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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. #121

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,442
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    This time around I setup a dual boot of Windows 7x64 and 8x64 RP on my main PC. It has dual monitors and I want to see how well the RP supports them. I like having the taskbar on both and being able to have the icons for apps open on that monitor. Metro's dual monitor support so far has been a let down.

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  2. #122

    Posts : 9
    windows 7 windows 8

    I had so much trouble with this. I eventually got the dual boot I wanted using some fancy command line work. The problem was that I didn't have enough free space ( I have 750gb hd) to put Windows 8 on a separate drive letter. I was told I needed NTFS and there was no way in which to create a separate drive letter without a complete re format. Some dutch fella posted an article how to get around it. Now I can choose between Windows 8 and Windows 7 each time I boot
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  3. #123

    Posts : 2
    Windows 7/8

    Running as my main OS. For how long who knows...
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  4. #124

    Posts : 2
    Windows 7

    I'm using VMWare 8 to test Windows 8
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  5. #125

    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)

    Backed-up my Win 7 64-bit setup as an image.

    Then simply laid the 64-bit RC over the top as an upgrade.

    No issues, no problems.

    Everything works just fine.

    And I can go back to Win 7 whenever I want to.

    Leaves me wondering what I did wrong....:-)
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  6. #126

    Posts : 84
    Windows 8.1 Pro (32 bit)

    Dual boot with Windows 7.
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  7. #127

    Grabbed an extra computer at work, Dell GX755, Core 2 Duo with 2GB of RAM. Installed Win8RP 64bit and it's running just fine and dandy. Using it every day at work to get used to it and figure out what will work and what will not.
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  8. #128

    City of Burj Khalifah
    Posts : 273
    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium

    I installed W8 OS in a dual boot get back to the old stuff installation
    Burn on a DVD using UltraISO software.
    Clean for the Drive D
    Re-insert then re-start the laptop.
    Goto F2 to change the boot up to DVD Drive.
    Then proceed with the installation process.
    Welcome to W8 Release Preview.
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  9. #129

    Posts : 1
    Win 8 RC

    I set mine up as sort of a dual boot using 2 hard drives. One has Win 7 Pro on it and the other Win 8 RC ... I have installed all my programs in it such as Microsoft Office, Nero suite, AVG antivirus, Malware Bytes, Open office and more....
    The Windows 8 RC is the 64 Bit edition. It loaded as full install without a glitch of any type.... Once loaded it found all but my video card drivers on it's own... Had a small problem with my HP Officejet 6310 all-in-one printer, which is a network printer, but found the driver in the " Windows updates " for the printers and then it loaded up just fine too... Now to find a video driver..... Ha... Other that these little things, it seems to work just great... Will let you know if & when I find the video driver and how it goes....
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  10. #130

    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64

    Dual boot on Desktop and dual boot on Laptop.
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