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  • Windows 10 technical preview

    Microsoft is making a technical preview of Windows 10 available for anyone who wants to try it:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/preview

    I've tried it in a virtual machine, and so far it seems to be a definite improvement over 8/8.1. Upon startup it takes you right to the desktop, and the Start menu now more closely resembles that of Windows 7 and earlier.

    ...But my own game The Traveller's Guide won't play music in it. It plays sound effects but no music, and raises no error messages upon said failure to play music. I must investigate...
    [Quick edit: I figured it out. All it took to fix it was to restore a missing system file by copying it over from another folder. Now it's working. ^__^ ]
    Last edited by The Melody Maker; 10-16-2014, 04:45 PM.
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    What happened to Windows 9?
    If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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    • #3
      How do you get a virtual machine? Sounds cool, but am leery of downloading just anything...
      If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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      • #4
        I heard somewhere that although Microsoft was originally going to call it Windows 9, they found that people too easily confused the name with Windows 95 & 98 -- so they skipped over 9 and went to 10. I guess it makes sense.


        I use a virtual machine manager called VirtualBox:
        https://www.virtualbox.org/

        I've tried a few different virtual machine managers, and have found that VirtualBox works best -- but that's only my opinion. If you do try VirtualBox with the Windows 10 preview, be sure to set up the virtual machine as a Window 8 VM; that's what I had to. Setting it up as "other Windows" caused the installer to crash right away.

        If you try it, have fun.
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        • #5
          Does digital native count for being able to try it out?
          If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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          • #6
            I'm not sure what "digital native" means, but it looks like you have to have a Microsoft account to try the Windows 10 preview. No prerequisites necessary to download VirtualBox, though.
            ~ Russell ("MelMak")

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            • #7
              Originally posted by The Melody Maker View Post
              I'm not sure what "digital native" means, but it looks like you have to have a Microsoft account to try the Windows 10 preview. No prerequisites necessary to download VirtualBox, though.
              It means that PCs have been around longer than I have been alive. Born in 1990.
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              • #8
                Whippersnapper...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                  Whippersnapper...
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                  • #10
                    hmmmmm
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
                      It means that PCs have been around longer than I have been alive. Born in 1990.
                      GET OFF OF MY LAWN!!!

                      And turn down that blasted racket that you young'uns call music these days.

                      I'm always still in trouble again

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                        GET OFF OF MY LAWN!!!

                        And turn down that blasted racket that you young'uns call music these days.
                        I like orchestral music!!!
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                        • #13
                          Banging a pot with a wooden spoon is not the same thing as playing the timpani...


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                            Banging a pot with a wooden spoon is not the same thing as playing the timpani...

                            My wife tried to get me to go to the timpani one time, but I told her I didn't have a tux.
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                            • #15
                              My son used to play a timpani (and other percussive stuff).

                              Now he uses that stuff in his own music.



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