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Windows 7: Windows 8 Dev release

19 Sep 2011   #121
kemical
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit SP1
 
 

I feel many users will remain with Windows 7 unless they are using Tablets or the MS phone.
Many don't like using win 7 with tablets and the like due to a GUI not really configured for touch screen use (small icons). Windows 8 hopes to address this issue.

Is it an improvement over 7? I guess it depends on the hardware you use plus we really need to see the final product before making a final decision.


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19 Sep 2011   #122
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Wow... I guess it's too earky for doing this MS... but maybe it's just me.

This windows is supposed to retain the Aero interface for non tablets, doesn't it?

See ya!!
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19 Sep 2011   #123
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I keep getting errors when I load it up in Virtual Box.
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19 Sep 2011   #124
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Restoring Boot Loader (W8 vhd Install Method)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
I used a similar method. This is the simplest I've seen to not use a virtual machine app or installing directly to your machine (as primary OS).

Mister Goodcat | Installing Windows 8 Developer Preview as bootable VHD

I think it should be able to be outside of your smaller partition. Besides, among the last steps is to set the boot data. At first, I thought this was too simple to work as easy as it does.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Additional
Regarding the vhd install method (post 98 & 100), is there an easy way to restore the original boot entries, or will I have to re-image my PC?
I found this in the comments section of the Mister Goodcat article:
Mister Goodcat | Installing Windows 8 Developer Preview as bootable VHD

Please Note:
I haven't confirmed that this command works.
Use at your own discretion.


To restore the original Windows 7 boot loader (from W7 OS):
  • Open a the Command Prompt with Admin privileges.
  • Type bcdboot.exe c:\windows
Windows 8 Dev release-command-prompt-bcdboot-.png


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20 Sep 2011   #125
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

It does work in VB - instead of using any Windows option - use Win7 64 bit during setup

anyways you're really missing nothing - it's Win7 with a stupid start menu.

oddly my IE doesn't launch from Metro - have to pin to taskbar to launch

If Metro is going to become something - make it secondary, an option - or just throw it away

so what's the extent of the dev in VM/B?

Has anyone tried installed classic shell or an application launcher like Rocket Dock/Nexus?

Does the desktop environment still respond the same way with making personal changes?

I don't know if I want to test the waters...
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20 Sep 2011   #126
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

The VHD is a better boot option than using Virtual Box. The metro apps don't work in VB. Also, the experience is a lot better than in a third party VM.

Win8 relies a lot on hardware acceleration, so installing it as close to the hardware is preferable and gives the best experience. That is why the VHD works better. Not quite as good as directly on the hardware, but better than VB.

Also, VB uses generic drivers for just about everything, so your experience is very limited.
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20 Sep 2011   #127
Apple92

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Brrr..I'm quite annoy with myself now.I just told someone that i haven't heard windows 8 through this forum and now I just found it through you.
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20 Sep 2011   #128
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Apple92 View Post
Brrr..I'm quite annoy with myself now.I just told someone that i haven't heard windows 8 through this forum and now I just found it through you.
Also have a look here ...

Windows 8 Forums

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20 Sep 2011   #129
Apple92

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thanks.Is Windows 8 released at Asia?Because I haven't see anyone using it at my place.So far I think users will remain on Windows 7.I read news and I haven't read any post mention on Windows 8.Poor me isn't it?Like me,I myself isn't good enough in using Windows 7.Thank you anyway
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20 Sep 2011   #130
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

The only "release" officially at the present is the Development Preview as linked in the first post of this thread, this is a pre-BETA build of the OS for developers.

I am not sure if there are any geographic restrictions on downloads, but I have not heard of any, so it should be downloadable worldwide
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