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Prepaing for new computer w. Win8 OS & installing software

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    Windows 8 home

    Prepaing for new computer w. Win8 OS & installing software

    My new laptop is on the way! YaY! So I am preparing myself to install a software package that I know is compatible with Windows 8. It is very large-over 20 gig-and demands a lot of RAM when installing and then 'indexing' itself which can take 8 hours, at least. My question is, given the 'lock' screen I have read about, when the software is downloading for several hours and then indexing, will a lock screen appear after a minute and stop everything. I am not asking about how to disable it but just what it will do when I let the software package run itself as it knows to do. Thanks for your help!

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    as with all laptops straight out the box, the power settings will be set to dim/turn off display/then shut down/hibernate over the course of 20-30 min.

    if it's a long install then obviously plug in power and change the on power settings to never for everything, you can switch it back after.

    just like with watching a video clip on the internet it seems to like ignoring the fact you are using it and turn itself off.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
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    Windows 8 home

    I ordered the dvd's necessary to backup Windows 8, the drivers and Cyberlink. Any apps or programs I install locally are already backed up on my external hard drive.
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