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  • March 29th, 2012, 02:39 PM
    I have the 32 bit version installed on a second HD with EasyBCD running the boot options. There are a few things I would say about W8... First and foremost, it's tailored for a Touch-Screen environment. Secondly, as has been mentioned previously, the Explorer Menu's are the same as current Word/Excel... I'm not a fan of either...

    There is a problem: Occasionally, when booting back to W7, I get a Chkdsk error, and have had to run through that before W7 will boot back up... IDK why it happens only sometimes... All software I've tried works, but I still don't see any advantage over W7 Ultimate 64bit...
  • March 8th, 2012, 12:51 PM
    10 min download of iso file. Was looking for spare drive when I saw the link to Oracle VM VirtualBox. Will try that later.

    As I have children I will be checking out the parental controls of win 8, if it has any even? Got to be better than win 7s...
  • March 7th, 2012, 10:24 PM
    I got Office 2010 Home and Business to install on a 60 day trial by saving the executable and running it from the download folder. Everything works great... for 60 days at least, then I need a activation code.
  • March 7th, 2012, 08:09 PM
    Got it installed ok. Thanks Steve.

    First impression looks like it is meant for a tablet.

    Oracle virtual box keeps telling me to change color to 32 bit but I can't find display/properties when I right click the screen or when I go into settings.
  • March 7th, 2012, 12:17 PM
    All merged up now...You don't need a second hard drive, but I'd recommend using one if you have it available. I'd run a dual drive, dual OS setup meaning disable your primary drive and install windows 8 on the secondary drive and use the bios to select your boot drive rather than running a full on dual boot. That way you don't mess with the boot loader for your primary OS.

    Using a VM is another option, if you can get W8 to run properly. I had a few issues but its worth a try and you really can't go wrong.
  • March 7th, 2012, 11:39 AM
    Steve R Jones
  • March 7th, 2012, 11:13 AM
    You can also do it in VirtualBox if you've got RAM to spare. Note: It's apparently a lot easier if you have an Intel processor and can enable virtualization in the BIOS.
  • March 7th, 2012, 10:17 AM
    I stuck a spare drive in a moble rack, installed win8 on it. it didn't change the boot order and will boot to win8 if the power is on the rack drive, if it's off it boots to win7.
  • March 7th, 2012, 05:04 AM
    Post over here, and I'm sure one of the guys can help out, since they already have a thread on it.
  • March 7th, 2012, 04:42 AM

    Win 8 preview

    I want to try out win 8 on a different HD without changing my current system(win7 pro) I suppose I would need a dual bootloader and an extra SSD.

    Dual OS is new to me any advice will be greatly appreciated.
  • March 5th, 2012, 09:38 PM
    I used the 32bit version and VMWare Player, I've read other people saying they got it running in Virtual box but I never could.
  • March 5th, 2012, 09:19 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by RicheemxX View Post
    Actually finally got it working in VMWare Player. VirtualBox still doesn't want to work bu some of it could be my system. I've got a quick hot to going if you want to try it (linkage). I ran into some networking issues I'm trying to fix right now.
    How did you get it working in VM, are you using 32 or 64bit version of W8?
  • March 3rd, 2012, 07:21 PM
    I like the idea of the "Push Button Reset" to prevent PC rot, but I wont be trying this version for at least a year, maybe more.
  • March 3rd, 2012, 12:03 AM
    Thanks for the reply RicheemxX, At least in W7 I could uninstall Click-toRun via the control panel but I can't figure out how to do that in 8
  • March 2nd, 2012, 11:55 PM
    Hmm just tried 2010 myself and yeah the click to run doesn't want to work. That happens from time to time when you are working with beta software tho
  • March 2nd, 2012, 11:34 PM
    Upgraded from vista to test compatability of previously installed applications... not many positive results so far. Tried downloading new trial of Office 2010 but it won't go past the "click to run" function built into W8. Thanks for your responses
  • March 2nd, 2012, 08:15 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Tomas134 View Post
    Anyone know how to get Windows 8 to run Outlook 2007 ??
    Is this assuming you installed outlook 2007 after installation of 8 beta? or .. was 8 beta an upgrade of a previously installed windows that had outlook 07 on it?
  • March 2nd, 2012, 07:19 PM
    Did you do an upgrade or a fresh install?

    Since its a beta and most of us are new to the OS you might want to try posting your question here Windows 8 Forums - Microsoft Answers
  • March 2nd, 2012, 06:33 PM


    Anyone know how to get Windows 8 to run Outlook 2007 ??
  • March 2nd, 2012, 02:39 PM
    Well I don't really expect full functionality or support for games or tons of software yet. I'm more interested in the look and feel of the OS itself and how well it operates. So far I'm not liking it. It might be ok for touch based computing but navigation is a becoming a bit annoying with a mouse.

    Once I get some of the short cuts down things might be a bit better but for now its just bugging me!

    Even with the nvidia drivers and most of my software updated I've noticed a few quirks on websites and with Firefox. Images show up in weird spots behind the nav bar, sites want to load slowly ect.

    Anyone else having an issue with the OS constantly spinning up their optical drive? Even though I don't have a disk in the drive every few mins it spins up?
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