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How did you setup your Win 8 install?


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Amruth Pillai

New Member
Installed it on my main computer as my primary OS, and I'm loving every bit of what it has to offer! :) I do have a few bugs to report, but I don't know where to report them!

Otherwise, this is surely the best OS ever made! :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (Build 9200)
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 320
    CPU
    Intel CPU Pentium E2140 1.60GHz Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Dell 0CU395
    Memory
    Kingston 4096 MB DDR2 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sparkle NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 - 2048 MB DDR3
    Sound Card
    Microsoft High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 17” E178FP Flat Panel
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    150 GB Seagate Hard Drive Disk (Internal)
    1TB Seagate Expansion Hard Drive Disk (Portable)
    PSU
    Default
    Case
    Default
    Cooling
    None
    Keyboard
    Default
    Mouse
    Default
    Internet Speed
    512 kbps (average)

Rockermann

New Member
Upgraded Win7 on my main machine at work. Took a gamble (I did image the HD before the install though) and everything seems to be working out okay. All devices and programs are working as they should. The Windows 8 Adviser was pretty accurate it seems.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro

Dave76

Team Member
VIP Member
Pro User
Welcome to Eight Forums Rockermann.

Glad it work for you, enjoy.
 

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,

Rockermann

New Member
Thanks for the welcome, Dave76.

Windows 8 is indeed working and is a bit faster than Windows 7. However, I am a bit underwhelmed with the Metro interface and the general look/feel even when in desktop mode. It's not the functionality or the usability of the new interface, it's the flatness and lack of depth in the graphics. It's a bit disappointing. I can see how this would work well for tablets, but for the desktop where there is plenty of horsepower, I'd like to see more enticing, rich graphics. Guess I'm kind of a visual guy.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro

HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
Welcome to EightForums, Rockermann. Good to have you!

LOL! All men are visual. We like colors and curves. :) It is tied to our base sexual drive for the survival of our species. Women's is based on touch.

I think MS has removed visual options to slim the OS model down for performance and lack of the general population use. Perhaps these will be included in updates or next OS.

Again, welcome. Enjoy!
 

My Computer

System One

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

LittleJay

New Member
Power User
Just finished running the Windows 8 Pro upgrade. Rather than do a clean install I decided to keep all the programs and files from my Windows 7 installation. The process went smoothly and I am happy to report that "all" the programs I had installed in 7 are running smoothly in 8! I was kind of worried about that, but no problem.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    CyberPower
    CPU
    i5 2500K
    Motherboard
    Asus P8P67 Deluxe
    Memory
    8 gigabytes Corsair PC3-12800 DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 460 superclocked
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic 23" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    128 Gb Samsung 840 Pro SSD
    128 Gb Kingston Hyper X SSD
    1 Tb Western Digital Caviar Black HDD
    PSU
    1000 watt Coolermaster modular
    Case
    Coolermaster Haf X full tower
    Cooling
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitec M310 USB cordless
    Internet Speed
    1.5 mb/s download 300 kb/s upload

HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
Welcome to EightForums, LittleJay. It's good to have you. I'm glad to hear installation went well for you. :)
 

My Computer

System One

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

MrRitwik97

Member
Member
Installed on my own pc.. Formatted Windows 7 so All New!!!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Alienware X51 Desktop
    CPU
    3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770 Processor (3.4GHz, 8MB Cache, with Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)
    Motherboard
    Mini-ITX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB5 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 555
    Sound Card
    Internal High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio with WAVES MAXX Audio (Standard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    1000GB5 SATA hard drive
    PSU
    Alienware™ 330 Watt Power Supply
    Case
    Alienware™ X51 Case
    Cooling
    Alienware™ High-Performance Air Cooling
    Keyboard
    Alienware™ TactX Keyboard
    Mouse
    Alienware™ TactX Mouse
    Internet Speed
    1 MBPS
    Other Info
    Windows 8 Pro on Alienware X51!!! Really Nice!! :-)

Romulinx2

Self taught Loony
VIP Member
Member
I installed the public version (win8 pro upgrade) with a USB stick. I had to remove stuff from my C drive to make room. Its runs perfectly, so far.
 

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).

robinb9

I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
VIP Member
Pro User
bought 2 upgrades for $14.99- put one on a desktop that was running windows7 ultimate and one on a laptop that was running windows 7 home premium. Both are test machines.
Desktop went fine except i had to uninstall MSE and a few programs prior to install of windows 8 pro, this took about 1 1/2 hours
Laptop also had to uninstall MSE and a few programs, that took about 2 hours
Unless you are an IT person like myself I would not recommend doing an upgrade to my clients, primarilly because they are mostly beginners and if they tried this themselves I know something would go wrong.
I was not thrilled that on my desktop and laptop boot up time is slower than it was when they were windows 7
I was not thrilled that I had to use task scheduler to reschedule WD on the laptop because right now it is doing a daily scan at 1:00am and this laptop is not on at that time. Besides i do not want it to run a scan daily.
I still feel there should be a scheduler to give those who want to run it at a special time can do it within the program, not dig for Task Scheduler to do it.
Of course the first thing I did was put Classic Shell on. You all know how I feel about no Start Menu
I am not thrilled that you are basically tricked by Micrososft to sign in by setting up a Live Mail Account.
Yes further down you can use a regular username and password but Micrososft encourages you to set up a live mail account
I have one but that is not the issue.
If you do it in the beginning you are basically stuck with it
If you use your regular username and password and sign in when you go to the metro IU you can sign up there for one or use a present one but it keeps your regular username and password when you log in again to Windows 8 after a reboot or logoff
I need a laptop running Windows 8 Pro for my seminars that I do. After the first of this year I will purchase one because I am not going to convert my Windows 7 Pro that is only 2 yrs old to Windows 8, I still have so many clients who are on Windows 7 or XP and I need the ability to teach those who just recently bought Windows 7 and those businesses that are on xp and will want to go to Windows 7 which I can still get until the middle of next year.
I still feel windows 7 is more stable than Windows 8 and still easier to learn
The businesses that I deal with do not Want at this time Windows 8

However, my home based clients who just surf the net, check email, play games, look at pictures will love Windows 8. and them I plan to make lots of money from because they will not know how to use it and will be asking me for lessons, so in that part I do like Windows 8 ;p

robin
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 390, 380, 3 Vostro Laptops (7 computers in all)
    CPU
    desktop/laptop
    Memory
    4gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    atm randioum
    Hard Drives
    350,250

LittleJay

New Member
Power User
Welcome to EightForums, LittleJay. It's good to have you. I'm glad to hear installation went well for you. :)

Thank you for the welcome HippsieGypsie! I think it will take a while to get use to Windows 8, but so far so good! :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    CyberPower
    CPU
    i5 2500K
    Motherboard
    Asus P8P67 Deluxe
    Memory
    8 gigabytes Corsair PC3-12800 DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 460 superclocked
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic 23" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    128 Gb Samsung 840 Pro SSD
    128 Gb Kingston Hyper X SSD
    1 Tb Western Digital Caviar Black HDD
    PSU
    1000 watt Coolermaster modular
    Case
    Coolermaster Haf X full tower
    Cooling
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitec M310 USB cordless
    Internet Speed
    1.5 mb/s download 300 kb/s upload

Kat

Banned
Currently running the Enterprise RTM Trial (64-bit).

Clean install on a 750GB spinner (2 x 350GB partitions).

No installation issues or problems.

Smooth and fast.

Rock-solid.
 

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.

Eigh8

New Member
Installed as a primary OS.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Centre
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel DG31PR
    Memory
    4GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 430

HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
Welcome to all the new members here! :) MG, it's getting hard to keep up!
 

My Computer

System One

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

snooker

Member
Member
I did a clone on my original preinstall hard drive which I never used it only to register the data that needed to be register . This way its a clean never used system . Afterwards I put the clone drive in and did the upgrade from 7 to 8 from within 7
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8 Pro 64

kb7uar

Member
Member
I set it up as a full fresh install. Then I reloaded all of my other software and programs. I found that by doing it this way I had no problem's with windows 8 pro. Just installing and keeping your files and programs lead to problems with the metro Apps and programs not working like they should. I would recommend a fresh install if you are going to install windows 8 pro on your computer as the primary operating system. I have had no trouble with windows 8 pro and recommend it to anyone. If you still want windows 7 you can always click to the desktop screen and it will work the same way as before you installed windows 8.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hp pavilion dv7
    Memory
    4 gigs
    Keyboard
    built in
    Mouse
    wireless
    Internet Speed
    15 megs

LittleJay

New Member
Power User
Re-installed Windows 8 to run in a dual boot with 7 and have finished configuring 8 to the way I want it. My desktop is setup like Windows 7, as I wanted something familiar to fall back on until I can learn more about how to use Metro.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    CyberPower
    CPU
    i5 2500K
    Motherboard
    Asus P8P67 Deluxe
    Memory
    8 gigabytes Corsair PC3-12800 DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 460 superclocked
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic 23" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    128 Gb Samsung 840 Pro SSD
    128 Gb Kingston Hyper X SSD
    1 Tb Western Digital Caviar Black HDD
    PSU
    1000 watt Coolermaster modular
    Case
    Coolermaster Haf X full tower
    Cooling
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitec M310 USB cordless
    Internet Speed
    1.5 mb/s download 300 kb/s upload

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