Bob here.  Spoiler alert:  Everything on Windows 10 so far has installed quickly and easily.

I know, I know…kinda wanted a train wreck myself.

So, here’s the scenario.  I’ve got an older Samsung 700T tablet.  4GB Ram, 80GB SSD hard drive.  I bought that tablet during Windows 8 Beta…excuse me, Pre-Release days.  In fact, here’s a quote from the article I wrote back in April 2012:

“We decided to begin our experience with a full-blown Windows 8 tablet device. We selected the Samsung 7000T-1 A. With its Intel dual core I5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of solid-state disk space, this puppy came loaded. Now the MSRP of this tablet is about $1500, so it’s not positioned to compete with any of the Apple products. What it does do, however, is give the full Windows experience.”

Here’s the thing.  I downloaded, created a bootable USB drive with Windows 10, installed Windows 10 on the tablet and configured Office 2013 (and my 365 configurations) on it.

After about an hour (mostly it doing its thing in the background), I had:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Office 2013
  • Wireless network connection
  • Office 365 configuration (including IE favorites, shared credentials)
  • Anchor (file synchronization)
  • Sophos AVG

All running, exactly as they should.  Since I was using Office 365, the tablet already had my favorites and history and the like.  And the tablet (remember it was a Windows 7 tablet originally)?  Works fine.  No special drivers needed, stylus, wireless, USB all work fine.

Can’t argue with the special tablet stand, right<g>?  Spare no expense here!

As to my Windows 10 experience so far?  It’s all about the Start Menu.

More on that next week.