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It's not misinformation, it's there opinion! We are all entitled to one.thumb.gif
Put Windows 8 on my wife's laptop last night. Letting her be my guinea pig. biggrin.gif

In my opinion 2+2=5 when in reality, it doesn't.

Its my opinion but its still wrong. Someone posted an article from Yahoo trying to denounce Windows 8 and I had loads of fun debunking it.
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I don't know if you guys know this but Windows media center is free until Jan 31st 2013.

Go here:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/feature-packs

Put in your email and they send you the code.
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post #483 of 1104
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Originally Posted by Image132 View Post

I don't know if you guys know this but Windows media center is free until Jan 31st 2013.
Go here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/feature-packs
Put in your email and they send you the code.

Thanks for the tip.
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post #484 of 1104
I am hoping someone here has the knowledge to answer this… Ever since Windows Vista I have been installing Windows from a USB drive, for one I like to customise the installation and this saves burning disc after disc, besides I don’t even have a drive in anymore! Now since the introduction of USB 3.0 I have been hoping to increase the installation speed, though have met with little success with Windows 7, due to it not natively having the drivers for USB 3.0. However, as I understand it Windows 8 has said drivers so I am hoping/thinking that finally I can make the most of USB 3.0 for my installations of Windows, but can anyone confirm this?
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I am hoping someone here has the knowledge to answer this… Ever since Windows Vista I have been installing Windows from a USB drive, for one I like to customise the installation and this saves burning disc after disc, besides I don’t even have a drive in anymore! Now since the introduction of USB 3.0 I have been hoping to increase the installation speed, though have met with little success with Windows 7, due to it not natively having the drivers for USB 3.0. However, as I understand it Windows 8 has said drivers so I am hoping/thinking that finally I can make the most of USB 3.0 for my installations of Windows, but can anyone confirm this?

I used usb 2.0 and it took 12 min or so, and not sure how usb 3 works with installation, I guess someone need to test it wink.gif
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post #486 of 1104
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I used usb 2.0 and it took 12 min or so, and not sure how usb 3 works with installation, I guess someone need to test it wink.gif

I have installed Windows many times from USB 2.0, my customised version of Windows 7 installs in under 4 minutes from USB 2.0. Currently though i dont have a USB 3.0 pen drive, and dont want to waste money buying one if it is not going to install Windows 8 faster than UBS 2.0. Why the need for speed you might ask, just a geek.
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I have installed Windows many times from USB 2.0, my customised version of Windows 7 installs in under 4 minutes from USB 2.0. Currently though i dont have a USB 3.0 pen drive, and dont want to waste money buying one if it is not going to install Windows 8 faster than UBS 2.0. Why the need for speed you might ask, just a geek.

If this helps at all I have a usb 3.0 flash drive and I've noticed no speed increase at all with it from usb 2.0. My pc even runs off ssd's so I don't know what gives maybe it's because I bought a first gen usb 3 drive?
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Put me down on the list since i got my start menu back best thing i done so far on window 8
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Put me down on the list since i got my start menu back best thing i done so far on window 8
Post up at least a winver to verify that you are indeed running Windows 8.
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Had my main drive die on me on Friday, thankfully had a second media drive in my rig to fresh install Win8 on, working great here on my 4 monitor setup



 
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