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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. #31

    Posts : 1
    Win 7, Win 8 Developer

    I set up mine on a Asus 1005hab with a clean install. It had Linux before. It took about 10 minutes from the time I pressed install to where it asked me my settings.

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  2. #32

    Ohio - USA
    Posts : 31
    Win 8 Pro.1 w/ media center (Both)

    Vitural Box and Dual Boot (40 GB partition)
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  3. #33

    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8

    Set mine up on my secondary "guest" machine using dual boot with an old HD put in as disk 0, with original W7 root drive moved to drive 1.

    Nicely installed a dual boot menu to switch between the two.

    P.S. FIRST POST! Freaky having to start all over as an Ubernoob
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  4. #34

    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 8102

    Dual Boot for me :P
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  5. #35

    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

    Virtual Box on my i7 machine but I'm about to try a dual-boot set up on an older HP laptop I have. I also have a tablet PC but it's one of those chinese-made ones. I need to figure out if it will let me set up a dual boot on it. No CD-ROM drive on it ... wonder if it would boot to a USB stick?

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  6. #36

    Posts : 18
    Windows 8 Developer Preview

    I went for broke, Raided 2 Agility 3 60GB's on Sata 6Gbit and 2 on the 3Gbit ports for swapfile. Primary OS no dual booting.
    100 percent driver support few minor bugs encountered. boot time under 30 seconds power off in less than 10.
    Installed from USB DVD drive as my internal drive failed to read the disc.
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  7. #37

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Dev. Preview

    I installed on my custom built tablet, made from a MSI Wind U100 netbook. 1.6GHz single core, 1.5GB RAM, resistive touch. Had Windows 7 installed on it before, so this is a great upgrade!
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  8. #38

    Posts : 161
    Windows 8 Developer Preview x64

    I went all in.

    Straight Windows 8 DP x64 B#8102, no dual booting. This may change in the future if I ever see fit.
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  9. #39

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Dev. Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuts View Post
    Anyone know if the Samsung Galaxy Tab (7" size) with Android 2.2 will run Win 8? If so how do you install it since there is no dvd player or usb connection?
    Windows 8 will not run on ARM tablets yet because the Win8 developer preview only supports x86.
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  10. #40

    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot

    I created a partion on my C drive (running Win 7) with Partition Manager boot disk and then installed Win 8 to the new partition.

    No issues. Dual boot is working fine. I like the new OS choice screen.
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