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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%
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    How did you setup your Win 8 install?


    I set mine up on a separate AMD machine. Currently Win 8 Dev Preview x86 #8102. May switch to x64 w/developer tools later on.

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    I set mine up on a fresh harddrive with a spanking new Windows 7 installed, so all new everything.
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    Might add your option to the poll.
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  4. #4


    I did a fresh install on my tablet and an upgrade on one of my laptops - both went without a hitch.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    64 bit on a Separate computer.
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  6. #6


    Dual boot
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    Posts : 231
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Virtual Box.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Currently only on a few virtual machines in VirtualBox, but I plan on dual booting it with Windows 7 on my main desktop.
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    Go for it
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    Posts : 681
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP


    I installed as a dual boot using 2 separate drives, first unplugging the Windows 7 SSD drive then installing Windows 8 on the other formatted spinner drive. After Windows 8 installation I reattached the Windows 7 drive.

    Only drawback is I do not have a boot order menu but have to use Bios boot order menu options (F8) on my Asus mobo to boot into either Windows 7 or Windows 8.

    As others have alluded to the installer will let you choose a separate partition on the same drive but not a separate drive.
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