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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. #41

    I installed mine to a VHD file. Doesn't require messing with a new partition on your hard drive yet you still get all the speed and support of your current hardware. Create multiple versions to play with!

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  2. #42

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,373
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    Installed the 64 bit version as a VM under vmware workstation - it failed with version 7.1.3 of vmware workstation but installed fine using the new version 8 of vmware workstation.

    Installed as a VM on a Host W7 x-64 enterprise machine - worked fine under V8 of vmware workstation.

    Also works under vmware Esxi using the stand alone converter to set up the Virtual Machine.

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  3. #43

    Dunedin, New Zealand
    Posts : 20
    Win 8x64 - Win 7x64, Win7x32

    Made a 50GB partition on Win 7x64 drive and installed to that. No sweat. Now have triple boot.
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  4. #44

    Posts : 53
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Currently on virtual box
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  5. #45

    Suffolk, UK
    Posts : 33
    Win 8 pro X64

    Dual boot. Win 8 on new ssd.
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  6. #46

    Davao City
    Posts : 52
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center

    Main OS in my primary machine.
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  7. #47

    Posts : 161
    Windows 8 Developer Preview x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
    Win 8 on new ssd.
    How's it working on a SSD? It's blazing fast on a standard HDD, was just curious how it performs on SSD.
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  8. #48

    Posts : 6
    Win 7

    On a VMWare Virtual Machine - VM Workstation 8. I'm already running VMWare Workstation 7, but I downloaded the 30 day trial from the VMWare site:

    for this exercise. Works very well indeed.
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  9. #49

    Posts : 680
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP


    1: Dual booting Windows 7 64 bit and Windows Developer Preview 64 bit on 2 separate drives.

    2: Running Windows Developer Preview 32 bit from Virtualbox in Windows 7 64 bit drive.

    3: Running Windows Developer Preview 32 bit from Hyper V in Windows Developer Preview 64 bit drive.

    Note: Only Keyboard, mouse and network connection are working in the Hyper V install, no audio or USB support at present.
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  10. #50

    Santo André - SP
    Posts : 2
    Windows7 / Ubuntu 11.04 / Windows 8

    Dual boot on my new Dell laptop. I shrank the Win7 Professional partition using Window's own disk management utility, but formatted the new partition during Win8 64bit install.

    My laptop does the same a couple guys mentioned here: it loads Win8's boot manager, and if I choose to load Win7, it reboots and loads Seven directly.

    I am planning on installing Ubuntu 11.04 and make it a triple boot, but I think Dell's "recovery" partition will prevent me from doing it. Maybe I'll have to format and reinstall everything.
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