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Twitter AMA on Windows 10

July 29th the world was introduced to Windows 10, that same day I also hosted Slalom's first ever live Q&A session on twitter with @SlalomDallas. The event was a lot of fun and thought it'd be cool to post a few of our favorite ones here.

If you missed and don’t like scrolling through our hashtag #Win10QandA, we’ve compiled all the questions and answers here for you!

Question 1

1Marek Koenig@Marekkoenig Jul 29
How long will it take to upgrade my Windows 7 machine? #win10qanda

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
@Marekkoenig it can take up to and hour depending on your hardware but some folks are reporting much faster - many factors #Windows10

Question 2

2Alykhan Rehmatullah@AlykhanR Jul 29
@SlalomDallas @thebookofdoodle can you explain the multi-desktop feature to me and how I can effectively use it?

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@AlykhanR sure can! Imagine having more than one screen to pin all your windows to. Set them up just the way you want (1/2) #Win10QandA

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@AlykhanR and u can toggle between them with keyboard and mouse shortcuts. (2/2) #Win10QandA #UpgradeYourWorld

Question 3

3Joshua Goodman@joshisagoodman Jul 29 San Francisco, CA
.@SlalomDallas Soooo, Edge or Chrome? #Win10QandA

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@joshisagoodman great question - until plugins come later in the fall, I'm personally sticking with Chrome but Edge is WAY faster now.

Question 4

4Jason Orth@Jortweets Jul 29
Will #windows10 run on the same hardware as my W8 machine? #win10qanda

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@Jortweets yes, @Windows runs on any machine that runs Win 7 and higher! #UpgradeYourWorld #win10qanda

Question 5

8Marlene Bockler@bockler96 Jul 29
@SlalomDallas What is the learning curve for users with #Windows10 #win10QandA?

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@bockler96 learning curve is very small! If u know @Windows 7 or 8, you will feel right at home #UpgradeYourWorld #win10qanda

Question 6

6Rani Monson@RaniMonson Jul 29
@SlalomDallas shouldn't I wait to upgrade to avoid all the bugs and problems? I'm scared!

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@RaniMonson no! most bugs squashed in previous months with #WindowsInsiders - all reports today showing only minor issues #UpgradeYourWorld

Question 7

7Preston Doster@PrestonDoster Jul 29
@SlalomDallas Read about planned Docker support in #Windows10. What is available at launch, and server only or also on desktop?

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@PrestonDoster #Docker is available on server now (although not GA yet). Can be done on client as a VM with #hyperv. #win10qanda

Question 8

8Marlene Bockler@bockler96 Jul 29
@SlalomDallas Can I turn off the start menu universal apps and see the @Windows start menu that I have learned to love? #win10QandA

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@bockler96 great question! unfortunately cannot turn off universal apps - it's the future! many apps #win10qanda (1/2)

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@bockler96 will be universal soon and you will love the great new features (2/2) #UpgradeYourWorld #win10qanda

Question 9

9CannefaX@cannefax Jul 29
@SlalomDallas @thebookofdoodle As Mac guy running Windows 8 on a VM, what system requirements should I expect? Free upgrade?

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@cannefax nothing runs @Windows better than a Mac! Free upgrade for all licensed Win7/Win8 users #UpgradeYourWorld #Win10QandA

Question 10

7Preston Doster@PrestonDoster Jul 29
. @SlalomDallas Favorite new powershell command? #win10qanda

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@PrestonDoster get-help is always the best! #win10qanda #noobsonly

Question 11

11Jameel Sunderji@WeJammin14 Jul 29
@SlalomDallas will all my previous apps work win 10

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@WeJammin14 always possible for some troubles but @Microsoft says if runs on 7 will run on 10! #UpgradeYourWorld #win10qanda

Question 12

13Andrew Webb@andrewtwebb Jul 29
@SlalomDallas is Edge Browser the next version of Internet explorer?

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@andrewtwebb (1/2) Edge is an entirely new browser, complete break from IE and is insanely fast! #Win10QandA

Question 13

13Andrew Webb@andrewtwebb Jul 29
@SlalomDallas can you tell me about the multi desktop feature on windows 10?

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@andrewtwebb Imagine having more than one screen to pin all your windows to. Set them up just the way you want (1/2) #Win10QandA

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@andrewtwebb and u can toggle between them with keyboard and mouse shortcuts. (2/2) #Win10QandA #UpgradeYourWorld

Question 14

7Preston Doster@PrestonDoster Jul 29
. @SlalomDallas T/F? MS skipped 9 bc it would break is name checks for Win 95/98 in legacy apps, eg "Windows 9*". #rumors #789 #WildCard

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@PrestonDoster - TRUE! the 9 would break lots of really poorly written apps that only check for the 9 in ver #Windows10 #win10qanda

Question 15

15Kyle Moreland@kfmoreland Jul 29
@SlalomDallas are there any companies that are already on #windows10? #Win10QandA

slalomSlalom Dallas@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@kfmoreland there are many companies on @Windows 10! one comes to mind @usairforce - #BOOM #UpgradeYourWorld #win10qanda

Question 16

16Kathleen@kleen10 Jul 29
I reserved #win10 just waiting to be notified when it's ready for install! @SlalomDallas when will I be notified? #win10qanda

slalomSlalom Dallas ‏@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@kleen10 #Windows10 is rolling out in waves over the next few days. Not everyone will get the download instantly. Patience! #win10qanda

Question 17

17Dennis Jackson@DennisJJackson Jul 29
@SlalomDallas can I upgrade my dell venue pro 8?

slalomSlalom Dallas ‏@SlalomDallas Jul 29
.@DennisJJackson yes but you may want to wait a bit - did mine this morning and missing touch drivers #win10qanda