A few more things to know about Windows 10

Microsoft continues to throw at us various snippets regarding features, updating and issues in Windows 10. Here are a few more:

  • If you hard disk crashes, Windows 10 is registered to the device, not your hard disk. Just install a new hard disk and reinstall Windows 10 and it will reactivate. If there is a motherboard issue, then you have a problem.
  • After Windows Updates are applies, you can schedule when updates are installed. It does have that 10 minutes, 1 hour and 4 hour option. There will also be no force restart of your computer.
  • Dual booting is allowed but you can’t add Windows 10 in addition to the current operating system. However, if you have both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, you can upgrade one of them. As usual, you can’t upgrade from x86 to x64 architecture.
  • Windows 7’s XP Mode will not be available in Windows 10. To work around the issue, try the following [it assumes a new copy of Windows XP and not an existing one:
  1. Download the installation from Microsoft. You’ll need to run the validation tool to prove your copy of Windows is valid.
  2. Use an archive tool to open the EXE file as an archive and find the “sources/xpm” file within it, and extract that folder to your hard drive. Then you will find a file called VirtualXPVHD. Rename it with a VHD extension.
  3. You can then open it in [say] VirtualBox.
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