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Windows 7: Where is everybody

07 Mar 2012   #11
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

I'm still here......but I thought everyone was abandoning 7F for 8F

Anyway, I have played a bit, and seeing as you are discussing virtual machines and W8CP, why not have a laugh at this?

Virtual Machine Experiment - Windows 8 Forums
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07 Mar 2012   #12
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit

I didn't realise that you couldn't install 8 into the Microsoft VM, that's the one I have at the moment for XP Mode and I was thinking about downloading 8 into it but maybe not.

I just don't seem to have the excitement for 8 that I did when 7 was in beta so haven't looked at it, I am a member in the 8 forum but only visit every so often
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07 Mar 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Hi Joan,

I wanted to try MSVM with W8CP, but Brink confirmed that it wouldn't work. The two options that are left are VirtualBox and VMWare Player : both are quite good, but I find VMWare Player a little more intuitive to setup.

Of course, Brink has done some good tutorials on them too:

VMware Player - Install Windows 8 Consumer Preview - Windows 8 Forums
VirtualBox - Install Windows 8 Consumer Preview - Windows 8 Forums

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07 Mar 2012   #14


I'm still here on Win7, still learning things about Win7 after all this time, and still trying to figure out things with XP even (XPmode post - current problem).

I have to chuckle at the spread between current software versions and the old software that many large corporations are still using.
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07 Mar 2012   #15

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

Still kickin' and checling in often. Just I don't feel I have tons of useful info to contribute. I learn a lot from here and google. It seem's like a lot of manufacturers KBs and instruction ahs gotten much better over the last year.

Currently upgrading to an Intel hex core processor on an X79 platform. Even though I ordered parts rush and 3 day UPS and ordered all on the same day, the Egg has deliveries for me today, tomorrow and Friday...with that hard to stock processor coming friday, the Crucial SSD tomorrow, and the case, mobo, RAM, PSU, Bluray burner, cooler today. Yup I am upgrading everything but the graphics card and sound card it oh the waiting...
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07 Mar 2012   #16

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

I read both forums daily but just don't have much to contribute so don't post much.
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07 Mar 2012   #17

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Wolfgang, I am right here :)
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07 Mar 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

I'm still here Wolfgang.

Can't say that I'm over impressed with Windows 8 so I guess I'll be sticking with 7 for some time to come.

I'm waiting to take delivery of a new computer in the next few days and I'll be putting Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on it.
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07 Mar 2012   #19
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Thanks everybody for calling in. I just posted m Virtual Box setup for Win8 (and Ubuntu for comparison) in Golden's experimental thread. Even though I only get a 16" screen for Win8 (versus 22" for Ubuntu), it works beautifully. For the 'discovery period' I think the vBox setup it a lot better than double booting because I can keep it running in the background all the time and bring it up any time when I want to try something out.
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07 Mar 2012   #20

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

My absence is explained in this post. However, the training has been ended and since Monday I m back to regular inbound calls. Oh! The Irish people love me so much.

Since I m back to my regular job, I will be able to spend good time here as usual. :)
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