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How to Install Windows 10 on Your PC

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  1. ireland

    ireland Active member

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    Here's What Windows 10 Looks and Feels Like




    How to Install Windows 10 on Your PC

    Want to install Windows 10 on your own PC? We’ve got you covered with the instructions, although it’s just like installing any other version of Windows.
    For more on Windows 10, read our brief announcement post with some of the details.
    You should not install Windows 10 on your primary PC. Use a test computer or a virtual machine.
    Step 1: Join the Windows Insider program and download the Windows 10 ISO image
    Step 2: If you are installing on a regular PC, Burn it to an optical disk or create a bootable USB flash drive. Otherwise, just attach the ISO image using the virtual machine software of your choice.
    Step 3: Install it mostly by clicking the Next button.
    For posterity, here are all of the installation steps, although you could just remember the word “Next” and get through it fine.
    When you first boot the computer you’ll see a screen like this one:

    Click Next and you’ll be taken to the Install now button screen. Which obviously you should click.

    At this point you can choose whether you want to upgrade Windows or install a new custom install. Since we’re recommending that everybody install into a virtual machine or on a test PC, you should select Custom here.

    At this point you’ll need to pick where to install Windows 10. You might need to delete or create a partition, but if you are using a virtual machine, you can just click Next.

    And now it will install.

    Once the PC reboots again, you’ll be able to select the settings like whether Windows Updates are enabled (they aren’t allowed to be disabled in the preview). We’d recommend just using the express settings.

    And now you can sign into your Microsoft account. We’d recommend using a Microsoft account because otherwise you won’t be able to use half of the new features and you may as well use Linux or stick with Windows 7.

    If you’ve setup your account properly you’ll probably be asked to verify it in the middle. We excluded those steps from this article, but they are pretty simple.
    Now you’ll be asked how to setup the PC. Since we wanted to test everything as a new computer, we chose to set it up as a new PC instead, but you could copy all your settings from another computer if you wanted to.

    Want to use OneDrive? It’s nicely integrated into Windows, so we just left it alone.

    And now a colorful screen that tells us things are happening.

    And finally, we are at the desktop!

    Now click that Start button. Click it. You know you want to.


    You must go here to rread it all snd view the pictures
    http://www.howtogeek.com/197559/how-to-install-windows-10-on-your-pc/
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2014
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    [​IMG] Microsoft announces Windows 10
    posted by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Sep 2014 21:56 UTC
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    Microsoft finally surprised us all: At the eagerly-awaited first briefing for the next Windows, the firm revealed that they had decided to skip the 9 and call it Windows 10 instead. From a features perspective, we only learned about a few minor new features that hadn't already leaked. And as promised, the technical preview won't ship until October. Which starts tomorrow, by the way.

    To say that this was a different kind of Windows event is a major understatement. I want to focus on the details of the announcement here, but it's at least worth pointing out that Terry Myerson's team is approaching Windows 10 with a completely different - for the better - approach. Not just when compared to the past few releases. But when compared to every Windows release from the past 20 years. Everything is new again.

    It's looking like a good release so far - I'm especially very happy with the further neutering of Metro and the Expose-like functionality. Odd they're skipping 9 though.
    http://www.osnews.com/story/27968/Microsoft_announces_Windows_10
     
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    How to Make the Windows 10 Start Menu Look More Like Windows 7

    The Windows 10 Start Menu is really quite busy with all of those live tiles all over it. If that isn’t your thing, luckily you can remove them all really easily.
    Simply right-click on the tiles and choose Unpin from Start.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/197586/how-to-make-the-windows-10-start-menu-look-more-like-windows-7/


    How to Hide the Stupid Search Button on the Windows 10 Taskbar

    You would think that Microsoft would have learned from their Windows 8 mistakes of forcing terrible features down people’s throats, but it looks like they’ve integrated a positively awful Search button / panel into the Taskbar. Here’s how to hide it, although we haven’t figured out how to completely remove it yet.
    And again, this feature is terrible, and you should use the Feedback app to tell Microsoft just how dumb it is that you can’t turn this thing off.
    Note: we did contact somebody at Microsoft who said that it’s not possible to disable it at this moment.
    Removing the Stupid Search Button
    http://www.howtogeek.com/197607/how-to-hide-the-stupid-search-button-on-the-windows-10-taskbar/
     
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    How to Dual-Boot Windows 10 with Windows 7 or 8

    YOU MUST GO HERE TO READ IT ALL AND VIEW THW PICTURES


    http://www.howtogeek.com/197647/how-to-dual-boot-windows-10-with-windows-7-or-8/


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    You probably shouldn’t install Windows 10 on your primary PC. But, if you are going to, you should at least install it in a dual-boot configuration. You can then reboot to switch between your installed versions of Windows.

    Be sure you have backups of your important files before doing this. You shouldn’t lose your files if you follow this process, but a mistake or bug could cause you to lose them. Better safe than sorry!
    Resize Your Windows 7 or 8 Partition to Make Space

    irst, you’ll need to make space for Windows 10 on your hard drive. If you have two different hard drives in your computer and one of them is empty, you can skip this part. But you’ll probably want to install Windows 10 alongside Windows 7 or 8 on the same hard drive.

    Whether you’re using Windows 7 or 8, you can use the Disk Management utility to do this. Press Windows Key + R, type diskmgmt.msc into the Run dialog, and press Enter to launch it.

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    Locate your system partition — that’s probably the C: partition. Right-click it and select “Shrink Volume.” If you have multiple partitions on your hard drive, you could also choose to resize a different partition to free up space.

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    Shrink the volume to free up enough space for your Windows 10 system. Microsoft says Windows 10 has the same system requirements as Windows 8, and the 64-bit version of Windows 8.1 requires at least 20 GB of hard drive space. You’ll probably want more than that.

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    After shrinking the partition, you can continue the process.
    Download Windows 10 and Boot the Installer

    Download a Windows 10 ISO file and either burn it to a DVD or make a bootable USB flash drive. Microsoft’s Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool still works well, and will let you image a Windows 10 ISO file onto a USB drive.

    Leave the DVD or USB drive in your computer and reboot. It should automatically boot into the Windows 10 installer. If it doesn’t, you may need to change the boot order in your BIOS. If you have a Windows 8 computer that comes with the newer UEFI firmware, you’ll need to use Windows 8′s advanced boot menu to select your USB drive or DVD drive when you boot your computer.

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    Install Windows 10 Alongside Windows 7 or 8

    Go through the Windows 10 installation process normally. Select your language and keyboard layout and then click “Install now.”

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    After agreeing to the license agreement, click the “Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)” installation option. Upgrading would upgrade your existing Windows 7 or 8 system to the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Custom lets you install Windows 10 alongside an existing copy of Windows.

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    You’ll be taken to the “Where do you want to install Windows?” screen, which handles partitioning. You’ll see an “Unallocated Space” option here, assuming you resized your existing Windows partition to free up space earlier. Select it and click New to create a new partition in the empty space.

    A Size box will pop up asking how big you want the partition to be. By default, it will take up all the available unallocated space, so just click Apply to create a new partition using all that space.

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    The Windows installer will create a new partition and select it for you. Click Next to install Windows 10 on that new partition

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    Windows will finish installing normally without asking you any more questions.

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    Choose Between Windows 10 and Windows 7 or 8

    You’ll now be able to choose between Windows 10 and Windows 7 or 8 when you boot your computer. To switch between them, restart your computer and select your desired version of Windows in the boot menu.

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    Click the “Change defaults or choose other options” link on this screen to change the options. From here, you can choose the Windows operating system you want to boot by default and control how long the operating system selection will appear before it automatically boots that default version of Windows.

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    Both versions of Windows use the NTFS file system, so you can easily access your files from whichever version of Windows you’re using. You’ll see your other Windows drive appear with its own drive letter in File Explorer or Windows Explorer. You can right-click a drive and select Rename to give it a more descriptive label, like “Windows 10″ or “Windows 7.”

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    If you want to dual-boot Windows 10 and Linux, you should install Windows 10 first and install your Linux distribution of choice afterwards. That’s the ideal way to set up any Windows and Linux dual-boot configuration — Linux will install the GRUB2 boot loader and set it up so you can choose whether to boot Linux or Windows when you boot your PC. If you install Windows 10 afterward, it will install its own boot loader and ignore your Linux system, so you’ll have to restore the GRUB2 boot loader.

    YOU MUST GO HERE TO READ IT ALL AND VIEW THW PICTURES

    http://www.howtogeek.com/197647/how-to-dual-boot-windows-10-with-windows-7-or-8/
     
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    How to Re-enable the Start Screen Instead of the Start Menu in Windows 10


    There’s been a lot of friction about the Start screen in Windows 8. The default setup in Windows 10 is to show the Start menu instead of the Start screen. However, you can easily choose to use the Start screen instead of the Start menu.

    By default, the Start button brings up the Start menu with application tiles added, as shown below.

    GO HERE TO READ MORE
    http://www.howtogeek.com/197764/how...reen-instead-of-the-start-menu-in-windows-10/
     
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    Windows 10 to offer lock-down for businesses, feature updates for consumers


    Microsoft is reported to be putting an end to major OS releases starting from Windows 10 and will push new features through updates.
    According to Windows IT Pro, Windows 10 will be the last versioned OS from Microsoft, after which the company will stick to a regular update schedule to push new features. This fast-paced update system will debut in Windows 10 and will be optional for businesses as it may break compatibility with critical software.
    The two modes of updates for Windows 10 will be opt-in and lock-down. As the name suggests, opt-in will be the mode in which users will get access to the various new features, fixes and security updates if they choose to do so, while lock-down will allow consumers such as businesses to only receive security updates in order to prevent software incompatibilities.
    Microsoft was expected to start this update process with Windows 8 and it did so to some extent with 8.1 and its updates, one of which was discarded in favour of Windows 10. It will be interesting to see how Microsoft implements this further and whether it will be the same case for Windows on smartphones where the OS is tightly linked to the hardware.
    http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-...-for-businesses-feature-updates-for-consumers

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    How to Disable the Drop Shadows in Windows 10


    The drop shadows on applications in the Windows 10 preview are really big and suspiciously similar to the ones in OS X, and if they aren’t your speed, you can easily remove them. We actually think they look good, but since somebody out there won’t like them, here is how to disable them.
    Open up Control Panel and head to System and Security and then System, and click the Advanced system settings link.

    GO HERE FOR MORE INFO
    http://www.howtogeek.com/197866/how-to-disable-the-drop-shadows-in-windows-10/
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    8 Ways to Customize the Windows 10 Start Menu


    Windows 10 finally gives us back the Start Menu, and it’s much more customizable than it ever has been before. Here is a quick rundown of all the different ways that you can customize it.
    We’re guessing that they will continue to add more things over time, but for now this is the list of customizations that we’re aware of.
    Resize the Start Menu
    You can quickly resize the Start Menu by simply moving your mouse to the top edge of the Start Menu and resizing down.

    GO HERE FOR MORE INFO
    http://www.howtogeek.com/197836/8-ways-to-customize-the-windows-10-start-menu/
     
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    6 Great Windows 10 Features You Can Get Today on Windows 7 or 8

    Windows 10 contains some great new features. if you’re a Windows 8 user, you may be tempted to upgrade just to have your desktop work better. But you can get many of Windows 10′s features without upgrading.

    Why not just upgrade? Well, Windows 10 is early in development and unstable. Even if it works for you today, an upgrade in a month could break it. Windows 10 needs more time in the oven.

    A Start Menu
    You Windows 7 users are already part of the future — you have a Start menu on your desktop and everything! Windows 8 and 8.1 users aren’t yet in luck. After saying they’d add a Start menu in Windows 8.1 Update 2, Microsoft backed off and Windows 8 users will never get an official start menu — not unless they upgrade to Windows 10. That will hopefully be a free upgrade, but Microsoft refuses to confirm that rumor.

    You don’t have to wait — install a third-party Start menu today and you’ll never have to see that full-screen interface. Stardock’s Start8 even provides a “Windows 8 style” Start menu that will let you see live tiles in a floating pop-up Start menu, just like the one on Windows 10. If you don’t need that feature, any one of the other Windows 7-style Start menus will work for you. We like Classic Shell, but be sure not to install Classic Explorer or Classic IE while installing it — you

    Universal Apps” in Desktop Windows
    Virtual Desktops
    Task View (aka Exposé)
    Voice Assistant and Notification Center
    A Better Command Prompt



    GO HERE FOR ALL THE INFO

    http://www.howtogeek.com/197980/6-great-windows-10-features-you-can-get-today-on-windows-7-or-8/
     
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    Microsoft sort of explains what happened to Windows 9



    By Brad Sams @bdsams · 16 hours ago · Hot! 56



    When Microsoft announced Windows 10, the first question many people asked was what happened to Windows 9? While we have heard the reasoning about the programming issue for legacy applications, Microsoft is pushing a line that sounds a bit more interesting than the 'it breaks old apps'.



    Microsoft's Tony Prophet, who is the corporate vice president of Windows Marketing told a different story while on stage at the Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco. So what did Prophet say about Windows 9? Simply, "It came and it went".



    It's a short answer that skirts the issue but we interpret it to mean that Windows 8 morphed into Windows 9 during its lifecycle since it was updated so many times to add new functionality back in to the OS.



    That's a short answer for why Microsoft jumped the number 9, but in reality, Windows 7 and 8 were not the 7th or 8th versions of Windows, so the numbering has never been logical.



    Prophet also wanted to hit home that Windows 10 is not a simple step up from Windows 8 but is a huge change for the company in the way that they build Windows to how it will be deployed.



    Windows 10 is not going to be an incremental step from Window 8.1," he explained. "Windows 10 is going to be a material step. We're trying to create one platform, one eco-system that unites as many of the devices from the small embedded Internet of Things, through tablets, through phones, through PCs and, ultimately, into the Xbox"



    His statements on Windows 10 echo what was said at the announcement of the OS that occurred a couple of weeks back.



    The branding behind Windows 10 will likely work in Microsoft's favor too as it will allow the company to distance itself from Windows 8. While Windows 8 has been significantly updated to improve the mouse and keyboard experience since launch, the reputation damage has already been done.

    http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-sort-of-explains-what-happened-to-windows-9
     
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    That is actually a great answer by Tony Prophet. I will probably give Windows 10 a shot. There was no way in hell that Windows 8 would ever be on any of my computers.
     
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    Here's what's new in Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9860

    Development of Windows has been criticized in the past for being slow. With the Technical Preview of Windows 10, it's just not possible to level the same complaint at Microsoft. It's only a couple of weeks since we got our grubby little hands on the embryonic build 9841 and tens of thousands of users have provided feedback. Now it's upgrade time. Build 9860 has been pushed out -- through Windows Update, no less... none of this messy ISO malarkey this time around -- so it's time to take a look at the work Microsoft has done.

    When build 9841 was released, there was disappointment from many quarters -- including here -- at just how little had changed since Windows 8.1. Jumping up 19 build numbers might not seem like much, but there are now a couple of features that were talked about at the launch of the Technical Preview that were not available in the first release -- but still no Cortana.

    On the face of it, little has changed. Fire up PC Settings, however, and you'll see a couple of new tools -- and something else we'll return to at the end of this post. DataSense is a new tool to help stay within data usage limits. It's a continuation of the 'metered connection' idea from Windows 8, and it makes it easy to see how much data has been download over cellular and Wi-Fi connections.

    GO HERE TO READ MORE

    http://betanews.com/2014/10/21/here...n=Feed+-+bn+-+Betanews+Full+Content+Feed+-+BN
     
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    See the Windows 10 Start menu in action
    Take a look at the new and improved Windows 10 Start menu, care of the Windows 10 Technical Preview.

    The full-screen Windows 8 Start screen has been a real sore point for many of us, and Windows 10 aims to fix all that. The new Start Menu featured in the Windows 10 Technical Preview combines many of the smart ideas Windows 8 introduced with the usability we've grown used to in previous versions of Windows, giving the best of both worlds.

    GO HERE

    http://www.cnet.com/news/see-the-windows-10-start-menu-in-action/#ftag=CAD590a51e
     
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    Windows 10 Includes a Linux-Style Package Manager Named “OneGet”

    Forget the Windows Store. Microsoft is working on a Linux-style package management framework for Windows, and it’s included with Windows 10. It’s being tested with Chocolatey’s existing packages, and allows you to easily install desktop applications and other software.

    This is huge news. If you’ve ever used Linux, you’ve probably wanted a package management system for the Windows desktop ever since. Now it’s finally arriving!

    OneGet, a Package Management Framework for Windows

    READ MORE HERE
    http://www.howtogeek.com/200334/windows-10-includes-a-linux-style-package-manager-named-oneget/
     
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    Installing Windows 10, really wasn't different than installing any other version of Windows. I went into my part archive and assembled a computer, and then installed it. The parts were a bit older, Q6600, Gigabyte board, 8 Gigs of RAM, 500 Gig hard disk, and so on. To me so far it looks and largely behaves like Windows 8.1, with Stardock Star8 installed, except for some minor difference in the start menu. Microsoft has finally realized that they've gone about as far as they can with Windows versions, and that updating is probably a better idea than selling newer operating systems that are growing increasingly less popular. In the meantime they've been working overtime to pull everyone into the "cloud" and to find alternate ways to monetize the system in the areas of games and apps. I suspect that a large number of enthusiast builders are going to disaffect to Linux, if Linux can get adequate hardware driver and software support.
     
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    I heard that only the first year after it's released is free. So I think maybe I shouldn't upgrade to Windows 10.
     
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    You heard wrong. You better go read again.
     
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    1st year is free as long as you have win7 or win8\8.1.
     

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