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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. #191

    Piatra Neamt, Romania
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro 64Bit

    Dual boot with 7 and XP but I have removed them after few days.
    PS 1st post

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  2. #192

    Welcome to EightForums, CaliXRocker. It's good to have you aboard.

    You must approve of 8 a lot to remove the others. It's an excellent OS IMO.
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  3. #193

    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    It's an excellent OS IMO.
    That it is. In my case, I've been using Windows 8 solely since Developer Preview.
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  4. #194

    Quote Originally Posted by LovingWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    It's an excellent OS IMO.
    That it is. In my case, I've been using Windows 8 solely since Developer Preview.
    Good for you, LW! I'm still dual booting with 7 for reasons of my Office 2000 Pro won't load onto 8. I need to upgrade that and rightfully so. I'm a starving builder in this economy, so money has been tight. Christmas presents for 15 I needed to buy recently. I don't want to touch my retirement account. I do have a big window project starting Wednesday which I'll make a good buck at.

    I'll be getting my copy of 8 soon. I plan to get Office 2013, slide a video card and a HDD in this machine, and get a touch monitor so to dual monitor with the one I have. That's my plan anyway.
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  5. #195

    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 606
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).

    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit with WMC. Clean installation on a big spinner. Went off without a hitch.
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  6. #196

    Only using Windows 8 and windows RT. Have windows 7 in hyper-v on windows 8 if I need it.
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  7. #197

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,485
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Went to Staples & got Windows 8 Pro pack which is simply an upgrade install since Windows 8 Pro is not offered yet on CD or DVD.
    It had a plastic card with a scratch off number on the back & instructions on what to do.

    My Windows 8 oem apparently was not Activated.
    I called Microsoft & a tech did a RPC & after a couple hours everything was installed & working like a charm.
    The teck guy fixed a few extra things while he was at it.
    All this for no charge !!

    I'm no fan of Microsoft.
    They annoy the hell out of me at times with the stupid things they do.
    But this time, the tech guy went above the call of duty to help me.
    If Microsoft had more like him they would be a better company.
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  8. #198

    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466

    Have Windows-8-Pro-WMC-x64 actually running on two machines as a main-os und another one (my wife's one) will be converted soon. The Upgrade-Path (keep all your appz and settings) didn't work with all of my machines, so I will have to do another clean install, after backing up my wife's stuff.

    I also bought Start8, which was cheep and does an excellent job.

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  9. #199

    I'm back on Win7 Enterprise but I'll try Win 8 again soon, just not on my main PC...
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  10. #200

    I set mine up on one tablet device, two laptops, and as soon as I get my desktop back up and going (we just moved) I plan on putting Windows 8 on that.
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