I did not like the first release of Windows 8, I changed my mind with 8.1 update, and I’m happy with Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9841, because now it is all about desktop (when we talk about PC) and things look good. I understand it could be buggy, but I’m not afraid to be a bit vulnerable. Besides, it runs smoothly and I can do whatever I used to do before without a glitch. Of course, it is a prerelease software, and as Miscrosoft warns “trying out an early build like this can be risky. […] don’t install the preview on your primary home or business PC. Unexpected PC crashes could damage or even delete your files, so you should back up everything.”
So, please make an extra backup if you choose to install it.
It was also the fastest installation I’ve ever done — all drivers were chosen just right. Look at the list of programs I installed:
To my best knowledge, they are all compatible with this windows release. I also keep the default Microsoft Defender as antivirus program (although I have a license for the latest Avast! Internet Security 2015 ?).
I had some minor errors with setting up of Microsoft Office 2013 64-bit, Adobe Photoshop and Audition 2014, FreeFileSync v.6.10, but otherwise they work fine.
Windows 10 Technical Preview will run until April 2015 and before that, of course, there will be major updates. I especially recommend it to try for those who have not bought Windows 8 yet, as it is the ‘free’ modern OS system to use.
Here’s some more screenshots of the new start screens:
Download ISO files here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-iso
There is a Product Key NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR, which is entered automatically.
Mind also the Windows Insider Program, free to join to receive further Windows preview builds as soon as they’re available.