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How did you setup your Win 8 install?

View Poll Results: 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. #241

    S'all right to use different OSs. I also use couple of flavors of Linux installed on USB thumb drive to do some work when called for and Widows XP Pe with W7 on another, within Hireens boot disk, That way you can get closer to hardware and do things to main OS that it would not allow you to do otherwise.
    Win8 will invariably deactivate Defrag if installed anew on an SSD, for Win7 without SP1, I'm not so sure.

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  2. #242

    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1

    Yes well mine is just an upgrade as it was cheaper and a lot less of a headache than trying to find a trial of 8 so I was thinking that the defrag part of the 7 OS would somehow be incorporated hence my concern as in 7 even with the SP1 unless I am sadly mistaken one has to disable that function for SSD's as per Brink's tutorial in there.

    I shall have a look to see if I can find a similar optimize tutorial here.
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  3. #243

    dual boot with ubuntu 12... now it's alone.
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  4. #244

    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1

    Now I have posted a couple of replies today re my method which was an upgrade and I am disappointed to find as i aid in those posts that program were transferred across either in part - security program only not the config a particular concern to me at least and my Office not at all.

    A point worth keeping in mind for any that are considering this route.

    The other issue I find a tad disturbing is that some of the apps free and paid for are not so good as meets the eye. I have already had to do one reinstall because of stuff i could not get rid of so no apps for me thank you.
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  5. #245

    while i was voting i was with the though that surely there be many who still prefer the traditional way of window installing
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  6. #246

    Daughters new "work" laptop
    Inherited Win 8.0 on Dell Un-Inspiron 15-3521 -- 2 GB RAM
    Bits of jumbo burger stuck to the non-touch screen.
    Corrections fluid does not stick to the screen either.
    Win 8 very frustrating on a bog sub-standard laptop with mouse ... even.

    Replaced McAfee AV with Bitdefender Internet Security.
    Win 8 access is very slow in a serious corporate environment.
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  7. #247

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

    LOL! Bits of jumbo burger? Corrections fluid?
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  8. #248

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,442
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    My ASUS laptop came with Windows 8 pre installed. One of the first things I did was to swap out the spinner for an SSD. Two SSD's actually, a 128 gig for the OS and a 256 for data. I did a clean install and haven't looked back. The embedded key made this a snap.
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  9. #249

    Posts : 39
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Main OS
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  10. #250

    Changed my vote to dual boot.

    I use Windows 8 as a main OS, and Windows 7 for aesthetic and customization purposes.
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