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Windows 8 Release preview.

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Windows 8 Release preview-slow boot


    I am playing with Win 8 in Virtualbox inside Ubuntu. Win 7 works fine in VB and boots in about 30 seconds. Win 8 is taking around 10 minutes.

    So far the little bit I have been able to use 8 hasn't excited me much. The first screen has me looking for the desktop and start button, but I'll give it more time if I can get it to boot somewhat properly.

    Thanks,
    Brad

    Edit : I just did a restart and it took 15 minutes, over 14 was booting.
    Last edited by brad1138; 04 Jun 2012 at 23:08.

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    To get to the desktop click the Desktop Tile, or press the Windows key and D, or even just pressing the Windows may do it. Pressing the Windows key will bring up the metro start screen. There is no Start orb or traditional start menu. Can't help you with the long boot times, I'm running mine directly from my hard drive in a dual boot with Windows 7.
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  3. #3


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    I don't know anything about Virtualbox (I'm using a W8 VHD).
    Maybe some Virtualbox settings need to be tweaked.

    Using VMware Workstation, my W7 and XP VMs boot faster in Ubuntu, than in W7.
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