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Windows 8 Consumer preview Released

  1. #11


    New Delhi
    Posts : 44
    Windows 8 Pro Retail x64


    i'm also downloading..!!

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  2. #12


    Posts : 10
    Windows 7 x64 x 3, Hyper V R2, Ubuntu, RHEL, OS X.. Too many


    Quote Originally Posted by classified View Post
    just a question: everybody around here seems to be using the .iso download. why exactly?

    is there a disadvantage in using the setup provided by microsoft?
    You need to have a machine up and running already (windows installed) to install from the setup. Many people are using the iso for VMs, or cold boot ( spare machines that we want to just blast all the information away and get a clean installation).
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  3. #13


    cornwall,uk
    Posts : 157
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev


    just started ,2hrs to go,
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5
    windows 7 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by classified View Post
    just a question: everybody around here seems to be using the .iso download. why exactly?

    is there a disadvantage in using the setup provided by microsoft?
    You need to have a machine up and running already (windows installed) to install from the setup. Many people are using the iso for VMs, or cold boot etc.
    ok thanks.

    i'm not very familiar with the technical details behind windows 8, is it recomendable to install windows 8 to replace my current windows7 (thinkpad t410, windows 7 64 bit)? or will there be some (severe) problems with using currently installed programs?
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  5. #15


    I was going to just do a VM but I wouldn't see how it would react with my 6 screens so I think I'll jump straight into a dual boot.
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  6. #16


    Kelso
    Posts : 16
    Vista Ulti 64 bit 7 Ulti 64 bit 8 Pro MC 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by classified View Post
    just a question: everybody around here seems to be using the .iso download. why exactly?

    is there a disadvantage in using the setup provided by microsoft?
    Hi
    The setup.exe is a upgrade tool tell you if your hardware and software will run in Windows 8 CP !
    Its an upgrade Adviser and an installer it will download and install in windows 8 dvp .
    Last edited by Jerryw; 29 Feb 2012 at 23:27.
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  7. #17


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Started when echrada posted his link, thanks Les.

    You guys will be done way before me, my connection got ran over by a snail


    I'll be dual booting on my desktop and laptop.
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  8. #18


    Microsoft Security Essentials
    wont work in windows 8 CP? compatibility test gives the report as not compatible!!!
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  9. #19


    Posts : 10
    Windows 7 x64 x 3, Hyper V R2, Ubuntu, RHEL, OS X.. Too many


    Quote Originally Posted by classified View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by classified View Post
    just a question: everybody around here seems to be using the .iso download. why exactly?

    is there a disadvantage in using the setup provided by microsoft?
    You need to have a machine up and running already (windows installed) to install from the setup. Many people are using the iso for VMs, or cold boot etc.
    ok thanks.

    i'm not very familiar with the technical details behind windows 8, is it recomendable to install windows 8 to replace my current windows7 (thinkpad t410, windows 7 64 bit)? or will there be some (severe) problems with using currently installed programs?
    It's important to realize that this is a consumer preview, and not necessarily a daily driver. I'm not saying it's not stable, but if you are replacing a system you are using for actual use you might want to rethink installation, or steal somebody else's computer and do it to theirs in case you don't like it. Really running it virtualized will give you a nice little preview and you can install your applications and see if they are compatible etc.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 681
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP


    Quote Originally Posted by classified View Post
    just a question: everybody around here seems to be using the .iso download. why exactly?

    is there a disadvantage in using the setup provided by microsoft?
    The setup will install over top of/ Upgrade your current OS in which case you will have to reinstall your current OS when the WCP expires plus some of your current programs may not work and there is a risk of losing your current data should the upgrade fail.

    The ISO can be installed on a separate partition/drive negating any of the above risk.

    2 GB 0f 3,3 downloaded at appox 900 kb/sec wont be long now.

    Time to locate brinks tutorial on making a USB installer
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