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Windows 7: Real World Benefits - Win8 v's Win7

02 Mar 2012   #31
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Will Eight run under Windows 7 VM? Anybody try to install it there? Just wondering since it's not on the VM support list (yet).


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03 Mar 2012   #32
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
VHD?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Will Eight run under Windows 7 VM? Anybody try to install it there? Just wondering since it's not on the VM support list (yet).
Can you run VHDs in your version of W7?
If so, you can install W8 on a VHD.

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I used the VHD install method that I used for the DP and there were no problems (as long as you remember to "Unblock" the PowerShell script).
Best Virtual Machine software to install Windows 8 DP? - Windows 8 Forums

It located all of my Windows installations (including the VHD W8 DP).
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03 Mar 2012   #33
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

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The drawback is that you have to boot into that Windows 8 VHD separately, whereas the installation with VirtualBox allows you to run Windows 8 within your existing system, and you can switch back and forth between both in the blink of an eye.
Thanks but no thanks. This is the reason I don't want a VHD. And, I don't want VirtualBox. I want Windows VM and that was the reason for the original question. I already have it installed. XP runs great with WVM and I have the use of USBs. I also didn't have to go through a bunch of hocus-pocus to get the CD and printer to work. Unless something has changed recently, WVM is the only VM that supports USBs. Just wondered if anyone tried to install it under Windows 7 VM?
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05 Mar 2012   #34
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Unless something has changed recently, WVM is the only VM that supports USBs.
Huh? Who told you that? VirtualBox and VMware support USB's.
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05 Mar 2012   #35
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

VirtualBox and VMware told me. I guess my "recently" is out of date. Looks like VirtualBox gained support for USBs with Version 4 around December of 2010. Looks like some folks even got it work in 2011. I was looking the early part of 2011. I just don't like leaning a new language at my age and dealing with ring 0 and ring 3, whatever that is. I won't even go into VMware. What a mess that is but it looks like Version 8 supports Windows 8 as a guest. Didn't look much more on USB after reading about emulation.
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05 Mar 2012   #36
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I gave up on Windows 8. Formatted the partition and removed it from boot manager. I won't be going back to it.
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05 Mar 2012   #37
gregrocker

 

I tried it again today, having to use my Linksys wand since it doesn't support the Linksys card on my desktop.

Install is amazingly fast, the buttons patchworks is still annoying on a desktop without touch but I will this time take the time to parse it all. For now I mainly toggle from there to Desktop using Windows key.

Without a Start button I am working from Library shortcuts - WHY?

I believe it is faster in everything including the internet. I'll need to compare it a bit more and have Perfection waiting on my other partition if I need to bail out from Mess with Perfection.
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05 Mar 2012   #38
Trucidation

 

Win8 doesn't use their next-gen file system yet does it? When is that even going to be ready? Been delayed for what seems like forever now.
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05 Mar 2012   #39
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I have Windows 8 dual boot with Windows 7 and I have learned to like it. It does seem faster then Win 7. I got my Start screen set up like I want and find it easy to use. After that its a lot like Win 7. All my hardware works and I am still trying some of my software with no problems yet. Here is my Start screen. Don't need a lot on the Desktop as the Start screen is one click away. It does need some beauty tips but that will come.

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05 Mar 2012   #40
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I gave up on Windows 8. Formatted the partition and removed it from boot manager. I won't be going back to it.
I feel your pain buddy. What is needed is a PC Operating System, not a bloated iThingy app.
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