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  • Love it

    40 34.48%
  • It's good except for the Metro start menu thing

    44 37.93%
  • It sucks

    22 18.97%
  • Other (post and let us know)

    10 8.62%
  1. #151


    Well, a peculiar use of English!! I am sure that you meant "customized".
    Sorry for my bad english ...lol...

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  2. #152


    I've been playing with it for 7hrs.
    I did as a dual boot. can I just delete the partition and all will be gone?
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  3. #153


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
    I've been playing with it for 7hrs.
    I did as a dual boot. can I just delete the partition and all will be gone?
    THAT'S up to you, BUT why?
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  4. #154


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    If you imaged the 100MB system partition before the double boot, restore that. Else delete Win8 in msconfig > boot tab
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  5. #155


    Posts : 288
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I kind of agree with you. Protection from MS is not what I am looking forward to. I caught enough nasties with MSE. And defrag I do not need for mz SSD. The new task manager is OK, but I get the same info from Resource Monitor.

    If those are the only highlights, I am really unimpressed.
    What I love about the new Task Manager is that it simply has a neater design, better coloring of these bars and graphs than the old boring Task Manager or even the Resource Monitor that has black and green bars and graphs which is quite a legacy design that should have been made neater on Windows 7 in the first place in my view.
    What do you think about the Native PDF reader? Well it may be very basic. Its like Wordpad compared to MS Word when compared to Adobe Reader.

    I hate the Secure Boot. Well its supposed to protect your bootup from viruses but it also locks off non Windows OSs from booting. I hope it gets pulled off.
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  6. #156


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Secure boot is a GREAT, and needed feature. And to Vertex, you can simply create a new partition and install any O/S you like outside of Win 8. This is my opinion, only someone that wants to send spam, or malware wouldn't like this feature.
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  7. #157


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Secure boot is a GREAT, and needed feature. And to Vertex, you can simply create a new partition and install any O/S you like outside of Win 8. This is my opinion, only someone that wants to send spam, or malware wouldn't like this feature.
    Try to create a new partition in 2 Tb disk and resize the rest and see how much time this involves!!! I do not think that this is a realistic suggestion. I have done it, but this is not something that I would recommend it easily to anybody. In any case, I find the rationale quite weird. At a time when it is progressively easier and easier to run multiple OSes, MS is trying to hit the brakes. It is certainly going to make MS look bad when many of its competitors do not place such obstacles and, indeed, make it easier to run various OSs.

    However, this is much in keeping with Win8 being a "consumer" OS, not really meant for serious users. My guess that this feature has been placed there to make it difficult to run Android on Win8 Tablets. It was not really thought out as a total obstacle on the desktop. Microsoft figured out that many users would be temped by Android ICS and the hundreds of thousands of apps there and would proceed to install it. MS is rather afraid of competing against Android in these platforms.
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  8. #158


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    [quote] MS is rather afraid of competing against Android in these platforms. [end-quote]

    No they are NOT If need be Bill Gates would just buy them out. (example: Apple Mac's & IBM's O/Ses) *LMAO* Being funny aside, there are plenty of boot managers
    out there that could do it simply. Not a big deal. I am running on a 1T drive Win 8 DP, Win 7, and Win XP.
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  9. #159


    I am running on a 1T drive Win 8 DP, Win 7, and Win XP.
    I run Windows 7 x64; Windows 8 DP x64; Windows Server 2008 R2

    2x 500gb (System)
    1x 1000gb (Storage)

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  10. #160


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    [QUOTE=Mike Lonewolf;50912]
    MS is rather afraid of competing against Android in these platforms. [end-quote]

    No they are NOT If need be Bill Gates would just buy them out. (example: Apple Mac's & IBM's O/Ses) *LMAO* Being funny aside, there are plenty of boot managers
    out there that could do it simply. Not a big deal. I am running on a 1T drive Win 8 DP, Win 7, and Win XP.
    You did not pay attention to what I said. I said that the problem would be mainly in the tablets. These are consumer products and consumers do not want to deal with boot managers and the like. It is also unlikely that with these restrictions a single app can manage to install ICS, which is what MS wants to avoid. In the desktop, there are solutions although, of course, MS is not doing it easier to deal with multiple OSes.

    By the way, to judge the possible success of the Start Screen, think Ubuntu One and what disaster that was.
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