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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. #201

    San Antonio
    Posts : 34
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center

    Just going to be honest as possible:

    Tested Free Windows 8 Product Key Exploit on Acer Ferrari One - Confirmed working via tricky method not listed online

    Tested Secret Phone Exploit via Microsoft Activation - Confirmed working and they even gave me full details on procedure which I have documented privately

    Tested 14.99 Promo Code Offer - 32bit and 64bit - Confirmed working! Different countries will offer different options.

    Tested 32bit to 64bit conversion possibility upgrade assistant - Only architecture listed will upgrade via page table.

    Tested 32bit Consumer Review - Still testing as this doesn't enforce NX Bit for installation on 32bit

    I've been helping everyone I know before the Jan 31, 2013 deadline to get legal cheap or free. Either way to help the movement keep moving in the right path.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #202

    Posts : 5
    8 Pro WMC

    Yesterday cleaned a 640Gb drive and dropped it into a 6-7 year old 4 core > installed Win 7 > DL'd 8 Pro with WMC > updates, updates, updates... This'll be Wifey's soap recorder and iTunes server. Everything but the TV tuner card drivers were there. She loaded the same in her old laptop a few weeks ago and likes it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #203

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

    Welcome to Eight Forums MNDWGZ, glad you are getting it setup, I found it easy to put on older machines.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #204

    Started with the free Eval then installed Windows 8 Pro on an old HP.
    CPU Intel Pentium E2220 @ 2.40GHz
    RAM 3.00 GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz
    Motherboard FOXCONN Napa (Socket 775)
    Graphics DELL E173FP (1280x1024@60Hz) nVidia video (HP)
    Hard Drives 298GB Hitachi HDP725032GLA380 ATA Device (SATA)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #205

    As a main primary OS. New experience with great apps......
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #206

    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition

    Since the launch of Windows 8 I have been using it as my main OS. Never even considered a dualboot option with Windows 7.

    I'm loving Windows 8!!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #207

    Posts : 19
    Windows7 / 8 / WHS / WHS 2011

    New here.. first post..
    installed onto a Acer Extensa 5620
    core 2 duo 2ghz | 4gb ram | 1tb hd

    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Office 2013 Pro
    Visio 2013 Pro
    Publisher 2013 Pro
    Photoshop Elements 11
    Adobe Light Room 4.3
    SQL Management Studio 2012
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #208

    I came the long way round via windows XP! Though I had 64b motherboard, I still had 32b XP on there.

    Wouldn't let me download the 64b version as I was running a 32b machine, so instead found a 64b pre-release on web, downloaded that to a spare partition, used it to download the full version in 64b, created an installation disk, and the finaly did a fresh install over my original boot partition.

    Phew! Got there in the end.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #209

    Good for you, Gonzonator. :thumbup:
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #210

    Posts : 1
    8 Pro x86

    Hello mates,

    Didnít know that the low priced 8 upgrade was just and wanted to keep both systems.

    Installed Win 8 Pro x86 on my old lappy, an upgraded not supported Sony VAIO VGN-NR220E iT8100-3GB on another partition behind Win 7 Pro.

    Went with the 32bit as I was concerned with drivers, thou the upgrade adviser stated both x86/A64 were supported. The install went brilliantly but one issue with the not recognized ExpressCard 34 slot, but I will get it soon.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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