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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. #131


    India
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    Dual Booting.
    Windows 8 on VHD. Windows 7 in actual physical hard disk.

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  2. #132


    Sydney, AU
    Posts : 27
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    On primary machine had a few errors and had to go back to 7 as it was taking for ages, but then it worked!
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  3. #133


    Posts : 12
    Windows 7/8


    Initially tried the DP version on an 8-year old laptop, installed without problems much to my surprise and, considering the hardware it was installed on, ran extremely well. Followed up with the CP and RP versions, plus Classic Shell to bypass the Metro interface. These also ran well so went for it and installed it alongside W7 on my desktop. Both are on an SSD and if I thought W7 booted fast, W8 is like lightning ! Assuming MS don't prevent users from bypassing the Metro interface in the final release version ( but then there's always somebody who can find a way round it ) then I'll probably fork out the 40 dollars, or euros equivalent, for the upgrade.
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  4. #134


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Just set up Windows 8 CP in a dual boot with 7. No problems during installation and I have 8 up and running.
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  5. #135


    RTM as primary OS
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  6. #136


    Posts : 25
    Dual: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 (default) & Win8Enterprise 64


    Dual boot i think is the best option for now., if it will take time before a working activator or whatever comes up, then i can still use win7. hopefully someone especially daz makes up his mind to push the early activations, i heard he is not so interested with win8.
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  7. #137


    Posts : 6
    W7 & W8 (Dual Boot)


    Dual boot, I guess thats the best option to test it if you don't have a Test machine.
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  8. #138


    dual booted but win 8 as my main OS and linux is secondary. Just in case win 8 suddenly stop working ^_^
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  9. #139


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8.1.1


    I gotta admit, the install is REALLY fast! Clean partition, primary system with the 64-bit RTM release. I have deleted it all 4 times and put it back on in between Linux Mint and Win 7, it's a merry-go-round for me, just can't decide!
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  10. #140


    Wow! Been up and down this forum for a bit and never noticed this thread. Great one! Interesting poll.

    I'm dual booting with Enterprise Evaluation. Prior was RP. So far, so good. I think it's a great OS.

    Noticed almost half of the members dual boot. Interesting to watch.
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