Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones

Windows InsiderI test Windows 10 for PC since weeks, but I had no device available to test the phone version. As I just changed my Lumia Lumia 625 for a Lumia 1320, I could not wait to test Windows 10 on the Lumia 625.
How to install it:

  • First, you need a compatible smartphone: http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-fr/windows/preview-supported-phones
  •  I recommend using a different phone than your primary phone because the system is not yet stable.
  •  Register your Microsoft account in the program "Windows Insider" here: https://insider.windows.com/
  •  Download "Windows Insider" application from the store or here: http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-fr/windows/preview-download-phone
  •   Run "Windows Insider" application . Two operating modes are available for this application: Slow = more or less stable version or Fast = latest version with more bugs. For my Lumia 625 only the Fast option is working.
  • Then go to the Update menu "Settings / Phone Update /check availability of updates"
  • Install the update
  • The phone reboots by installing the update.

Note that this is an update and not a complete reinstallation. The parameters and programs should normally be preserved. Unfortunately, in my case, the main menu was totally unstable. I was able to make it usable by resetting from the menu "Settings / System / About / Reset your phone." It then was reinstalled with a clean system while remaining in Windows 10.

Honestly, this system does not upset much compared to Windows 8.1. The most notable changes i see are in the settings menu that sound much more orderly and understandable than the old.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Windows 10 Technical Preview for PC

My transition from Android to Windows Phone 8.1 made me appreciate the value of  Microsoft Windows 8.1. The "modern UI" tile interface, which seemed ridiculous to me at first sight, became relevant after passing through the touch.

That is why I am following with interest the development of Windows 10. I am particularly excited about the GUI halfway between Windows 7 and Windows 8, the new Edge Browser (formerly Project Spartan) and the Windows Universal Apps, compatible for smartphone and PC.

The final version should be free for upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8, but it's not because it's free that you should not try before you install!

To download the ISO of the DVD to install the latest version Technical Preview is here:


It still has bugs, so install rather on a test machine or virtual machine. I used it on an old PC with core2duo, and it's still pretty responsive.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Come back of the 418 teapot

  My teapot and I were away from the web for several long weeks . I am totally overwhelmed and would have difficulty writing articles soon, but I still managed to find some time to reconnect the teapot.
See you soon.