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How did you setup your Win 8 install?

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  • On a seperate test machine

    56 10.07%
  • As a Virtual Machine (VM) guest OS

    55 9.89%
  • Dual boot

    190 34.17%
  • As your main OS on your primary machine

    249 44.78%
  • On a tablet device

    6 1.08%
  1. #91


    Now i have a triple boot with W7, W8CP, W8SRV

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  2. #92


    Calgary, AB
    Posts : 10
    Windows 7, Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    I installed it, but forgot to make a new partition, so I had to do a recovery, which didn't work, then I tried a Delete Everything type recovery, then reinstalled Windows 8 on a new partition
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  3. #93


    Posts : 93
    W2K8S R2 STD, W7 ULTIMATE X64


    Installed on a spare, unused unprepped, empty 50Gb partition on HDD 0 (SSD) with W2K8 R2 SP1 STD, W7 ULT and same OS on HDD1 present.
    Went without a glitch so now able to boot to any OS of choice thanks to W8 bootman. W8 as default, when choosing any other OS the machine undergoes a warm reboot and then goes straight to the OS of choice. Cool.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. #94


    Posts : 120
    Windows 8.1 + StartIsBack + AeroGlass


    I installed the CP inside VMWare. It works smoothly, more than I expected really.
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  5. #95


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    I have an x86 VHD installed as dual boot with Windows 7 x64 on my main PC. I also have x86 and x64 VMs on the same box. Right now I'm making provision to install on a separate PC.
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  6. #96


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    I did a dual boot on the laptop (which is a pain) and put it in Virtual Box on the desktop (which is great).

    For the dual boot I have to go thru the BIOS twice which takes longer than booting from the SSD - and also for Win7 now. In vBox it boots in a few seconds (also from the SSD) and I can keep it running all day whilst doing my usual in Win7. The WEI for the disk in vBox is still 7.7. Everything is instant. So there are really no advantages to run in dual boot versus virtual.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #97


    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    dual booted windows 8 consumer preview with windows 7 ultimate, works like a charm
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  8. #98


    Posts : 93
    W2K8S R2 STD, W7 ULTIMATE X64


    Hi,

    If you don't mind my asking, what do you need to change in the bios for it to boot to the OS you want?


    Ta,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #99


    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    Hi,

    If you don't mind my asking, what do you need to changes in the bios for it to boot to the OS you want?


    Ta,
    Control Panel > System > Advanced > Startup & Recovery

    there you will find various options for your boot screen, defaults, time to show, etc
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  10. #100


    Posts : 93
    W2K8S R2 STD, W7 ULTIMATE X64


    Sorry, I was asking whs. Your post happened to fall inbetween.

    Cheers,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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