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Windows 7: Windows 8 Dev release

15 Sep 2011   #61
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well after about an hour of running Win 8 in Vbox, I deleted the vhd. Windows 8 will work great for a smart phone or tablet, desktops not so much I think.


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15 Sep 2011   #62
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

See my previous post. Give it another chance during the betas, when it's more fully-baked.
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15 Sep 2011   #63
chessdragon136

Windows 7
 
 

I only hope the option to change / disable the Metro UI is in the final build, but do have fears it wont be.. I've been in it all day and I still struggle using elements, in all other OS upgrades it has felt intuitive or logical, this one doesn't to me. But hopefully I'm wrong

And if im not wrong, theres always re-enabling the start button
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15 Sep 2011   #64
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I had it running in Virtual Box and wasn't a big fan however, i installed it as the main OS on a spare machine and i find it looks and feels much better.

Considering we are still at the very beginning of the releases i am quite happy with it and think i could quite easily adapt to the metro look.



Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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15 Sep 2011   #65
Shayx

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

anyone knows how to dual boot this with a windows 7 installation?
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15 Sep 2011   #66
chessdragon136

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shayx View Post
anyone knows how to dual boot this with a windows 7 installation?
Just install it on an empty partition, it will auto detect Win 7 and give you a choice on boot Soo much nicer running it outside a VM
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15 Sep 2011   #67
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shayx View Post
anyone knows how to dual boot this with a windows 7 installation?
I stuck in an old drive into my machine as drive 0 and recabled my Win7 drive as drive 1 and when I installed it it installed a dual boot loader (nice one too!) that allowed me to choose from Win8 or Win7 automatically on startup.

And if I get tired of that I can remove drive 0 and put drive 1 back in it's place and get the old win7 back. (er, I'm assuming)

This /may/ work also if you have an empty partition to install into on the same drive as your working windows 7.

I selected Custom install to specifically clear out and install on my drive 0...
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15 Sep 2011   #68
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I'm DLing the 32-Bit version to test on my old PC (yes, the ol' thing is still around). Once I play around on that for a bit, I'll DL the 64-bit version and install it on a spare hard drive and text it on this more powerful PC
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15 Sep 2011   #69
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
See my previous post. Give it another chance during the betas, when it's more fully-baked.
You're right Carl, this seems to be a bit "runny in the middle" yet. It seemed better after I installed on its own physical HDD. To me it looks like a meld of 2 OSs.
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15 Sep 2011   #70
sandman

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Like the new task manager plus in the control panel it has a app to restore back or something like that to Windows 7 installed on VMware workstation because VMplayer player would not let the install go through gave an internal error. Well nice to get this build to play with. The build with the tools does it give you many other features.
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