KelC
3 Argentium

Aurora R3 and Windows 10 Preview

Has anybody in the community tried Windows 10 Preview?  Are we still SoL on upgrading like Windows 8?  Really hope somebody has had success because DirectX 12 is a huge improvement over 9/11.


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RE: Aurora R3 and Windows 10 Preview

Hello Kelc, 

Unfortunately, we cannot confirm this information since Windows 10 has not been officially launched nor do we have a preview version. 


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Cass-Ole
4 Germanium

RE: Aurora R3 and Windows 10 Preview

I don't use Windows 8, have not tried 10 yet on my R4, & I'm not in a position this week or weekend to help out in a lengthy R3 meets Windows 10 trouble-shoot session. But to answer your 1st qwestion, yes:

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Blu3Us3r
1 Copper

RE: Aurora R3 and Windows 10 Preview

Have you tried or had any success yet with windows 10 on your R3?

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KelC
3 Argentium

RE: Aurora R3 and Windows 10 Preview

I tried and for over 4 hours could not get it to stop the reboot hang that windows 8 had.  I read in a second thread maybe it's the on board sound but I do not have a sound card to test this.


Alienware Aurora-R3 :: Intel Core i5-2500K (6MB Cache) Overclocked Turbo Boost to 3.8GHz :: 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz :: Dual 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SLI Enabled Single 1.5GB DDR5 Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 :: 2TB ( 2x 1TB) SATA II (3Gb/s) 7,200RPM (2 x 32MB Cache) :: Matte Stealth Black Alienware Aurora w/ 875W Multi-GPU Approved PSU :: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, English

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Blu3Us3r
1 Copper

RE: Aurora R3 and Windows 10 Preview

I was able to get windows 8 and 8.1 installed on my R3  by just force shutting down and restarting at the hang. It would resume from the point it failed. I recall the 8.1 not working as an update, however it worked with a clean install. Did you try this?  That is if there is a windows 10 clean install available.

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LordZog
3 Argentium

RE: Aurora R3 and Windows 10 Preview

If you go to the Windows insider page you'll notice the .ISO's for clean installs of the technical preview are available. On July 29th the final .ISO's will be available also.

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