I’ve been running the Windows 10 Technical Preview on my Microsoft Surface Pro 3. I decided to give it a try as it is very easy and quick to set this machine up from scratch again as I keep all my photos and data in the cloud on my Microsoft OneDrive.
I really liked Windows 8/8.1 and had no problems with it. I know there was a very vocal minority that didn’t like Windows 8 and wanted the start menu back again and didn’t like the feeling of using two different operating systems that didn’t really work well together. With Windows 10 there’s no longer the feeling of running two separate disjointed operating systems. Everything runs from the same seamless desktop and you have the feeling you are simply running an upgraded Windows 7 operating system.
The disjointed problem with Windows 8/8.1 has been solved with Windows 10. The boys at Microsoft have managed to accomplish the impossible. An even better start menu has been brought back and all the “Modern” apps now run just fine in resizable windows just like any other Windows application. Everything has worked smoothly for me with no real problems which is very surprising as this is a very early preview release.
I still would only recommend Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10 on a touch screen computer. For the past 15 years I’ve upgraded operating systems with a new computer at the same time. I’d not recommend doing it any other way. There always seems to be too many problems with legacy hardware. I’ll add to this post as I continue to work with Windows 10. But so far I really like it and highly recommend it, at least on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.