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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. #151

    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.10

    For god shake, seeing people have dualboot windows and windows.. aaahh that is not that clever..

    here dualboot windows 8/ubuntu 12.10

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  2. #152

    Quote Originally Posted by citybong View Post
    For god shake, seeing people have dualboot windows and windows.. aaahh that is not that clever..

    here dualboot windows 8/ubuntu 12.10
    Welcome to EightForums, citybong.

    Glad to see someone that is "different".
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  3. #153

    Tucson, AZ
    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

    I have just installed Win 8 Pro x64 on a new computer. This will eventually become my primary workstation, replacing one running Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit. I had planned on using Win 7 but with Win 8 now within reach, I thought it useful to evaluate Win 8.

    I'm still wandering around the new UI in a bit of a daze, trying to grasp the best way to view this new UI.
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  4. #154

    On my laptop I have a triple boot (Windows 7 Enterprise x64|Windows 8 Developer Preview x64|Windows 8 Enterprise Eval x64)..

    On my desktop I have Windows 8 Enterprise Eval x86..
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  5. #155

    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Went ok
    But 2 issues

    1) the b***** lock screen innability to change wallpaper
    2) Loading with Oracle Virtual Box within Windows 7 64 bit works but because you are trying to instal as standalone using the 24.99 Upgrade setup, the product code shows as incorrect and wont allow registration
    Hopefuly it wont stop working in 30 days (?)
    Last edited by Tweakfiend; 28 Oct 2012 at 09:14. Reason: error
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  6. #156

    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Initial system:
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 on (Hewlett Packard) Compaq Presario CQ57 bought in August 2012 with 14.99 upgrade offer to Windows 8.

    Downloaded U/G (about 6h on 27/10/2012) from Windows Upgrade Offer - Landing Page and burnt DVD. The install image archive in the \sources folder is not install.wim (windows image), but install.esd (electronic software distribution) - presumably to prevent Windows-to-Go installations in Pro. I guess it will be cracked in due course.

    Created Extended/Logical partition to install Windows 8 on, and installed Windows 8 Enterprise trial on this resulting in dual boot with Windows 7 HP. Then "upgraded" this Windows 8 version to the Windows 8 Pro upgrade I had burnt to DVD. On both Windows 8 installations, the software "knew" the product code and activated automatically online. Before activation, the Pro version showed the Watermark on the desktop.

    The router was broadcasting on channel 13 - although Windows 7 was able to connect, Windows 8 (both Pro and Enterprise) reported that no Wi-Fi connections were available. Changing the channel to 3, Windows 8 was able to recognise and connect to the router.

    Added the free Media Center feature from Microsoft, and then 6 updates and then one optional update for my wireless adapter. So I can now dual boot to the Windows 7 Home Premium and the Windows 8 Pro upgrade. I still have the recovery partition intact.
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  7. #157

    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro

    Windows 7 to Windows 8 upgrade on my primary machine. Everything went smoothly. I'm loving it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #158

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro

    I did mine from Windows 8 Enterprise edition to Windows 8 Pro via custom install.

    Everything worked out perfect, and activated automatically as soon it booted up 1st time after install.
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  9. #159

    On my old Dell Inspiron 1501 the process I went through was as follows:-

    Backup Vista, Boot & Repair Partitions (Paragon Partition Mgr Bootable USB Key)
    Wipe HSS
    Install CP - 2 problems - Graphics card & card reader - downloaded drivers & installed no problems.
    Backup CP Partition.
    Install RP - same probs same fix.
    Backup RP
    Remove HDD & Install 320Gb got cheaply on trip to UK...!
    Reapply RP image. (Needed to set Active to boot)
    Increased OS Partition size & Created Data Partition so I could lose the external HDD for iTunes etc.
    Ran Upgrade manager without problems, created Boot DVD, but didn't need to use, and wasn't asked for Key of anything.
    Same 2 problems - graphic & card reader - same fix as did "keep" upgrade.
    Reinstalled iTunes and it found the music automatically.
    Went to Store and reloaded "my apps"!
    Running fine!!

    Main Machine:-
    Nope. Don't think I'll bother until they sort multiple monitor facility. (Would like to be able to replace gadgets with a rolling display of "metro" apps set to one screen.)

    Old Machine:-
    Nope - no NX support on Sempron 3000.
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  10. #160

    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Last month I put Win8RPx86 on a dual boot with Win7ULTx86 and hard partitions on an Asus 1025CE. Last weekend I upgraded to Win8PROx64 as the only OS on an HP tx2000z since it had a touch screen.
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