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Windows 8 "Blue"

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    Linux, Windows 7

    Windows 8 "Blue"

    Hi! I have a windows 8 Build9364 "Blue," and was wondering what the best way to install it would be. Should I do a clean install or upgrade from Windows 8 to the Windows 8 Blue.

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    Install in a virtual machine using VMWare or Oracle Virtual Box.
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    Linux, Windows 7

    Thanks for your timely reply Ztruker. I have already installed Windows "Blue" in Oracle VB and it ran pretty decent considering, but after I did a(n) actual install it did not run as well as I had hoped. A lot of features we're.. lacking, and the whole system ran slower than as a VM. I've seen "Blue" run really well first hand but my install seemed to be much different. I'm hoping installing Windows 8 then upgrading to "Blue" will make things more efficient, but I was just hoping for some feedback as I have not seen this topic after searching for many hours on the topic. I'm ready to abandon "Blue" and "Yellow," although, I've seen "Blue" surpass Windows 8 Pro and "Yellow" being even better. I'm just not looking forward to formatting my machine tomorrow(again *3 for a Multi-OS Machine), so any feedback whether or not doing an upgraded install will make things different.

    Thank you,
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    More info on Windows 8.1/blue here:
    Windows 8 News - Windows 8 Forums
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    Quote Originally Posted by Aeyjay View Post
    Hi! I have a windows 8 Build9364 "Blue," and was wondering what the best way to install it would be. Should I do a clean install or upgrade from Windows 8 to the Windows 8 Blue.
    Clean install.
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    Maryland USA
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    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot

    do a dual boot system
    if you prefer blue over regular then transfer files over and delete the old windows.
    I like to keep dual boot for many reasons.

    1- i use one windows to fix problems the other may have

    2- If i need to loan my laptop to anyone i tell them use the Win 7, so if they mess it up, i dont care.. Ill use 8 to fix 7

    3- I like to try out software i use 7 as the guinea pig, if i like it i leave it if its a problem i remove it.

    and other reasons....

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