Still waiting: Windows 10

Windows 10 was released yesterday but I am yet to get my hands on it.  I’ve put in my reservation request but as yet it is still taunting me and there are no available updates.

I like shiny new things, back when Windows 7 was on the horizon I installed the beta on an old laptop to have a play with it.  I was quite proud of myself as I am not IT trained but I managed to wing it with user guides etc.  I would have done the same with Windows 10 as I just haven’t really settled into Windows 8 and am keen to see what’s really changed, but I just haven’t had the time.

When the lovely team at Joe Blogs asked if I wanted to blog about the installation process and first thoughts in conjunction with Currys I jumped at the chance but it looks like the world is being drip fed, and it isn’t raining where I am right now!

techtalk-logoI did try, I promise…I even got Googling and thought I had found a way to force it down.  It involved file deletion and use of the command line so of course I dived straight in.  4 attempts so far and still not a sausage (it downloads but the install fails) so instead of telling you all how shiny it is I will instead have to satisfy myself with reading about it on the Currys TechTalk pageTop 5 innovations in Windows 10.

I am looking forward to playing with the new browser.  I have used a few in my time some now mainstream (Firefox) and others that are probably long dead (anyone remember Flock?) but it will be interesting to see if it really is new or just the same old stuff that doesn’t really affect the way I do/view things.

As for new ways for logging in, they are only useful if they work….we shall see!

Will I talk to Cortana? Probably as much as I talk to Siri….possibly less as I mostly talk to Siri when I step on the microphone part of my headphones when they dangle on the floor next to my standing desk.

Hurrah for the Start Menu returning though! If nothing else this will help me when I am remote IT supporting people (once I get them upgraded to Windows 10 of course), this should be much easier than getting them to hover in the top right of the screen and hoping they hit the right spot!

Gaming….meh!

So on the face of it, the changes may not all be relevant or useful for me, but I still want them! and I want them now! (Stamps feet and pulls a Verruca Salt style face!).

This is a sponsored post but I would be writing it anyway given my love of shiny new things!

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