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How did you setup your Win 8 install?

How did you setup your Win 8 install?


  • Total voters
    559

CountMike

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Guru
Belgrade , Serbia

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4,664
S'all right to use different OSs. I also use couple of flavors of Linux installed on USB thumb drive to do some work when called for and Widows XP Pe with W7 on another, within Hireens boot disk, That way you can get closer to hardware and do things to main OS that it would not allow you to do otherwise.
Win8 will invariably deactivate Defrag if installed anew on an SSD, for Win7 without SP1, I'm not so sure.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD
Yes well mine is just an upgrade as it was cheaper and a lot less of a headache than trying to find a trial of 8 so I was thinking that the defrag part of the 7 OS would somehow be incorporated hence my concern as in 7 even with the SP1 unless I am sadly mistaken one has to disable that function for SSD's as per Brink's tutorial in there.

I shall have a look to see if I can find a similar optimize tutorial here.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Own build X 2 Desk X 1 Lap X 2
    CPU
    i5 2500 & i5 3570K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA_H67UD3H-B3 & Asus P8Z77-V
    Memory
    8GB (1333) 8GB 2400 set 1866
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GTX 650 X 2
    Sound Card
    Xonar DG X 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 24" (SB) Benq 24" (IB)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 X 2 830 X 1
    PSU
    Corsair HX 650 & HX 1050
    Case
    Coolermaster Centurion 2 & HAF XM
    Cooling
    Air (SB) LC (IB)
    Keyboard
    M6980X X 2 (laser)M$ Sidewinder X4 & Sidewinder X6 (IB)
    Mouse
    Gigabyte M6980 X X 2 (laser)
    Internet Speed
    ADSL2
    Browser
    Google
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky ISS
    Other Info
    Two other machines Toshiba L550 Sat i5 CPU running 8GB RAM and Windows 8 Pro 64bit OS.
    Toshiba A200Celeron 4GB Win7 64bit
Now I have posted a couple of replies today re my method which was an upgrade and I am disappointed to find as i aid in those posts that program were transferred across either in part - security program only not the config a particular concern to me at least and my Office not at all.

A point worth keeping in mind for any that are considering this route.

The other issue I find a tad disturbing is that some of the apps free and paid for are not so good as meets the eye. I have already had to do one reinstall because of stuff i could not get rid of so no apps for me thank you.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Own build X 2 Desk X 1 Lap X 2
    CPU
    i5 2500 & i5 3570K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA_H67UD3H-B3 & Asus P8Z77-V
    Memory
    8GB (1333) 8GB 2400 set 1866
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GTX 650 X 2
    Sound Card
    Xonar DG X 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 24" (SB) Benq 24" (IB)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 X 2 830 X 1
    PSU
    Corsair HX 650 & HX 1050
    Case
    Coolermaster Centurion 2 & HAF XM
    Cooling
    Air (SB) LC (IB)
    Keyboard
    M6980X X 2 (laser)M$ Sidewinder X4 & Sidewinder X6 (IB)
    Mouse
    Gigabyte M6980 X X 2 (laser)
    Internet Speed
    ADSL2
    Browser
    Google
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky ISS
    Other Info
    Two other machines Toshiba L550 Sat i5 CPU running 8GB RAM and Windows 8 Pro 64bit OS.
    Toshiba A200Celeron 4GB Win7 64bit
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74
while i was voting i was with the though that surely there be many who still prefer the traditional way of window installing
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    4.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    e4166
    CPU
    core 2 duel
    Motherboard
    i3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Dell
    Browser
    compe
    Antivirus
    kpersky
Daughters new "work" laptop
Inherited Win 8.0 on Dell Un-Inspiron 15-3521 -- 2 GB RAM :(
Bits of jumbo burger stuck to the non-touch screen.
Corrections fluid does not stick to the screen either.
Win 8 very frustrating on a bog sub-standard laptop with mouse ... even.

Replaced McAfee AV with Bitdefender Internet Security.
Win 8 access is very slow in a serious corporate environment.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.0/7
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Various
    Antivirus
    KIS-2015
    Other Info
    Various laptops & rigs

HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
Lilymoor, IL

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

LOL! Bits of jumbo burger? Corrections fluid? :eek:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    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

alphanumeric

slightly off center
VIP Member
Guru
Gold Member
My ASUS laptop came with Windows 8 pre installed. One of the first things I did was to swap out the spinner for an SSD. Two SSD's actually, a 128 gig for the OS and a 256 for data. I did a clean install and haven't looked back. The embedded key made this a snap. :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

HPgeek18

Member
Member
India

Posts
39
Main OS
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP pavilion Dv6 3017TU
    Browser
    Internet explorer 10
    Other Info
    I love my laptop whatever it is :)

MrShowdown

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Power User
Jakarta, Indonesia

Posts
1,048
Changed my vote to dual boot.

I use Windows 8 as a main OS, and Windows 7 for aesthetic and customization purposes.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo Y520
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 7300HQ
    Motherboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Memory
    4GB DDR4-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 (2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 5400 RPM
    Keyboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    PC:

    AMD Athlon X4 760K
    8GB DDR3-1866
    AMD Radeon RX 460
    Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM
Well have got mine all sorted now laptop and Sandy Bridge on 8 with the 7 style start menu and the tester and Ivy Bridge a straight 7 so have the best of all worlds.:)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Own build X 2 Desk X 1 Lap X 2
    CPU
    i5 2500 & i5 3570K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA_H67UD3H-B3 & Asus P8Z77-V
    Memory
    8GB (1333) 8GB 2400 set 1866
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GTX 650 X 2
    Sound Card
    Xonar DG X 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 24" (SB) Benq 24" (IB)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 X 2 830 X 1
    PSU
    Corsair HX 650 & HX 1050
    Case
    Coolermaster Centurion 2 & HAF XM
    Cooling
    Air (SB) LC (IB)
    Keyboard
    M6980X X 2 (laser)M$ Sidewinder X4 & Sidewinder X6 (IB)
    Mouse
    Gigabyte M6980 X X 2 (laser)
    Internet Speed
    ADSL2
    Browser
    Google
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky ISS
    Other Info
    Two other machines Toshiba L550 Sat i5 CPU running 8GB RAM and Windows 8 Pro 64bit OS.
    Toshiba A200Celeron 4GB Win7 64bit

turbofish

Member
Member
Posts
123
Ok, I couldn't vote because I have set it up different ways - both virtually and as my main OS on my laptop [desktop is still Windows 7].
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8, 2012, 7, 2008R2, 2008, 2003, XP,SUSE
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA 640M 2 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1600X900
    Hard Drives
    Pair of 750 GB

Coram Daes

.i hate fanbois.
Member
I will test out the setup process with HyperV to begin with and then probably on a Toshiba Laptop. 8.1.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W7x64P
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Main WKS/Gaming Sloth
    CPU
    Phenom II X6 1075T, 3000 Mhz
    Motherboard
    Asus Sabretooth 990FX
    Memory
    16 GB PC3-10700
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x ATI 6750
    Sound Card
    Asus Xonar DX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x LG Flatron L2000C (3:4)
    Screen Resolution
    2 x 1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD740ADFD (10k rpm)|
    WDC WD5000AAKS |
    WDC WD10EARS
    PSU
    750 W
    Case
    Cooler Master CM 690
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 612S
    Keyboard
    Logitech G110
    Mouse
    Logitech G700
    Internet Speed
    ADSL 30 MBit
    Antivirus
    ESET Endpoint Protection

CountMike

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Belgrade , Serbia

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4,664
Since I started with Alpha version it was on a VM in W7. Beta and RTM were running on a separate HDD while the primary HDD was disconnected and required BIOS change to run. Later on, a clean install on SSD as a sole OS. Now, I had to install Win7 on a separate HDD because some games could not run on W8 and the kiddies were crying for them. I even have XP on a small, separate HDD, just in case. Win7 is ultimate, Win8 is Pro, both 64 bit and XP is 32bit.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD
Ok, I couldn't vote because I have set it up different ways - both virtually and as my main OS on my laptop [desktop is still Windows 7].
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Actually Turbo I went in with an upgrade over the 7 and carried over my settings saved a lot of time then just got Stardock8 on one machine and Classic Shell on the other using the same method.
I did use clones so I could keep the original 7 so if things go pear shaped I can always revert and do again;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Own build X 2 Desk X 1 Lap X 2
    CPU
    i5 2500 & i5 3570K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA_H67UD3H-B3 & Asus P8Z77-V
    Memory
    8GB (1333) 8GB 2400 set 1866
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GTX 650 X 2
    Sound Card
    Xonar DG X 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 24" (SB) Benq 24" (IB)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 X 2 830 X 1
    PSU
    Corsair HX 650 & HX 1050
    Case
    Coolermaster Centurion 2 & HAF XM
    Cooling
    Air (SB) LC (IB)
    Keyboard
    M6980X X 2 (laser)M$ Sidewinder X4 & Sidewinder X6 (IB)
    Mouse
    Gigabyte M6980 X X 2 (laser)
    Internet Speed
    ADSL2
    Browser
    Google
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky ISS
    Other Info
    Two other machines Toshiba L550 Sat i5 CPU running 8GB RAM and Windows 8 Pro 64bit OS.
    Toshiba A200Celeron 4GB Win7 64bit
First a 5 minute acronis restore of a raw 7 install on my 4 year old HP laptop. Let er rip and it went perfect for a fresh install. Let the tweaking begin :party:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Memory
    Lost it long ago
Have just updated both the 8 machines to 8.1 and they seem to be better than ever:cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Own build X 2 Desk X 1 Lap X 2
    CPU
    i5 2500 & i5 3570K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA_H67UD3H-B3 & Asus P8Z77-V
    Memory
    8GB (1333) 8GB 2400 set 1866
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GTX 650 X 2
    Sound Card
    Xonar DG X 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 24" (SB) Benq 24" (IB)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 X 2 830 X 1
    PSU
    Corsair HX 650 & HX 1050
    Case
    Coolermaster Centurion 2 & HAF XM
    Cooling
    Air (SB) LC (IB)
    Keyboard
    M6980X X 2 (laser)M$ Sidewinder X4 & Sidewinder X6 (IB)
    Mouse
    Gigabyte M6980 X X 2 (laser)
    Internet Speed
    ADSL2
    Browser
    Google
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky ISS
    Other Info
    Two other machines Toshiba L550 Sat i5 CPU running 8GB RAM and Windows 8 Pro 64bit OS.
    Toshiba A200Celeron 4GB Win7 64bit
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2
please tell me how to get the best of both worlds
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    dell inspiron
    Keyboard
    laptop
    Mouse
    logirech wireless
    Internet Speed
    12
    Browser
    google chrome
    Antivirus
    macafee