Installing Windows 10 Tech Preview on Virtual Box

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Downloads

First of all, you'll need the Windows 10 Tech Preview ISO. You can get it from Microsoft's download page. I grabbed English 64-bit (x64), which was "WindowsTechnicalPreview-x64-EN-US.iso"

Setting up the VM

Back over in Virtualbox-land, as per usual you just create a new virtual machine for Windows 8.1 and matching the build you've got (x86 or x64). I'll assume you got the x64 build. Everything is per usual, create a new hard-drive, etc.

Once you're done, go to "System" settings for that VM. Despite what another guide has wrongfully stated, make sure that "Enable EFI (special OSes only)" is OFF and under the Processor tab that "Enable PAE/NX" is OFF as well. If these are left on, you won't be able to enter the installation process.

Lastly, go to "Storage" and select the CD icon from "Storage tree". Click on the CD icon on the right and select "Choose a virtual disk file", then select your Windows 10 ISO file.

Installation

Nothing out of the ordinary here. Takes about half an hour on a regular non-ssd HDD.

It installs smoothly just like Windows 8.1 and even has the same wizard process during the first boot.

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Yay, store apps. Exactly what I didn't want.

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That bloody "Almost ready" was there for a frikken long time!

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Unfortunately, there isn't any visible way of getting rid of that list of apps from the start menu.
I'll find a way by reworking my BreadCrumbKiller or SPASM programs.

XBMC / Kodi: List files not found in library

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One of the biggest hurdles for people setting up their first XBMC/Kodi machines is getting content to scan correctly.

Although the scanner supports a number of different naming conventions, there's still no built-in way of checking which files have been ignored by the library scanner.

That's why "null_pointer" created "Missing Movie Scanner". It checks your library and finds any movie files which have been ignored by the library, so you know which ones to rename properly.

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Installation

  • Load up XBMC
  • Settings
  • Add-ons
  • Get Add-ons
  • XBMC.org Add-ons
  • Video Add-ons
  • Scroll down to "Missing Movie Scanner"
  • Select install
  • Go back to the home menu
  • Access Add-ons from your home menu (you may need to enable this, depending on your skin)
  • Select "Video Add-ons"
  • Missing Movie Scanner
  • Now you can select between movies or TV shows
  • The next screen will list the files which aren't included in your library.

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No, sadly this won't fix any high-5 misses

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