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Windows 7: Windows 8 Dev release

16 Sep 2011   #91
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Glad you caught it in time.


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16 Sep 2011   #92
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

actually i realise that i didnt BOOT from the disc and that was why , previously i didnt see the first screen about selecting keyboard etc, not long now......
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16 Sep 2011   #93
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Yay! this is coming from win 8 dev. bit strange int it
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16 Sep 2011   #94
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Yay! this is coming from win 8 dev. bit strange int it
Welcome to the future
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16 Sep 2011   #95
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I installed it on a separate hard drive and have a dual boot with my Win 7. First impression is "ugh" - and this is from someone that spent their entire working career in computers (since 1962) and is conditioned to accepting change. I've never given any previous OS an "ugh". This "apps icons" as used for a phone is OK (I have an Android phone) but not for a Desktop production computer.

I'll reserve any more than the "ugh" until I have more time to work with it.
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16 Sep 2011   #96
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
quick question, at which point in the installation does it ask which drive you want to install to? ,as when it got to the install section there was no prompt, i panicked and cancelled, there is no way im overwriting my 7 installation.
Of course you have an image on an external drive?

I used acronis 2012 to clone my win 7 disk to another disk and then booted that disk. And then ran the upgrade.

works but not many of my old programs would work. Can't seem to find office 2010 anywhere on the disk.
But then I guess I will wait for the real beta..

rich
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16 Sep 2011   #97
lehnerus2000

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

Has anyone tried the method on this blog?
Dual Boot Windows 8 from VHD using Windows Setup | Concurrency Blog

Can the VHD be located anywhere or MUST it be mounted in the W7 OS partition?

I only have 15 GB available in that partition.
I have 100s of GB available in other partitions.
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16 Sep 2011   #98
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Has anyone tried the method on this blog?
Dual Boot Windows 8 from VHD using Windows Setup | Concurrency Blog

Can the VHD be located anywhere or MUST it be mounted in the W7 OS partition?

I only have 15 GB available in that partition.
I have 100s of GB available in other partitions.
I used a similar method. This is the simplest I've seen to not use a virtual machine app or installing directly to your machine (as primary OS).

Windows 8 VHD - Create at Boot to Dual Boot with - Windows 8 Forums

I think it should be able to be outside of your smaller partition. Besides, among the last steps is to set the boot data. At first, I thought this was too simple to work as easy as it does.
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16 Sep 2011   #99
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

well after a couple of hours playing ,i think it is really nice, its very fast and im not sure about all the apps but several of them are good and i have figured out how to pin my firefox to the start page so thats a bonus,
the weather app is nice after puting in my reigon i have a animated beach scene quite nice
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16 Sep 2011   #100
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Thanks Win7User512

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
I used a similar method. This is the simplest I've seen to not use a virtual machine app or installing directly to your machine (as primary OS).

Mister Goodcat | Installing Windows 8 Developer Preview as bootable VHD

I think it should be able to be outside of your smaller partition. At first, I thought this was too simple to work as easy as it does.
Thanks Win7User512.

The article seems to use a different partition.

I'll image my operating systems and then give it a try on the weekend.

I'd Rep you, but there doesn't seem to be a button on this thread.
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