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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. #51

    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and Windows XP Professional SP3 x32 (Dual Boot)

    I installed Windows 8 64 bit on a VHD (30 GB dynamic) in my main 7 drive and set it up as a triple boot with Windows 7 and XP. 7 is still my main, but I'm using 8 a few times as well.

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  2. #52

    Posts : 146
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    I installed Win 8 x64 on an 300 GB Velociraptor, dual booting with Win 7 x64 (which lives on an Intel X-25 120 GB SSD).

    Both are pretty darn snappy, and I just boot into Win 8 to play around with it a bit.
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  3. #53

    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    Installed it in VB on Win7 which is on my SSD (Intel 120GB), will dual boot Win7/Win8 at some point.
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  4. #54

    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7

    None of the above. I installed it on a seperate HDD (no dual boot) and switch from Win7 with the BIOS boot sequence.

    At first I made the mistake to install it over my old Vista without first wiping the partition. That gave me some problems. Once I wiped and redefined the partitions, all went well.
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  5. #55

    Posts : 53
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Hay guys i already ran windows 8 in dual boot with windows 7 as well as in virtual box in ubuntu but deleted it anyway.

    I wanted to inquire is it worth to set up triple boot of 7,8 and ubuntu or i should wait for the beta release???
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  6. #56

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer View Post
    Hay guys i already ran windows 8 in dual boot with windows 7 as well as in virtual box in ubuntu but deleted it anyway.

    I wanted to inquire is it worth to set up triple boot of 7,8 and ubuntu or i should wait for the beta release???
    When the evaluation runs out you'd need to remove the Developer Preview anyway. Just hold off man!!
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  7. #57

    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    Posts : 4,115
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

    I use it in a triple boot with Ubuntu and Windows 7.
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  8. #58

    I was originally going to put this on my game rig but decided to use my linux netbook for testing windows 8 (hey it says in theory it can run windows starter so why not) gonna hook up my TScreen soon after and test this out on the net book instead...the 42" isnt a touch screen so yea... need to look into getting a bigger touch screen down the road...

    altho i just may quad boot my other rig, which runs windows XP and 7, Linux (ubuntu and mint)...ok maybe not a quad boot but still ill just cram the 5th OS on it...its got enough room...
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  9. #59

    Vware first and then fresh 64bit install on Laptop and love W8 can't wait to see the final version starting to play with all the shortcuts for the metro desktop and other neat tricks and tips i have found on theses and other forums. Boots fast and installed fast.
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  10. #60

    well least this new windows will give me an excuse to break out the touch screen again...hehe
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