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Windows 7: Windows 8 Dev release

15 Sep 2011   #51
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shayx View Post
well i tried running the installation from windows 7 (not in order to upgrade but to do a clean install on another partition)
maybe that's what causing this. i'll try to boot from the installation via DOK or CD. thanks for you help.
No problem, it would make sence if it thinks you are trying to upgrade it would need the key to verify you are eligable. Good luck :)

Geeve


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15 Sep 2011   #52
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
Here are some pics of it running, I can't even figure out how to look at the device manager or computer info LOL! Damn learning curve!!!!









Geeve
It reminds me too much of the xbox
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15 Sep 2011   #53
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
Here are some pics of it running, I can't even figure out how to look at the device manager or computer info LOL! Damn learning curve!!!!
All of the Control Panel applets are still there, you just need to either know the .cpl names (which still work launched manually), or you get to them via the Control Panel on the start pane (scroll down, select "More Settings" - it'll open the older-style Control Panel just like Win7's). The start pane is going to take some getting used to, but after forcing myself to use it yesterday it is actually growing on me, even on my desktop PC.
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15 Sep 2011   #54
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
Here are some pics of it running, I can't even figure out how to look at the device manager or computer info LOL! Damn learning curve!!!!
All of the Control Panel applets are still there, you just need to either know the .cpl names (which still work launched manually), or you get to them via the Control Panel on the start pane (scroll down, select "More Settings" - it'll open the older-style Control Panel just like Win7's). The start pane is going to take some getting used to, but after forcing myself to use it yesterday it is actually growing on me, even on my desktop PC.
Thanks I will play more tonight with it. It will definately take some time to figure it out!

Anyone know if there is or when the Beta will be out?

Geeve
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15 Sep 2011   #55
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

Is it easy to remove and go back to w7
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15 Sep 2011   #56
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andyparks View Post
Is it easy to remove and go back to w7
I would recomend install on a seperate system or through VM. It is certainly not ready for everyday use. You could create an image of your 7 setup and when your done playing with 8 just image back.

Geeve
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15 Sep 2011   #57
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
Anyone know if there is or when the Beta will be out?
When a beta is coming, Microsoft will make it widely known. It won't be for awhile yet, if the timeframes/milestones are close to what they were for Windows 7.
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15 Sep 2011   #58
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 
I hate it.

It feels clunky to me. I don't like the look of it either.
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15 Sep 2011   #59
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Overall the metro "start menu" and the metro apps look like they would be great on tablets and maybe on a picture frame computer on the wall. Walk by, swipe the screen and look at the weather app full screen.

However, on a 24in desktop monitor it all looks positively playskool. Definately not for anything other than the most casual use by grandparents, tablet, wall computer or phone.

Hopefully in the end during install you will be asked which interface you would like to use and so can select it then.

Fun to play with for the moment though. Cant tell ypou how lost I was multiple times till I figured things out. Launching the metro IE first thing i was "Ok, how the heck do I exit this?" alt-tab doesn't work, there is no close button, right click does things but nothing related to getting out of full screen... FINALLY I somehow accidentally rammed the mouse in to the lower left corner and found the popup start menu item :P

Spent the evening getting used to how it all worked and imagining fun uses for it but none of them involved my 24 in dual monitor desktop machines.

A lot of the "normal" desktop UI is looking promising as well though, nice looking, better organized and better flow, hopefully that'll continue.
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15 Sep 2011   #60
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

From what we've heard over the videos and blog posts, it would seem that getting to the desktop "app" by default will indeed be possible. This build is not complete (feature and function-wise), but will provide developers and hardware OEMs access to all of the "big hitter" features so they can start getting software and hardware ready. Hence, this current build actually makes sense as the types of hardware and software that would be lacking at launch would be the tablet-style hardware and applets, not desktop PCs or desktop PC software.
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