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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. #221

    Hello, sajara. Welcome to EightForums.

    Good for you. It's a great OS. :thumbup:

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  2. #222

    Posts : 21
    Win 8 Pro 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hello, sajara. Welcome to EightForums.

    Good for you. It's a great OS. :thumbup:
    Thanks HippsieGypsie.

    I must say i'm utterly impressed with the performance on my kids laptop, it's a 4 year old HP 1221p with a Turion X2 with 4Gb Ram, and utterly flies compared to Win 7 in there. This OS is a bit faster on more powerful machines, but it really shines on older ones. . Luckily I've bought 3 licenses at $40 last year and these installs were really due. I wished I had the guts earlier to make the switch.
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  3. #223

    You're quite welcome. It's good to have you aboard. I enjoy the positive feedback.

    I couldn't believe how this thing flies on my older Acer.
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  4. #224

    Posts : 45
    Windows Eight

    I have a triple boot.
    Windows 7, Windows 8 and Ubuntu.
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  5. #225

    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot

    trip boot, niiice...

    Do you guys remember that kid who had 33 OS on his machine..

    It was every version of windows up to XP or 2k at the time, plus other various OSs.

    He spent a loooong time on it, he found out the hard way that he could only install them in a certain order or the system collapses and he has to start over.. It was on TechTV waaay back.. The ScreenSavers
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  6. #226

    Posts : 8
    Dual Boot - Win7/Win8.1 32bit

    Dual boot....Win7, Win8 by following the instructions on this forum!
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  7. #227

    That's what I did too. It worked out well and continues to work well.
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  8. #228

    Posts : 403
    W10 Pro X64

    Started as a virtual box, then switched to dual boot.
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  9. #229

    Started with an early Aloha thru Beta, RTM preview and a full one in Dual boot with W7 on another HDD, chose which one booted thru BIOS so they don't interfere with each other. 5 other OSes running of USB memory sticks ore HDDs.
    Diversity is the spice of life !!!!!
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  10. #230

    Laptop took all night desktop in the process like what I see so far, more info later.
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