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Windows 10 - First Impressions


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Windows 10 reserved by "millions" according to Microsoft

 

I have no doubt but that they know exactly how many people have reserved Windows 10.

 

What I'm curious about is why they don't state just how many millions. Could it be that it's an embarrassing number?

 

Just sayin'...

 

--JorgeA

 

P.S. Another possibility I can think of is that they actually have no idea how many people have reserved Win10, and that this bragging is total B.S.


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It'd be hilarious if at the end of the month they release a really serious OS, completely different than the one we've been seeing.

 

That wouild be the happiest tech surprise of the decade.

 

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Don't know how many here are old enough to remember the movie "WarGames"...but just about every day I find myself repeating that line the army guy delivers to Dabney Coleman at the end, I just replace "defense system" with any of our favorite 21st century disappointments. For example, "After very careful consideration, sir, I've come to the conclusion that your new operating system sucks."

 



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What's it been, 2 days?  Now another new build (10162) is downloading.

 

Every time one of these things installs a whole buttload of stuff gets reset back to they way they want it.

 

Is this aversion therapy?

 

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P.S. Another possibility I can think of is that they actually have no idea how many people have reserved Win10, and that this bragging is total B.S.

Naah, not only they know exactly the number but for each of them they have names, e-mail, geolocation and IP of all the connections they made, shopping habits and tastes, right now they are busy dividing the harvested mass into those that prefer vanilla and those that prefer chocolate in order to produce a "Soylent Green" like ice-cream that will fit all.

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Don't know how many here are old enough to remember the movie "WarGames"...but just about every day I find myself repeating that line the army guy delivers to Dabney Coleman at the end, I just replace "defense system" with any of our favorite 21st century disappointments. For example, "After very careful consideration, sir, I've come to the conclusion that your new operating system sucks."

 

Another quote from Wargames in regard to all this post Windows 7 idiocracy:

 

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My worst week with Windows 10 Preview: When downloads go very, very wrong

 

Windows 10 kicked my butt this week.

 

If you’re looking for an exhaustive hands on of Windows 10 Mobile build 10149, this isn’t it. I spent most of Thursday afternoon trying to install it on two phones—managing to put one into an unresponsive state, and breaking Wi-Fi on the other. Instead, I’m sitting here [...] wondering whether other Windows Insiders like me will be willing to continue this life of adventure once Windows 10 launches.

 

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Naah, not only they know exactly the number but for each of them they have names, e-mail, geolocation and IP of all the connections they made, shopping habits and tastes

 

Oh, has that list already been published by hackers?  I didn't think it would take them long to steal.

 

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More Windows 10 coolness (not!):

 

The download time is a real issue.  6 to 12 Mbps seems like a reasonable download usage of a 12 Mbps bandwidth.  However, using one of Microsoft external download sites so I could get an iso for the "Fast" release 10162 shows a very slow download speed, 0.1 to 1 Mbps.  41% of the download has taken over 12 hours.  Probably still another 12 hours plus to go.

 

Update:  20 plus hours into the 3 day download, Win 10 10130 crashed.  So much for upgrading to 10162.

 

Reported here.

 

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Naah, not only they know exactly the number but for each of them they have names, e-mail, geolocation and IP of all the connections they made, shopping habits and tastes

 

Oh, has that list already been published by hackers?  I didn't think it would take them long to steal.

 

-Noel

 

 

LOL :thumbup

 

--JorgeA



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I recently made an interesting discovery with Windows 10... If you start Firefox in XP compatibility mode and modify your system colors using the registry or an old desk.cpl from NT4 or Win2k, you can restore some sanity to it:

 

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How did you do that? Can you give a step-by-step for the part about using an old desk.cpl?

 

I have a dual-boot Win7 and Win10 system. Found the desk.cpl from Win7 and wanted to copy it over to the Win10 partition, but the OS isn't letting me change the name of the current desk.cpl so that I can drop in the one from Win7.

 

What do I need to do to accomplish that?

 

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How did you do that? Can you give a step-by-step for the part about using an old desk.cpl?

 

I have a dual-boot Win7 and Win10 system. Found the desk.cpl from Win7 and wanted to copy it over to the Win10 partition, but the OS isn't letting me change the name of the current desk.cpl so that I can drop in the one from Win7.

 

What do I need to do to accomplish that?

 

--JorgeA

 

I found a thread over at ThinkPad forums where somebody got the classic theme running in Windows 8. The download included a desk.cpl in the source folder, which I decided to try out in Windows 10, but I think that an old desk.cpl from NT4 or Win2k will work, from any directory.






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