How to Install & Configure the Windows 8 Developer Preview

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mseyf

All the complaining sounds similar to the complaints when Office 2007 changed from the menu bar to the ribbon interface. After everybody has a chance to whine and moan about the new interface,  the new interface will get gradual acceptance, and most everyone will move on to more productive whining.

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Vano

Oh my...I'm a Windows fanboy, but after trying this nonsense I'd rather switch to Mac (which I can't stand) then use this crap!

 

BLEW!

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maxeeemum

Yes I agree with most of you. I installed this on a old hard drive in a desktop PC and what a shock. What a POS OS! I couldn't figure out how to use it for about an hour and I have used Windows, Mac and Linux. I had to use another PC to Google all types of ways to hack it to work. The Metro GUI just sucks on a desktop PC.

I hear it works good on a tablet. But I don't want or need one. If MS puts this out as a one size fits all OS it will fail big time.

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onlyhtml

Saw this article just as I was sticking the Windows 8 cd into the cd drive.

 

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ferds7

I agree that this article seemed lacking content for the more experienced readers. I understand having the simple stuff is good for the new or inexperienced readers, so I'm glad you put it in. How about add some pages though of advanced content for those of us who didn't need a tutorial to figure this out. 

Also, VirtualBox is a much better way to go than dual booting imho.

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wrldqueeek

It took some work, but I was able to install it in a VM on Sun Virtualbox.

Why wasn't this listed as an option?

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lien_meat

If you actually need this tutorial/guide, stay the heck away from anything but stable releases or OEM installs of OS's.

Seriously Maxpc...how bout you put out a decent article about win8, or ANY OS besides just reporting the obvious details you glean from the manufactuer website, or some other site.  Dig deep and do a real review of the really interesting changes for once, for yourselves.

Like hey...how about filesystem support.  Any big changes there, or is everyone still stuck with NTFS?  How has filesystem performance changed so far if any?  How about you do a review of the App store we all keep hearing that exists, but get no details on.  Any big changes to windows internals (not the gui...everyone is sick of hearing about metro by now)?  How about how specific requirements of hardware?  For instance, any word if UEFI is required for volumes bigger than 2tb using GPT still?  If so, why?  Linux can support > 2tb volumes without UEFI on a 32 bit system, why won't MS (they didn't with 7...maybe they do now)?

You guys have the power and connections to find out the details of the OS that I want to know about...so why aren't you? It's frusterating to visit supposedly "tech" websites to find out nothing really interesting about upcoming OS's...despite a grandios title like Maximum PC.

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Morete

Alphabet blocks, lol.

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fastlock

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moko

i feel a "dumbing down" coming from microsoft......microsoft has always had the best desktop OS.....don't go trying to be like the other OSes,like apple......apple mobile OS is nice(well after jail breaking especially).....this ie8 is ok for a mobile OS.....not a desktop....come on already

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moko

oh yea.....and i dont want peoples dirty fingers with germs,all over my screen......touch screens are for phones and tablets.....what the hell are youll trying to make a desktop OS,like a mobile or tablet pc.....stupid....get your head out of your ass : )

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Mortal_M

Totally agree with you guys.

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blazewardog

If you need a guide to install it, you obviously shouldn't be using what is called a developer preview.

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ntokozo

I'll qoute from the first coment, "come on already." I'm not even a developer, but even I feel like this a dumbing down of Windows. And to add misery to insult, it appears as if this is a dumbing down of IT juornalism/creativity on the part of Maximum PC. 

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gmvolk

Can this be installed using VMWare?  If so I may give it a try.

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Engelsstaub

Yes, it can. I had it running very well in VirtualBox...until I got sick of it :P

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gmvolk

Pretty sure the Metro UI is just gonna be horrible, but like a car wreck you can't help but look to see how horrible it truly is!

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