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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. #251


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


    Well have got mine all sorted now laptop and Sandy Bridge on 8 with the 7 style start menu and the tester and Ivy Bridge a straight 7 so have the best of all worlds.

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  2. #252


    Posts : 122
    Windows 8, 2012, 7, 2008R2, 2008, 2003, XP,SUSE


    Ok, I couldn't vote because I have set it up different ways - both virtually and as my main OS on my laptop [desktop is still Windows 7].
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      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #253


    I will test out the setup process with HyperV to begin with and then probably on a Toshiba Laptop. 8.1.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. #254


    Since I started with Alpha version it was on a VM in W7. Beta and RTM were running on a separate HDD while the primary HDD was disconnected and required BIOS change to run. Later on, a clean install on SSD as a sole OS. Now, I had to install Win7 on a separate HDD because some games could not run on W8 and the kiddies were crying for them. I even have XP on a small, separate HDD, just in case. Win7 is ultimate, Win8 is Pro, both 64 bit and XP is 32bit.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #255


    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 turbofish View Post
    Ok, I couldn't vote because I have set it up different ways - both virtually and as my main OS on my laptop [desktop is still Windows 7].
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    Actually Turbo I went in with an upgrade over the 7 and carried over my settings saved a lot of time then just got Stardock8 on one machine and Classic Shell on the other using the same method.
    I did use clones so I could keep the original 7 so if things go pear shaped I can always revert and do again
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  6. #256


    Canada
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    First a 5 minute acronis restore of a raw 7 install on my 4 year old HP laptop. Let er rip and it went perfect for a fresh install. Let the tweaking begin
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #257


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    i have used past one year with out any problem as main os.window 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #258


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


    Have just updated both the 8 machines to 8.1 and they seem to be better than ever
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #259


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


    please tell me how to get the best of both worlds
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  10. #260


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


    how?????
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