1. Post #561
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    November 2009
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    What's the easiest way to install this if I don't have access to a CD burner?
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  2. Post #562
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    August 2006
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    Music app is Zune and is much better than those early screenshots. It can even play music in the background instead of going into standby like other apps.
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  3. Post #563
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    What's the easiest way to install this if I don't have access to a CD burner?
    If you do have a USB drive somewhere, use the Windows 7 USB/DVD tool.
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  4. Post #564
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    August 2006
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    What's the easiest way to install this if I don't have access to a CD burner?
    You have a flash drive with over 3GB of space? If so you can use this: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...usbdvd_dwnTool
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  5. Post #565
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    November 2009
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    You have a flash drive with over 3GB of space? If so you can use this: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...usbdvd_dwnTool
    Ah I thought I remembered a way to install over USB, cheers panda!
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  6. Post #566
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    July 2007
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    should i just go ahead and just do 8 full on my computer or try to dual boot on my 500 gig hard drive
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  7. Post #567
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    should i just go ahead and just do 8 full on my computer or try to dual boot on my 500 gig hard drive
    I would dualboot just in case.
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  8. Post #568
    Turbo Dyke
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    June 2010
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    should i just go ahead and just do 8 full on my computer or try to dual boot on my 500 gig hard drive
    It could be kind of iffy depending on how much the W7 installation takes up and how much your W8 one will.
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  9. Post #569
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    July 2007
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    I would dualboot just in case.
    I got about ~290 gigs free and was thinking of just switching it out with a 750 gig drive.
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  10. Post #570
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    February 2010
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    Wow Download accelerators are actually working. Downloading with 10mbs instead of 300 kb/s now
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  11. Post #571
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    Wow Download accelerators are actually working. Downloading with 10mbs instead of 300 kb/s now
    How do
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  12. Post #572
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    September 2011
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    Guys, i can't burn the 64 bit version so... is there any way to upgrade from the developer preview to consumer preview without burning the dvd ?

    Edit : Rofl I'm a dumbass... I should have read...
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  13. Post #573
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    July 2007
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    Guys, i can't burn the 64 bit version so... is there any way to upgrade from the developer preview to consumer preview without burning the dvd ?
    Not any way that anyone has figured out yet. You got to format and that is what they want you to do.
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  14. Post #574
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    February 2012
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    Going to put this on my other Hard drive, 50gb partition should do it right?
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  15. Post #575
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    August 2009
    960 Posts
    50GB is plenty enough to install, it's not going to give you massive amounts of space for programs though.
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  16. Post #576
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    July 2007
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    I just found my 7 preview on a DVD+RW

    Time to erase that and put 8 on it now.
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  17. Post #577
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    Considering downloading this during a PC lab some time so I can use my Uni internet to the fullest and not the artificial limit we have in halls. Seems like it could be interesting to poke around in with the VHD install method.
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  18. Post #578
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    July 2007
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    Considering downloading this during a PC lab some time so I can use my Uni internet to the fullest and not the artificial limit we have in halls. Seems like it could be interesting to poke around in with the VHD install method.
    I might walk into class tomorrow early and be all like im installing 8 onto my class machine
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  19. Post #579
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    June 2007
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    I don't like the new start screen/metro apps at all. Everything is WAY too big on my 27" monitor. I can see this being great on tablets and maybe some laptops, but I don't like it at all on a desktop. Thankfully my second monitor seems to always show the desktop.
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  20. Post #580
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    I don't like the new start screen/metro apps at all. Everything is WAY too big on my 27" monitor. I can see this being great on tablets and maybe some laptops, but I don't like it at all on a desktop. Thankfully my second monitor seems to always show the desktop.
    I wonder how it will look on my huge 42 inch screen on the wall
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  21. Post #581
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    August 2008
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    I might walk into class tomorrow early and be all like im installing 8 onto my class machine
    Just walking into the lecture theatre, jamming away at my keyboard while I work out that VHD installation. All boss like.

    Just to be shown up by a lecturer lording over me with his 100% terminal debian machine.
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  22. Post #582
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    July 2007
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    Just walking into the lecture theatre, jamming away at my keyboard while I work out that VHD installation. All boss like.

    Just to be shown up by a lecturer lording over me with his 100% terminal debian machine.

    THANK GOD MY CLASS IS IN A LAB AND IS ONLY WINDOWS BASED!

    Edited:

    Can I create the VHD in windows right now or do I have to wait until I get into the install environment to create it?
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  23. Post #583
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    April 2009
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    No start menu? Oh god I'm not okay with that.

    Edited:

    Oh, cool right click in the down left corner works as somesort of start menu.
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  24. Post #584
    Dennab
    October 2007
    247 Posts
    Use Firefox and DownThemAll.
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  25. Post #585
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    February 2012
    335 Posts
    Now to do it on my Windows 7 drive or the one with all my steam games....hmmmm
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  26. Post #586
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    August 2011
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    now mine seems slow :(
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  27. Post #587
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    September 2005
    188 Posts
    Where do they hide the "power off" button? The only place I can find it is if I first log off my account.
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  28. Post #588
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    August 2011
    75 Posts
    Getting quite a few "This feature is not available in your region" messages. Sad times.

    Curse you, UK.
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  29. Post #589
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    August 2008
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    Where do they hide the "power off" button? The only place I can find it is if I first log off my account.
    It's under the settings charm I think.
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  30. Post #590
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    April 2010
    318 Posts
    After trying this I really have mixed opinions about it, it has good sides as well as bad ones, I will need some time to get used to Windows 8 I guess.
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  31. Post #591
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    August 2006
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    Where do they hide the "power off" button? The only place I can find it is if I first log off my account.
    Win+I or hit the bottom or top right of the screen and click settings.
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  32. Post #592
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    July 2007
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    it looks like my computer wont boot from the DVD for whatever reason so I have to format my usb stick AGAIN to install the bitch.
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  33. Post #593
    So I have Windows 7 installed on my C drive and XP on D drive. I'm going to format the D drive and install Win8 on it. Is it possible to do such thing? Furthermore, is it possible to install it from a pendrive?
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  34. Post #594
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    June 2007
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    So I have Windows 7 installed on my C drive and XP on D drive. I'm going to format the D drive and install Win8 on it. Is it possible to do such thing? Furthermore, is it possible to install it from a pendrive?
    Yes and yes. If you get the Windows 8 consumer preview installer thing instead of the .iso, it can make your pendrive into a bootable Windows 8 installer without any extra software.
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  35. Post #595
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    July 2007
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    So I have Windows 7 installed on my C drive and XP on D drive. I'm going to format the D drive and install Win8 on it. Is it possible to do such thing? Furthermore, is it possible to install it from a pendrive?
    Yes and Yes

    But if your boot stuff is on that D drive (like mine is) then you are going to have to rebuild it to get back into 7.
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  36. Post #596
    All right, thanks for info. I'll be back if I'll have some more questions.
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  37. Post #597
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    August 2006
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    I've got to say this bug that makes Windows freeze whenever I hit one of the hot spots is really ruining this experience. Now that there's 3 in 3 corners I can't really snap over to close a window, show the desktop or hit the start button without the whole thing freezing up for about 20 seconds. For some reason it fixed itself in the developer preview but now it's lingering around.
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  38. Post #598
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    November 2009
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    Am I missing something here? I tried installing via USB and it is asking for a verification code?
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  39. Post #599
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    August 2011
    75 Posts
    Am I missing something here? I tried installing via USB and it is asking for a verification code?
    Product key? It's on the download page. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/iso

    Check underneath the download links for your language.
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  40. Post #600
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    August 2006
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    What kind of verification code and where?
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