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How did you setup your Win 8 install?

How did you setup your Win 8 install?


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Cookieman

Internet Anarchist
Member
Set mine up as a dual boot using a spare hard drive.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64/Win 8 Dev x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom - PC Specialist
    CPU
    Athlon 64 x2 6000+
    Motherboard
    ASUS M3N78 PRO
    Memory
    4Gb Dual Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce 8400
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ G2222HDL
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1Gb Spinpoint F3/740Gb Western Digital
    640Gb Western Digital
    PSU
    National Grid
    Case
    Yes
    Cooling
    Stock Cooler
    Keyboard
    Saitek Eclipse II
    Mouse
    Microsoft Laser Mouse
    Internet Speed
    50Mb
    Other Info
    N/A

Lee

New Member
VIP Member
Power User
Tell us about your Win 8 (Dev) setup

Tell us about your setup using Win 8.

You can do this using just verbiage or screen shoots. I thought this would be a good time for members to start showing how they have setup Win8. Also let us know if it is being used in a VM, main OS, or dual boot.

I'll get things started:

Dual boot with Win 7
Office 2010
Photoshop CS5
Faststone Imagine Viewer
Winamp
iTunes
MP3Tag Editor
Adobe Acrobat 9

Will post updates as apps are added.

It will be interesting to see what others are doing.
Please no comments on the UI; this is so others can see what you have and ask questions pertaining to the different installs.

Thank you for any and all comments (okay I know all you guys from Sevenforums so keep it clean).:D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion p1423w
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3330 Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    Foxconn - 2ADA Ivy Brige
    Memory
    16 GB 1066MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5450
    Sound Card
    HD Realteck (Onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Mitsubishi LED TV/Montior HD, Dell 23 HD, Hanspree 25" HD
    Screen Resolution
    Mit. 1980-1080, Dell 2048-115, Hanspree 1920-10802
    Hard Drives
    1 SanDisk 240Gig SSD, 2 Samsung 512Gig SSDs
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Original (Fans)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Keyboard 2000
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    1.3 (350 to 1024 if lucky)
    Browser
    Firefox 19.1
    Antivirus
    MSE-Defender

Lee

New Member
VIP Member
Power User
I installed as a dual boot using 2 separate drives, first unplugging the Windows 7 SSD drive then installing Windows 8 on the other formatted spinner drive. After Windows 8 installation I reattached the Windows 7 drive.

Only drawback is I do not have a boot order menu but have to use Bios boot order menu options (F8) on my Asus mobo to boot into either Windows 7 or Windows 8.

As others have alluded to the installer will let you choose a separate partition on the same drive but not a separate drive.
Not sure why you could not install on separate drive. I have four 500 gig HDD's and it is installed on the second thus I was able to set it as a dual boot on two different drives.:)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion p1423w
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3330 Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    Foxconn - 2ADA Ivy Brige
    Memory
    16 GB 1066MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5450
    Sound Card
    HD Realteck (Onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Mitsubishi LED TV/Montior HD, Dell 23 HD, Hanspree 25" HD
    Screen Resolution
    Mit. 1980-1080, Dell 2048-115, Hanspree 1920-10802
    Hard Drives
    1 SanDisk 240Gig SSD, 2 Samsung 512Gig SSDs
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Original (Fans)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Keyboard 2000
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    1.3 (350 to 1024 if lucky)
    Browser
    Firefox 19.1
    Antivirus
    MSE-Defender

Konceptz804

Member
Member
Have it running in virtual box on my elitebook 8440p and as the primary OS on a Dell D630.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built by me
    CPU
    QX9770 @ 4.3ghz
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i A1
    Memory
    4gb Corsair XMS2 DDR800 @ 1.0ghz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 8800GT SSC SLI
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster Live Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" Samsung LED LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 150GB WD Raptors in Raid 0 (OS)
    1 x 750GB Hitachi (Storage)
    PSU
    Enermax Galaxy 1000watt
    Case
    Lian Li Extended ATX
    Cooling
    Thermalright Ultra 120 with 2 x 120MM fans
    Keyboard
    Dell Soft touch USB
    Mouse
    Dell Optical USB
    Internet Speed
    FIOS 40Mb down / 40Mb Up

Dwarf

The Contemplator, (1963-2013)
Moderator
Clean installation Multiboot with Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 8 7989, all 64-bit.

I recommend using the WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer version (the largest of the available downloads). The applications work with this version.

The installer functions in the same way as Windows 7, so should cause no problems. I installed from a USB key, created in exactly the same way as those for Vista and Windows 7.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013
    CPU
    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    Memory
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
    Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
    Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
    Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
    PSU
    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
    Case
    Gigabyte IF233
    Cooling
    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB)
    Mouse
    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB)
    Internet Speed
    NetGear DG834Gv3 ADSL Modem/Router (Ethernet) ~4.0 Mb/sec (O2)
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    Avast! 8.0.1497 MalwareBytes 1.75.0.1300
    Other Info
    Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 SATA Bluray
    Lexmark S305 Printer/Scanner/Copier (USB)
    WEI Score: 8.1/8.1/8.5/8.5/8.25
    Asus Eee PC 1011PX Netbook (Windows 7 x86 Starter)

Konceptz804

Member
Member
Clean installation Multiboot with Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 8 7989, all 64-bit.

I recommend using the WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer version (the largest of the available downloads). The applications work with this version.

The installer functions in the same way as Windows 7, so should cause no problems. I installed from a USB key, created in exactly the same way as those for Vista and Windows 7.
I'm going to try that, as I've said in another post, using the regular x64bit preview the apps stopped working after about an hour or two, and the resolution is well above 1024 x 768. I'll report back if that makes any difference.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built by me
    CPU
    QX9770 @ 4.3ghz
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i A1
    Memory
    4gb Corsair XMS2 DDR800 @ 1.0ghz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 8800GT SSC SLI
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster Live Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" Samsung LED LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 150GB WD Raptors in Raid 0 (OS)
    1 x 750GB Hitachi (Storage)
    PSU
    Enermax Galaxy 1000watt
    Case
    Lian Li Extended ATX
    Cooling
    Thermalright Ultra 120 with 2 x 120MM fans
    Keyboard
    Dell Soft touch USB
    Mouse
    Dell Optical USB
    Internet Speed
    FIOS 40Mb down / 40Mb Up

sjaak327

New Member
Dual boot with Windows 7, I simply replaced the Server 2008 R2 installation I had running on a second harddrive with Windows 8. Funny though, I get the new boot screen, and it boots into Windows 8 (I changed the delay to 5 seconds), when I choose Windows 7, it reboots (as in I see the bios screen) and then boots straight into Windows 7. Maybe it is the crappy Alienware bios messing up here, but I thought it was funny in any case, it just adds about 20 seconds additional boot time to Windows 7, just as if they want me to run Windows 8, which in this way boots up much much quicker then 7 :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Aurora
    CPU
    I7 920
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 260 1.8GB

xxxdannyxxx

Do You Believe
Power User
Dual boot with Windows 7, I simply replaced the Server 2008 R2 installation I had running on a second harddrive with Windows 8. Funny though, I get the new boot screen, and it boots into Windows 8 (I changed the delay to 5 seconds), when I choose Windows 7, it reboots (as in I see the bios screen) and then boots straight into Windows 7. Maybe it is the crappy Alienware bios messing up here, but I thought it was funny in any case, it just adds about 20 seconds additional boot time to Windows 7, just as if they want me to run Windows 8, which in this way boots up much much quicker then 7 :)

Mine does the same, select seven and back to the bios to load. I don't know if It would make any difference setting seven as the default OS in msconfig/boot or whether that would mess the multiboot selection screen up?

Danny
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    acer aspire 5935g
    CPU
    intel(R)core(TM)2 duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz
    Motherboard
    intel gm45/gm47 revision 07
    Memory
    3 gb ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ati radeon hd4570/512mb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    lop156wh2-tle1 15.3 flat
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    320gb hdd
    500gb external hdd
    Mouse
    Optical
    Internet Speed
    10Mbps Down/2Mbps Up

Butteredpopcorn

New Member
I set up mine on a Asus 1005hab with a clean install. It had Linux before. It took about 10 minutes from the time I pressed install to where it asked me my settings.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7, Win 8 Developer

ZenixNet

Member
Member
Vitural Box and Dual Boot (40 GB partition)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 Pro.1 w/ media center (Both)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    BYOS (Dekstop)/XPS L502X (Laptop)
    CPU
    i7 3770k (Desktop)/3rd gen i5 (Laptop)
    Motherboard
    ASRock 7zz Extreme 6 (Desktop)/Dell (Laptop)
    Memory
    16 GB (Both)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 6970 (Desktop)/Nvidia GFource 640M (Laptop)
    Sound Card
    N/A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3/1
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080/1920x1080
    Case
    Cooler Master Storm Enforcer (Desktop)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G110 (Desktop)
    Mouse
    Razer Naga (Desktop)
    Internet Speed
    30 down - 5 up (If TWC decides to give me what I pay for)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes/MSE

FSeal

New Member
Member
Set mine up on my secondary "guest" machine using dual boot with an old HD put in as disk 0, with original W7 root drive moved to drive 1.

Nicely installed a dual boot menu to switch between the two.

P.S. FIRST POST! Freaky having to start all over as an Ubernoob :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/8

Max Peck

Developer Emeritus
Member
Virtual Box on my i7 machine but I'm about to try a dual-boot set up on an older HP laptop I have. I also have a tablet PC but it's one of those chinese-made ones. I need to figure out if it will let me set up a dual boot on it. No CD-ROM drive on it ... wonder if it would boot to a USB stick?

-Max
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 17R / Dell XPS 8300
    CPU
    Intel i5 (17R) / Intel i7 (XPS)
    Memory
    8GB / 8GB

Billman87

Member
Member
I went for broke, Raided 2 Agility 3 60GB's on Sata 6Gbit and 2 on the 3Gbit ports for swapfile. Primary OS no dual booting.
100 percent driver support few minor bugs encountered. boot time under 30 seconds power off in less than 10.
Installed from USB DVD drive as my internal drive failed to read the disc.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Developer Preview
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    i7 2600
    Motherboard
    Intel HD67GD
    Memory
    12Gb DDR3 667
    Graphics Card(s)
    nV560Ti
    Sound Card
    Realtek Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2xBenq 22" Wide + 2xBenq 19" Square
    Screen Resolution
    2x 1920x1080 + 2x 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    2x OCZ Agility 2 60GB
    2x WD Black 500GB (R0)
    PSU
    Coolmaster 1000W
    Case
    Coolmaster Elite 335
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Microsoft
    Mouse
    Microsoft
    Internet Speed
    4Mbit
    Other Info
    Built to play SAMP

Un1x3384

New Member
I installed on my custom built tablet, made from a MSI Wind U100 netbook. 1.6GHz single core, 1.5GB RAM, resistive touch. Had Windows 7 installed on it before, so this is a great upgrade!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Dev. Preview

synaptix

Closed by Request
I went all in.

Straight Windows 8 DP x64 B#8102, no dual booting. This may change in the future if I ever see fit.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Developer Preview x64

Un1x3384

New Member
Anyone know if the Samsung Galaxy Tab (7" size) with Android 2.2 will run Win 8? If so how do you install it since there is no dvd player or usb connection?
Windows 8 will not run on ARM tablets yet because the Win8 developer preview only supports x86.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Dev. Preview

mikedl

Removed by request
I created a partion on my C drive (running Win 7) with Partition Manager boot disk and then installed Win 8 to the new partition.

No issues. Dual boot is working fine. I like the new OS choice screen.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba
    CPU
    Core 2 Duo T5500
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 965
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop 17", Gateway 20"
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 (x2)
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