Take a backup if you are so precious about your current OS, it even tells you how in the Insider documentation - enough has changed that they have to migrate the user account stuff, so that gives an indication of how different things are now.
And yes, you can select your updates, just like before.
I don't wish to be "stuck" with Win10 as it's going subscription after a year free. I'm used to dual booting always have, it allows a choice.
Should be a way do this (EasyBCD), I'll figure it out (not asking).
Thanks for the update on the updates.
It should be noted that if you upgrade within the first year of its release, its free for the life Windows 10. So its not a subscription but rather a limited time offer.
Second reply, different day.
I'm going to try it out, I was loaned a brand new Acer Aspire 64 bit laptop. It's Win8, so I've been prepping it for Win8.1 then thought hell, might as well go on to Win10. I had much more to add but after reading the agreement it's best left unsaid, and the tape over the web cam stays.
But may disable mobile phones permanently? That's harsh.
Had a hell of a scare, hotmail.com is my e-mail address, https://account.live.com/ kept verifying me by sending E-mail that said if it's really me don't do anything, wrong. This went on for over an hour, the account itself in jeopardy.
The scare? I rarely log into MS yet most of my E-mail goes to hotmail.com (https://account.live.com ?) then forwarded elsewhere. Been like that for a very long time, they now have a second e-mail address to verify me by; but hell they've been forwarding to it for just as long... Wonder how Bing is holding up...
* Hotmail didn't have POP3, the other address did, I download all of my E-mail to read with Forte's Agent 6.