Windows 10 now being definitely released, I wanted to have a fresh look at it and decided to install it. As I want to keep my current installation of Windows 7 for the time being, I opted to install it on a second internal hard drive I have on my fantastic Folio 9470m (it has 2 HD slots: one for a standard 2.5" SATA drive and another for a mSATA micro-drive).

Unfortunately this turned into a really frustrating fiasco as the installer is not letting me decide anything!

The only options I have is to upgrade my current Windows 7 to Windows 10 or make a Windows 10 clean install!!! WTF?

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While I certainly understand the installation process should be kept as simple as possible for the non-techy crowd, I simply refuse to imagine that the people in charge of UI have not thought about any other options.

For now I'm just going to enjoy doing other stuff instead of trying to find the hack for this ocean of frustration...

I recently had the opportunity to play around with x64_dbg as OllyDbg can only debug 32 bit executables. In fact this is not exactly correct as there is a version 2 of OllyDbg that supports x64 but it's still a work in progress (last updated in February 2014) and I didn't have much success with the apps I tested.

My initial impression is that any OllyDbg user will immediately feel familiar with x64_dbg and quickly get debugging. Of course x64_dbg being a relatively new project it only has a few plugins so far. Anyway try it out if you have any 64 bit apps laying around.

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