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Windows 7: Windows 10: Prepare 7 for the Technical Preview with official tools!

23 Dec 2014   #1
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows 10: Prepare 7 for the Technical Preview with official tools!

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If you’re yet to try the Windows 10 Technical Preview but don’t know how to install it alongside your primary Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 system, or just aren’t sure on how to install the said Technical Preview from its ISO file, Microsoft would like to help you. The Windows software-maker has released tools to quickly and safely get those systems to the Windows 10 Technical Preview ahead of the preview build that is expected in January. The said tools will allow you to update your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 system to the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview build via Windows Update in early 2015.
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This sounds pretty good for those who have avoided 8 so far but are curious to get Windows 10 next year. Personally I'd rather do a clean install or simply just a VM run, but it's still good to have options


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23 Dec 2014   #2
Wordsworth

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

This could work well for those that want Update to take care of things. Personally, I decided to skip the Technical Preview and wait for what I hope will be a Consumer Preview in January then dual boot it with Win 7 to see how well it plays with the hardware/software in my box. If that goes well I may upgrade to 10 RTM with a clean install.
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23 Dec 2014   #3
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I think i may give this tech preview a shot. Would be cool to see what 10 looks like since Im not gonna bother with the vm version etc.
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23 Dec 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea vm is not possible unless it's a 32 bit version which I don't like that idea of doing so I plan on covering up 8.1.1... anyway because there's really nothing in 8 I like anyway,
10 is not all that great either but as it's the newest I'll go to it on that ssd anyway and keep 7 till 2020 as my main os and play with 10 and hack it if necessary to get rid of the items I don't like which is most of the start button traits :/

If I have to get a third party theme to get glass back then so be it I'd have to do it for 8 anyway,
Start8 is already used which is not perfect in search but is allot better than 10's is with a yucky Bing default
Looking forward to the Jan. release and a dirt cheap upgrade
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23 Dec 2014   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I'll be buying a new SSD for 10, it'll only be to play around with anyway so my 7 install will be staying untouched.
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23 Dec 2014   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep it took to re-installs to figure that one out Gav
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24 Dec 2014   #7
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yea vm is not possible unless it's a 32 bit version which I don't like that idea of doing so I plan on covering up 8.1.1... anyway because there's really nothing in 8 I like anyway,
10 is not all that great either but as it's the newest I'll go to it on that ssd anyway and keep 7 till 2020 as my main os and play with 10 and hack it if necessary to get rid of the items I don't like which is most of the start button traits :/

If I have to get a third party theme to get glass back then so be it I'd have to do it for 8 anyway,
Start8 is already used which is not perfect in search but is allot better than 10's is with a yucky Bing default
Looking forward to the Jan. release and a dirt cheap upgrade

Hi there

Not sure of your remark about 32 bit only in a VM -- W10 runs perfectly as a 64 bit VM on VMWARE.

Note - on VMWARE workstation you can even run a 64 bit VM on a 32 Bit host provided the CPU supports the Virtualisation feature -- all modern CPU's made in the last 5 - 7 years do anyway.

I've had Windows 10 64 bit running as a VM on an XP Host -- the only restriction of course is that the maximum RAM you can give to both HOST + GUEST is 4GB - even here there are some exceptions such as using PAE where the 64 bit VM can get at addresses above the 4GB limit.

The W10 menu is quite customiseable --you can get rid of the tiles easily enough.

The latest official build is 9879 but build 9901 is out in the wild and has a few "interesting" features too -- I'm looking forward to the next official release.

From what I see it should be a fairly seamless transition from W7 to W10 - users won't have any difficulty using it - unlike the W8 fiasco.

Happy Xmas everyone - and give the computers a day or two REST !!!!!.

Cheers
jimbo
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24 Dec 2014   #8
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yea vm is not possible unless it's a 32 bit version which I don't like that idea of doing so I plan on covering up 8.1.1...
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Not sure of your remark about 32 bit only in a VM -- W10 runs perfectly as a 64 bit VM on VMWARE.

Note - on VMWARE workstation you can even run a 64 bit VM on a 32 Bit host provided the CPU supports the Virtualisation feature -- all modern CPU's made in the last 5 - 7 years do anyway.
I running a W10 TP 64 bit VM on VMware Player (in Linux Mint 17.1 64 bit Host).

My VMware Workstation is too old to run a W10 VM.
It can't run W8 or most new Linux Distros as VMs either.
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24 Dec 2014   #9
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If I ever decide to upgrade, which I probably won't, this would be the most harmless (and I'm hoping the fastest) way to do it.

But the January build is still going to be a Techical Preview. Until the CP, I'm not interested all that much in 10 anymore and this time around I just don't care about testing it and feedback and everything.

Recently I realized I barely use my laptop for anything aside from web browsing and games. All my stuff is in the cloud: my docs and pictures are on OneDrive, I stream all my music from Spotify and AudioAddict's free streaming websites/apps; I can't remember the last time I wanted to watch a movie anyway cause I just watch whatever I find on YouTube, and if it wasn't for Steam and games, I'd pretty much be totally okay with something like a simple cloud OS.
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24 Dec 2014   #10
Arelem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
If I ever decide to upgrade, which I probably won't, this would be the most harmless (and I'm hoping the fastest) way to do it.

But the January build is still going to be a Techical Preview. Until the CP, I'm not interested all that much in 10 anymore and this time around I just don't care about testing it and feedback and everything.

Recently I realized I barely use my laptop for anything aside from web browsing and games. All my stuff is in the cloud: my docs and pictures are on OneDrive, I stream all my music from Spotify and AudioAddict's free streaming websites/apps; I can't remember the last time I wanted to watch a movie anyway cause I just watch whatever I find on YouTube, and if it wasn't for Steam and games, I'd pretty much be totally okay with something like a simple cloud OS.
Does your chair recline so you can sleep in front of your computer, too?
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