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djshonrock

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less than a week to go for the release of Windows 8 Release Preview.. :thumbsup:
 

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    Triple Boot: Windows Xp, Windows 7 and Windows Release Preview, Virtual Machine ( Windows 8 )
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    Acer
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    Intel
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    6 GB
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    Intel Graphics Controller
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio Hardware
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    Sony LED Monitor (2)
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    1600 x 1200
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    500 GB Western HDD (3) 1 TB Buffalo HDD (2)
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24c

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Bring it on..................................!
 

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  • OS
    Win8 Pro x64
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    24c Built
    CPU
    i7-2700k
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3
    Memory
    CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ENGTX560 TI
    Sound Card
    n/a
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 Samsung 2343BWX
    Screen Resolution
    2048x1152
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    2-Vertex4x128-RAID0-OS
    2-Vertex4x128-RAID0-DATA
    2-Vertex4x256-RAID1-BACKUPS
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    CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750
    Case
    ANTEC 900
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    stock case fans
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    Logitech K750 solar
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    Logitech M310 wireless
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    pretty quick

jeffrys

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well yes and not. Do you mean reinstall everything again. Hate that.

Jeff
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    INTEL CORE I--3770K LGA1155
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V
    Memory
    KINGSTON 2400 MHZ KHX24C11K4 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL HD GRAFICS 4000
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    Philip BDL3245€ 32 inch
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    1920 x 1080
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    2 SAMSUNG 840 PRO RAID 0 ON BOARD 2 x 128 GB
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    LOGITEC MX™ 5500
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    120 Mbps

Coke Robot

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOUD NOISES!!!!!!!! :dinesh::party:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
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    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
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    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Touch Mouse
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014

Trucidation

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well yes and not. Do you mean reinstall everything again. Hate that.
I assume the enthusiasts here will be taking one for the team so we can follow their progress through the minefield that is a new Windows OS installation.

Thanks guys. Pics if possible :party:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7 Pro x64
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    Self-built rig
    CPU
    Koa i5-2550K
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    N/A
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire ATI 6870 1GB DDR5
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    RealTek HD Audio / ATI HDMI Audio
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    Samsung HDTV Monitor T23A350
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    1920 x 1080
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    - SSD (C:)
    - HDD (D:)
    - BD-ROM (E:)
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    N/A
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    N/A
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    N/A
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    Logitech G110
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    N/A
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    Unifi home (5mbps)
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    N/A

jimbo45

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Hi there
Nothing in the wild yet either -- Ms's security this time even puts the old Soviet era KGB to shame.

Incidentally for re-installing everything again I'd suggest this method (especially as W8 can read ISO's directly).

Create on a 32 GB USB stick a directory called INSTALLABLES. (16 GB might be enough depending on how much software you need to install).

Then create images of all your software that was supplied on DVD's / CD's and copy them to folders such as say ADOBE==>Photoshop
MS==>OFFICE etc.
Keep the serial numbers in each folder with the name say PHOTOSHOP.TXT or WINDOWs_ENTERPRISE.TXT
Do the same for all the programs that are installed via an .exe or .msi type file.
Keep also any DRIVERS you might need (for MOBO / Chipset / in the directory too)

Now 1) install Windows
2) browse to the INSTALLABLES directory and install any MOBO drivers --Wireless / LAN stuff might need to be installed.
3) install applications in order

Apply updates at the end of the process -- Office for example has quite a few (SP1) unless you can get the dvd with SP1 alrteady applied.

If you do it logically a re-install doesn't take a horrendous long time these days -- W8 is pretty good with drivers too so you shouldn't be stymied on lack of drivers.

I got this down to a fine art when W7 releases were coming thick and fast. Unfortunately there haven't been any decent leaks this time around for W8.

Finally note that any Virtual Machines you have don't need to be re-created --they should function as before under the new OS.

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)

Phone Man

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  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS - Home Built
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A99X EVO
    Memory
    Crucial Balistic DDR-3 1866 CL 9 (8 GB)
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    MSI R6850 Cyclone IGD5 PE
    Sound Card
    On Chip
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    ASUS VE258Q 25" LED with DVI-HDMI-DisplayPort
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two WD Cavier Black 2TB Sata 6gbs
    WD My Book Essential 2TB USB 3.0
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    Seasonic X650 80 Plus GOLD Modular
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    Corsair 400R
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    Antec Kuhler H2O 620, Two 120mm and four 140mm
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    AVS Gear Blue LED Backlight
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    Logitech Marble Mouse USB, Logitech Precision Game Pad
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    15MB
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    NIS, Malwarebytes Premium 2
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    APC UPS ES 750, Netgear WNR3500L Gigabit & Wireless N Router with SamKnows Test Program,
    Motorola SB6120 Gigabit Cable Modem.
    Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer,
    Epson V300 Scanner

lehnerus2000

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YMMV

... W8 is pretty good with drivers too so you shouldn't be stymied on lack of drivers.

W8CP was a step backward for me compared to W8DP.

It refused to correctly install my MB sound driver.
It claims that everything is "hunky dory", even though the sound output is defective (buzzing only).

Finally note that any Virtual Machines you have don't need to be re-created --they should function as before under the new OS.

I'm not sure that is correct for VHDs.

When I tried to upgrade my W8DP VHD to W8CP, I got a message saying that it was not possible to do so.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 18.3 MATE (64 bit)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    n/a
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II x6 1055T, 2.8 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASRock 880GMH-LE/USB3
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333 G-Skill Ares F3-1333C9D-8GAO (4GB x 2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD6450
    Sound Card
    Realtek?
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S23B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 1.5 TB (SATA), Western Digital 2 TB (SATA), Western Digital 3 TB (SATA)
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    Tower
    Mouse
    Wired Optical
    Other Info
    Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit) replaced with Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit) - 2014-05-17
    Linux Mint 14 MATE (64 bit) replaced with Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit) - 2013-11-13
    Ubuntu 10.04 (64 bit) replaced with Linux Mint 14 MATE (64 bit) - 2013-01-14
    RAM & Graphics Card Upgraded - 2013-01-13
    Monitor Upgraded - 2012-04-20
    System Upgraded - 2011-05-21, 2010-07-14
    HDD Upgraded - 2010-08-11, 2011-08-24,

MadHorseman

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Well,

I'll be trying a couple of 32-bit versions (the cheaper ones!) to see which I should buy when the CP on this ole laptop is out of date....

I'll start with VM then Multiboot on an old Sempron 3000 system - to see which features etc are there or not. Won't be re-installing loads of apps either.

I'll let you know how I get on!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WIN7 Home Premium 64-bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I7 920
    Motherboard
    Asus P6T-Se
    Memory
    6Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD5770
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VW246H, Samsing Syncmaster 2233, Samsung Syncmaster T200HD
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    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500Gb
    PSU
    Coolermaster Silent Pro M700
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    NOX
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    Logitech Marble
    Internet Speed
    10Mbps
    Other Info
    Dell Inspiron 1501 with Win 8 CP 32 Bit - flying along!

davehc

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    Windows 8.1
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    PC/Desktop
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    Use several different computers during a day, so specs are irrelevant.

Coke Robot

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I'm excited! Yes, I need to reinstall software, but practice makes perfect! ;) But doing such allows me to use Windows 8 as a native OS and not a guest. It gives a more "true to life" experience since you'll use it and you'll use the software you use most as well.

I've heard that the beta of Office 15 is nearing the corner as well......
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Touch Mouse
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014

24c

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yeps. Very close now.
Just got an Email from my Microsoft partner Network, advising that it would be "shortly"(?) available on Technet.

I hope so, not happy with TechNet not releasing the DP/CP early as stated in their "benefits".

"Early Access to Microsoft Software
Get your hands on betas, service packs, and new software releases of Microsoft operating systems, servers and business applications. The list of Microsoft software available is based on subscription level. Stay ahead of the curve by getting early access to help you evaluate, test, and troubleshoot for your IT environment."
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8 Pro x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    24c Built
    CPU
    i7-2700k
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3
    Memory
    CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ENGTX560 TI
    Sound Card
    n/a
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 Samsung 2343BWX
    Screen Resolution
    2048x1152
    Hard Drives
    2-Vertex4x128-RAID0-OS
    2-Vertex4x128-RAID0-DATA
    2-Vertex4x256-RAID1-BACKUPS
    PSU
    CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750
    Case
    ANTEC 900
    Cooling
    stock case fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 solar
    Mouse
    Logitech M310 wireless
    Internet Speed
    pretty quick
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