrome UI and have no features people will love it then".

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Standard User greyposter
(knowledge is power) Fri 31-Jul-15 20:54:39
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When my Win 10 arrives, would it be better to but Win 8 (I'm on 7)on before download ?

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 01-Aug-15 10:50:12
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Oh yes, Edge is far too simple, and can be very sluggish. It does work though (more or less), and its somewhat better than the IE app in Windows 8

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 01-Aug-15 10:51:46
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I don't see the point of going Win 7 -> Win 8 -> Win 10 - it is just asking for problems. Just install Windows 10 over Windows 7.

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Standard User greyposter
(knowledge is power) Sat 01-Aug-15 13:05:58
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Cheers, nice to know.

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