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win 8 compatibility

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    windows 7

    win 8 compatibility


    hey guys
    i found the website that leaked the official windows 8
    my question is , my dad told me that windows 8 will only work on the touch screen computers
    is it true
    if not please see my laptop specs and tell me is it good
    CPU : intel core i5
    RAM : 8 GB
    system type : 64 bit operating system
    current operating system : windows 7 pro

    i'm sorry if i posted in the wrong thread

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  2. #2


    Pargas, Finland
    Posts : 48
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit with Media Center


    Well... you mean Windows 8 Enterprise N on the torrents? I do not recommend downloading it, some of them include malware/trojans + other bad stuff. I would recommend downloading the https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...-download.html

    Regarding about the touch screen thing; some features in W8 do require Touch Screen, but it'll work fine without a touch screen.
    Also, your system specs will handle W8 fine!

    DanRex
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    windows 7


    isnt there a stable ,, but not a preview version of windows 8
    and can i activate it ?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by warnahly View Post
    isnt there a stable ,, but not a preview version of windows 8
    and can i activate it ?
    Not until October 26 or so.

    Everything available now are eval, test or development copies.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    windows 7


    ok i'm gonna install the preview mode
    just a couple of questions
    1- can i boot the windows if i mount the iso ??
    2- can i boot it without losing my files ???
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  6. #6


    Pargas, Finland
    Posts : 48
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit with Media Center


    Upgrade from: To: Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    Windows 7 You keep programs, Windows settings, user accounts and files
    Vista You keep Windows settings, user accounts and files
    XP You only keep user accounts and files
    Credit for making the table above goes to Brink.
    That should clarify any questions about files, user accounts etc.

    I'm not sure if I understood your second question correct... Do you mean "Will W8 format my hard drive and I'll lose everything I have on my hard drive?" Or something else?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    windows 7


    thank you but i installed it no problems
    its just when i use the internet explorer from the start menu
    how do i view the open tabs on IE10 not the desktop from the start
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Warnahly, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below can help show you more details on how to use tabbed browsing in the Metro IE10.

    Internet Explorer 10 Metro - Open and Close Tabs in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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