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How did you setup your Win 8 install?

How did you setup your Win 8 install?


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KentC

Banned
Just going to be honest as possible:

Tested Free Windows 8 Product Key Exploit on Acer Ferrari One - Confirmed working via tricky method not listed online

Tested Secret Phone Exploit via Microsoft Activation - Confirmed working and they even gave me full details on procedure which I have documented privately

Tested 14.99 Promo Code Offer - 32bit and 64bit - Confirmed working! Different countries will offer different options.

Tested 32bit to 64bit conversion possibility upgrade assistant - Only architecture listed will upgrade via page table.

Tested 32bit Consumer Review - Still testing as this doesn't enforce NX Bit for installation on 32bit

I've been helping everyone I know before the Jan 31, 2013 deadline to get legal cheap or free. Either way to help the movement keep moving in the right path.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo B570
    CPU
    Intel Duo Core
    Memory
    4GB

MNDWGZ

New Member
Yesterday cleaned a 640Gb drive and dropped it into a 6-7 year old 4 core > installed Win 7 > DL'd 8 Pro with WMC > updates, updates, updates... This'll be Wifey's soap recorder and iTunes server. Everything but the TV tuner card drivers were there. She loaded the same in her old laptop a few weeks ago and likes it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8 Pro WMC

Dave76

Team Member
VIP Member
Pro User
Welcome to Eight Forums MNDWGZ, glad you are getting it setup, I found it easy to put on older machines.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    76~2.0
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570K 4.6GHz
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X UD3H f18
    Memory
    8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1600 CORSAIR Vengeance CL8 1.5v
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X 1GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Onboard VIA VT2021
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LCD Dell SP2208WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samaung 840Pro 128GB, Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb, Seagate 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb,
    PSU
    Corsair HX650W
    Case
    Cooler Master Storm Scout
    Cooling
    Corsair H80 w/Noctua NF P12 12cm fan, case fans 2X14cm
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave
    Mouse
    CM Sentinel
    Internet Speed
    Abysmal
    Browser
    Opera Next
    Other Info
    Dell Venue 8Pro: Baytrail Z3740D, 2GB Ram, 64GB HDD, 8" IPS Display 1280 x 800, Active Stylus.
    Haswell laptop: HP Envy 17t-j, i7-4700MQ, GeForce 740M 2GB DDR3, 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080, 16GB RAM, Samsung 840 Pro 128GB, 1TB Hitachi 7200 HDD,
    Desktop: eSATA ports,
    External eSATA Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm,

alpinekid61

Member
Member
Started with the free Eval then installed Windows 8 Pro on an old HP.
CPU Intel Pentium E2220 @ 2.40GHz
RAM 3.00 GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz
Motherboard FOXCONN Napa (Socket 775)
Graphics DELL E173FP ([email protected]) nVidia video (HP)
Hard Drives 298GB Hitachi HDP725032GLA380 ATA Device (SATA)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP a6603w Pavilion
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfsdale) E8xxx
    Motherboard
    MCP73M01H1 (Napa) by Foxconn
    Memory
    3 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 7100
As a main primary OS. New experience with great apps......
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion G6
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    8Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intet HD 4000
    Sound Card
    Altec Dolby
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.2 inch HD Display
    Screen Resolution
    1366 X 768
    Hard Drives
    500 GB
    Internet Speed
    2mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft windows Defender

Der Snoober

New Member
VIP Member
Pro User
Since the launch of Windows 8 I have been using it as my main OS. Never even considered a dualboot option with Windows 7.

I'm loving Windows 8!!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Made
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 750
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD HD 7750
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Iiyama ProLite B2481HS-B1
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1x 120 GB SSD Samsung 830;
    1x 1.5 TB HDD Seagate;
    1x 2 TB HDD Western Digital;
    1x 3 TB HDD Seagate
    1x 80 GB SSD Vertex 2
    PSU
    Corsair CX 600
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 300R with Side Window
    Cooling
    Intel RTS2011 LC
    Keyboard
    DasKeyboard (blue switches)
    Mouse
    Wacom Baboo Tablet Pen & Touch
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbit FullDuplex Fiberglass
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    I also own the following Microsoft devices:
    * Surface Pro 2 128 GB
    * Windows Phone HTC 8X

TeleFragger

Member
Member
New here.. first post..
installed onto a Acer Extensa 5620
core 2 duo 2ghz | 4gb ram | 1tb hd

Windows 8 Pro x64
Office 2013 Pro
Visio 2013 Pro
Publisher 2013 Pro
Photoshop Elements 11
Adobe Light Room 4.3
SQL Management Studio 2012
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows7 / 8 / WHS / WHS 2011

Gonzonator

Member
Member
I came the long way round via windows XP! Though I had 64b motherboard, I still had 32b XP on there.

Wouldn't let me download the 64b version as I was running a 32b machine, so instead found a 64b pre-release on web, downloaded that to a spare partition, used it to download the full version in 64b, created an installation disk, and the finaly did a fresh install over my original boot partition.

Phew! Got there in the end.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Ye Olde Numbercruncher Co.
    CPU
    Gerbil 2.0.1
    Motherboard
    Straw
    Memory
    Linford Christie wining gold in Barcelona
    Graphics Card(s)
    MoonPig is pretty good

HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
Good for you, Gonzonator. :thumbup:
 

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

shadetree

New Member
Hello mates,

Didn’t know that the low priced 8 upgrade was just that..lol and wanted to keep both systems.

Installed Win 8 Pro x86 on my old lappy, an upgraded not supported Sony VAIO VGN-NR220E iT8100-3GB on another partition behind Win 7 Pro.

Went with the 32bit as I was concerned with drivers, thou the upgrade adviser stated both x86/A64 were supported. The install went brilliantly but one issue with the not recognized ExpressCard 34 slot, but I will get it soon.

cheers
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8 Pro x86

SmartEyeball

No. 14
Team Member
VIP Member
Pro User
8 is the only OS on my desktop and it's one of 3 on my laptop and it's the one I use the most.

The 'under the hood' improvements sold me.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    SmartEyeball Custom Systems
    CPU
    Intel 3770K @4.8ghz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77 WS
    Memory
    16GB G.Skill Trident 2666mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    3x Gigabyte GTX 670 OC WindForce SLI
    Sound Card
    SB X-FI Surround 5.1 PRO USB + ATH-AD900 Headphones
    Monitor(s) Displays
    x3 Dell U2410 / 58" Samsung / "40 Sony
    Screen Resolution
    5760*1200/1920*1200 / 1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    2x Intel 520 240GB * Crucial M4 128GB * 2x Samsung F3 1TB (RAID 0) * 2x WD Caviar Blacks 2TB (RAID 0)
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200
    Case
    Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Topre Realforce // Ducky Shine MX Black // Filco Ninja TKL
    Mouse
    Razer Imperator + Thermaltake Theron
    Other Info
    Laptop Specs: Clevo Sager P170HM // 17.3 Matte 1920x1200 // i7 2720QM // 8GB 1333mhz // Dedicated GTX 485M // 240GB Intel 520 + 750GB + Blu-Ray // Samsung Story 2TB USB 3.0 // NexStar USB 3.0 enclosure 500GB

andyparks

New Member
Member
Just reinstalled windows 8 and this time I did a full clean install and it took just 15 minutes
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    acer ax3950
    CPU
    i3 530
    Memory
    4 gig ddr 3
    Graphics Card(s)
    dont need one as i go on onlive cloud gaming
    Sound Card
    none
    Monitor(s) Displays
    i-inc 19 inch wide
    Hard Drives
    640 gig
    Cooling
    fan
    Keyboard
    logitec s540
    Mouse
    motor mouse
    Internet Speed
    60 meg virgin media uk

Haxcid

Member
Member
Clean installs from:

Flash
Network
Ghost
Wim

Done laptops, PC's, work, and gaming... But it's my job...
Running it on both my work laptops, my home gaming rig, and I just installed it for my wife to try on her laptop (swapped hard drives)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    All Versions Of Windows
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel I5-2500K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus IV GENV
    Memory
    DD3 1600 Crucial 8G 2x4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia ONY XLR8 gtx460oc
    Sound Card
    onboard xFI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 24" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x160 SATA 2 WD
    1x250 Samsung SATA 2
    PSU
    Cooler Master 650w
    Case
    Antec 300
    Cooling
    Cooler Master 212 Pus
    Keyboard
    iRocks Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech G400
    Internet Speed
    25Mb Down 2Mbit Up

XweAponX

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VIP Member
Pro User
Dual Boot is tied with Primary System, heh. I always do dual, triple, quadruple boots. I cant use Hyper V on these machines, the hardware isnt supported. - BUT! I never dual boot on the same drive, it spans multiple drives across the system.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

hyunkeru

New Member
On a different hard drive, will need to change boot option from BIOS in order to boot, so it won't interfere my main drive
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte
    Memory
    8GB
    Browser
    Waterfox

HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
Welcome to EightForums, hyunkeru.

Sounds like a good plan. :)
 

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

sajara

New Member
Installed it 2 weeks ago on my Lenovo Y560p. Formated previous Win 7 partition, clean install, single OS in the machine.

Working great, performace a notch up compared to Win 7. Very satisfied.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ideapad Y560p
    CPU
    i7-2630QM
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 6570M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    2x1TB, 6TB External
    PSU
    120W 19.5V brick
    Case
    Standard plastic with an ideapad logo
    Cooling
    A nice fan
    Keyboard
    Microsoft
    Mouse
    Mitsai
    Internet Speed
    DSL
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avast 8

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