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Windows 7: Windows 8 Dev release

14 Sep 2011   #31
Paul1360

Win 8.1 Ultimate and Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

Ok this is going to sound silly but please remember I'm a Welshman living in a cave in the hills.
How do you get this preview to work, never done anything like this before, if downloaded will my win 7 stop working et al or is it best to forget about it?????

iechyd da


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14 Sep 2011   #32
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You'll want to either install it in a Virtual Machine (VM) like with VirtualBox, or install it on a test machine. Not sure if it will let you dual boot with this dev preview (I think one member said he set a dual boot up just fine). Visit eightforums and you can find different options posted there.
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14 Sep 2011   #33
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul1360 View Post
Ok this is going to sound silly but please remember I'm a Welshman living in a cave in the hills.
How do you get this preview to work, never done anything like this before, if downloaded will my win 7 stop working et al or is it best to forget about it?????

iechyd da

LOL. See if Merlin has a view on the subject.
Seriously. Pop over to the eight forum.The hints are already pouring in.
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14 Sep 2011   #34
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Even the BSOD has been reimagined.


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14 Sep 2011   #35
sandman

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I tried to use VMware Player but had to up grade to VMware Workstation 8 to get the ISO to run but now all is good what a difference in some areas with the new interface 15 minutes to install like the dots going around in a circle.
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14 Sep 2011   #36
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yeah, the cheerio finally isn't so ugly. I'm pretty happy with the build so far, although the IE browser doesn't like going from one resolution to another over RDP (the window gets cut off at the resolution from the first device to open the browser). If you don't open the browser before making an RDP connection (or close and re-open the one outside the desktop view), it does work properly at any res. I'll file it, but it's definitely an easy workaround.

I installed Office 2010 to see how it worked for touch, and the ribbon really does work well. I've started seeing how much I can get used to it on Explorer too, but regular old apps appear to at least work.
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14 Sep 2011   #37
sandman

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I am using FF with it did you do the 64 bit office I was just going to try and install the 64 bit version like the 8 so far real neat features like the apps and ribbons.
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14 Sep 2011   #38
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Important to note that, Only the 64bit 4GB One has the developer tools integrated, the other 64bit and 32bit download is just an OS preview.
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14 Sep 2011   #39
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
VMware Player is free.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
So what is the easiest way to do this? create a Virtual Drive? burn ISO to disk and install there? I have not done this with Win7 before and dont have access to a VMware
VMware Player is free.
https://www.vmware.com/products/player/

I don't know if Windows 8 will run in a virtual machine though.
Still waiting for the downloads (32 & 64 bit) to finish.
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14 Sep 2011   #40
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Works in Virtualbox, not sure about VMware. Don't think it does.

Again, probably best to head over to eightforums and ask the specific Windows 8 questions.

A lot more user posts relating to it there...
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