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Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Petrovic, Oct 1, 2014.


Have you tried Windows 10 Technical Preview?

  1. Yes, in a Virtual Machine.

  2. Yes, installed on my main system.

  3. No, but I will soon.

  4. No, not interested.

  1. McLovin

    McLovin Level 61
    Trusted AV Tester

    Apr 17, 2011
    Computer repair shop
    Queensland, Australia
    Windows 10
    Trend Micro
    I'm willing to give the OS ago, but I refuse to install it on a main computer.
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  2. Petrovic

    Petrovic Level 61

    Apr 25, 2013
    Somewhere In nowhere
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  3. Petrovic

    Petrovic Level 61

    Apr 25, 2013
    Somewhere In nowhere
    How to Activate and Enable REFS File System on Windows 10

    Microsoft has a new file system designed to increase data integrity, scalability and availability called the Resilient File System (ReFS). This file system has leveraged many of the NTFS file system goodies and expanded them to make it more scalable and prevent corruptions.

    The final version of Windows 10 uses NTFS and Microsoft has not added any option to enable the ReFS file system in the system. Resilient File System (ReFS) is a new local file system that maximizes data availability, despite errors that would historically cause data loss or downtime. Microsoft has only added ReFS file system in Windows Server 2012 and there is no direct option to activate or enable ReFS in Windows 10.

    But if you still keen to try and test ReFS on your Windows 10 system then here is the way to activate ReFS on your system.

    First download REFS enabler from here.

    Once you download and run Enable ReFS.reg.

    Click on yes if you want to continue,then OK after that the option to format non system drive as REFS file system will be available via command line option or via Windows Explorer right click content menu for Format as shown in screenshot.

    If you want to disable Refs file system in windows 10 i have attached an other file for you so just double click and disable it.

    From Wikipedia:
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  4. woomera

    woomera Level 6

    Jan 15, 2012
    WOW now thats something i wont be bothering with untill all the necessary tests has been done and they make sure its compatible with everything else.
  5. Shaun

    Shaun New Member

    Feb 17, 2014
    Network engineer and Writer
    Edge of Civilisation
    I can't wait to play with this on my VM Thanks guys and gals.
  6. Petrovic

    Petrovic Level 61

    Apr 25, 2013
    Somewhere In nowhere
    Get ISO image for Windows 10 build 9860 for a clean install
    Microsoft offers Windows 10 build 9860 only via Windows Update or via the PC Settings app. It can only be installed from an existing installation of Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9841. For users who have recently decided to install Windows 10 after build 9860 has been released, it doubles the amount of work they have to do and a huge waste of their time - installing build 9841 first via the public ISO image and then updating it with a large 2 to 3 GB download which takes forever to install and can sometimes even fail to upgrade your OS. So for those who want to perform a clean install of Windows 10 build 9860, here are the instructions on how they can build a standalone ISO image themselves and install it.

    To create the ISO image for build 9860,

    First, you need to get the ESD image file of Windows 10 build 9860. The actual links are as follows (via MDL):

    Windows 10 x64: 9860.0.141008-2044.fbl_release_clientpro_ret_x64fre_en-us_890f9c77dfdd9d3e7e9ac46e18fa7f4dd7b105d1.esd

    Windows 10 x86: 9860.0.141008-2044.fbl_release_clientpro_ret_x86fre_en-us_4268ed97873110ab801beb19b3f5016090623c7c.esd
    1. Now download the ESD Decrypter tool from HERE
    2. Extract the ESD Decrypter tool to any folder and put your ESD file in the same directory:
    3. Now right click the decrypt.cmd file and run it as administrator from the context menu.
    4. Type 4 at the command prompt to build the full ISO image:
    5. Wait for a few minutes and enjoy your ISO file!
  7. Petrovic

    Petrovic Level 61

    Apr 25, 2013
    Somewhere In nowhere
    Windows 10 setup.exe command line switches
    The Windows 10 Setup program, or setup.exe which is part of the installation media, supports a set of command line arguments. Using those arguments, you can modify the behavior of Windows installation. In this article we will review command line switches available for setup.exe in Windows 10.
    So, Setup.exe installs or upgrades Windows. The following command line arguments can be used to modify the behavior of Windows installation:
    Switch: /auto 
    Parameters : Upgrade; DataOnly; Clean
    Action : Automate install with migration choice for the installation.
    The media setup UI and progress screens are shown by default, but are automated.
    This switch also assumes the following default configurations :
    EULA acceptance, Dynamic Update is enabled, telemetry collection and upload opt - in, OOBE will be skipped, PBR will be updated or created.
    Example : setup.exe /auto upgrade
    Switch : /quiet
    Parameters : N /A
    Action : The quiet flag will suppress any setup UX, including rollback UX
    Example : setup.exe /auto upgrade /quiet
    Switch : /pkey 
    Parameters : 5x5 product key
    Action : Supplies setup with the specified product key.
    This parameter is not necessary when upgrading with volume licensed media or media that contains a pid.txt in the sources folder.
    Example : setup.exe /auto upgrade /pkey ABC12-DEF34-GHI56-JKL78-MNP90
    Switch : /showoobe 
    Parameters : Full; None
    Action : When /showoobe is set to Full, the end user must interactively complete OOBE.
    Alternatively, when /showoobe is set to None, OOBE is skipped and components are set to their default settings.
    Example : setup.exe /auto upgrade /showoobe full
    Switch : /noreboot
    Parameters : N /A
    Action : Setup will not automatically reboot the PC when it completes down - level OS tasks.
    The next time the PC is rebooted, setup will continue.
    Example : setup.exe /auto upgrade /noreboot
    Switch : /DynamicUpdate 
    Parameters : Enable; Disable
    Action : Specifies whether setup will perform Dynamic Update operations (search, download, and install updates).
    Example : setup.exe /auto upgrade /DynamicUpdate disable
    Switch : /Postoobe \setupcomplete.cmd
    Parameters : Local file path or UNC network path to a file named setupcomplete.cmd
    Action : Injects setupcomplete.cmd file from the specified location.
    Setupcomplete.cmd is a customized script to perform tasks after the installation completes but before first user login.
    It is run with System privileges.
    Example : setup.exe /auto upgrade /postoobe c:\script\setupcomplete.cmd
    Switch : /Postrollback 
    Parameters : Local file path or UNC network path to a file named setuprollback.cmd
    Action : Injects setuprollback.cmd file from the specified location.
    Setuprolback.cmd is a customized script to perform tasks after the installation fails and the PC has rolled back to its previous OS.
    It is run with the same privileges as the user or process that launched setup.
    Example : setup.exe /auto upgrade /postrollback \MyShare\script\setuprollback.cmd
    Switch : /installfrom 
    Parameters : Local file path or network path to a specific.wim
    Action : Specifies location for installation source media /files
    Example : setup.exe /auto clean /installfrom d:\myWim\customwim.wim
    Switch : /PBRUpdate 
    Parameters : Enable; Disable
    Action : When /PBRUpdate is set to Enable, setup will update or create the PBR partition.
    Conversely, when /PBRUpdate is set to Disable, setup will not update or create the PBR partition
    Example : setup.exe /auto upgrade /PBRupdate disable
    Switch : /migratealldrivers 
    Parameters : All; None
    Action : When /migratealldrivers is set to All, setup will attempt to migrate all drivers as part of the installation.
    In contrast, when /migratealldrivers is set to None, setup will not migrate anydrivers as part of the installation.
    NOTE: this switch should only be used in testing and test envoriments.It should not be used in production.
    Example : setup.exe /auto upgrade /migratealldrivers none
    Switch : /installdrivers 
    Parameters : Local file path or UNC network path to a folder that contains.inf files
    Action : Setup will inject all driver.infs found in the specified location during the installation process.
    Setup will recursively search through all the subfolders of the specified location.
    Example : setup.exe /auto upgrade /installdrivers c:\myUpgrade\drivers
    Switch : /Telemetry 
    Parameters : Enable; Disable
    Action : When /Telemetry is set to Enable, setup will collect and upload telemetry generated by the installation.
    However, when /Telemetry is set to Disable, setup will not collect and upload installation - related telemetry.
    Example : setup.exe /auto upgrade /Telemetry enable
    Switch : /copylogs 
    Parameters : Local file paths and UNC network paths
    Action : Upon failure, setup will copy or upload compressed logs to the specified location.
    Please note that the PC and /or user must have permission and network access to the specified file path.
    This command runs in the system context so may not have permissions to copy to locations that require user permissions
    Example : setup.exe /auto upgrade /copylogs \MyShare\UpgradeLogs
    Here are some usage examples.
    An admin wants to upgrade the departments PCs from Windows 7 Enterprise overnight. He does not want the setup user interface to appear, but he does want the end users to manually go through the Out of box experience(known as OOBE) experience.
    The following command line can be used to orchestrate the full upgrade to Windows vNext, requiring user input only once the machine reaches OOBE :
    Setup.exe /auto upgrade /quiet /showoobe full
    Alternatively, a deployment engineer may want to collect logs and other diagnostic information from test PCs in the event of a failure.
    The following command line instructs setup invoke the setuprollback.cmd script after an installation failure :
    Setup.exe /auto upgrade /installdrivers c:\myUpgrade\drivers /postrollback c:\setuprollback.cmd
  8. smithseo

    smithseo New Member

    Dec 18, 2014
    I am also facing this problem, if anyone know the solution reply me.
  9. eight

    eight Guest

    I have never tried the Developer / Technical Preview of any of the Windows Operating Systems.
  10. Rus Anca

    Rus Anca New Member

    Jun 18, 2014
    IT Network Specialist
    #51 Rus Anca, Jan 22, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 22, 2015
    Update Jan, 21, 2015
    Microsoft has announced details regarding the features and availability of Windows 10.
    Windows 10 in the first year of its availability will be free for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users.

    Even Windows 7 users are included for it which makes it awesome.

    The new Windows 10 builds will be soon available from Microsoft for testing.
    Note:Its not the final release.

    Relaxe and enjoy the video of the Microsoft event:

    Windows 10 is a unified Windows build and is a major change over the Windows 8 days.
    Windows 10 will automatically show you a touch oriented interface on a touch screen device and a traditional UI on a desktop device.

    On the desktop front Microsoft has confirmed Spartan as the default browser.
    There was no sign of IE though.
    Windows 10 desktop will come with Cortana built in.

    And, Windows 10 phone will also be released to all Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users.
    Microsoft has also announced that it will be launching new flagship Windows devices
  11. BoraMurdar

    BoraMurdar Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2012
    Doctor of medicine
    Windows 10
    Microsoft has released another Windows 10 build for the Windows Insider program and this release brings with it a plethora of new features including Cortana, Continuum and a bunch more.

    To upgrade to the new build, follow the steps with your install of Windows 10 9879 or you can download the ISOs using the links at the bottom of this post.

    • Click on the start menu and in the search box type 'Windows Update'
    • Chose 'Windows Update Settings'
    • In the left panel click 'Preview Builds'
    • Click on the 'Check' now.
    • Download the new build
    After you do this, if there are bits to download for your machine, the process will start and then the waiting game begins.

    Download: Windows 10 9926 English: x86 | x64 | More versions
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  12. Rus Anca

    Rus Anca New Member

    Jun 18, 2014
    IT Network Specialist
    Windows 10 Build 9926 Technical Preview

    Download Windows 10 Build 9926 Technical Preview:

    Download Windows 10 Build 9926 Entreprise Technical Preview x32:

    Download Windows 10 Build 9926 Entreprise Technical Preview x64:

    After installation, Windows will prompt you to activate.
    A product key is not required for this software.
    For recovery scenarios, the following key may be used:

    System requirements:
    Basically, if your PC can run Windows 8.1, you’re good to go. If you’re not sure, don’t worry—Windows will check your system to make sure it can install the preview.
    Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
    RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    Free hard disk space: 16 GB
    Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
    A Microsoft account and Internet access

    What’s New in Windows 10 Build 9879 Technical Preview :
    Ability to hide or show Task View button
    Ability to hide or show Search button
    New minimize and restore animations
    Three dots in Windows chrome replaced by ‘hamburger-style’ icon
    New Trackpad gestures: 3 finger up -> Task View, 3 finger down -> show Desktop, 3 finger flick to left or right -> switches to previous app, 3 finger move left or right -> Alt-Tab appears, 3 finger tap -> Search
    Selective sync available in OneDrive, you pick what you want synced to your PC now
    Interoperability focused Edge rendering engine in Internet Explorer available to 10% of Insiders
    Native MKV support, including thumbnail and metadata support in File Explorer
    Continued UI refinements, including some new icons
    New Insider Hub app for those in the Windows Insider Program

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  13. Petrovic

    Petrovic Level 61

    Apr 25, 2013
    Somewhere In nowhere

    Yesterday, Microsoft took a lot of people by surprise by releasing Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9926 rather earlier than expected. Here at BetaNews we've installed the latest build on various machines -- virtual and real -- having battled with downloads, and now it's time for testing.

    We'll be taking a look at this latest build in more depth in future articles, but before we do, it is probably worth pointing out some of the known problems. From playing with build 9926 just briefly it's easy to see that it's a marked improvement on previous releases, but Microsoft has helpfully forewarned users of issues they might encounter.

    Of course, we must remember that this is only a preview; problems are very much to be expected and they'll almost certainly be ironed out in the final release. That said, things get off to something of an irritating start for some people who will find that rather than booting straight in to Windows 10, they are instead present with a boot screen. Microsoft explains that this is because of a "bug where a second boot option is persisted to uninstall the Windows 10 Technical Preview and roll back to the previous OS installed". It's just a matter of manually selecting the correct boot option each time, or waiting for 30 seconds for the default option to be selected.

    The revamped Start menu has a few potential issues. You may find that the menu fails to launch from time to time, and icon labels can be truncated. One of the most eagerly anticipated features, Cortana, has quite a few problems at the moment. Microsoft points out that complex reminders may not be correctly created, and it is not currently possible to edit reminders. It's worth creating a test reminder as there's a possibility that the first one you create won't be displayed, and completed reminders do not currently move to the History section.

    Gamers may experience problems with Xbox Live-enabled games, but Microsoft promises that a fix is in the pipeline. Other issues include the appearance of a batter icon on the lock screen of devices that do not have batteries, pixilation in Remote Desktop sessions, a disappearing Music app, and shorter-than-normal battery life on devices with Connected Standby.

    As this is prelease software, there will undoubtedly be more problems than this, but it's good to know what you're dealing with right from the start. We're still testing out this Build 9926, and you can expect more coverage as we try it out. In the meantime, have you noticed a marked improvement from previous builds?
  14. jeevan_500

    jeevan_500 Level 1

    Nov 16, 2014
    hi did anybody install the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9926. How is the os and it is stable enough for reqular use . And does all the software which work on windows 7 also work on Windows 10 Technical Preview
  15. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61

    Mar 15, 2011
    Web and FileMaker Developer
    Windows 10
    As I tested the technical preview before (attempting to download the latest one), applications are fully working in Technical Preview perhaps an automatic compatibility is set.

    I've installed CCleaner and Adobe Dreamweaver CC without any problems. ;)
  16. jeevan_500

    jeevan_500 Level 1

    Nov 16, 2014
    How is the os and it is stable enough for reqular use
  17. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61

    Mar 15, 2011
    Web and FileMaker Developer
    Windows 10
    @jeevan_500 : Since I didn't yet test the latest build where many changes and improvements implemented; then base on my experience, the OS is fine at its performance; none I can see anything wrong which conducted in Virtual Machine.

    Applications are working on majority so it should not be the problem.
  18. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Windows 10
    Installed 9926 in VB.Had to do some updates before installation.Download and installation went fine via Windows Update.
    The OS looks good. Security suites(have tested a few) and programs I have installed work fine without bugs or conflict.
    Taskbar has big search bar which I dont care for however it is integrated with Cortana.
    Start menu has changed also.Not sure if I care for this change.
    However I installed 9926 late last night and havent really had a chance to really dig into it
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  19. jeevan_500

    jeevan_500 Level 1

    Nov 16, 2014
    ok thanks for the review
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