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  Reply # 521341 15-Sep-2011 10:06 Send private message

tdgeek: If you turn off the Tile UI to go back to the classic version, how similar is that to W7?


You cant turn off the Metro (tile) UI, it basically replaces your standard desktop and start menu. However my desktop view looks a lot like W7, pretty much exactly like it to be honest... Just the start menu will take you to the metro ui or hovering your mouse over it will allow you to access settings, devices, share, search and start

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  Reply # 521354 15-Sep-2011 10:24 Send private message

P1n3apqlExpr3ss:
tdgeek: If you turn off the Tile UI to go back to the classic version, how similar is that to W7?


You cant turn off the Metro (tile) UI, it basically replaces your standard desktop and start menu. However my desktop view looks a lot like W7, pretty much exactly like it to be honest... Just the start menu will take you to the metro ui or hovering your mouse over it will allow you to access settings, devices, share, search and start


Tks for that, appreciated.

I will look on YouTube for any info, is there a presentation/preview video anywhere?

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  Reply # 521355 15-Sep-2011 10:25 Send private message

gjm: Intel VTX thing didnt work for me sorry.

My download completed and I haven't had any luck either :(

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  Reply # 521369 15-Sep-2011 11:03 Send private message

tdgeek:
P1n3apqlExpr3ss:
tdgeek: If you turn off the Tile UI to go back to the classic version, how similar is that to W7?


You cant turn off the Metro (tile) UI, it basically replaces your standard desktop and start menu. However my desktop view looks a lot like W7, pretty much exactly like it to be honest... Just the start menu will take you to the metro ui or hovering your mouse over it will allow you to access settings, devices, share, search and start


Tks for that, appreciated.

I will look on YouTube for any info, is there a presentation/preview video anywhere?


I always put 'computer' on the  desktop, can't figure this out on win8. 

 I don't like the replacement start menu, can't figure out how to view 'my programs'. But, haven't had much time yet. 

Initial impression is that i don't like the metro thing.maybe it will grow on me.

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  Reply # 521373 15-Sep-2011 11:07 Send private message

I love this thing, wish i had an Acer Iconia Tab w500 to install w8 to!




Homebuilt High Performance Desktop - Windows 8 Professional (x64)
HTC 8S: Windows Phone 8
Nexus 7 - Android 4.2.2
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  Reply # 521374 15-Sep-2011 11:09 Send private message

Metro is clearly a touch ui - it's useless for HID's

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  Reply # 521406 15-Sep-2011 12:00 Send private message

dontpanic42:
bakery2k: Can anyone confirm that the SHA-1 hashes given on this page are correct? I just finished downloading the three files and for all of them, I get a different hash.

I hope I don't have to download them again...


I downloaded
WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer.iso
and the SHA-1 hash is the same as the Microsoft website says...


Thanks. It turns out that Firefox was truncating the downloads. Using "wget -c" allowed me to get the missing parts without downloading everything again.

Nonetheless, this is very worrying. I wonder if Firefox has silently corrupted any other downloads...

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  Reply # 521417 15-Sep-2011 12:19 Send private message

The metro UI, IMO, is just not comfortable when using a mouse and keyboard. It just doesn't feel right.
I can definitely see how it would be absolutely perfect for a touchscreen device, but it is hopeless with a mouse and keyboard.

I really do hope Microsoft gives us a way of enabling the old style start menu. This new metro start menu is driving me nuts!!

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  Reply # 521449 15-Sep-2011 13:37 Send private message

Can W8 be installed ok as dual boot with W7?

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  Reply # 521450 15-Sep-2011 13:37 Send private message

sittingduckz: Can W8 be installed ok as dual boot with W7?


Yep.




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  Reply # 521452 15-Sep-2011 13:39 Send private message

billgates:
sittingduckz: Can W8 be installed ok as dual boot with W7?


Yep.


Ah Yes... Google is indeed my friend, Should have googled first I suppose Embarassed

http://lifehacker.com/5840387/how-to-dual+boot-windows-7-and-windows-8-side-by-side 

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  Reply # 521468 15-Sep-2011 14:02 Send private message

Dual boot is so last decade

Why don't you bootvhd, it's so much better and better use of your disk space

Here is a great blog post on how to do it

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/GuideToInstallingAndBootingWindows8DeveloperPreviewOffAVHDVirtualHardDisk.aspx

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  Reply # 521469 15-Sep-2011 14:06 Send private message


http://www.windows7hacker.com/index.php/2011/09/bringing-back-the-old-style-of-windows-7-start-menu-in-windows-8-developer-preview/


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tdgeek: If you turn off the Tile UI to go back to the classic version, how similar is that to W7?


You cant turn off the Metro (tile) UI, it basically replaces your standard desktop and start menu. However my desktop view looks a lot like W7, pretty much exactly like it to be honest... Just the start menu will take you to the metro ui or hovering your mouse over it will allow you to access settings, devices, share, search and start

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  Reply # 521508 15-Sep-2011 15:14 Send private message

dontpanic42: There are 5 more that I have found... img100.jpg - img105.jpg
All made using Paint.NET v3.5.8 apparently... lol :P


One of the main developers for Windows, is the guy who made paint.net


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  Reply # 521513 15-Sep-2011 15:20 Send private message

nathan: Dual boot is so last decade

Why don't you bootvhd, it's so much better and better use of your disk space


I'm Keeping it simple cause i'm stupid (KISCIS)

HHD space isn't an issue :-) 

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