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Windows 7: Testing Windows 8

26 Aug 2012   #11
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Just double click there you have arrowed and then you should get the next box.
Thanks> My silly fault, missed a bit out despite reading the Guide twice. Must be getting old. All's well now though. Thanks again


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26 Aug 2012   #12
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Really have checked this carefully. I can now get to No 16 of the Guide but when I select my 64bit ISO file I get the following error message:
Testing Windows 8-win8-1.png

Does this suggest there is something wrong with the downloaded file? It is this one causing the problem;
Windows8-ReleasePreview-64bit-English.iso


Many thanks for looking!


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26 Aug 2012   #13
z3r010

 

Yeah that sounds to me like the iso is bad
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26 Aug 2012   #14
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

FWIW: I have found that downloading via browser can corrupt a large file. I use microsoft's file download manager but then I have a Technet Plus subscription which helps..

Rich
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26 Aug 2012   #15
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks gents, will download it again using the download manager which I have jusy installed!
Won't get thaat for a few hours so will try again to finish the Win 8 Install tomorrow
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26 Aug 2012   #16
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Can't for the life of me see how to select a file on the Web for the File Transfer Manager to download. As soon as i select the file on the website it automatically starts to download via the browser. Also all the info re the manager is specifically for Vista, not Win 7
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26 Aug 2012   #17
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
FWIW: I have found that downloading via browser can corrupt a large file. I use microsoft's file download manager but then I have a Technet Plus subscription which helps..

Rich
Wow, just looked at Technet subscription rates. Can't justify that sort of money just to try out a Windows version that I may never use!
Thisnk I'll call it a day!
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27 Aug 2012   #18
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Decided to have another go. Successfully downloaded the ISO this time an carried out the whole procedure. All went well I even created a MS account at the end. Then I get this:
Testing Windows 8-win8-2.png

Shall I start again


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27 Aug 2012   #19
z3r010

 

I dont see any other option.
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27 Aug 2012   #20
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OK Had another go and this time all went well. I now have a previe copy of Windows 8 up and running. Just need to see how to make it fit the whole screen. That's jut an adjustment somewhere so hopeully will find that later. Got worries that the Sa=tart button was missing but with a mouse hover I found it. Too early to make a judgement but early impressions are this will be fine on a touch screen hand held machine but that's not for me. Nothing against the idea but I just have no use for one. Difficult to see how it is going to serve both that market and the more traditional PC or laptop. Will try it a bit more over the next few days!
The installation is not for the faint hearted so thanks for all the help and encouragement!
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