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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. #231


    Quote Originally Posted by sandman View Post
    Laptop took all night desktop in the process like what I see so far, more info later.
    Why so slow, first time, on a HDD it took me some 20 min, on SSD no more than 12 or so and all that from a DVD.

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  2. #232


    Did it from the store and it downloads and then says pending for a long time and the Laptop has SSD's doing Desktop now and its in pending mode.
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  3. #233


    Servers too busy now probably, check your download speed, it's most likely pits .
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  4. #234


    fast I would of did a clean install but I had to save my files this time I have 6.3mb down and a .98mb up, and when I downloaded the ISO off TechNet it did not take long at all.
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  5. #235


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    I cloned a spinner from my 7 SSD as I found a nice little 320GB Seagate inside a $39 external and then upgraded it to 8 with a double disk 8 upgrade - 32 and 64bit ($53).


    The system is flying and the drive is only a 5400 rpm job. Between apps is lightning and the updates take very little time to install. The only things that I found rather disconcerting was the OS would only let me set the language at English - UK and the ads were of UK companies.
    Next is the security I hope my Kaspersky that I had on the 7 will activate on this OS when it sees it is the original motherboard.

    I prefer the win+X to start things though the panels I am not keen on. The login got a bitof getting used to but for $93 all set up noot bad and not as freakish as I thought it might be.
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  6. #236


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Now I have reinstalled with the SSD in and I ma now concerned about turning off the defrag as I don't know where to find the accessories and tools. Can someone please point me in the right direction?
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  7. #237


    You should not have to do anything, instead of Defrag you should see TRIM command. You can check at : Right click on My Compputer /Manage / Storage / Disk Management ...... Right click on that drive Properties / Tools/ Optimize. There you should be able to turn off or on optimization. If it is listed as "Solid state drive" when you press "Optimize" for that drive it should force run "Trim" command instead of "De-fragmentation".
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  8. #238


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    You should not have to do anything, instead of Defrag you should see TRIM command. You can check at : Right click on My Compputer /Manage / Storage / Disk Management ...... Right click on that drive Properties / Tools/ Optimize. There you should be able to turn off or on optimization. If it is listed as "Solid state drive" when you press "Optimize" for that drive it should force run "Trim" command instead of "De-fragmentation".
    Yes Mike I know I can check the TRIM with the command line
    "fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify " and depending on if it is 1 or 0 then it is on or off.(on is 0)

    But what I am more concerned about is the built in defrag tool if indeed there is one and turning it off - I might have to duck back to 7 forum and find the tutorial and do it though the CMD prompt. I just don't want the thing running and ripping my SSD up.
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  9. #239


    It is not about the Trim I was talking about, but to check if Auto Defrag for that drive was deactivated. If it was deactivated than it is replaced by forced Trim command.
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  10. #240


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    It is not about the Trim I was talking about, but to check if Auto Defrag for that drive was deactivated. If it was deactivated than it is replaced by forced Trim command.
    Ok mate well I guess I am just an old fool who is a bit more pedantic / OCD than what is good for me.

    I can't say I have made a very good start in here and should stick to the 7 forum really. Anyway it was a nice exercise and different for a change to get the 8 on as I had to do a fair bit of swapping, cleaning, formatting and cloning of drives and as a hardware plodder it was good to get my hands dirty so to speak.
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