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Windows 8 Developer Preview release

  1. #191



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
    Looks like I'll be downloading and hopefully installing (if I've got time, as I'm doing split shifts atm) tomorrow afternoon. Failing that, I'll download tomorrow and install on Thursday.

    I just wish that they would give the time both in their local zone and the equivalent in UTC/GMT as it would make it easier for me (and, no doubt, others as well).
    I'm going to download and install all 3 versions and see what I can do with them. I've already downloaded and extracted the 32-bit and 64-bit basic versions, I'm currently downloading the 64-bit version with developer tools. From what I've seen of the .ISOs when extracted, it should be possible to create USB install drives in exactly the same way as in Vista and W7. I'm going to be doing the actual installations tomorrow afternoon (and Friday afternoon, if I haven't enough time on Thursday).

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  2. #192


    Dwarf, if its any help I've installed exactly as in 7- created a bootable flash drive the diskpart way, dumped the extracted iso contents into it and booted from it.
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  3. #193


    Posts : 128
    Win8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
    Dwarf, if its any help I've installed exactly as in 7- created a bootable flash drive the diskpart way, dumped the extracted iso contents into it and booted from it.
    Me too.
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  4. #194



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Thanks.
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  5. #195


    Norway
    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit


    Is there any way to completely disable this Metro UI nonsense? It simply makes my desktop experience feel clunky when I have to Start --> Metro --> Control Panel --> Good Old Control Panel etc..
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  6. #196


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    Yes there is a registry hack here Windows 8 Screenshot Tour: Everything You Possibly Want to Know - How-To Geek but then it just looks like it's Win 7. Even the ribbons go.
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  7. #197


    Posts : 128
    Win8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
    Yes there is a registry hack here Windows 8 Screenshot Tour: Everything You Possibly Want to Know - How-To Geek but then it just looks like it's Win 7. Even the ribbons go.
    For me the Win7 thing is a good thing right now, I'm not ready to be a Metro Guy yet. I plan to re-visit it with each new release.
    FWIW, I have dual monitors set up and the Win8 dual monitor feature seems to have gone away with the ribbons and Metro UI.
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  8. #198


    Odell
    Posts : 60
    Windows 8CP


    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Hmmmm, I've just seen the CPU utilization in task manager on my laptop go to 111%
    It's a Spinal Tap nod I'm sure.
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  9. #199


    Lincoln UK
    Posts : 155
    Windows 7 x64/Win 8 Dev x64


    My first impressions - Wow! At first glance I feel I should hate the metro window and my brain agrees, but I keep looking at it and I'm kind of liking it, I cant seem to agree with myself what to make of it! It certainly is a radical change.
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  10. #200


    After that I want to see what BUILD has
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