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How did you setup your Win 8 install?

How did you setup your Win 8 install?


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    565

bummpr

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I installed mine to a VHD file. Doesn't require messing with a new partition on your hard drive yet you still get all the speed and support of your current hardware. Create multiple versions to play with!
 

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jimbo45

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Hi there
Installed the 64 bit version as a VM under vmware workstation - it failed with version 7.1.3 of vmware workstation but installed fine using the new version 8 of vmware workstation.

Installed as a VM on a Host W7 x-64 enterprise machine - worked fine under V8 of vmware workstation.

Also works under vmware Esxi using the stand alone converter to set up the Virtual Machine.

Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
    Internet Speed
    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)

rowal5555

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Made a 50GB partition on Win 7x64 drive and installed to that. No sweat. Now have triple boot.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8x64 - Win 7x64, Win7x32
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ME. Due for upgrade.
    CPU
    Pentium D 925 Presler (old) Want i5 2500
    Motherboard
    MSI G41TM-P33 El cheapo. Want AsRock Z68
    Memory
    2GB DDR2 667 (Have pkt of 2x4GB DDR3 PC1600)
    Graphics Card(s)
    GT240
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio chip
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus MW221u - Samsung Smart TV 40" LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Win 8x64 50GB (Partition)
    Win 7x32 500GB
    Win 7x64 320GB
    2 x 1TB Ext USB WD
    PSU
    Corsair VX450
    Case
    Asus Vento
    Cooling
    Multi fan
    Keyboard
    HP
    Mouse
    MS Wireless Mobile 1000
    Internet Speed
    16 Mb/s down, 128 KBs up. ADSL
    Other Info
    Laptops:
    Pavilion 1216AX dual core, 2GB DDR2 667
    Compaq CQ62 404ax, Triple core AMD, 8GB DDR3
    All systems plus PS3 used for Folding@Home Team 38444

dreamer

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Member
Currently on virtual box
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DELL Inspiron 14R N4010
    CPU
    Intel i3 2.4 Ghz
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD
    Screen Resolution
    1366*768
    Hard Drives
    320 GB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Internet security 2014

Romulinx2

Self taught Loony
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Dual boot. Win 8 on new ssd.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 pro X64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dilithium Computers Mk4
    CPU
    AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, 3400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-790XT-USB3
    Memory
    16Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
    Sound Card
    Hi-def
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3D Lg W2363D 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Loads, and a Crucial ssd 256Gb for OS.
    PSU
    1000w
    Case
    Antec 10000
    Cooling
    Big case fans + standard cpu fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech K350
    Mouse
    Coolermaster Inferno
    Internet Speed
    10Mb
    Other Info
    Home made with matchsticks (well...some lego also)
    Blu-ray drive HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30. Nvidia 3D wireless glasses (active shutter).

nomadgamer13

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Main OS in my primary machine.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    Intel i7 870
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus III Formula
    Memory
    2x4GB Corsair Dominator CL9
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX 5850
    Sound Card
    SupremeFX X-Fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP X2301
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    120gb Corsair Force GS ssd
    500gb WD Caviar Blue
    PSU
    Silverstone DA650
    Case
    Bitfenix Shinobi
    Cooling
    Swiftech Apoogee XT
    Keyboard
    Razer Lycosa Mirror
    Mouse
    Razer Salmosa Korean Tournament Ed
    Internet Speed
    3MBps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    This is my legacy

IownAmoneyPit

Canadian Loonie X 2
VIP Member
Pro User
Update

1: Dual booting Windows 7 64 bit and Windows Developer Preview 64 bit on 2 separate drives.

2: Running Windows Developer Preview 32 bit from Virtualbox in Windows 7 64 bit drive.

3: Running Windows Developer Preview 32 bit from Hyper V in Windows Developer Preview 64 bit drive.

Note: Only Keyboard, mouse and network connection are working in the Hyper V install, no audio or USB support at present.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG G750JX - DS77-CA Gaming Laptop
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ 2.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    ?
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770M 3GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio with MaxxAudio support & Built-in subwoofer & 2 speakers
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" 16:9 FHD EWV LED Backlight/Full HD 3D(1920x1080 120Hz) Non-Glare LCD Panel
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Upgraded to a Samsung 840 EVO 256 GB SSD from the factory Installed 750 GB 7200 RPM HGST Drive
    Keyboard
    Premium Illuminated Gaming keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    10/100/1000 Mbps capable
    Browser
    (Primary) Latest Firefox version & IE 11
    Antivirus
    Kapersky Internet Security 2016
    Other Info
    Optical Drive - Blu-Ray DVD Combo , Integrated 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11ac ,10/100/1000 Base T BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card), External Ports - VGA, HDMI Output,
    4 x USB 3.0, Headphone output, Microphone input, HD Web Camera , 8Cells 5900 mAh 89 Whrs Battery, ,2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ MMC) Coolermaster U Stand

Harry Urashima

New Member
Dual boot on my new Dell laptop. I shrank the Win7 Professional partition using Window's own disk management utility, but formatted the new partition during Win8 64bit install.

My laptop does the same a couple guys mentioned here: it loads Win8's boot manager, and if I choose to load Win7, it reboots and loads Seven directly.

I am planning on installing Ubuntu 11.04 and make it a triple boot, but I think Dell's "recovery" partition will prevent me from doing it. Maybe I'll have to format and reinstall everything.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows7 / Ubuntu 11.04 / Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3550
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 2410M
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 6630M

ShadowMario3

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Member
I installed Windows 8 64 bit on a VHD (30 GB dynamic) in my main 7 drive and set it up as a triple boot with Windows 7 and XP. 7 is still my main, but I'm using 8 a few times as well.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and Windows XP Professional SP3 x32 (Dual Boot)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP ProBook 4540s
    CPU
    Intel Core i3-3110M @ 2.4 GHz
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    HGST 1TB 5400 RPM 2.5-inch Internal Hard Drive

    Western Digital My Book Essentials 4 TB External Hard Drive

    Western Digital My Book Essentials 2 TB External Hard Drive

    Western Digital My Book Essentials 640 GB External Hard Drive

    Toshiba 6
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 30.0
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Security Essentials 4.5.216.0

WiFi Ed

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I installed Win 8 x64 on an 300 GB Velociraptor, dual booting with Win 7 x64 (which lives on an Intel X-25 120 GB SSD).

Both are pretty darn snappy, and I just boot into Win 8 to play around with it a bit.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell E520
    CPU
    Intel Q6700 Core 2 Quad - 2.66 GHz
    Motherboard
    Whatever Dell put in there...
    Memory
    8 GB Mushkin 800 MHz DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 650 - 2 GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x 19" ViewSonic LCD's
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    1 Intel X25-M 120G SSD, 2 WD RE4 2TB HD's
    PSU
    PCPower & Cooling Silencer 500 Watt
    Internet Speed
    100/10 Time Warner Cable

Dave76

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Pro User
Installed it in VB on Win7 which is on my SSD (Intel 120GB), will dual boot Win7/Win8 at some point.
 

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,

whs

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Guru
None of the above. I installed it on a seperate HDD (no dual boot) and switch from Win7 with the BIOS boot sequence.

At first I made the mistake to install it over my old Vista without first wiping the partition. That gave me some problems. Once I wiped and redefined the partitions, all went well.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Vista and Win7
    System Manufacturer/Model
    2xHP, 2xGateway, 1xDell, 1xSony
    Hard Drives
    5 SSDs and 12 HDs

dreamer

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Member
Hay guys i already ran windows 8 in dual boot with windows 7 as well as in virtual box in ubuntu but deleted it anyway.

I wanted to inquire is it worth to set up triple boot of 7,8 and ubuntu or i should wait for the beta release???
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DELL Inspiron 14R N4010
    CPU
    Intel i3 2.4 Ghz
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD
    Screen Resolution
    1366*768
    Hard Drives
    320 GB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Internet security 2014

aem

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Power User
Hay guys i already ran windows 8 in dual boot with windows 7 as well as in virtual box in ubuntu but deleted it anyway.

I wanted to inquire is it worth to set up triple boot of 7,8 and ubuntu or i should wait for the beta release???

When the evaluation runs out you'd need to remove the Developer Preview anyway. Just hold off man!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    CP

JaidynM

BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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Power User
Gold Member
I use it in a triple boot with Ubuntu and Windows 7.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Pentium Dual Core E6700 3.2GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5G41T-M LX
    Memory
    Strontium 8192MB DDR3 1333Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    msi GeForce N560GTX-M2D1GD5 1GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    CHIMEI CMV 221D 22"
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 3.5'' 2TB HDD/WD Elements External 1TB HDD
    PSU
    SHAW Viper-1500w Gaming PSU
    Case
    Black eMaxx ATX Mini Tower Case
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 1000
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2000
    Internet Speed
    100GB @ 4.76Mbps

Jaime74656

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Member
I was originally going to put this on my game rig but decided to use my linux netbook for testing windows 8 (hey it says in theory it can run windows starter so why not) gonna hook up my TScreen soon after and test this out on the net book instead...the 42" isnt a touch screen so yea...:( need to look into getting a bigger touch screen down the road...

altho i just may quad boot my other rig, which runs windows XP and 7, Linux (ubuntu and mint)...ok maybe not a quad boot but still ill just cram the 5th OS on it...its got enough room...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    7

sandman

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Member
Vware first and then fresh 64bit install on Laptop and love W8 can't wait to see the final version starting to play with all the shortcuts for the metro desktop and other neat tricks and tips i have found on theses and other forums. Boots fast and installed fast.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built Antec P-180B Case
    CPU
    Intel E8400
    Motherboard
    Asus P5QPro Turbo
    Memory
    Kingston PC6300 4 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD5670
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