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Offline jerryyyyy

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Can you install on Windows 10 "Insider" Version?
« on: 2015 June 26 07:42:22 »
Hi,

Nobody responded to the Windows 10 thread below, but I tried to activate my license on the Windows 10 "Insider" version (the Beta or Developer's preview) and it would not activate.  I wonder if somebody could look at this.  I assume you log the activation attempts somewhere. 

Windows 10 is going mainstream in one month.  Theoretically PI should work... 
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Re: Can you install on Windows 10 "Insider" Version?
« Reply #1 on: 2015 June 26 08:42:16 »
I read in one of the postings (I believe from Juan), that the next soon to be released update included Win 10 compatibility.

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Re: Can you install on Windows 10 "Insider" Version?
« Reply #2 on: 2015 June 26 08:45:04 »
That's good news as I also received notification of the free Windows 10 and wondered to what extent it would affect my software notibly Pixinsight.

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Re: Can you install on Windows 10 "Insider" Version?
« Reply #3 on: 2015 June 26 21:48:35 »
Thanks for the follow up jerryyyyy.

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Re: Can you install on Windows 10 "Insider" Version?
« Reply #4 on: 2015 June 27 18:53:50 »
Sure.  I do a lot of Windows installs where I work.  Paul Thurrott is the expert on this and will have a very cheap e-book out on Windows 10.  I had to roll-back one of the recent installs as it was locking up.  This is not yet a finished product and I am not sure it is going to be really finished next month.  The older the hardware you have, the worse it appears.  If you really want to be informed there is a podcast called "Windows Weekly" but really only for the hard core. 

The way to try this out is to join the insiders program which gives you the right to get an iso install disk (costs nothing).  You can then burn the disk and make a dual boot system.  The How To is well presented in many places online, but basically you clear up some space on your drive and the iso will install there next to your regular install.  You are given the choice of OS at boot.  This allows you to determine risk-free if the OS will run on your set of hardware.  It runs real well on my brand new desktop where I have 8.2 and PI running real fast.  It runs less well on older Dell laptops, but that being said it has a smaller footprint than W7 and may have an advantage on marginal hardware.... remember this is also supposed to run on low-cost tablets. 

If you are courageous (i.e. out of your mind) you can install the iso over your current OS (7 or 8.1) and it will replace the OS.  Your license will be OK (free upgrade).  In theory you can also roll this back, but I have not looked into that as all my installs except one are dual boots. 

Better living through modern electronics.... :)
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