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

18 Mar 2012   #21
gregrocker

 

I'm excited that apparently 8's Startup Repair will adjust to new hardware. Yesterday when I imaged 8 from my desktop to a partition on my travel laptop, it didn't require the normal Acronis Universal Restore or Paragon Adaptive Restore to be run on it to remove drivers, SID, HID. Startup Repair made the adjustments itself, something never done by WinRE before.

However adding Win8 using EasyBCD will install the 7-style Dual Boot Menu and changed the 8 Fish loading screen to Vista uglomation. Had to move Active flag/System boot files to 8, then edit bcd and run full bootrec commands to get the Win8-style start animation and Dual Boot menu. It was a learning experience documented at Win8 forums.


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18 Mar 2012   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Rich, you are on the wrong tab. Go to the 'Acceleration' (last) tab.
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18 Mar 2012   #23
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Can't, it's greyed out, not selectable.
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18 Mar 2012   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Can't, it's greyed out, not selectable.
Do you have something running in vBox whilst you are looking ??
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18 Mar 2012   #25
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I just installed the 64 Bit version, once I figure out how to navigate around it will be a better experience. No start button for starters, but I`ll figure it out. Is there any way to show the desktop all the time ?
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18 Mar 2012   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Is there any way to show the desktop all the time
Short answer is no. And you need the start menu at times like you need it in Win7 too.
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19 Mar 2012   #27
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

No, nothing else running in Vbox.

This has to be a limitation between Windows 8 and Vbox. I've read a few threads on WIn 8 in Vbox and all say to turn on Virtualization, so that has to be the problem. I'll post in the Vbox forum and see what they say.
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19 Mar 2012   #28
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
That's cool enough I may have to install VirtualBox again just to try it out.

I'm very disappointed with XP Mode, it takes forever to boot, so maybe XP and Win 8 under VirtualBox is the way to go.

Hi there
XP MODE could have been OK -- but really for the people who actually NEED to continue to use XP a "proper" XP VM installation is the only way or even a dedicated older XP machine.

The idea was fine but the implementation was abominable.

W8 on the two FREE Virtual platforms - VBOX or VMWARE VMPLAYER works absolutely fine (and fast too).

Current releases of both softwares (VMWARE and ORACLE's VBOX ) have fixed outstanding problems AFAIK.

Cheers
jimbo
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19 Mar 2012   #29
Sbrideau

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I will probably not be getting Win8 until I get a computer with a touchscreen. Which means I'll probably be on Windows 7 for another good while.
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19 Mar 2012   #30
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the guide!
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