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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. #211

    Posts : 15
    Windows 8 pro

    New here,
    Did a clean install
    On Hp dv6-2164ca
    Worked well, no issues.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #212

    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64

    8 is the only OS on my desktop and it's one of 3 on my laptop and it's the one I use the most.

    The 'under the hood' improvements sold me.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #213

    Upgrade Win7 on bootable USB HDD.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #214

    Just reinstalled windows 8 and this time I did a full clean install and it took just 15 minutes
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #215

    Camarillo, Ca.
    Posts : 59
    All Versions Of Windows

    Clean installs from:


    Done laptops, PC's, work, and gaming... But it's my job...
    Running it on both my work laptops, my home gaming rig, and I just installed it for my wife to try on her laptop (swapped hard drives)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #216

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Dual Boot is tied with Primary System, heh. I always do dual, triple, quadruple boots. I cant use Hyper V on these machines, the hardware isnt supported. - BUT! I never dual boot on the same drive, it spans multiple drives across the system.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #217

    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 Pro

    Fresh installed windows 8 pro x64 on my windows 7 hard drive. will probably dual boot with windows 7 when I get a bigger hard drive.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #218

    Posts : 4
    Windows 7

    On a different hard drive, will need to change boot option from BIOS in order to boot, so it won't interfere my main drive
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #219

    Welcome to EightForums, hyunkeru.

    Sounds like a good plan.
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  10. #220

    Posts : 21
    Win 8 Pro 64 bit

    Installed it 2 weeks ago on my Lenovo Y560p. Formated previous Win 7 partition, clean install, single OS in the machine.

    Working great, performace a notch up compared to Win 7. Very satisfied.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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