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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. #81

    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Removed all OS on my ASUS laptop. Installed WCP already. Troublesome but manageable. Linuxmint 11 or Ubuntu 11 will follow for the dual boot.

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  2. #82

    I formatted the Developer preview partition and installed Consumer Preview. Installation went totally smooth...
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  3. #83

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

    Installed the 64bit CP as dual boot on laptop and desktop.
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  4. #84

    Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (tried Windows 8.1, non-starter)

    I set mine up fresh from a DVD ISO on a Toshiba Satellite laptop (L755-S5258). Runs a LOT faster than 7, and makes more full use of multiple cores / better thread scheduling.

    Only problem so far is, no OpenGL support whatsoever (hey, it's a Beta release), and complete system lockups with some Windows XP and 7 applications (which is to be expected).

    GUI-wise, overall, it's Windows 7, but without the Start button, plus this Metro business. Takes some getting used to on a laptop.

    In spite of that, I want it just because it's that much speedier than 7.
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  5. #85

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

    installed as a guest OS on W7 -- liked it so then installed on a small Acer aspire one Netbook runs brilliantly.

    So the Poll answer is really installed as a VM --since had I not liked that I wouldn't have installed on a REAL machine.

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  6. #86

    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64

    I install it first in VM, then I install it in my House PC and I use Windows 7 in VMware WS to access my office domain. My office is also at home in a separated building.
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  7. #87

    Posts : 1,396
    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit

    Upgraded the junk fine. Since my son managed to mess up his system, he is using it till I can get his fixed.
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  8. #88

    Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (tried Windows 8.1, non-starter)

    Look at these poll results so far: only 2 out of the 133 users who responded to this poll have installed Windows 8 on tablet devices. Only 1.5%. Isn't that interesting! Maybe all it tells us is that tablet owners typically don't visit forums about operating systems, let alone respond to polls about them.

    I wonder how closely this will reflect reality after the retail release finally hits the shelves.
    Last edited by Trev0r09; 03 Mar 2012 at 14:49.
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  9. #89

    Posts : 19
    7 and xp and windows 8 finally..!

    multibooted with xp and windows 7..!
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  10. #90

    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)

    Downloaded the Consumer Preview yesterday.....

    Currently running the 32-bit version in VirtualBox on my Acer AS8951G (i7-2670QM with 8 gigs RAM and a 2 gig GeForce GT555M), running Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit. No probs except a USB issue I'll sort later.

    Also running as a stand-alone on my Acer SA10 desktop (P4HT 2.8Ghz with 1 gig RAM, 256 mb GeForce 5700). No issues, and it flies compared to Vista on the same machine.

    I still dislike the new interface and lack of a start menu, but at least Quick-Launch is still there....:-)
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