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« on: 18/09/2011 10:43:08 »
Is anyone using windows 8 yet ?
It seems very Geek unfriendly you just cannot seem to get inside it and DualBoot-pro dos not recognise it so the only way to switch into the disk where it lives is via the BIOS which is rather cumbersome.
 
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #1 on: 19/09/2011 09:56:48 »
I didn't realise it had been released yet - what's the status of the build, is your version anywhere near release?
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #2 on: 19/09/2011 10:28:46 »
Take a look here it is a comprssed ISO that will load from the same USB dongle that I use for windows 7






http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #3 on: 19/09/2011 10:47:44 »
thanks - I managed to get myself in no end of tangles when I installed a preview of Win7, so I will probably resist for a while (but only for a while).  to be brutal my pc is prob too old to run it
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #4 on: 19/09/2011 13:12:17 »
Windows 7 runs OK on my sons 5 year old Dell lap top with 512Mb memory
I suggest you put it on a separate hard drive
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #5 on: 19/09/2011 16:47:30 »
Windows 7 runs OK on my sons 5 year old Dell lap top with 512Mb memory
I suggest you put it on a separate hard drive

My problem is that the pc I use for work (and to muck about with things like this) has only one hard drive and no expansion capacity.  I can hang a usb drive off it (and I do - nice tb drive with all my photos and music) - but the tiny form factor means no space for a separate physical drive, and other option tend to end in tears.
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #6 on: 20/09/2011 06:42:11 »
My I suggest you visit your local recycling depot where you will find many scrapped computers and no doubt could find a larger case into which you could transfer the internals of your computer.
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« Reply #7 on: 20/09/2011 09:48:54 »
My I suggest you visit your local recycling depot where you will find many scrapped computers and no doubt could find a larger case into which you could transfer the internals of your computer.

The staff at the council dumps don;t seem to be willing to look the other way while you climb around in the bins anymore [:(]
imatfaal - you could look on Freecycle or Gumtree as an alternative.

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« Reply #8 on: 20/09/2011 09:59:37 »
Freecycle seems a really good idea - will investigate
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