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HippsieGypsie

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Are you talking the Loma Prieta earthquake in 89, Bill? I was watching the Oakland/SF world series game that evening when the TV went fuzzy. My first thought was that the TV blew. I checked the other channels which worked and thought that was strange. Then I thought maybe it was the tuner was going bad. I started watching something else when the news bulletin came on to announce the earthquake.

We just had a good friend die last month by hitting a deer when riding her Harley in the north woods. When one thinks about it, 5 seconds either way could have prevented it. I believe when my number's called there isn't anything anyone can do about it. Live the max for today for tomorrow may never get here.
 

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Yes, the Loma Prieta quake was the 1st really scary quake I ever experienced. Usually I like to stay real still to get the whole "ride". That one said run outside right away. A Guy
 

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HippsieGypsie

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LOL! And run you did I bet! I lived in a little town called Enumclaw, WA at the foothills of Mt. Rainier for a bit. Learned some about seismic building technics and pyroclastic flow there. Living with the threat of both earthquakes and volcano. All a part of the Pacific rim. OMG! If/when Rainier blows, it'll make Mt. St. Helen lQQk like a firecracker! All I can say is it would be best to live on higher ground there! :p
 

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Welcome to Eight Forums Fred. :D


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HippsieGypsie

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Yea, welcome to Eight Forums, Fred!

I just got back to the great north woods. Great to be here. It's quiet! Made good time again. 5-1/2 hours. :)
 

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Thank you guys!

Seems like a good forum indeed. I'm afraid I cannot answer my visitor messages quite yet, but thank you all! ;)
 

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HippsieGypsie

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Hi Kevin. I just installed 8 EE via TechNet. All went very well and quick. I went to x64 this time dual booting with my 7 x86. All went well following Brink's tutorials on prepping a drive from within 7. I did the installation booting off ISO disk from outside 7, although one can perform from within 7. It will eventually ask what partition/disk to install it on. I was a bit afraid there, but eventually it will ask after language/country screen.

I would suggest to make a list of what needs to be tasked in preparation, double checking as you go.

Start a thread if need be. We all can help you do it. That's what's nice about the forum. :geek:

Links to Brink's tutorials are below in my sig. Good for you and good luck!
 

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Kevin Ismail

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Thanks Tony.

I have two bootable memory stick prepared for Win 7 and Win 8 Installation as running DVD is taking longer time to install.
But my current office work is quite within heavy load.

Want to hear first from you guys about how that enterprise release run. Three-month eval is too short to stay with :p

Kevin
 

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HippsieGypsie

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Ok Kevin. I see. I misinterpreted your reluctance. My mistake. I thought you meant you were nervous. :eek:

I went ahead and installed knowing the public release will be on October 26, if I read it correctly. That's less than 90 days from now.

Ok. I'll go away now................
 

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Ha ha That was fine Tony. ;)

We've been here for learning Win 8 despite all thrown controversy on it.

There are always good things to know about. :D


Kevin
 

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I agree with Kevin, Tony I actually do wonder if 90 is FULL ON enough time to test it. Remember it is NOT this animal, it is Windows 8 Pro, a new animal, and were the ecosphere. Downloading right now on my side.
 

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HippsieGypsie

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I hear you, Mike. As long as I'm dual-booting, I figure I'll be fine. The very worst scenario is a hard drive gets trashed. Right? It's been known before, but many moons ago. I figure to get an HDD anywho, so what have I got to lose? I have a mirror of my 7 for backup.

I'm a novice, not a Pro. I realize Pros have to take a different approach -> More to lose. On the other hand, in our throw-away world, how many members on this forum have 2, 3, 5 rigs of various types/makes? Using a couple to test on? If I were a Pro, with experience of Vista, I wouldn't touch a new OS on my rig with a 10 ft. pole on my main rig, no matter what company produced it. I bought this rig with Vista loaded. I'll even admit I upgraded from HP to Ultimate in ignorance. I started to hear the horror stories and have one of my own! I learned my lesson the hard way so far as new OSs are concerned. It was recent timing for me. It just so happened that I got more enthusiastic, heard about 8, joined this forum (Because I found it most helpful with loading 8), learned/learning a lot, and here I am.

Anywho, so far so good testing 8 EE x64. I have this gut feeling it will be a fine, stable OS even though it's controversial. I like the new UI and the direction M$ is headed. But, then again, I'm a novice.
 

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HippsieGypsie

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Thank you, Mike. I'm flattered and honored! :) OK. Maybe I know more than the average Joe and I pick up on things fairly fast. I'll give you that. But, I'm not a Pro like some of you members on here. "No person ought to think more or less of themselves than what they ought" is what I try to live by.
 

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Kevin Ismail

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Hey. Then leave the credit to me. ;)

Been learning much from here and SF. Though not making me being an expert, it does give me much richer knowledge in helping friends around who are mostly average users.

Feel so so happy if ones have their PC problem solved and say "Thanks man, you are the one..!"

I can live with that, Velas..! :p
 

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Yes Kevin! Be vigilant! Guard over one another! Join forces and win over evil forces! Except death.....

Can we ever conquer that?......

My Father died today at high noon. Born July 12, 1921. Age: 91. A WWII vet via the U.S. Navy. Served at Glenview Naval Air Base, Glenview, Illinois. Engine mechanic. Although he wasn't much of a father to me, I salute him, others that served, and millions of others who lost their lives. I salute the women who worked in factories to build war machines and supplies. Upright men and women who gave of themselves so we can enjoy the freedom we have today. And, don't forget the civil servants of that day. I salute!

Seems trivial to me to squawk about a new, controversial OS in that light.............
 

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Sorry to here about your father Tony. Easy for me to say, but 91 is a good long life. A Guy
 

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