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Windows 7: Windows 8 Dev release

16 Sep 2011   #81
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Risco View Post
Can I install to an external USB drive? As in to be able to boot and run it from it?
I am a little unsure if you mean to Install windows 8 from a USB drive or actually run the OS from a pen drive?

If you do mean install from USB drive then this guide should do the trick:
Create Bootable USB or DVD - Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO

Sorry i can't be of more help with actually running Windows 8 from the pen drive

Regards,
JDobbsy1987


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16 Sep 2011   #82
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Can't Install it

I played with a GUI pack a couple of weeks ago and I found it to be awful.

I can't install it in VMware Workstation.
"HAL - Initialization failure"
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16 Sep 2011   #83
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
I am quite taken aback at the number of people posting here who don't understand that this is not a fully-functioning OS, and that it's target audience with the current design is developers and OEMs, not consumers (and as such, it's going to have silly things that will affect usability - this build doesn't care about that, it cares about giving devs and OEMs a platform to start building things against).
I am also a little surprised at all the negative comments, this is a pre-beta, unpolished, platform for the sole purpose of getting developers to make apps for the Windows 8 tablet Metro UI.
If there are no apps for the Win8 tablet - metro, it will fail.

There are thousands of Windows 7/8 laptop/desktop apps already, I didn't expect them to focus on the laptop/desktop, yet.
I sincerely hope they do a lot more work on it and think they will.

I'm not sold on windows 8 in it's present form, but think it has definite possibilities.
If it is more customizable, turn off Metro and the choice of keep other functions, have a legacy Win7 start menu option, a much better way to switch between desktop and metro, then they will please most people.

Choices are what everyone wants, and should get.

Still waiting for Beta.
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16 Sep 2011   #84
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

FWIW: I found on another forum a reference to creating a vhd and running the dev preview on your existing win 7 machine.

Dual Boot Windows 8 from VHD using Windows Setup | Concurrency Blog

is the web site that was referenced and it seems pretty straight forward.

rich
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16 Sep 2011   #85
apollodominion

Windows 8 X64 M3 8102 / Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

i am using it right now and its bloody fast! I am kinda liking new start menu and loving new task manager! It seems to run faster than 7 with apps and crap XD only crash so fare is skype when it is logging in!

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Flashplayer 11 64bit
Google Crome 11 Beta
Minecraft 1.7/1.8.1
Oracle VirtualBox
PotPlayer 64bit
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Mumble Current and Pre-Release
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Intel Extreme Utility (Z68 Chipset)
UT Engine Games
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16 Sep 2011   #86
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

currently burning iso ,see you on the flip side.....soon...ish.
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16 Sep 2011   #87
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

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.
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16 Sep 2011   #88
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
FWIW: I found on another forum a reference to creating a vhd and running the dev preview on your existing win 7 machine.

Dual Boot Windows 8 from VHD using Windows Setup | Concurrency Blog

is the web site that was referenced and it seems pretty straight forward.

rich
Brink already has a tutorial for installing Windows 8 on a VirtualBox VHD.

VirtualBox - Install Windows 8 Developer Preview

If I was going to make separate partitions, I would just dual boot, that's just me.
VB just uses you current disk space, you can choose which partition if you have more than one.
I'm running Win8 on my SSD with one Win7 partition.


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.
Shawn has been busy, as usual.

How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 8
See #6.

How's that for a quick answer?
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16 Sep 2011   #89
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium 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.
boohbah

It should prompt you right after you select custom/advanced install just the same as 7.

Danny
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16 Sep 2011   #90
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

excellent thanks ,i chose to keep files so that promt for custom didnt appear, luckily my instict to run away was sound,
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