Well whatever it is, build 10162 keeps on going back to square one, now asking for the EULA and for the product key over and over. OH: it wants the real Windows I activated on the same machine, but that's not apparent at first. And since THAT version of Windows was itself buggy, so that I had to get on the horn with MSFT to get the system to recognize the key (and the guy did, really nice experience) -- well, when I type the key in again here with 10 (the key for 8 which is now 8.1) -- well, it doesn't work AGAIN.
But hey you can SKIP the step (not easily apparent, it's in light blue on white). Then it installs. Again. Who knows if it will complete.
This time the disk has a running and perfectly fine Win8.1, so I'm installing 10 to the remaining free volume. So we'll see.
Asked for product key again the third time, not at all clear which one, but typing in the generic key from the Insider's site worked. Opted out of all the 'sharing'. The 'sharing' disclosure is better than build 10130, but the way to opt out is not stated, you have to see the 2-pt type 'Customize' in light blue on dark blue in the lower left corner (very faint, even up close) to know you can pick that option. So most will pick the BIG EXPRESS BUTTON, and unknowingly opt in for sharing (for it's still not clear, even in the disclosure). Then after signing in with your MSFT account, you're bugged about Cortana, who wants all that sharing to respond to you (since I opted out of all of it). So no sharing, no Cortana.
Now they want a PIN, and you don't know you can skip that too, unless you move the scroll bar all the way to the bottom.
GREAT. I told it to install on the new volume #3, was quite specific about it, chose Custom Installation EACH TIME it asked, and Win10 ignored me. I didn't want settings, files, or anything else, I wanted to see the DEFAULTS. But it ignored me.
Thanks, MSFT for overriding what I told you expressly NOT to do. Preserved some of my settings, inserted a bunch of live tiles I had deleted, didn't recognize the Aero themes but opted for one of the older 8.1 classic themes I had installed in Win8.0 but wasn't using, so I shut down.
File Explorer calls the new volume, 'C'. But it's not C. You can say all you want that previews will have bugs, but three weeks from launch, bugs like these shouldn't occur, on this which is the closest thing to using external media for 'upgrade'. It shouldn't ignore you when you say you want a clean install.
But it does dual boot, it is fast, and a soft reboot presents you with the dual boot menu again, making Win10 the default.
And there are NO options for High Contrast changing colors now. You get NO choices except font sizes. DISGUSTING.
So now I'll have to use Plus! from Win95 to change the stupid defaults.
This is no way to win customers, by restricting them to ugly settings unless they go through all kinds of hoops. Done with you, Win10. You hate us.
Edited by brainout, 07 July 2015 - 03:27 PM.