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Windows 7: Windows 8 "Release Preview" Released


05 Jun 2012   #101

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
My main interest in W8 was the "Windows to go" feature -- this really works -- you have a fully working Windows running from a USB stick (or better) an external USB disk device -- and I mean a FULLY working windows system -- not an install mechanism or a boot to your internal HDD's. You can disconnect every disk in your computer and boot up the windows to go system via a USB slot.

I have no problem whatsoever with Windows 7 -- for a desktop OS it really can't be bettered --even though loads of Linux distros have improved over the years - but it doesn't have the "To GO" feature -- pity as this would be a W8 Killer app.

I don't find any problem with MS launching a tablet / mobile phone OS -- after all Google with Android started from scratch -- and horrible it was too.

Android is rapidly maturing into a decent mobile phone OS (although who ever thinks of those names -- latest version ICS -- "Ice Cream Sandwich" for gawds''sakes).

W8 has to decide whether it wants to be a desktop or mobile os. No way Metro with 35 km of left scroll to find your application will this ever get NEAR a corporate workplace.

Cheers
jimbo

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05 Jun 2012   #102

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wasn't aware of the Windows To Go feature. Unsure why I would need or benefit from having a portable version of Windows. Gotta think about that one for awhile.
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05 Jun 2012   #103
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
My main interest in W8 was the "Windows to go" feature -- this really works -- you have a fully working Windows running from a USB stick (or better) an external USB disk device -- and I mean a FULLY working windows system -- not an install mechanism or a boot to your internal HDD's. You can disconnect every disk in your computer and boot up the windows to go system via a USB slot.

I have no problem whatsoever with Windows 7 -- for a desktop OS it really can't be bettered --even though loads of Linux distros have improved over the years - but it doesn't have the "To GO" feature -- pity as this would be a W8 Killer app.

I don't find any problem with MS launching a tablet / mobile phone OS -- after all Google with Android started from scratch -- and horrible it was too.

Android is rapidly maturing into a decent mobile phone OS (although who ever thinks of those names -- latest version ICS -- "Ice Cream Sandwich" for gawds''sakes).

W8 has to decide whether it wants to be a desktop or mobile os. No way Metro with 35 km of left scroll to find your application will this ever get NEAR a corporate workplace.

Cheers
jimbo
Is there an app for that?











J/K , I thought about setting one up, and would if I didn't have to mess around with the WAIK etc.
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05 Jun 2012   #104

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Wasn't aware of the Windows To Go feature. Unsure why I would need or benefit from having a portable version of Windows. Gotta think about that one for awhile.
I would just bring a laptop with me. There, Windows to go
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05 Jun 2012   #105

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I just noticed this today, looks like MS is starting to push Windows 8. No thanks!


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05 Jun 2012   #106
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Wasn't aware of the Windows To Go feature. Unsure why I would need or benefit from having a portable version of Windows. Gotta think about that one for awhile.
It lets you boot up to Windows and log in with your user account and credentials that you already setup, on somebody else's PC. Then when you shut down and remove your device everything you did goes with you. Nothing is stored on the PC's internal drive and nothing is done to the installed OS. No trace is left behind, its like you were never there. You just keep the thumbdive in your pocket for emergencies where you don't have your laptop with you, or the PC is so messed up its installed OS won't load. I'd imagine you could repair a windows install and or run diagnostic if you wanted.
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05 Jun 2012   #107

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Windows 8 for $14.99...

Says it all really
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05 Jun 2012   #108

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Burdus77 View Post
Windows 8 for $14.99...

Says it all really
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05 Jun 2012   #109

 

Say, does Metro now allow you to set a video file (mp4, whatever) as the background? Can't remember where I heard this...
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05 Jun 2012   #110

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Windows 8 for $14.99, not bad. It's probably worth that, but not much more.
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