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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. #281


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


    Mike to save me scratching around is this program by Oracle have to or need Java? I ask because where I work they use Oracle and it seems Java is needed?

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  2. #282


    Java is Oracles thing but sorry, I use VMware on windows and don't know if Java is involved in VB. It's usually used for programs like DBs and such, or at least it's runntimes.
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  3. #283


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Virtual Box https://www.virtualbox.org/ is one of the programs that make VM (Virtual Machine) that is essentially an emulator that can run other OS within host OS in this case Windows. Another one is VMware VMware Virtualization for Desktop & Server, Application, Public & Hybrid Clouds | United States . Basically it shares part of disk, few cores of the processor and part of RAM with host system and is pretty well isolated from host OS. You can install guest OS or even run live like Linux. Drawback is that it has access to HW just as much as host OS would let it.
    Dual BOOT is when you install another OS next to first one on another partition on disk or even better on another disk. In either case on first boot disk/partition both (or more) OSs can make a menu which upon booting to it you can choose which OS you will use. You can also allow or restrict access to other disk partition.
    Ahh, okay. Got it. Thanks for summing that up. That makes sense and helps me understand a bit more. I wasn't by looking at my UEFI if there was somehow another something attached.....But I think I got it now.
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  4. #284


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


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Java is Oracles thing but sorry, I use VMware on windows and don't know if Java is involved in VB. It's usually used for programs like DBs and such, or at least it's runntimes.
    Ok mate I had an idea it probably was
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  5. #285


    Posts : 20
    Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8.1


    Set it up on a separate hard drive and then dual-booted it with Windows 7 sp1.
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  6. #286


    I set mine up on a fresh harddrive
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  7. #287


    Posts : 94
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I went back from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro with WMC, I got an ESD of IR5, then decrypted to create an install .iso and added the following:
    • Enabled dotnet 3.5
    • Slipstreamed dotnet 4.6.2
    • Slipstreamed Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: March 2016
    • Slipstreamed Servicing stack update for Windows 8.1: July 12, 2016
    • Slipstreamed Update rollup for Windows 8.1: August 2016
    • Manually installed the missing security patches (took like 2 minutes to download and install them)

    My computer works incredibly fast this way, wont go back to 7 or 10, happy camper here!
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