A few more things to know about Windows 10
June 19, 2015 Leave a comment
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:
- Download the installation from Microsoft. You’ll need to run the validation tool to prove your copy of Windows is valid.
- 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.
- You can then open it in [say] VirtualBox.