Windows 10 for Fun and Profit
I’d been having a random issue with my computer for at least the past month. A couple times per day, a rundll.exe process would spin up and eat about 25% of my CPU. I tried to figure out where it was coming from, but I couldn’t find with with Process Monitor or anything else. The “image” was inaccessible when I found it in the ProcMon results. To stop the process, I simply had to kill it from Task Manager, but that was getting old.
Today, I downloaded the Windows 10 Technical Preview to run on my primary work laptop. This isn’t really recommended, since this is for work and all, but I mostly use Outlook, Lync and an RDP connection for everything. Plus, I still have a VDI machine sitting in the office I can use for everything if I become desperate.
So far, after 10 minutes, it’s looking good. I love how when you reinstall a computer, it seems so darn fast no matter what you had on it before. This new Start Menu is nice, but I don’t have a problem with the Windows 8 Start Menu. Cortana is neat and looks just like it does on my Windows Phone, so that’s a nice added feature.
More to come as I use it more. Maybe this is the version of Windows that actually replaces Windows 7 all around the world.