Build 10041

It’s here, after a wait of two months, a new Windows 10 Technical Preview build (10041)has been released! The transparent start menu is the 1st thing that I noticed as Build 10041 was made available as an update the other day to those of us in the fast ring. At this time there are no ISOs […]

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Breaking News!

Today, Microsoft announced during a live webcast, exciting new features coming in Windows 10. Features that will allow portability across a broad range of devices.

From desktop PCs to tablets or phones, your Windows experience can be personalized. Now any device can be your Windows, the settings that you want, and quick access to the files or universal apps that you need.

Did I mention that if you are currently using Windows 7, 8.1, or 8.1 for phones, a free upgrade will be offered during the launch’s first year.

See the video on-demand presentation for yourself in case you missed it.

Here’s Windows VP Joe Belfour touching on new features revealed today.

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You’re gonna break something!

Fair enough, they warn you when signing up to the Microsoft Insider Program that there will be issues, that’s why we’ve downloaded it. We want to see what breaks.

Microsoft is counting on bugs to happen and has provided an Insider Hub launcher in the new Start Menu.

Tool to provide feedback
Insider Hub Icon in Start Menu.

I’ll be honest, I’ve had to use this button more than once.

The 1st issue that I ran in to was a broken PC Settings launcher, I looked up a fix that had applied to a similar problem in early builds of Windows 8.1 and gave it a try. Start Menu, type CMD. In the Command Prompt copy and paste these instructions.

Powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\ImmersiveControlPanel\AppxManifest.xml

Hit enter and restart, problem solved.

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Apples to Oranges

During my testing of Windows 10 these past two months, I have been trying to find a good solid Linux distribution to run as a virtual machine for some head to head tests. I’ve tried Mint, Zorin, Ku, Xu, and Lubuntu, Linux Lite, Makulu, and Manjaro. None of them quite worked the way I wanted, […]

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Installation and Update Screenshots

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The focus of this site has changed from music and Linux to reviews, tips, and tricks about Microsoft’s brand new OS, Windows 10. I’m announcing a new site name that I feel will set this blog apart from the pack. WINDOWSTEN! Welcome!

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The WINDOWSTEN blog is about one of my hobbies and what I hope is my career, working with computers, Of Operating Systems, I’ve tried a few. I’ve used every Windows version that’s been sold. Initially, I have a limited MAC background but am familiar. My foray into the Linux world was based on necessity and finances. In 2010, just as I had began writing reviews for an online music journal, my computer crashed.

As I was then and still am unemployed, I needed to have a working computer. I tried out a Linux distribution named Ubuntu and found that there were free, open source alternatives to the big well-known brands. Since then I have found that I enjoy trying out the many flavors of Linux which are known as Distributions or Distros, I use Windows 7 & 8.1 daily and now am testing Windows 10. “I’ve included more related info on my About Page.

For more info about my favorite Linux distributions and Windows 10

Article Series on WINDOWSTEN

  1. Windows Insider Program
  2. Things to See and Say
  3. How to use Windows Technical Preview

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