I’m now running the latest beta build 9926 of Windows 10 Technical Preview. It’s been a bit of an adventure getting to this point. Two weeks ago before this build was available I decided to go back to Window 8.1 for a while. Windows 8.1 is mature and runs flawlessly. The same cannot be said about the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Of course Microsoft warns you that it’s in beta form and should not be used on a production machine. I’m still running Windows 8.1 on my Samsung ATIV 700T, so there isn’t a problem as I always have a running machine.
When this version came available I immediately installed it on my Surface Pro 3 and went back to the beta. For me, working with the beta is a bit of a trial because some things don’t work like they should. For example it was only yesterday that YouTube videos would play without causing Internet Explorer to crash and close. The problem was solved with a driver update, but being without YouTube videos for my subscriptions was a real pain. I had to turn on my backup machine.
With build 9926 I’ve found that Internet Explorer is anything but stable. I’ve had it crash any number of times and totally mess up what I was working on. Since I depend on a stable browser for a lot of the things I do, if we don’t get an update for the browser soon I’m going to have to go back to Windows 8.1 yet again.
The stability I needed did not happen for my Surface Pro 3. Even though I will upgrade to Windows 10 when it is released, Windows 8.1 is giving me the stability I need to do my daily work. I have no problems with Windows 8.1 whatsoever and like using it.
I may try the Preview again before 10 is released, but as of right now I’m quite happy using Windows 8.1