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Old 10-02-2014, 03:17 PM   #61 (permalink)
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You have the choice of the Start Screen (like WIn8) or a "Hybrid" start Menu. You can remove all the tiles if you choose to, though. You can resize the tiles by right clicking a tile -> resize -> choose small/medium/large (only some tiles have option for large).

You mean the System Properties? Just like in WIn7.

1) Control Panel -> System
2) Open up 'This PC' in explorer (used to be 'Computer') -> System Properties from the ribbon
3) Add the "Thic PC" item to your Start Menu as a list item or a Tile -> right click -> Properties
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And Windows+Pause/Break
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Old 10-02-2014, 03:28 PM   #62 (permalink)
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And Windows+Pause/Break
Oh yeah, forgot about that. I never use it since Pause/Break is so "out-of-the-way" lol.
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LOL didn't realize this thread would blow up.

I was going to make another pointing people to the free preview. I'm installing it now - used it at work today. It's pretty slick. I would compare it to what Windows 7 was to Vista. What everyone essentially complained about in Windows 8 they changed in Windows 10.

And ya, the name is silly but 8 (not 8.1) was a flop so they wanted to distance themselves. Similar to what they did with Vista and Windows 7.

Creating another thread for the download.
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Plus the windows branding in the past has been Windows 95, Windows 98.. From a branding standpoint even i could see them wanting to separate that generational gap.
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Am I missing it or did they do away with the local account? Your only choice is to sign in with a MS email?
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Am I missing it or did they do away with the local account? Your only choice is to sign in with a MS email?
It's just kinda hidden, like in Win8. You have to choose to create an account, and then you can choose to not sign in with a Live Account.
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You can create a local account - they just 'prefer' microsoft account. It will ask you to use your microsoft account first, but you can select to just create a local account.
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Am I missing it or did they do away with the local account? Your only choice is to sign in with a MS email?
You'll need an MS account to DL anything from the store
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You'll need an MS account to DL anything from the store
Or to provide feedback.

I didn't sign in with a Live account, and then when I opened the Feedback app it asked me to sign it - so I signed in, but chose the option to sign into apps individually rather than let all apps able to access my account.
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I installed Windows 10 in a VM, and I haven't had any problems running it virtualized vs on "real" hardware. My first takeaway is that it is a lot more like windows 7, which seems to be the consensus here. I'd be curious to see how it works on a Windows tablet, like the Surface Pro; but as I unfortunately don't have one, I'll ha to be satisfied with running it in a VM.
Microsoft also just released a huge update for the technical preview, that I haven't had a chance to install yet.
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