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How did you setup your Win 8 install?

How did you setup your Win 8 install?


  • Total voters
    559

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

CountMike

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Belgrade , Serbia

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Java is Oracles thing but sorry, I use VMware on windows and don't know if Java is involved in VB. It's usually used for programs like DBs and such, or at least it's runntimes.
 

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
Virtual Box https://www.virtualbox.org/ is one of the programs that make VM (Virtual Machine) that is essentially an emulator that can run other OS within host OS in this case Windows. Another one is VMware VMware Virtualization for Desktop & Server, Application, Public & Hybrid Clouds | United States . Basically it shares part of disk, few cores of the processor and part of RAM with host system and is pretty well isolated from host OS. You can install guest OS or even run live like Linux. Drawback is that it has access to HW just as much as host OS would let it.
Dual BOOT is when you install another OS next to first one on another partition on disk or even better on another disk. In either case on first boot disk/partition both (or more) OSs can make a menu which upon booting to it you can choose which OS you will use. You can also allow or restrict access to other disk partition.
Ahh, okay. Got it. Thanks for summing that up. That makes sense and helps me understand a bit more. I wasn't by looking at my UEFI if there was somehow another something attached.....But I think I got it now. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell Inspiron 15 3521
    CPU
    Intel Core i3-3227U CPU 1.90GHz
    Motherboard
    EUFI
    Memory
    4.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    Name High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    Resolution 1366 x 768 x 60 hertz
    Hard Drives
    Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
    Model ST500LT012-9WS142
    Media Type Fixed hard disk
    Description Disk drive
    Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
    Model SanDisk Cruzer Glide USB Device
    Keyboard
    Description Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    Hardware Type Dell Touchpad
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Norton 360
    Other Info
    1394ohci 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller c:\windows\system32\drivers\1394ohci.sys Kernel Driver No Manual Stopped OK Normal No No
    3ware 3ware c:\windows\system32\drivers\3ware.sys Kernel Driver No Manual Stopped OK Normal No No
    acpi Microsoft ACPI Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\acpi.sys Kernel Driver Yes Boot Running OK Critical No Yes
    acpiex Microsoft ACPIEx Driver c:\windows\system32\dri
Java is Oracles thing but sorry, I use VMware on windows and don't know if Java is involved in VB. It's usually used for programs like DBs and such, or at least it's runntimes.
Ok mate I had an idea it probably was;)
 

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

damien76

New Member
Posts
21
Set it up on a separate hard drive and then dual-booted it with Windows 7 sp1.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD A8 56000 APU
    Memory
    16gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon HD 7560D
    Browser
    Dragon, Cyberfox, Opera
    Antivirus
    Avast Premier(no firewall) CIS8 with HIPS

OldMX

Member
Member
Posts
94
I went back from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro with WMC, I got an ESD of IR5, then decrypted to create an install .iso and added the following:
  • Enabled dotnet 3.5
  • Slipstreamed dotnet 4.6.2
  • Slipstreamed Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: March 2016
  • Slipstreamed Servicing stack update for Windows 8.1: July 12, 2016
  • Slipstreamed Update rollup for Windows 8.1: August 2016
  • Manually installed the missing security patches (took like 2 minutes to download and install them)
My computer works incredibly fast this way, wont go back to 7 or 10, happy camper here!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570 @ 3.4GHZ
    Motherboard
    Lenovo Mahobay
    Memory
    16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG L192WS
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 Pro
    Seagate ST31000524AS
    PSU
    Corsair HX620
    Case
    Thermaltake V4
    Cooling
    CoolerMaster Hyper212+
    Keyboard
    Dell SK-8115
    Mouse
    Razer Copperhead
    Internet Speed
    100Mbit up/dn
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    MSE (Built-In Windows 8)

soumsoum

New Member
Posts
1
I introduced as a double boot utilizing 2 separate drives, first unplugging the Windows 7 SSD drive at that point introducing Windows 8 on the other organized spinner drive. After Windows 8 establishment I reattached the Windows 7 drive.

Just downside is I don't have a boot arrange menu however need to utilize Bios boot arrange menu alternatives (F8) on my Asus mobo to boot into either Windows 7 or Windows 8.

As others have implied the installer will give you a chance to pick a different parcel on a similar drive however not a different drive.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    windows 10
    CPU
    4