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Windows 7: "Well below expectations" Windows 8 sales

21 Nov 2012   #31
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Virtual Box worked on the beta versions when others wouldn't. If I'm not mistaken, it's working on others now.


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21 Nov 2012   #32
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thanks. BTW the only virtual software I've used was Microsoft's Virtual PC. I may give that a try and see if 8 will install on it, if not Virtual Box.

Thanks.
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21 Nov 2012   #33
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

You're welcome.
You would think it will work on Virtual PC, but stranger things have happened.
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21 Nov 2012   #34
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Thanks. BTW the only virtual software I've used was Microsoft's Virtual PC. I may give that a try and see if 8 will install on it, if not Virtual Box.

Thanks.
Before you throw $40 at windows 8 try it for free....
Works on VM Ware Player 5 and Workstation 8 and 9. I tried the Betas and the Enterprise version to test drive the OS.
Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/fre...are_player/5_0

Registration is required
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21 Nov 2012   #35
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Microsoft please release a SP2 for Windows 7, I'm beginning to get tired with these frequent updates.
Good luck with that one!

Microsoft has no plans for a second Windows 7 Service Pack ? The Register
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21 Nov 2012   #36
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I have been laptop shopping the last two weeks. I was surprised to see how many of them have Win 8 installed already. I found quite a few good deals, but they had Win 8. I just kept looking until I found what I wanted with Win 7. I am sure there are many others that are doing the same thing.
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21 Nov 2012   #37
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Thanks. BTW the only virtual software I've used was Microsoft's Virtual PC. I may give that a try and see if 8 will install on it, if not Virtual Box.

Thanks.
Before you throw $40 at windows 8 try it for free....
Works on VM Ware Player 5 and Workstation 8 and 9. I tried the Betas and the Enterprise version to test drive the OS.
Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/fre...are_player/5_0

Registration is required
I'll try it out after I pay the 40 bucks for it. I already know I'm going to get it, even if I do try it out. Might as well get it for 40 now than pay 150+ later

Plus I already have the preview version, I just never installed it.

I'm also in a position to get it for free, if I could ever get the site (DreamSpark) to recognize my school credentials.
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22 Nov 2012   #38
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Microsoft please release a SP2 for Windows 7, I'm beginning to get tired with these frequent updates.
Good luck with that one!

Microsoft has no plans for a second Windows 7 Service Pack ? The Register
Thanks for the link Tom

It's worse for the OP's and anyone who needs to clean install Windows 7 again; installing every update individually since SP1 would drive me to the limit!
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22 Nov 2012   #39
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I was in Best Buy yesterday. No signs of Windows 7. All the computers had Windows 8 and the shelf only had Windows 8 boxes.
I still should've asked if they had a copy of Windows 7. I'll update 7, yes it's a pain, but when you're done .
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22 Nov 2012   #40
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Making Windows 7 nicer, sweeter, smother, is not Microsoft's intension's. It might slow down sales of Windows 8. SP-2 for Windows 7 cost Microsoft money. Selling Windows 8 makes Microsoft money.
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