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Windows 7: Windows 8 Dev release

28 Sep 2011   #141
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Davy49 View Post
Dear IownAmoneyPit ( What an interesting username )
Thanks..I already did, with windows 8 I'm going to need ALL the help I can get !
David

I thought it was an interesting name too when I saw it first, wonder where it is.


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28 Sep 2011   #142
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

So far, I haven't been able to get the disc to even boot within VMWare. I know the .iso is fine. Oh well, looks like I'll be trying this on a spare system instead of a VM.
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28 Sep 2011   #143
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
So far, I haven't been able to get the disc to even boot within VMWare. I know the .iso is fine. Oh well, looks like I'll be trying this on a spare system instead of a VM.
Don't use a VM. I tried in Virtual Box and it installed, but got errors and Metro apps didn't work.

Here is how to install it closer to the hardware (needs to be on actual hardware without trying to use generic drivers):

Windows 8 Dev release
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28 Sep 2011   #144
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
So far, I haven't been able to get the disc to even boot within VMWare. I know the .iso is fine. Oh well, looks like I'll be trying this on a spare system instead of a VM.

Hi all
vmplayer 4 (Free) or vmware work station rel 8 (paid for software) works fine -- look at the W8 forums.

Cheers
jimbo
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28 Sep 2011   #145
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jimbo,

The 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 8 Developer Release run just fine in VMware Player 4, but you are not able to install the VMware Tools on the 64-bit one without messing it up.

So far for me, VirtualBox has been the only one that both work on perfectly with being able to install the "Guest Additions" on both as well.

VirtualBox - Install Windows 8 Developer Preview - Windows 8 Forums
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28 Sep 2011   #146
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Maybe that's the issue. I only have VMWare Workstation 7.
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28 Sep 2011   #147
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Try the vhd method

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Maybe that's the issue. I only have VMWare Workstation 7.
Windows 8 wouldn't work in VMWare Workstation 7 for me either.

The vhd method worked for me.

The vhd method link in this post (thanks to Win7User512)
http://www.sevenforums.com/1581052-post98.html

Restoring your original boot loader
http://www.sevenforums.com/1585845-post124.html

If you are dual booting W7 and XP (or Vista too, probably)
I had W7 and XP in my original boot loader.
After I installed Windows 8, I didn't get an option to boot into XP.

I discovered that changing the default OS (on the Windows 8 boot selection screen) back to W7, restores the original selection menu, plus an entry for Windows 8.
Now I can get boot into all three.

Obviously you should make a backup image first in case of disaster.
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29 Sep 2011   #148
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

For me windows 8 DP is working better and better with each day that passes and I'm finding myself using it more that Windows 7. I have it on a dual boot, it was a bit buggy at first but now its had a few weeks to settle and for me to settle with it I like it. I haven't had any programs or drivers fail to install and there is nothing I can't do in 8 that I could do in 7.
Once you get the Metro start menu organised the way you want it its simple to use, even all of the default apps are now working.
Its still a few to many mouse clicks to do what you want for me though and if there is no option to choose the start menu you want in the final release Ill be sticking to 7 I think.

Danny
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29 Sep 2011   #149
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

My mate has it on his laptop next to me, and in the past 10 minutes i can see things they need to fix or change.

For start, the folder browser, Just looks like MS Word With the cruddy Ribbon.

Logon screen just takes forever to navigate, and what is the point of multiple password options? Password,Pin or Picture Gestures?

Oh if you logon to the HTML Screen and Press the Windows key, it displays a Blank Screen, Go figure.

Anyone else found any more bugs?
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29 Sep 2011   #150
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

One doesn't really need to disable the Metro part of Windows 8 to enjoy all the new features. Just don't use it. Until the Store kicks in, it's pretty much useless right now, so instead of disabling it, when you log on just click on the Desktop icon and there you go.

I was surprised to find out that I can't put a desktop shortcut to Computer (the "Show on Desktop" option, not an actual shortcut) if the MetroUI is enabled. Disabling it to bring the old start menu back magically re-enabled this option, so I disabled Metro for a second to make that shortcut and re-enabled it again. The pinned explorer icon on the taskbar is set to open my D:\ drive instead of Libraries, and that's pretty much all the "tweaking" I did in Windows 8.

Also, thought, I'm not sure I understand why icons don't change if I associate them with different programs (like .7zip or .rar after I install PeaZIP and run it as admin to set file associations) which is kind of a bother. I like Win8 a lot and would gladly stick to it if I was certain that stuff like my VST plugins, Sound Forge, CS5 and Steam works properly, which I have not tested yet.

Actually, a correction: MetroUI is useful to me already. Since there are no new screensavers I just use the Weather app and enjoy the animations
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