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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. #111

    Posts : 1
    Windows 7/WindowsXP Windows 8 CPV

    I have a Dell XPS 9100 That came with Win 7 on drive C (2TB). I then installed XPSP3 on drive d (2TB). I partitioned my 3rd drive (2TB) with two 1TB partitions R and E. I downloaded the Win 8 iso and extracted the files from the iso to a folder on drive R. I then, with XP running, clicked on the setup.exe in the sources folder on drive R so I could install win 8 to dreve E, and after a couple of minutes got a message about an unexpected error about the installation sources not being accessable. I tried a couple more times with the same result. I then booted into Win 7 SP1 and tried the same thing. And to my suprise the installation went pretty smoothly. When I finished I had a new boot menu with ALL 3 Systems available !!!

    So now I have a Tripple Boot system. I have Easy BCD and iReboot on all 3 systems and am able to boot between the systems with iReboot.

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  2. #112

    I was practically given a corrupted laptop ($20.) because of a bad virus and no recovery disc or partition.

    Windows 8 loaded without a hitch, except now I too am having iTunes troubles.
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  3. #113

    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro

    I installed mine on my desktop where I have a second internal drive that I use for backup. I created a new volume on that drive of 100GB. l then installed it on that new volume with no problem. When I start my machine now I have the option of booting into windows 7 or 8. When I installed it I chose Custom Install which gave me the choice of which drive I wanted to install it on.
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  4. #114

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 CP

    Clean install on a spare Acer Aspire ZA3 A0751h netbook, 2GB ram 230gb HDD, WXGA LED LCD HD screen with the Windows 8 native 1366 x 786 res, took less than 20mins without any problems... ...or so I thought until I tried to update the Intel GMA 500, the driver wouldn't install via auto update, legacy driver installed via device mgr all looked good until black screen started, had to remove Intel GMA 500 and run with Microsoft basic display adapter which runs at 1024 x 768 look ok and Metro is working fine, but could be a lot better... any ideas on the black screen??

    Cloud Services, Office 365, Windows Intune
    Steven Torbet (@Digitaltor) on Twitter
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  5. #115

    Posts : 2
    Windows Consumer Preview

    I use Windows Consumer Preview and Windows Developer Preview is one machine. No flaws at all.
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  6. #116

    Portable multiboot USB v2.0 external HDD

    Windows 8 CP To Go: boot in about 42 seconds
    Windows 8 CP nativeboot vhd Uncompress 5.5 Gb: boot in about 32 seconds
    Windows 8 CP nativeboot vhd with 2 Gb system build: boot in about 39 seconds
    Windows 8 CP nativeboot vhd with 1 Gb system build: boot in about 34 seconds
    Windows 7 nativeboot vhd: boot in about 31 seconds
    Windows XP pro (usboot)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #117

    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64

    Dual boot /W8 onto a RAID 0 partition.
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  8. #118

    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64

    28 seconds to boot my Windows 7, on my Intel 520 SSD, and I have to ctrl + alt +del and type my password since it's on a domain. And after this 28 seconds it's ready to go, I can open right away something.

    40 seconds to boot Windows 8 on a WD 500 gb black, so better keep your money for a SSD instead of a new OS
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  9. #119

    Oxnard,Ca 93033
    Posts : 1
    Android Linux 2.3.6

    How did you set up your windows 8 install?

    All I was download windows 7 from the Google play store,and also windows 8 forum.
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  10. #120

    First installed CP x86 as a guest os in VMWare, fell in love and made a clean install of CP x64 on my primary laptop. I'm lovin' it!
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