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  Reply # 521095 14-Sep-2011 17:49 Send private message

Virtual box will update

Poll: I've got it working in the latest version of Virtualbox however the mouse intermittently jumps half way across the screen making it essentially useless.
I'm not familiar enough with Virtual box to know if it is a virtual box or windows 8 problem.

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  Reply # 521096 14-Sep-2011 17:50 Send private message

I have it downloaded, but I might wait a day or 2 to install and see if any hassles get solved (meant to be in bed now anyway- 1.30am start at work)

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  Reply # 521097 14-Sep-2011 17:50 Send private message

Even the 32 bit version won't install sorry

timbosan:
nathan: It won't run in VPC sorry


timbosan:
blakamin: So it's not running in a virtual machine for anyone??? Dont really want to upset another pc for it,.


("Windows Phone 8 for PC" is my official title)


I'll try in on Virtual PC on my XP laptop....


Even the 32bit version of 8?? Does it give errors or is it just a no go?

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  Reply # 521101 14-Sep-2011 17:55 Send private message

I had boat loads of errors when I was trying to install Windows 8 on a VM on the latest version of VMware Workstation. Found a spare 2.5" SATA HDD @ 5400RPM. Installed the 32bit version because I need a dual layer DVD for the 64bit version which has all the developer tools since it's close to 5GB.

ps - IE10 has a spell checker built in!!!!!!

Yes, IE10 has a spell checker built in!!!! Pay rise to the guy who finally convinced his boss in IE team to add this!




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  Reply # 521105 14-Sep-2011 18:01 Send private message

billgates: ps - IE10 has a spell checker built in!!!!!!


Actually the Spell Checker is available system-wide.
 




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  Reply # 521108 14-Sep-2011 18:03 Send private message

blakamin: I have it downloaded, but I might wait a day or 2 to install and see if any hassles get solved (meant to be in bed now anyway- 1.30am start at work)


Hassles have been being fixed for months. Go ahead and install :)



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  Reply # 521113 14-Sep-2011 18:09 Send private message

More random updates:


Chrome works fine, or appears to for now at least, decided I may as well try installing catalyst and see if that works at all

alt-tabbing gives all the apps youve had open, kinda annoying and havent found a way to close them

well steam just opened when i ran as admin from my w7 install... interesting

oh and the new boot manager screen is a lot more UEFI like, no more dos type stuff

"Application has requested to make changes to windows" this is new? - installing catalyst

Catalyst seems to be working NO RESTART, maxxed 300fps on portal via steam and above method

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  Reply # 521115 14-Sep-2011 18:14 Send private message

Anyone tried on a NetBook?


And the hassles I meant were vm ones.

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  Reply # 521118 14-Sep-2011 18:21 Send private message

P1n3apqlExpr3ss: "Application has requested to make changes to windows" this is new? - installing catalyst


That sounds just like UAC messages, nothing new.
 






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  Reply # 521127 14-Sep-2011 18:36 Send private message

freitasm:
P1n3apqlExpr3ss: "Application has requested to make changes to windows" this is new? - installing catalyst


That sounds just like UAC messages, nothing new.
 


Sure? It may have been something UAC related but it sure didnt come in the standard ok/cancel forms UAC presents you with 

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  Reply # 521149 14-Sep-2011 19:20 Send private message

Got it running in VirtualBox fine, but its a little slow and the resolutions were nasty. Most probably because its a VM. Really want to try it on my computer as a local install but I'm too scared. haha





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  Reply # 521152 14-Sep-2011 19:29 Send private message

tardtasticx: Got it running in VirtualBox fine, but its a little slow and the resolutions were nasty. Most probably because its a VM. Really want to try it on my computer as a local install but I'm too scared. haha


I think I'm gonna sacrifice my laptop and load it on.
Just finished downloading the x64 dev-tools verison, and currently loading it onto a USB using the Windows 7 option on Universal USB Installer.
Hopefully that will work.

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  Reply # 521154 14-Sep-2011 19:39 Send private message

Got it running in Parallels, but not reliably. I often get the screen going completely black. I know W8 is still running though, as sending a Ctrl+Alt+Delete will take me back to the Metro UI with options to lock, log out and log in as a different user. But once it gets to the "black screen of nothingness" I can't do anything useful. I'm also having problems with a lot of the Metro apps. I'll click on them to start, the splash screen will come up, but then the app will wink out, and I'll be presented with the "green screen of nothingness". Clicking on the screen wil then dump me back in the main Metro UI.

But thats a lot better than I get with Fusion, which won't even install it. Any attempt is met with this error.

 

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  Reply # 521156 14-Sep-2011 19:51 Send private message

you can use  the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool 
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool


 
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tardtasticx: Got it running in VirtualBox fine, but its a little slow and the resolutions were nasty. Most probably because its a VM. Really want to try it on my computer as a local install but I'm too scared. haha


I think I'm gonna sacrifice my laptop and load it on.
Just finished downloading the x64 dev-tools verison, and currently loading it onto a USB using the Windows 7 option on Universal USB Installer.
Hopefully that will work.

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  Reply # 521159 14-Sep-2011 20:00 Send private message

nathan: you can use  the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool 
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

Thanks.
It turns out Universal USB installer just came up with an out of disk space error anyway.
I have just performed the manual diskpart NTFS trick now and loading the files on.

But yeah, I suppose that tool would have done it all for me. :P

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