The initial display is very like Alt+Tab which allows task switching, but also has an Add a desktop option:
As I covered in this post the Start menu is being reintroduced in Windows 10 and will include a side panel containing the live tiles previously used on the Start screen.
The image below shows the default layout of the Start menu when Windows is first installed:
With the reintroduction of the Start menu, the ability to search is also available in the Start menu again, as it was in Windows 7. To search simply press the Windows button and type the name of the item you’re looking for:
Windows 10 is to see the re-introduction of the Start menu. The Start menu was initially introduced in Windows 95 and continued unchanged until it was given a makeover in the 2007 released Windows Vista.
This makeover saw the ability to conduct a search by simply starting to type after pressing the Windows button.
Windows 8 saw the removal of the Start menu and introduction of the Start screen; the start menu had occupied a small cramped area in the bottom left of the screen next to the Windows button, whereas the Start screen occupies the whole screen. The Start button was also removed and replaced with a hot corner in the bottom left from which to launch the Start screen.
Both of these choices proved to be very controversial and led for calls to reintroduce the Start button, which Microsoft did in Windows 8.1 although the Start screen remained.
Well, Windows 10 has had the Start menu reintroduced:
To do the install I created a new virtual machine in Hyper-V and added the downloaded iso image to the virtual optical drive.
When I started the VM, the installer automatically started and progressed to the language selection window.
As I downloaded the UK version, the language has defaulted to English (United Kingdom); if you need to change the language, do so now and then click Next:
With the release of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, it is time for a divergence from posting about Microsoft Dynamics GP. It doesn’t seem all that long ago that I was posting about the Windows 8 Developer Preview, but looking back it was actually just over three years ago.
In this series, I’m going to start with the installation process and then take a look at some of the new features and differences between Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.