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Im going to try that next. Is that a clean instal next or upgrade

I did a clean install. I used a USB drive instead of DVD.
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I've been trying out a few Apps and I must say I really like Xbox Music. It's basically Spotify built into Windows 8, not to many ads and I really like the UI. thumb.gif Microsoft.
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ok got it working. I restarted the pc with the win8 disk in the drive. Into bios and force post the dvd rom which started the install. I was asked for the product number which I gave and seemed to work. I did a custom install and clicked on the drive id put win8 onto the other night (it was the only one-id unplugged the other drives to reduce issues), did all the steps to get me to the desktop and everything seemed fine. no validation warnings.

I know id read that there needed to be a os on the drive originally which my new ssd did not. Seems that the double install method used for win7 also works for win8 in my case. I just needed install the os again over the just freshly installed one.

does media center look any different. idk but I have what looks to be media center from win7. I was understanding that wmc was an add-on for a cost with all versions of windows 8, pay for it over the price of the os? I opened the wmc tile/app thingy and it looks to me exactly like wmc for windows 7. So what gives is wmc included with the pro version?



anyways, im starting to figure out the interface and i don't mind the idea initially. I can zip around pretty quickly now, its not as cumbersome as i was thinking it would be. At first its like..... "where is this' or "how do i do that". Next it was knowing how but was pure just forgetting to do it the new way, i now know how to make win8 do want but old habits mess me up.

My windows experience score when up. before i was like 7.3 with my raid0 ssd setup being the slowest part but now im all 8.0 with my new ssd getting a rating of 7.7
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yeah.... i just bought windows 8 pro for $40 on the Microsoft site just hope i didn't waste it .
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Any tips or info on how to maintain the tiles in metro? It seems like whenever I install something, my Start page gets bombarded with new icons.
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Yeah, Media Center appears useless. Mine said I am running too high a resolution and need to reset it lower!. Uhh, no thanks.... rolleyes.gif
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Yeah, Media Center appears useless. Mine said I am running too high a resolution and need to reset it lower!. Uhh, no thanks.... rolleyes.gif
Hmm. I got that same message but I run a catleap as my main and an older dell 20" as my secondary. I simply setup media center on the 20" and it works fine, absolutely no change from windows 7. It's crucial for those of us that run cable tuners (hdhomerun prime) to have media center. I love having tv running in a window on one screen and photo shopping on the other.

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Is there a way to change the art/background of the Metro UI. I see people with different background than mine, I know you can still do wallpapers for the desktop but i havent really looked to see if you can put a custom image behind the Metro Screen. Anyone know?
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Not yet, but I foresee registry edits in the future.
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I don't know what's up with my Win8 install. I tried running FRAPS, AB, HWInfo, and MOHW and it keeps locking up. No BSOD but just freezing. Could possibly still be my OC but I doubt it considering I've already dropped way down to 4.5GHz...
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