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05-10-2014, 11:46 AM
Visit the Windows Insider Programme website

Click here to visit the new Windows Insider Programme website.

How to download Windows 10 Technical Preview

You'll spot a purple button labelled "Get started" at the bottom, but before clicking it, you might want to check the important information behind the "Before you install" link at the top of the page. Key facts to note:

* The preview will install as an upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8; users of Vista users and other OSes will need to perform a clean installation

* It won't install on an RT system, or on an "N" edition of Windows

* It requires a 1GHz processor and 16GB of hard disk space

* It doesn't include certain licensed codecs, so you won't be able to play DVDs in Windows Media Player after installing it

* You'll also lose Windows Media Center, if you currently have it

* Once you install the preview, the only way to return to your previous version of Windows 7 or 8 is by restoring it from a backup

* The preview might "phone home" with diagnostic data about how you're using it; if you're worried about your privacy, don't install the Windows 10 technical preview on your personal PC

If you're fine with all that then click "Get started" and let's move on. (If you're evaluating Windows 10 in a business environment you might alternatively want to click the link below the button for the Enterprise Edition.)

How to download and install Windows 10 Technical Preview: step 2

Confirm that you want to join the Insider programme

How to download and install Windows 10 Technical Preview: step 3

Accept the Terms of Use and Privacy Statement

Next up is a lot of legalese, but you really ought to pay attention. Since this is pre-release software, the disclaimers are even more blunt than usual, with caveats including:

* "You may experience occasional crashes and in rare cases data loss" - in other words, don't come crying to Microsoft if Windows 10 falls over in the middle of your keynote presentation

* "By participating, you agree to frequently backup your data"

* You also agree to let Microsoft use data associated with your Microsoft account to "improve" its products and services.

Happy? Of course you're not, but if you want to get your mitts on the preview, click "I Accept".

How to download and install Windows 10 Technical Preview: step 4

Download the ISO

How to download Windows 10 Technical Preview

You'll now be taken to the download page - scroll down to find the download links. As well as the regular ISOs, British English files are provided in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavours - isn't that nice?

Click to download the appropriate file; you might also want to make a note of the technical preview product key (NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR).

How to download and install Windows 10 Technical Preview: step 5

Write the ISO to a blank DVD or USB drive

If your PC still has a DVD drive, you can burn the ISO directly onto it to create your installation media. On Windows 8 you can do this by right-clicking on the file and selecting "Burn disc image". Otherwise you'll need some DVD-writing software such as the free ImgBurn.

If you prefer to install from a USB drive, you can use the free Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to turn the ISO into a bootable flash drive. Don't be put off by the name - though originally designed for customers downloading Windows 7 ISOs, this tool will still work with Windows 10.

Once you've created your installation media, either boot from it or open it in Windows Explorer and double-click setup.exe. Windows 10 Technical Preview will then begin to install!

(think its on torrent and other sites already lol)

11-10-2014, 11:52 AM
Now that ive had the time to install it on vmware player..... i think i kinda like it. IF your used to win7 then this should be a similar experience. Is it enough to entice me to change from win7? not sure.