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  1. #31



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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    I've been on Win8 for the last 5 days. I'm finding more and more I like about it.

    I'm sure going to dread setting it all back up again when the next milestone is released.
    I wonder whether it will be possible to install the Beta over what we have now and retain all our settings.
    It might be, although I wouldn't recommend it even if it is.

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  2. #32


    Australia
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    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    I've been on Win8 for the last 5 days. I'm finding more and more I like about it.

    I'm sure going to dread setting it all back up again when the next milestone is released.
    I wonder whether it will be possible to install the Beta over what we have now and retain all our settings.
    It might be, although I wouldn't recommend it even if it is.
    I agree with Dwarf here. I think a fresh installation would be wise, considering that we are going to transition from Alpha to Beta... yeah, not gonna risk all those bugs. :-P
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  3. #33


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    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Sure, installing it on the real hardware is preferable.
    The difference is almost night and day. I had it in a VM. Hated it. Didn't touch it. Decided to add to it the triple boot instead. Parts of it make sense now. Not the most stable thing, but stable enough for day to day mucking around.


    But to echo the others here - fresh install come beta. Upgrades have been proven time and again to unearth little issues.

    This is especially true when playing with these builds. Always go fresh.
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  4. #34


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    Quote Originally Posted by SmartEyeball View Post
    The difference is almost night and day. I had it in a VM. Hated it. Didn't touch it. Decided to add to it the triple boot instead. Parts of it make sense now. Not the most stable thing, but stable enough for day to day mucking around.
    It's funny you should say that, because I took the plunge from the start (installed it as a dual boot first, then primary boot) and haven't looked back. I haven't even had a single BSoD yet. :-)
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