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    Just posted this on the main Petri.com content site:

    Testing the Windows 10 Preview in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine
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    Jeff James
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    Re: Testing the Windows 10 Preview in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

    thanks Jeff, I'm actually about to give this a go this weekend
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    • #3
      Re: Testing the Windows 10 Preview in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

      Originally posted by tehcamel View Post
      thanks Jeff, I'm actually about to give this a go this weekend
      Sure thing! Aidan did a nice write-up on the process, and I'm planning to install the preview on a few machines this weekend as well.

      I'd love to hear your thoughts about it as well.
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      • #4
        Re: Testing the Windows 10 Preview in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

        FYI, Windows 10 Preview x86 2.84GB and x64 3.70GB. That is quite a difference.
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        • #5
          Re: Testing the Windows 10 Preview in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

          I did an install yesterday. Took about 10 mins to install on a VM and setup with my MS account. Pretty much the same as 8.1 as far as setup goes... at least that I've noticed.
          Regards,
          Jeremy

          Network Consultant/Engineer
          Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
          www.gma-cpa.com

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          • #6
            Re: Testing the Windows 10 Preview in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

            Installed x64 just now on a 4Gb VM and setup seems very similar to Win8
            First thought on seeing the new "Start Metro" (TM) was "YUCK" and "how do I disable the tiles", but I'm sure it'll grow on me
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            • #7
              Re: Testing the Windows 10 Preview in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

              Originally posted by Dr Tom
              but I'm sure it'll grow on me
              You mean like.......mould?
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              • #8
                Re: Testing the Windows 10 Preview in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

                Been looking at the client and server preview.
                Odd data size footprint on both.

                Server HyperV Host Folder size 9.57GB
                Server Windows Explorer says 8GB Consumed (118GB free of 126GB)
                Properties of the C Drive Size 12.6GB , Size on disk 12.5GB

                Client HyperV Host Folder size 10.5GB
                Server Windows Explorer says 9GB Consumed (117GB free of 126GB)
                Properties of the C Drive, Size 17.6GB , Size on disk 11.7GB

                But I don't see any dedup as of yet in the client preview.
                But work seems to be getting in the way of my other interests.

                But looks like MS are in control of patching on both.
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                • #9
                  Re: Testing the Windows 10 Preview in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

                  Apart from TMFKAM (The Menu Formally Known As Menu) I can find nothing really new in Windows 8.2, err 10.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Testing the Windows 10 Preview in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

                    Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
                    You mean like.......mould?
                    The OS from the Black Lagoon.... I LIKE it
                    Tom Jones
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                    • #11
                      Re: Testing the Windows 10 Preview in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

                      What is it with those control freaks at Microsoft, are they taking lessons from Apple?

                      I went to give some feedback on Windows 6.4 aka 10 and it wanted to change my logon from a standard Username to their stupid bloody Microsoft account name. No thanks, I don't want that so I guess they don't want my feedback either. Ever since they screwed me over on TechNet prices I believe they are just going out of their was to piss me off; vindictive bastards.

                      Anyway, what MS dork came up with calling the swapfile.sys, a swapfile.sys? I know this was in Windows 8 aka 6.2 but I really didn't play with 8/6.2 so I missed out on this enlightening experience (luckily). Surely they know that many call the pagefile.sys a swap file so calling swapfile.sys, swapfile.sys has just confused things. Just like those who still call Domain Controllers, a PDC and a BDC even thought they haven't existed for 14 years and a few months now. I usually call the pagefile.sys the pagefile because that's what it does; it pages (which is swapping in a way). So, when looking at what the difference between a pagefile.sys and a swapfile.sys is, it became a bit of an issue with Google finding a lot of swapfile references actually referring to the pagefile.sys. Got a bit annoying there for a while but I took some of my gerry 'at trick pills and I calmed down.

                      As pointed out by many users who have 16GB, 24GB and 32GB RAM laptops, why is there a need for these bloody stupid *.sys files (hiberfil.sys being the exception) when they have so much RAM. Surely MS could code something to dump a RAM Disk into the last couple of GB of physical RAM and page the files from there instead of the slow mechanical HDD. Paging speeds would be spectacular and it would also save a heap of wearing and tearing on those who have SSDs.

                      The Virtual Desktops in Win ver 6.4 seems to be (how can I put this politely) bullshit. Initially I thought this might be a good idea especially if you could personalise each VD (not something you want to catch) like different backgrounds/wallpaper and especially different Screen Resolutions. Alas no, no such luck so what good are they? We do after all run an operating system called Windows and it allows us to run different applications in err well, WINDOWS. Now we get Virtual Windows (VD) that we can't, at present, personalise. I like the idea of different backgrounds in VDs since you could use say colours to prioritise the apps running in them. eg, Red could be urgent projects/jobs and blue could be say porn. It would only take a quick glance and you would know which VD was which, expecially on a screen with small real estate, ergo, the Tablet. If Microsoft like this idea, I would be quite partial to a Surface Pro 3, i5, 8GB RAM and a 512MB SSD (I know, a custom job but I am worth it) along with the keyboard and other accessories of course.

                      As mentioned by Jeremy a VM takes about 10 minutes to build but I have a 5 year old Acer Veriton 5630 with 4GB RAM, Core Duo 2.4GHz, 1280 x 800 Screen, crappy old 160GB 5,400rpm HDD and that took about 20 minutes so installation even on a fairly old and low speced laptop is pretty quick. Ooops, I didn't mention that I used the 64 bit version for the hardware install from a USB 2.0 thumbdrive. Updates are slow as though. Might splash out on a 120GB Samsung EVO SSD and see how that runs. There are warnings that the 64bit version may not run with some older hardware.

                      Originally posted by Microsoft
                      For 64-bit installations of Windows 10 Technical Preview for Enterprise, a small number of older PCs will be blocked from installing the preview because they don't support CMPXCHG16b, PrefetchW, and LAHF/SAHF
                      So far the only difference between this latest version's Preview is the Virtual Desktops (though it may be in the previous version of Windows, you know, the one that was 'ated . Little pun there for my favourite Dr ).

                      For all the hoopla Microsoft has made about 10, "The Bard" even wrote a play for it. Much Ado About Nothing. I seriously hope MS do throw in something that will WOW us because at present it just ain't there IMO. This, at present, is what Windows 8.0 should have been when it was released. It also has the Menu that should never have been assassinated. I do like the way you can Pin items to the Start Menu and the ability to change the size of the icon (are they still called icons or are they now Metro Squares) which is especially good for functionally flippant fat fingered fiends like me when using the Surface Pro 3 that those great guys at Microsoft will soon be sending my way. Click image for larger version

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                      One thing missing that I liked from Vista (gargle in vinegar and rinse) was the Cascade option for all apps open in the Taskbar. I'm sure it was there somewhere, well I hope it was but I have yet to find it. Windows 7 didn't have the Taskbar shortcut button but I was able to copy the shortcut from Vista (gargle in vinegar again and rinse) and copy it to Win7 but was never able to put it in the Taskbar. Darn annoying for that was the one feature from The O/S That Must Not Be Named (all that vinegar is killing me), that I liked.

                      Ok, that is my view from a fairly short 2 play, what do others think of Windows 10 aka 6.4. Don't be shy. Any lurkers sign up now, post your opinions and nothing is too ridiculous, unless you want "Beam me up Scotty" apps etc. Let's get some ideas coming in and maybe Microsoft will take notice and include them. Click image for larger version

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                      Last edited by biggles77; 3rd October 2014, 16:00. Reason: So many bloody typos
                      1 1 was a racehorse.
                      2 2 was 1 2.
                      1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                      2 2 1 1 2

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                      • #12
                        Re: Testing the Windows 10 Preview in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

                        Have you tried the new snapping? Can now do up to 4 windows. Not exactly like the cascade but much better than the 2 window vertical snap.
                        Regards,
                        Jeremy

                        Network Consultant/Engineer
                        Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
                        www.gma-cpa.com

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