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So. I thought XP was really good, but it is looks very dated at this point. Vista was good once patched, and Windows 7 just felt like Windows Vista with a lot more polish to make it dang near perfect. I liked the new task manager in Windows 8, as well as the file transfer box because they were so much more accurate and usable. Also, the boot time was great. I just didn't like the no start menu thing.

So... On my computer, I have a 3 TB hard drive, and a second 1 TB hd. SHould I clear out my second hard drive to check this out, or should I wait until a later date?

I would just turn whatever free space you have on the secondary drive into a new partition, then you don't have to lose anything. I have been using this as my daily driver since day one. No deal-breaking issues so far. I already plan to buy this OS at launch.
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post #452 of 8526
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I would just turn whatever free space you have on the secondary drive into a new partition, then you don't have to lose anything. I have been using this as my daily driver since day one. No deal-breaking issues so far. I already plan to buy this OS at launch.

I'm moving data over right now. Easier to just clean teh drive for install, that way if I don't like it or something goes wrong, format the whole drive.

And... I think me getting the Windows 8 copy for $15 is going to pay off with this free upgrade to Windows 10. smile.gif

Edit: Also, on install, what is the best method? Just use the one that goes through Windows update (will this download the ISO), or should I manually download the ISO from somewhere else?
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I'm moving data over right now. Easier to just clean teh drive for install, that way if I don't like it or something goes wrong, format the whole drive.

And... I think me getting the Windows 8 copy for $15 is going to pay off with this free upgrade to Windows 10. smile.gif

Edit: Also, on install, what is the best method? Just use the one that goes through Windows update (will this download the ISO), or should I manually download the ISO from somewhere else?

For a fresh install download the iso from microsofts page. Once you get signed up it will take you to a download page, the ISO is below the option for the updater. I would not recommend installing it as an update if you are running Win7, I had some rather major issues when I did that. No major issues after reformatting and installing fresh.
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Anyone try Battle Field 4 on Windows 10?
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Anyone try Battle Field 4 on Windows 10?

Base game and officially released DLCs I have no issues. The Final Stand beta in the CTE client is unstable, but I don't think its anything to do with the OS.
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Aw cool. I may try it out then. Is their any way to get rid of that water mark build number on the bottom of the screen in the right hand corner?
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Aw cool. I may try it out then. Is their any way to get rid of that water mark build number on the bottom of the screen in the right hand corner?

There are tools to do that, but I don't think its within the MS TOS. I just don't see a point in bothering. Its not particularly intrusive to me.
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So, is there anyway to "Share" my steam games from my C drive to my D drive? i.e. use the install files that are already there?
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Did you know that MS was originally planning on calling Windows Vista, "Windows 7"?
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So, is there anyway to "Share" my steam games from my C drive to my D drive? i.e. use the install files that are already there?

Yes, by using Symbolic Links. It's a feature built into windows, google for guides on how to use it and programs that help expose the functionality.
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So, is there anyway to "Share" my steam games from my C drive to my D drive? i.e. use the install files that are already there?
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Did you know that MS was originally planning on calling Windows Vista, "Windows 7"?


Yes, by using Symbolic Links. It's a feature built into windows, google for guides on how to use it and programs that help expose the functionality.

Or you could just launch steam from its install folder on the other drive instead of installing it over again on the new OS. It will install any files the OS itself needs on first launch. Then all you gotta do is make a shortcut.

I have had the same steam install over multiple windows installs, even over more than one computer. I have the same install on my game storage drive that was on the laptop in my sig back when that was my gaming rig.
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