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My name is PSP, and I am a geek.....

Discussion in 'GENERAL DISCUSSION' started by PSP, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    I found a link online to the Microsoft site and signed up for their beta testing team. I then went on the Toshiba website and bought a Windows 8.1 laptop. As soon as it arrived, I downloaded the beta version of Windows 10 and loaded it -I must say that it is pretty cool! You'll be very happy when it comes out in 6 months.....
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  2. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    Thanks for the sneak peak PSP!
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  3. PMM

    PMM No Deposit Forum Moderator Staff Member

    Oh, sounds exciting. I look forward to it. Thanks PSP.
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  4. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    How cool, PSP!

    So what happened to Win 9 (lol) and how similar or different is Win 10 from Win 8?
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  5. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    Windows 9 got axed because they had Windows 95 and Win98 -.....

    Windows 10 is like a meld between Win7 and Win8. It seems much easier to use and much more intuitive - it seems very cool so far....
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  6. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

  7. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    I might be in the serious minority here, but if you happen to have a "spare" computer laying around that will run Windows 7 or Windows 8 / 8.1, go to the Windows 10 Technical Preview site and download & install Win 10. It's not that difficult - and it's free!
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  8. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    I just noticed a notification in my systray. It is a tiny windows icon. I hover over it and it says "Get Windows 10".

    WOO HOO ... it's out!

    I'll download it later.
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  9. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    Windows 10 is being released July 29 - and it is supposed to be a free upgrade for Win 7, Win 8, and Win 8.1 users.
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  10. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Ok, you made me click the notification. lol I can reserve it now. Cool!

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  11. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

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  12. chillymellow

    chillymellow WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    hey, are we in some parallel universe thing here MBEN cuz I also found that and pushed the button. I'm going to quit trying to figure out this Windows 8 whatever crud on my new laptop because the new thing is headed toward us like a Texas Twister!
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  13. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    I pretty much have Win 8.1 down pat. I'm curious as to how much of a change Win 10 (or that Texas Twister) will be for us who upgrade.

    I'll see come July 29th. Because usually I'm like "bigger? better? faster? newer? ... I'm there!" :sprint: lol
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  14. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    I have Win7 Pro and I have used Win8. I don't like Win8 and I'm not sure I want to change from Win7 ... see I just barely stopped using Windows XP (stop laughing) and Win7 acts just like XP.
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  15. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Would you believe I have never even SEEN Win 7?
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  16. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    I love it. Belgamo is pretty smart (as you know) and he told me to use it instead of 8 when I switched from XP and right away I could see why. I didn't have to "learn" anything. I mean it looks different but everything is right where I expect it to be so it was a pretty smooth transition.
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  17. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Both of you very easily would have mastered Win 8.
  18. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    Oh I can use it .. but I don't like it ;)
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  19. chillymellow

    chillymellow WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    I don't like it much either, want my start menu back can never find anything. Going to not learn any more of it because I am moving up to 10 when it arrives.
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  20. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    I added a start menu. Did the same for my daughter.

    From what I read online, that was a big deal for a lot of people including me. I felt lost without it.
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  21. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    Windows 10 has a Start Menu, and is much more like Win7 than Win8. It has a few of the good parts of Win8 - download the beta version! You won't be disappointed!
  22. chillymellow

    chillymellow WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    I have found the start menu in 8 but still not happy with it. I'm going to wait until the July date, though. My beta days are over.
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  23. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Oh gawd! I just googled "what does Win 10 look like?" and please tell me I don't have to have app tiles sitting on my desktop!

    I want a desktop like in Win XP where I can choose to go to the separate app screen. I rarely use the app screen. I really don't like it. Apps are for my tablet and cell phone, not my computer. :tongue:

    I know you said to download the beta. Maybe I will.
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  24. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    Semantics - Apps are just programs. You can use Win10 just like Win7
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  25. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    I have never seen Win 7 let alone use it.
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  26. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    :bigheart:Win 7
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  27. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    Trust me - I'm a trained professional!

    :roll:
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  28. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Ok, you better come running when I come yelling! hahaha
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  29. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    No habla Ingles.... :roll:
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  30. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    No problema! Yo hablo Espanol! :surprise:
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