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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. #161

    Bangalore, India
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (Build 9200)

    Installed it on my main computer as my primary OS, and I'm loving every bit of what it has to offer! I do have a few bugs to report, but I don't know where to report them!

    Otherwise, this is surely the best OS ever made!

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  2. #162

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Dual boot..
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #163

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    Upgraded Win7 on my main machine at work. Took a gamble (I did image the HD before the install though) and everything seems to be working out okay. All devices and programs are working as they should. The Windows 8 Adviser was pretty accurate it seems.
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  4. #164

    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    Welcome to Eight Forums Rockermann.

    Glad it work for you, enjoy.
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  5. #165

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    Thanks for the welcome, Dave76.

    Windows 8 is indeed working and is a bit faster than Windows 7. However, I am a bit underwhelmed with the Metro interface and the general look/feel even when in desktop mode. It's not the functionality or the usability of the new interface, it's the flatness and lack of depth in the graphics. It's a bit disappointing. I can see how this would work well for tablets, but for the desktop where there is plenty of horsepower, I'd like to see more enticing, rich graphics. Guess I'm kind of a visual guy.
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  6. #166

    Welcome to EightForums, Rockermann. Good to have you!

    LOL! All men are visual. We like colors and curves. It is tied to our base sexual drive for the survival of our species. Women's is based on touch.

    I think MS has removed visual options to slim the OS model down for performance and lack of the general population use. Perhaps these will be included in updates or next OS.

    Again, welcome. Enjoy!
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  7. #167

    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit

    Just finished running the Windows 8 Pro upgrade. Rather than do a clean install I decided to keep all the programs and files from my Windows 7 installation. The process went smoothly and I am happy to report that "all" the programs I had installed in 7 are running smoothly in 8! I was kind of worried about that, but no problem.
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  8. #168

    Welcome to EightForums, LittleJay. It's good to have you. I'm glad to hear installation went well for you.
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  9. #169

    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit

    Installed on my own pc.. Formatted Windows 7 so All New!!!!
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  10. #170

    Suffolk, UK
    Posts : 33
    Win 8 pro X64

    I installed the public version (win8 pro upgrade) with a USB stick. I had to remove stuff from my C drive to make room. Its runs perfectly, so far.
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