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Which drivers are these? like my GPU ones (nividia)? if so then yes I have tried to install them...

Im referring to running the Windows 7 installer and letting them unpack, then using the hardware manager to manually install them. Here is a guide for doing it with ATI drivers, it should be exactly the same except your using Nvidia drivers so different directory's.
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Well. I'm done with that. Put my Windows 7 drive back in my laptop. Won't see me going anywhere near 8 again unless they make some changes to make it more desktop friendly! Just to clunky for me.rolleyes.gif
 
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Microsft needs to stop making their OS's look pretty with the useless widgets, Metro UI, superbar, and glowing hoo haa effects, honestly, what happened to simple and totally kickass XP style Windows? windows 7 was great as well, they threw away the junk in windows vista, and windows 8 i fear will be just like vista -____- why dont they get some of their developers to work on the actual OS first, like fixing the horrible networking applications, and fixing the issues with Administrative tools
    
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Hey,

So I have the x64 Consumer Preview and I'm basically liveblogging this install on my laptop as I put Win8 on my Core i5 system.

I put the ISO onto a bootable USB stick and disconnected all my other hard drives except for a spare 1 TB HD. I set my BIOS to boot the USB stick first, and disconnected the network cable. smile.gif

First thing I noticed was a very un-encouraging intro screen that looked like a stylized fish + bubbles from a 1990s video game. I used the product key from GTech's review, and it worked fine. The colors look very flat and neutral, as though the OS were being run on a device with a limited palette. This would seem to back up the likelihood that this OS was originally aimed at phones with relatively small screens and a need for basic colors to avoid irritating the user.

At the hard drive partition manager available from the Custom install, I deleted the old partition and then made new ones fresh. I noticed that Win8 likes to make larger system reserved partitions than Win7 - Win7 typically takes ~100 MB but Win8 took ~350 MB total.

After a reboot, I manually reset the boot device order to get the USB drive set last, and then let it continue on. I picked the teal-blue background color and gave the machine a name. I chose to customize my settings, and turned off auto updates (I don't plan on using this OS for more than an hour or so) as well as the "check apps and files with SmartScreen" cause that sounds kinda a bit too intrusive.

Turned off the Windows Store web content and location-aware app switch, but left the remainder on.

Disabled Compatibility View as well as the app sharing info thing.

It won't let me get away without a password hint, but at least the strong password feature of 2008 isn't evident here tongue.gif

The interface continues to look rather minimalistic in art and function, again as if I were using a phone rather than a computer.

.... and that's it! I figure this install took maybe 20 minutes. I'm kinda meh about the reorganized interface. It's like I'm using an embedded app or an ATM kiosk or something with limited functionality where all the options the company thinks I'll need are already selectable and there's no obvious way to go beyond that.

Maybe more later.

Attached is one crappy pic of the fish thing, by the way.

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Update:

Definitely not enamored of this interface. It's counterintuitive, especially when trying to reach a shutdown option. You have to sign your user out, then at the pretty clock screensaver, press Esc, and then you can get the Shut Down option. I'll fiddle around on the interwebs for a bit but honestly? This seems like it'll be a waste of my time.

EDIT:

MSIE is seriously creepy with this auto install Flash thing. As soon as I hit OCN the flash autoinstaller kicked in. eek.gif

Also, for pure S&G, here's my experience index.

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What am I supposed to use for antivirus?
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I had mse on mine if it won't auto install run it in compatibilty mode (win 7)

No need to install antivirus, MSE, relabeled as Windows Defender, is installed with the OS.
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Dunno if this has been asked already in this thread but I don't want to read through 29 pages. I want to disable the MetroUI but the link in the OP doesn't work and there was a registry edit that I found while googling that didn't work either. Any idea what is going on? The buttons in that little app simply did nothing. I'm probably going to wipe this partition and reinstall Windows 7 at some point. Really unhappy with 8.
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You people got to consider one thing, there is a lot of money to be made in selling Apps and Microsoft can't sell Apps if every one is using Desk Top

 
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You people got to consider one thing, there is a lot of money to be made in selling Apps and Microsoft can't sell Apps if every one is using Desk Top

They won't make as much when less people upgrade to 8 either. To me it is very reminiscent of upgrading to Vista from XP except this time around Windows 8 is fast and reliable but has serious functionality issues. That is how I feel anyhow.

There should be two "versions" of 8, one for tablets/phones and another for PCs/laptops.
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I would like 2 versions too

One for us and one for dem others

 
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