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How did you setup your Win 8 install?

How did you setup your Win 8 install?


  • Total voters
    565

CB

Revived
VIP Member
Power User
Removed all OS on my ASUS laptop. Installed WCP already. Troublesome but manageable. Linuxmint 11 or Ubuntu 11 will follow for the dual boot.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built system
    CPU
    Core i5
    Motherboard
    Intel DH55PJ
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 4650
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Flatron L1742S; LG Flatron 19"; Samsung TV 48"
    Screen Resolution
    1280:1024; 1366:768;1920:1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 GB
    Seagate Barracuda 500 GB
    WDC 1 TB
    PSU
    Power
    Case
    Simbadda
    Cooling
    Conventional
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    1.4 MBPS
    Other Info
    External HDD WDC 2 TB
    Dial Up Modem Huawei
    Home-made Home Theater

Dave76

Team Member
VIP Member
Pro User
Installed the 64bit CP as dual boot on laptop and desktop.
 

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,

Trev0r09

Member
Member
I set mine up fresh from a DVD ISO on a Toshiba Satellite laptop (L755-S5258). Runs a LOT faster than 7, and makes more full use of multiple cores / better thread scheduling.

Only problem so far is, no OpenGL support whatsoever (hey, it's a Beta release), and complete system lockups with some Windows XP and 7 applications (which is to be expected).

GUI-wise, overall, it's Windows 7, but without the Start button, plus this Metro business. Takes some getting used to on a laptop.

In spite of that, I want it just because it's that much speedier than 7.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (tried Windows 8.1, non-starter)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite L755-S5258 laptop
    CPU
    intel core i5-2410M
    Motherboard
    intel Baseboard
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB PC3-12800 DDR3 @ 1600 MHz, 9-9-9-24
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel HD3000
    Sound Card
    RealTek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 15.6" TFT LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768, 32 bit color
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB SATA3 (6 Gbps interface) SSD.
    PSU
    Toshiba
    Case
    Toshiba
    Cooling
    stock
    Keyboard
    Toshiba
    Mouse
    Synaptics Touchpad w/gesture
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps down / 10 Mbps up (Verizon DSL)

jimbo45

New Member
VIP Member
Guru
installed as a guest OS on W7 -- liked it so then installed on a small Acer aspire one Netbook runs brilliantly.

So the Poll answer is really installed as a VM --since had I not liked that I wouldn't have installed on a REAL 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)

area 66

Banned
I install it first in VM, then I install it in my House PC and I use Windows 7 in VMware WS to access my office domain. My office is also at home in a separated building.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 enterprise x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Pc-Quebec / Area 66
    CPU
    i7-3960X Extreme Edition
    Motherboard
    Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    Gskill 4x4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    4 x HD 7970
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Screen Resolution
    2560*1600
    Hard Drives
    C:\Intel series 520 SSD , 250 GB
    D:\ WD 750 black with Intel 40gb SSD cache Intel RST
    E:\ WD 2TB Black
    PSU
    Corsair AX 1200
    Case
    TT Mozart TX
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Logitech G-15
    Other Info
    Windows 8 VM is install on his own SSD.

Ivan the SoSo

New Member
Pro User
Upgraded the junk system....tested...works fine:). Since my son managed to mess up his system, he is using it till I can get his fixed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    junk system
    CPU
    3200+ 2.2 gig Amd
    Memory
    1 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    8500 GT
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Garbage from behind local computer store
    Hard Drives
    40 gig
    Case
    No front bezel, no sides,hard drive dangling by it's cables
    Cooling
    Heat rises....See case
    Keyboard
    Old HP
    Mouse
    Pink, made in China, Ebay special
    Internet Speed
    DSL

Trev0r09

Member
Member
Look at these poll results so far: only 2 out of the 133 users who responded to this poll have installed Windows 8 on tablet devices. Only 1.5%. Isn't that interesting! Maybe all it tells us is that tablet owners typically don't visit forums about operating systems, let alone respond to polls about them.

I wonder how closely this will reflect reality after the retail release finally hits the shelves.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (tried Windows 8.1, non-starter)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite L755-S5258 laptop
    CPU
    intel core i5-2410M
    Motherboard
    intel Baseboard
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB PC3-12800 DDR3 @ 1600 MHz, 9-9-9-24
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel HD3000
    Sound Card
    RealTek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 15.6" TFT LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768, 32 bit color
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB SATA3 (6 Gbps interface) SSD.
    PSU
    Toshiba
    Case
    Toshiba
    Cooling
    stock
    Keyboard
    Toshiba
    Mouse
    Synaptics Touchpad w/gesture
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps down / 10 Mbps up (Verizon DSL)

Kat

Banned
Downloaded the Consumer Preview yesterday.....

Currently running the 32-bit version in VirtualBox on my Acer AS8951G (i7-2670QM with 8 gigs RAM and a 2 gig GeForce GT555M), running Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit. No probs except a USB issue I'll sort later.

Also running as a stand-alone on my Acer SA10 desktop (P4HT 2.8Ghz with 1 gig RAM, 256 mb GeForce 5700). No issues, and it flies compared to Vista on the same machine.

I still dislike the new interface and lack of a start menu, but at least Quick-Launch is still there....:)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G 'Super-Laptop'.
    CPU
    Intel Sandy-Bridge i7-2670QM quad-core
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 3000HD / Ge-Force GT555M 2 gigs
    Sound Card
    Realtek/5.1 Dolby built-in including speakers.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18.4" full-HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1024
    Hard Drives
    2x750GB Toshiba internal, 1x500GB Seagate external, 1x2TB Seagate external, 1x640GB Toshiba pocket-drive, 1x640GB Samsung pocket drive.
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    Air-cooled
    Mouse
    I/R cordless.
    Internet Speed
    Borderline pathetic.

vrosa

Tech Addict
VIP Member
Pro User
Now i have a triple boot with W7, W8CP, W8SRV
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10.0.10122
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    My Build - Vorttex Ultimate
    CPU
    Core i7 @ 4500 MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z87-Plus
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 @ 1822 MHz (OC)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon R9 280X 3GB @ 1180 / 6800 MHz
    Sound Card
    7.1 HDA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD LG 22" + CRT LG 17"
    Screen Resolution
    1760 x 1320 / 1280 x 960
    Hard Drives
    1 x 240 GB SSD (System)
    3 x 500 GB HDD (Data/Media)
    1 x 2000 GB e-HDD (Backup)
    PSU
    ThermalTake 1000W PSU
    Case
    Corsair Carbide R300
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 (Push-Pull)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    60 Mbps (Down) 5 Mbps (Up)
    Browser
    IE, FF, Chrome
    Antivirus
    AVG Internet Security 2015
    Other Info
    Some wired stuff

xsilverxdark

Member
Member
I installed it, but forgot to make a new partition, so I had to do a recovery, which didn't work, then I tried a Delete Everything type recovery, then reinstalled Windows 8 on a new partition
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7, Windows 8 Consumer Preview
    System Manufacturer/Model
    eMachines 355-13667
    CPU
    Intel Atom
    Memory
    1GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel GMA

fdegrove

Member
Member
Installed on a spare, unused unprepped, empty 50Gb partition on HDD 0 (SSD) with W2K8 R2 SP1 STD, W7 ULT and same OS on HDD1 present.
Went without a glitch so now able to boot to any OS of choice thanks to W8 bootman. W8 as default, when choosing any other OS the machine undergoes a warm reboot and then goes straight to the OS of choice. Cool.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W2K8S R2 STD, W7 ULTIMATE X64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DELL OPTIPLEX 745
    CPU
    INTEL Q6600
    Motherboard
    DELL
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL INTEGRATED CHIPSET Q965

mcnulty

New Member
Member
I installed the CP inside VMWare. It works smoothly, more than I expected really.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 + StartIsBack + AeroGlass
    Computer type
    Laptop

Calico

New Member
Power User
I have an x86 VHD installed as dual boot with Windows 7 x64 on my main PC. I also have x86 and x64 VMs on the same box. Right now I'm making provision to install on a separate PC.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux
    CPU
    FX-8350
    Motherboard
    GA-990XA-UD3
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD7860
    Sound Card
    Xonar Essence STX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Various
    PSU
    Corsair HX 850W
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian
    Cooling
    Thermalright
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    50/50
    Browser
    firefox

whs

New Member
VIP Member
Guru
I did a dual boot on the laptop (which is a pain) and put it in Virtual Box on the desktop (which is great).

For the dual boot I have to go thru the BIOS twice which takes longer than booting from the SSD - and also for Win7 now. In vBox it boots in a few seconds (also from the SSD) and I can keep it running all day whilst doing my usual in Win7. The WEI for the disk in vBox is still 7.7. Everything is instant. So there are really no advantages to run in dual boot versus virtual.
 

My Computer

System One

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

tcman50

New Member
Member
dual booted windows 8 consumer preview with windows 7 ultimate, works like a charm
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel I5 3570K overclocked to 4.2ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z77-V LX
    Memory
    Cosrair DDR3-1600 (4 x 4gb)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT 610 2GB
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 27" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x0180
    Hard Drives
    Seagate HDD 500gb (windows)
    Seagate HDD 1.5tb (media)
    Seagate HDD 1tb (media)
    Seagate HDD 1tb (media)
    PSU
    CoolMax 700watt
    Case
    Cosiar R400 Carbide series
    Cooling
    Cool Master H212
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Mouse
    PowerUp 3 button mouse
    Internet Speed
    12mb down, 1mb up
    Other Info
    qty. (5) 120mm fans, four are monitored by motherboard.
    Logitech T650 Touchpad for touch screen gestures

fdegrove

Member
Member
Hi,

If you don't mind my asking, what do you need to change in the bios for it to boot to the OS you want?


Ta, ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W2K8S R2 STD, W7 ULTIMATE X64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DELL OPTIPLEX 745
    CPU
    INTEL Q6600
    Motherboard
    DELL
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL INTEGRATED CHIPSET Q965

tcman50

New Member
Member
Hi,

If you don't mind my asking, what do you need to changes in the bios for it to boot to the OS you want?


Ta, ;)

Control Panel > System > Advanced > Startup & Recovery

there you will find various options for your boot screen, defaults, time to show, etc :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel I5 3570K overclocked to 4.2ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z77-V LX
    Memory
    Cosrair DDR3-1600 (4 x 4gb)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT 610 2GB
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 27" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x0180
    Hard Drives
    Seagate HDD 500gb (windows)
    Seagate HDD 1.5tb (media)
    Seagate HDD 1tb (media)
    Seagate HDD 1tb (media)
    PSU
    CoolMax 700watt
    Case
    Cosiar R400 Carbide series
    Cooling
    Cool Master H212
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Mouse
    PowerUp 3 button mouse
    Internet Speed
    12mb down, 1mb up
    Other Info
    qty. (5) 120mm fans, four are monitored by motherboard.
    Logitech T650 Touchpad for touch screen gestures

fdegrove

Member
Member
Sorry, I was asking whs. Your post happened to fall inbetween.

Cheers, ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W2K8S R2 STD, W7 ULTIMATE X64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DELL OPTIPLEX 745
    CPU
    INTEL Q6600
    Motherboard
    DELL
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL INTEGRATED CHIPSET Q965
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