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How did you setup your Win 8 install?

How did you setup your Win 8 install?


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Trevers1987

Just Call Me Dan
Member
London

Posts
90
I installed it on to a separate Hdd on my primary machine dual booting it with Win 7. After about an hour or so of playing, I formatted my whole machine and did a clean install on my main Hdd making it my primary O/S
Will also be updating my Laptop soon clean install.

I can honestly say I have run in to no problems so far it is very backwards compatible, all my hardware works perfectly and I genuinely love Windows 8.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 pro media centre 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD 8320 @ 4.0 ghz
    Motherboard
    GA-990FXA-UD5 (rev. 3.0)
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB @ 1866mhz...
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX R9 270 OC 2gb x2
    Sound Card
    5.1 onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Acer 22"
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 900
    Hard Drives
    320 ssd OS 3x 1 Tb bkups
    PSU
    Corsair RM850
    Case
    NZXT H440
    Cooling
    Corsair H110i
    Keyboard
    Microosoft media
    Mouse
    Rat 9
    Internet Speed
    sky
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows

znod

New Member
Power User
Posts
2,156
I have a 4 or 5 year old HP lappy. It's still a capable enough machine. So, I installed Win8 Pro on it. It works fine. I won't be using Win8 though for serious matters. I just wanted to see what it has to offer. The new stuff is a waste of my time.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 570 SC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gateway
    Hard Drives
    Dual Boot:
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on OCZ Revo x2 and
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
    PSU
    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master 932 HAF
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Mouse
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    20 Mbps Download/2+ Mbps Upload
    Other Info
    Pioneer Blu-ray Burner/DVD Burner

n2gc

New Member
Posts
9
Hello all. Set it up on a dual boot will XP Pro, W7 Pro, and now W8 Pro. No probs at
all, though I'm still trying to figure out how to make a User image. Maybe one of
the other forums can enlighten me.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8 Pro 64, W7 Ultimate 64, Windows XP Pro 32

theog

VIP Member
VIP Member
Gold Member
Posts
5,591

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

n2gc

New Member
Posts
9
Thank you for the hello. I just saw the Tutorials section and it was VERY helpful
in setting up auto log in, so back I go to explore more articles at that area.

Hope ALL have a great Thanksgiving !
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8 Pro 64, W7 Ultimate 64, Windows XP Pro 32
I tested RC in virtual lab, then bought a laptop with it pre-installed, got used to it and upgraded main PC.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8 | Win8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E1-571 | PC
    CPU
    Core i3 3110 | Celeron e3400 @ 3.3GHz
    Motherboard
    Acer | Asus P5G41-M LX Plus
    Memory
    4GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 | Radeon 6870
    Sound Card
    SB Live 24-bit External
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" | 22" + 20"
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 | 1080p
    Hard Drives
    120GB SSD | 750GB Hybrid
    PSU
    OCZ 500W
    Case
    Gigabyte
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Kensington
    Mouse
    MS 5000
    Internet Speed
    Comcast 20Mbs+
    Other Info
    Laptop | PC - Extreme bang for the buck :)

HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
Lilymoor, IL

Posts
13,547
Welcome to EightForums, mindaugus. It's good to have you.

It's also good to hear you like 8 so well. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft Arc
    Internet Speed
    54mbp/s
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Office Pro 2013 / Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1DP GDR1

HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
Lilymoor, IL

Posts
13,547
Welcome to EightForums, sunny082. Glad you like it. Good luck this weekend. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft Arc
    Internet Speed
    54mbp/s
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Office Pro 2013 / Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1DP GDR1

azasadny

Moved to ten*****s.com
VIP Member
Guru
I initially installed Win8 on my primary Win7 desktop PC in a dual-boot config. I had some issues, replaced the primary hard drive with an SSD and took the opportunity to do a clean install of Win8 on the SSD and no more dual-boot. So far, so good!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built Intel i7-3770k-based system
    CPU
    Intel i7-3770k, Overclocked to 4.6GHz (46x100) with Corsair H110i GT cooler
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 OC Formula 2.30 BIOS
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 2133 Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 980ti SC ACS 6GB DDR5 by EVGA
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD, Corsair SP2500 speakers and subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 27EA33 [Monitor] (27.2"vis) HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (system drive)
    WD 6TB Red NAS hard drives x 2 in Storage Spaces (redundancy)
    PSU
    Corsair 750ax fully modular power supply with sleeved cables
    Case
    Corsair Air 540 with 7 x 140mm fans on front, rear and top panels
    Cooling
    Corsair H110i GT liquid cooled CPU with 4 x 140" Corsair SP "push-pull" and 3 x 140mm fans
    Keyboard
    Thermaltake Poseidon Z illuminated keyboard
    Mouse
    Corsair M65 wired
    Internet Speed
    85MBps DSL
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, MalwareBytes Pro and CCleaner Pro
    Other Info
    Client of Windows Server 2012 R2 10 PC's, laptops and smartphones on the WLAN.

    1GBps Ethernet ports
Dual boot with 7 and XP but I have removed them after few days.
PS 1st post
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 64Bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    Intel Core 2Duo E8400 @ 3.5GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5KPL
    Memory
    4GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GT430
    Screen Resolution
    1024x768 (crappy monitor)
    Hard Drives
    2
    Keyboard
    hama wireless mouse/keyboard set RF 2200
    Mouse
    hama wireless mouse/keyboard set RF 2200
    Internet Speed
    100mbs
    Other Info
    8 usb ports

HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
Lilymoor, IL

Posts
13,547
Welcome to EightForums, CaliXRocker. It's good to have you aboard. :)

You must approve of 8 a lot to remove the others. It's an excellent OS IMO.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft Arc
    Internet Speed
    54mbp/s
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Office Pro 2013 / Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1DP GDR1

HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
Lilymoor, IL

Posts
13,547
It's an excellent OS IMO.
That it is. In my case, I've been using Windows 8 solely since Developer Preview.
Good for you, LW! I'm still dual booting with 7 for reasons of my Office 2000 Pro won't load onto 8. I need to upgrade that and rightfully so. I'm a starving builder in this economy, so money has been tight. Christmas presents for 15 I needed to buy recently. I don't want to touch my retirement account. I do have a big window project starting Wednesday which I'll make a good buck at.

I'll be getting my copy of 8 soon. I plan to get Office 2013, slide a video card and a HDD in this machine, and get a touch monitor so to dual monitor with the one I have. That's my plan anyway. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft Arc
    Internet Speed
    54mbp/s
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Office Pro 2013 / Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1DP GDR1

Wenda

Member
Power User
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit with WMC. Clean installation on a big spinner. Went off without a hitch.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer AS8951G 'Desktop Replacement'.
    CPU
    [email protected]/3.1Ghz.
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    [email protected]
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GT555M 2GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD w/Dolby 5.1 surround.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built-in. Non-touch.
    Screen Resolution
    18/4" 1920x1080 full-HD.
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 750GBx2 internal. 1x2TB, 2x640GB, 1x500GB external.
    PSU
    Stock.
    Case
    Laptop.
    Cooling
    Stock.
    Keyboard
    Full 101-key
    Mouse
    USB cordless.
    Browser
    IE11, Firefox, Tor.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, MalwareBytes Pro.
    Other Info
    BD-ROM drive.
Went to Staples & got Windows 8 Pro pack which is simply an upgrade install since Windows 8 Pro is not offered yet on CD or DVD.
It had a plastic card with a scratch off number on the back & instructions on what to do.

My Windows 8 oem apparently was not Activated.
I called Microsoft & a tech did a RPC & after a couple hours everything was installed & working like a charm.
The teck guy fixed a few extra things while he was at it.
All this for no charge !!

I'm no fan of Microsoft.
They annoy the hell out of me at times with the stupid things they do.
But this time, the tech guy went above the call of duty to help me.
If Microsoft had more like him they would be a better company.
;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

TONSCHUH

New Member
Power User
Wynnum Australia

Posts
466
Have Windows-8-Pro-WMC-x64 actually running on two machines as a main-os und another one (my wife's one) will be converted soon. The Upgrade-Path (keep all your appz and settings) didn't work with all of my machines, so I will have to do another clean install, after backing up my wife's stuff.

I also bought Start8, which was cheep and does an excellent job.

:)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770k @4800MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z77-V
    Memory
    G.Skill 16G(4*4G) DDR3-2400 Quad Channel [TDX] F3-2400C10Q-16GTX
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x Gigabyte GTX980-Ti-OC-STRIX-6GB in 2-Way-SLI (1408MHz | Boost: 1544MHz | Memory-Clock: 8000MHz)
    Sound Card
    OnBoard Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus VE278Q 27" Wide Led Black Full HD 2ms | Dell S2409W 24" 5ms
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    - Intel 520S 240GB/SATA3/R 550MBs,W 520MBs/25nm/3.5"Kit/5yr
    - Samsung 840 EVO SATA3 500GB
    - Seagate Barracuda SATA3 1TB 7200RPM 64mb Cache
    - Seagate Barracuda SATA3 1TB 7200RPM 64mb Cache
    - Seagate Constellation SATA3 3TB 7200RPM 64mb Cache
    -
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200i
    Case
    Thermaltake Level-10 GT LCS
    Cooling
    EK H3O HFX 240mm Liquid Cooling Kit + 2x EK-480-Rads + GPU-Blocks + Gelid Extreme
    Keyboard
    Roccat Isku | Logitech G13 | XBox 360 Controller wired | Logitech Dual Action GamePad
    Mouse
    Roccat Pure Military Dessert Strike | Shogun Bros. Ballista MK-1 | Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Infection
    Internet Speed
    ADSL2+ ~15MBit/s DL | ~1MBit/s UL
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    - Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick
    - Plantronics GameCom Commander Headset
    - Logitech X-210 Speakers
    - Roccat Taito Mid-Size 5mm
    - PC-Master-Race MousePad (yellow)

azasadny

Moved to ten*****s.com
VIP Member
Guru
I'm back on Win7 Enterprise but I'll try Win 8 again soon, just not on my main PC...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built Intel i7-3770k-based system
    CPU
    Intel i7-3770k, Overclocked to 4.6GHz (46x100) with Corsair H110i GT cooler
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 OC Formula 2.30 BIOS
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 2133 Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 980ti SC ACS 6GB DDR5 by EVGA
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD, Corsair SP2500 speakers and subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 27EA33 [Monitor] (27.2"vis) HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (system drive)
    WD 6TB Red NAS hard drives x 2 in Storage Spaces (redundancy)
    PSU
    Corsair 750ax fully modular power supply with sleeved cables
    Case
    Corsair Air 540 with 7 x 140mm fans on front, rear and top panels
    Cooling
    Corsair H110i GT liquid cooled CPU with 4 x 140" Corsair SP "push-pull" and 3 x 140mm fans
    Keyboard
    Thermaltake Poseidon Z illuminated keyboard
    Mouse
    Corsair M65 wired
    Internet Speed
    85MBps DSL
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, MalwareBytes Pro and CCleaner Pro
    Other Info
    Client of Windows Server 2012 R2 10 PC's, laptops and smartphones on the WLAN.

    1GBps Ethernet ports

orlandotek

New Member
Member
Posts
255
I set mine up on one tablet device, two laptops, and as soon as I get my desktop back up and going (we just moved) I plan on putting Windows 8 on that.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Nokia Lumia 2520
    CPU
    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800
    Memory
    2GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    10.1"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    32GB SSD
    Case
    Asus Case
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wedge Keyboard
    Mouse
    Bornd Bluetooth Mouse
    Browser
    IE 11

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