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Windows 7: For those that are still not sure about Windows 8

14 Mar 2012   #11
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Works great for me, takes mine like 25 seconds to boot probably due to the fact I have no SSD.


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14 Mar 2012   #12
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

I really hate the new start menu that it has
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14 Mar 2012   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clearfire62 View Post
I really hate the new start menu that it has
Have a look here. A few tips of what you can do with it.
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15 Mar 2012   #14
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I had problems with a VirtualBox installation and it took a lot of digging to get it up and running. VMPlayer on the other hand installed it with no problems at all.
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16 Mar 2012   #15
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

whs I've tried it 4 or 5 times now, always the same problem. I am trying to install from the downloaded .iso. I will burn a DVD next and try it again, but I'm beginning to suspect that Win 8 required hardware (CPU) virtualization which my 3.4Ghz P4 does not have.

I can install anything else, Win 98SE, XP, Vista and Win 7, just Win 8 that has this problem. The divfference is all other installs are via CD/DVD so I'll try it that way next.
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16 Mar 2012   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Good luck. I hope it will work.
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16 Mar 2012   #17
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
VMPlayer on the other hand installed it with no problems at all.
Agree, VMWare Player and W8CP work very well togther.

VMware Player - Install Windows 8 Consumer Preview - Windows 8 Forums
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17 Mar 2012   #18
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Nope, will not work. Has to be CPU virtualization not available. Oh well, I can always install to free partition to play some more if I get the urge.
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17 Mar 2012   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Nope, will not work. Has to be CPU virtualization not available. Oh well, I can always install to free partition to play some more if I get the urge.
And Virtual Box does not work either? Because there is an option with or without virtualization. In my picture it is greyed out because Win8 is running in vBox right now.


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18 Mar 2012   #20
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

My screen doesn't look like that at all.

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