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Windows 7: Windows 8 Dev release

17 Sep 2011   #111
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

They're trying too much to make something like MacOS/iOS ... not liking their implementation so far but this is an alpha product to be fair ...


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17 Sep 2011   #112
sandman

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Symantec End point would not install on Windows 8 at this time compatibility issue
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17 Sep 2011   #113
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
How did you do any of that?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apollodominion View Post
im studying the start settings right now ill post info and guides when i can!

First you can have each start bar on each screen act independently from main start bar and it own icons!

some new features i have seen:
Wallpaper for each screen
Mini control panel right side pops out near Clock
Quicklinks in task manager
mini start menu (alittle bugged right now i have noticed)
Device hardware official driver update VIA Windows update
Fully customizable BOOT menu options (Duel+ Boot)
windows can be repaired wile using it via CD + Control pane via customize in start
Much faster File copy system seems defrag files when moved!
How did you do any of that (at all, consistently and/or repeatedly)?

I've been clicking on things (at random) and I can't see any consistent pattern of behaviour.
The options that appear seem to be unrelated to the action or object I've clicked on.
I "created" a full-screen weather report, but I can't figure out how to kill it.
The choose a picture (to hide your login) just appears at random in my list.

What are the chances of successfully transferring Windows Explorer 8 to a W7 install?
I wouldn't mind playing with it in a setting that isn't distracting me with bizarre behaviour, or preventing me from accessing the OS functions that I normally use.

Additional
Regarding the vhd install method (post 98 & 100), is there an easy way to restore the original boot entries, or will I have to re-image my PC?
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17 Sep 2011   #114
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apollodominion View Post
im studying the start settings right now ill post info and guides when i can!

First you can have each start bar on each screen act independently from main start bar and it own icons!

some new features i have seen:
Wallpaper for each screen
Mini control panel right side pops out near Clock
Quicklinks in task manager
mini start menu (alittle bugged right now i have noticed)
Device hardware official driver update VIA Windows update
Fully customizable BOOT menu options (Duel+ Boot)
windows can be repaired wile using it via CD + Control pane via customize in start
Much faster File copy system seems defrag files when moved!
How did you do any of that (at all, consistently and/or repeatedly)?

I've been clicking on things (at random) and I can't see any consistent pattern of behaviour.
The options that appear seem to be unrelated to the action or object I've clicked on.
I "created" a full-screen weather report, but I can't figure out how to kill it.
The choose a picture (to hide your login) just appears at random in my list.

What are the chances of successfully transferring Windows Explorer 8 to a W7 install?
I wouldn't mind playing with it in a setting that isn't distracting me with bizarre behaviour, or preventing me from accessing the OS functions that I normally use.

Additional
Regarding the vhd install method (post 98 & 100), is there an easy way to restore the original boot entries, or will I have to re-image my PC?
Did you look at the boot tab in msconfig.exe? There is a delete button to delete boot entries. But I would google that first.
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17 Sep 2011   #115
lehnerus2000

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Did you look at the boot tab in msconfig.exe? There is a delete button to delete boot entries. But I would google that first.
Thanks for that tip Win7User512.

Do you think that I could add XP into the options by simply executing the command in that setup procedure (obviously changing the partition to the XP one)?
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18 Sep 2011   #116
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Did you look at the boot tab in msconfig.exe? There is a delete button to delete boot entries. But I would google that first.
Thanks for that tip Win7User512.

Do you think that I could add XP into the options by simply executing the command in that setup procedure (obviously changing the partition to the XP one)?
As long as it is installed somewhere and has a drive letter, it would probably work.
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18 Sep 2011   #117
sandman

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hows the boot speeds the old HP9720us boots in less then 20 seconds before it took at least 90 seconds or more will have to see when i swap drives back plus it even likes the new 8 better for hardware except cannot get the coprocessor to install the right drivers to fix that non issue. Enjoy all
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19 Sep 2011   #118
fillup

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I've been playing with it all day. I think it SUCKS! I can't stand Metro. Who the hell thought this was a good idea for the desktop!? I know you can use the registry hack to disable Metro, but then it is basically Windows 7. I see no point in upgrading. For the first time I'm considering skipping a new release. I've never done that before.
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19 Sep 2011   #119
Paarkhi

Windows 8.1u1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fillup View Post
I know you can use the registry hack to disable Metro, but then it is basically Windows 7.
and if you disable the metro then some features like multiple copy dialog box may not work
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19 Sep 2011   #120
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Take out Metro and you are left with a very close Windows 7 hybrid - minus several Windows 7 features.
I cannot see any real use for the Metro menu, if you do not have a touchpad. Far more clicks need than my organised Windows 7 start menu folders.

My results on performance , for some reason, don't come up to a few I read here. Microseconds do not intest me, only visual impression and having a look at my wristwatch.

Windows 8. Windows 7

Startup 40secs 50secs
Shut down 5Secs 12Secs
(Neither of the above are of great interest to me in terms of performance)
IE10 opening to Google Both about 1Sec or less.

Ditto opening to this site. 8Secs 10Secs.

On the installation. (second time around, after I had learned a few tricks)
27Mins 21Minutes-

Corel Paint took longer to install and, the opening takes 3 seconds longer in Windows 8.

This is on a VERY average computer, I keep for purposes such as this. Apart from repetitive posts regardg Metro/Start Menu problems, there does not appear to be a great deal to comment on with its useage, which has not already been discussed in Windows7.

This is an early release, possibly to get future users accustemd to looking at the icons on the desktop, but, for the moment, on my computer it is wasting space and I am dumping it to wait for the BEta.
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