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Windows 8 "Release Preview" Released

  1. #131


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TypeR View Post
    Anyone come across this in VMware player?

    Attachment 6386
    Try installing Windows 8 in Virtualbox. VMware may have to release an update to fix issues with the Windows 8 Release Preview.
    As I posted earlier RP installs in VBox but there may be issues with the WDDM 3D video driver. There is a workaround if you have problems which works for me.

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  2. #132


    Posts : 199
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1


    Thank you.

    I managed to find a solution and installed it shortly after my post.

    Just need to get my apps working now. I'm not convinced they've actually downloaded from the store, which is understandable given the amount of traffic they may be experiencing.

    EDIT:-

    Just changed Network adapter from NAT to Bridged, and all the apps have now downloaded and installed.
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  3. #133


    USA
    Posts : 100
    Windows 7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by TypeR View Post
    My apps aren't installing though.
    Windows 8 doesn't seem to like being in a virtual machine, lol. I have never had any Windows OS after XP run well in Virtualbox. It's best to run Windows 8 in a dual boot on your computer or find an old pc that meets the requirements for Windows 8 and install it on there.
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  4. #134


    Posts : 199
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TypeR View Post
    My apps aren't installing though.
    Windows 8 doesn't seem to like being in a virtual machine, lol. I have never had any Windows OS after XP run well in Virtualbox. It's best to run Windows 8 in a dual boot on your computer or find an old pc that meets the requirements for Windows 8 and install it on there.

    Quote Originally Posted by TypeR View Post

    EDIT:-

    Just changed Network adapter from NAT to Bridged, and all the apps have now downloaded and installed.
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  5. #135


    Hey i installed on m pc everything's running fine
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  6. #136


    USA
    Posts : 100
    Windows 7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by kenshen View Post
    Hey i installed on m pc everything's running fine
    Good to hear!
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  7. #137


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


    Just got around to installing the RP, took 15 minutes, everything going well, still installing apps.
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  8. #138


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Downloaded and installed quick and easy.

    Disappointed that they removed the pinball game, that was freaking awesome!

    Installed Diablo and anther game and they installed and ran perfectly.

    Otherwise, I'm STILL trying to get used to a lot of bat UI decisions. Running a full screen desktop app, the charms slider gets in the way a lot. You no longer have to even put the mouse completely in the corner, you can be hovering over say the X close button and it'll activate now. Not good.

    Still don't see how a metro app on a 22 in monitor does anyone any good at all (unless it's a wall mounted AIW Information portal). And the Metro version of some of the OS utilities are a little scary, like the metro windows update. You can't install updates unless its set for automatic updates. THEN you can force it to update now and then turn it off again? (Nothing worse than an automatic update in the middle of crunch time or when trying to log off at midnight and get to bed) Metro takes away about 90% of your choices on everything OS related. Of course you can still go to the REAL control panel and all the options are here. But one wonders if that'll last through Windows 9 given the way the Start menu has been permanently excersized.

    No matter, I'll be on the desktop screen 99% of the time anyway.
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  9. #139


    Win 8 RP released: "And nothing of interest was released".

    I want some of the drugs management at MS is taking if they think this piece of failware is going anywhere.

    -- Brian
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  10. #140


    USA
    Posts : 100
    Windows 7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by runningnak3d View Post
    Win 8 RP released: "And nothing of interest was released".

    I want some of the drugs management at MS is taking if they think this piece of failware is going anywhere.

    -- Brian
    Have you actually used the Release Preview or are you going along with what the media says.The media said bad things about Vista and still do and Vista isn't that bad. Windows 8 is actually pretty good if people would stop crying and actually learn it. It has some cool new features and is very fast.
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