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post #71 of 841
I think most of what they added absolutely sucks.

Microsoft somehow dumbed it down for people yet at the same time made it harder to navigate.

Needless to say I re-enabled the classic start menu and disabled all of the running applications so my taskbar, task manager, explorer windows, and anything else that was changed by Windows 8 is now back to Windows 7 style.

I did like the extra options in explorer and the new task manager however, but in order for me to use the taskbar like Windows 7 they must be disabled.

It also runs slimmer with all of that junk gone, 40 processes.

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I have it installed on Virtualbox as "other Windows" and it boots fine. But so far no luck on getting sound or internet working. I have guest tools installed however I can't drag any files onto the desktop like I could in VMWare. New to VirtualBox. I was using VMWare Player.

So far this seems very buggy but that might be because of VirtualBox.
Virtual box is limited in features.

I try not to use it unless I want to try out scenarios or new virus's e.c.t

Down in the bottom of the screen (vm) you should have a network icon click on that and see what it says.

but it should of auto detected and installed the network upon install.

Ah right when me and my mate did it via other windows it wouldn't even install was all over the place
post #73 of 841
It uses the same bootloader which means if you use two different drives windows 8 bootloader will be added to windows 7s. So don't think there will be a problem there. But always have hiron bootcd on a flash drive that can boot in case something goes wrong. With both windows great boot cd to fix any boot problems. Actually I left mine in and its menu comes up where I can select which hdd or which OS I wanna boot with it very handy indeed
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Well done spoony again.

Great info there.
post #75 of 841
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Going to re-install windows 8 on a virtual box
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Needless to say I re-enabled the classic start menu and disabled all of the running applications so my taskbar, task manager, explorer windows, and anything else that was changed by Windows 8 is now back to Windows 7 style.

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http://www.overclock.net/video-game-...pc-gamers.html

Here is something you guys might find interesting.

we might be able to play xbox games on windows 8

Good stuff because I sold my xbox and I want to run the new gears of war 3 and forza 4 on amazing graphics on my pc
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Just had a sad face bluescreen
post #79 of 841
When I first saw a demo of windows 8, I thought: Wow, this is perfect, Microsoft really takes advantage of the latest tablets and delivers an os to turn them into real strong competitors against the likes of ios and android. I did not even think of it as a whole new operating system, I just called it windows 7 tablet edition. Now you can use the diverse and productive windows environment easily with your thumbs I thought, windows are now easily manipulated, settings are simplified and easy to adjust, the explorer interface has been made touch friendly by adding the ribbon. This is going to be great!









Except it wasn’t. I don’t have a tablet, and maybe here lies the problem, but I was more than happy to give windows 8 a try alongside win 7, on my acer laptop.

First fail, if I want to boot in windows 7, the laptop needs to reboot because of the graphic interface of the new boot loader.

Second fail, it's not really fast, it may be a beta, but it did not impress me at all.

Third fail, and a consistent and deterring one it is, unless you are on a tablet, the ui will make you cringe, I found it very difficult to navigate through the apps. I could not go back, I could not close the apps, I even had a hard time finding out how to shut down the damn thing.




And then I tried the classic desktop environment, which I found evenly unnaturally hard to use because of the lack of a start menu and the interfering from the metro ui.

NO THANKS MICROSOFT! I won’t buy a tablet, and I am definitely not going to buy your new edition of windows.
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Hyper V is great now that its integrated into the desktop OS, unfortunately the nic drivers dont work on linux VM's yet.. So Im still rocking vbox for now.
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