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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. #171

    I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3

    bought 2 upgrades for $14.99- put one on a desktop that was running windows7 ultimate and one on a laptop that was running windows 7 home premium. Both are test machines.
    Desktop went fine except i had to uninstall MSE and a few programs prior to install of windows 8 pro, this took about 1 1/2 hours
    Laptop also had to uninstall MSE and a few programs, that took about 2 hours
    Unless you are an IT person like myself I would not recommend doing an upgrade to my clients, primarilly because they are mostly beginners and if they tried this themselves I know something would go wrong.
    I was not thrilled that on my desktop and laptop boot up time is slower than it was when they were windows 7
    I was not thrilled that I had to use task scheduler to reschedule WD on the laptop because right now it is doing a daily scan at 1:00am and this laptop is not on at that time. Besides i do not want it to run a scan daily.
    I still feel there should be a scheduler to give those who want to run it at a special time can do it within the program, not dig for Task Scheduler to do it.
    Of course the first thing I did was put Classic Shell on. You all know how I feel about no Start Menu
    I am not thrilled that you are basically tricked by Micrososft to sign in by setting up a Live Mail Account.
    Yes further down you can use a regular username and password but Micrososft encourages you to set up a live mail account
    I have one but that is not the issue.
    If you do it in the beginning you are basically stuck with it
    If you use your regular username and password and sign in when you go to the metro IU you can sign up there for one or use a present one but it keeps your regular username and password when you log in again to Windows 8 after a reboot or logoff
    I need a laptop running Windows 8 Pro for my seminars that I do. After the first of this year I will purchase one because I am not going to convert my Windows 7 Pro that is only 2 yrs old to Windows 8, I still have so many clients who are on Windows 7 or XP and I need the ability to teach those who just recently bought Windows 7 and those businesses that are on xp and will want to go to Windows 7 which I can still get until the middle of next year.
    I still feel windows 7 is more stable than Windows 8 and still easier to learn
    The businesses that I deal with do not Want at this time Windows 8

    However, my home based clients who just surf the net, check email, play games, look at pictures will love Windows 8. and them I plan to make lots of money from because they will not know how to use it and will be asking me for lessons, so in that part I do like Windows 8 ;p


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  2. #172

    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Welcome to EightForums, LittleJay. It's good to have you. I'm glad to hear installation went well for you.
    Thank you for the welcome HippsieGypsie! I think it will take a while to get use to Windows 8, but so far so good!
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  3. #173

    Posts : 1
    Windows 7/Windows 8 Pro

    I set up Windows 8 as a dual boot on my laptop with Ubuntu 12.10. It went very smoothly and only took about an hour and a half.
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  4. #174

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

    Currently running the Enterprise RTM Trial (64-bit).

    Clean install on a 750GB spinner (2 x 350GB partitions).

    No installation issues or problems.

    Smooth and fast.

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  5. #175

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Centre

    Installed as a primary OS.
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  6. #176

    Welcome to all the new members here! MG, it's getting hard to keep up!
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  7. #177

    I did a clone on my original preinstall hard drive which I never used it only to register the data that needed to be register . This way its a clean never used system . Afterwards I put the clone drive in and did the upgrade from 7 to 8 from within 7
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  8. #178

    I set it up as a full fresh install. Then I reloaded all of my other software and programs. I found that by doing it this way I had no problem's with windows 8 pro. Just installing and keeping your files and programs lead to problems with the metro Apps and programs not working like they should. I would recommend a fresh install if you are going to install windows 8 pro on your computer as the primary operating system. I have had no trouble with windows 8 pro and recommend it to anyone. If you still want windows 7 you can always click to the desktop screen and it will work the same way as before you installed windows 8.
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  9. #179

    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit

    Re-installed Windows 8 to run in a dual boot with 7 and have finished configuring 8 to the way I want it. My desktop is setup like Windows 7, as I wanted something familiar to fall back on until I can learn more about how to use Metro.
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  10. #180

    Posts : 7
    windows 8, xubuntu
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