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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. #181

    Posts : 90
    Windows 8.1 pro media centre 64bit

    I installed it on to a separate Hdd on my primary machine dual booting it with Win 7. After about an hour or so of playing, I formatted my whole machine and did a clean install on my main Hdd making it my primary O/S
    Will also be updating my Laptop soon clean install.

    I can honestly say I have run in to no problems so far it is very backwards compatible, all my hardware works perfectly and I genuinely love Windows 8.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #182

    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    I have a 4 or 5 year old HP lappy. It's still a capable enough machine. So, I installed Win8 Pro on it. It works fine. I won't be using Win8 though for serious matters. I just wanted to see what it has to offer. The new stuff is a waste of my time.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #183

    Posts : 9
    W8 Pro 64, W7 Ultimate 64, Windows XP Pro 32

    Hello all. Set it up on a dual boot will XP Pro, W7 Pro, and now W8 Pro. No probs at
    all, though I'm still trying to figure out how to make a User image. Maybe one of
    the other forums can enlighten me.
    Last edited by n2gc; 30 Dec 2012 at 13:28.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #184

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by n2gc View Post
    Hello all. Set it up on a tri boot will XP Pro, W7 Pro, and now W8 Pro. No probs at
    all, though I'm still trying to figure out how to make a User image. Maybe one of
    the other forums can enlighten me.
    Welcome to EightForums.

    Take at are tutorials:
    Windows 8 Tutorials

    also your are SevenForums tutorialS:
    Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #185

    Posts : 9
    W8 Pro 64, W7 Ultimate 64, Windows XP Pro 32

    Thank you for the hello. I just saw the Tutorials section and it was VERY helpful
    in setting up auto log in, so back I go to explore more articles at that area.

    Hope ALL have a great Thanksgiving !
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #186

    I tested RC in virtual lab, then bought a laptop with it pre-installed, got used to it and upgraded main PC.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #187

    Welcome to EightForums, mindaugus. It's good to have you.

    It's also good to hear you like 8 so well.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #188

    Tried it on VMware, liked it, will be upgrading it on my laptop this weekend
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #189

    Welcome to EightForums, sunny082. Glad you like it. Good luck this weekend.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #190

    I initially installed Win8 on my primary Win7 desktop PC in a dual-boot config. I had some issues, replaced the primary hard drive with an SSD and took the opportunity to do a clean install of Win8 on the SSD and no more dual-boot. So far, so good!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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