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Anyone know if we can get an ISO of the upgrade and use it as a clean install disc?
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^^^^^ no.

http://betanews.com/2012/07/04/four-things-you-really-need-to-know-about-windows-8-upgrades/
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post

Anyone know if we can get an ISO of the upgrade and use it as a clean install disc?

Depends on what you mean by "clean." You can format the hard drive after you start the installation process, essentially creating a clean install, but you will still need a valid XP/Vista/7 OS on your PC to start the innitial install. See gammite's link in the above post, and see number 2:
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2. Are clean installations an option during the upgrade process? LeBlanc mentions that users can select to format the hard drive they want to install Windows 8 Pro on during the upgrade process. This may include the drive the earlier version of Windows was installed on, which is excellent news for users who want to start with a clean fresh operating system. It needs to be mentioned that no data can be migrated from the old operating system to the new if format is selected.
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post #124 of 213
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

I'm sorry, but I've been irked by this line of logic for the past few years.
Every time a new BIOS (and now UEFI) revision comes out for a motherboard, a new update or release for their operating system, a new hard drive (or SSD)...
everybody tries to validate it despite whatever flaws it has with the same absurd argument: "It boosts faster!"
Perhaps I should introduce you all to this magical thing called Windows DOS. Instant boots off a ~100kbps floppy drive powered by a Pentium Pro with 16MB RAM.

I love how "boot time" has become the single most important factor. Nevermind that the UI is clunky non intuitive on a desktop and laptop without a touchscreen, "but it boots faster". IMHO still not even worth the $39.99 to upgrade but I say again I've never seen MS drop prices by so much, that smacks of a desperate move on their part to me. They know how people are reacting to it and their solution is to do a "fire sale" with it to hopefully save it. I think it's telling that they've slashed the prices before it's even hit the market.

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Originally Posted by Warmonger View Post


Wrong, Windows 8 is only just a fork of Windows 7 with advances in software technology. Instead this time Microsoft took Windows 7 and stripped it naked, and said "how can we make this run on a cell phone?". Take note how both the Developer Preview and Consumer Preview still ran a Windows 7 core. Even with a fully functional Metro interface. This is because WinRT is a added on API. Essentially what has been done is they took Windows 7, polished it more then probably any future service pack will. Then added in the new WinRT API and the Metro platform. So everybody out there saying Windows 8 will suck? well your horribly wrong. It will be the best performing and all around the best Windows that Microsoft has released to date. And at $40 an pop, they will make a fortune off the upgrades alone. Given the short amount of time they have been working on this OS.
See response above.
Not possible.
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You can take a pinto and put in a 1000HP engine, it's still a pinto on the outside. And IMHO metro UI is a pinto. Ugly, clunky, and gets laughed at by all the muscle cars.
    
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Hearing all the hate and seeing the metro interface makes me think that 40 bucks is asking too much coming from Windows 7.

I see no reason what so ever to upgrade from Windows 7. With my SSD I could care less about better boot times as it is already blazing fast and I don't think much could get me to use that Metro interface.
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post #126 of 213
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

I'm sorry, but I've been irked by this line of logic for the past few years.

Every time a new BIOS (and now UEFI) revision comes out for a motherboard, a new update or release for their operating system, a new hard drive (or SSD)...

everybody tries to validate it despite whatever flaws it has with the same absurd argument: "It boosts faster!"


Perhaps I should introduce you all to this magical thing called Windows DOS. Instant boots off a ~100kbps floppy drive powered by a Pentium Pro with 16MB RAM.

If people want ultra fast boot times they should get back to DOS..Turn PC on, turn screen on and it's already fine to do anything.
post #127 of 213
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I tried the consumer preview and honestly I kinda like W8. It is more streamlined and responsive and while I didn't use the Metro apps, the removal of the start menu isn't a big deal as it really just changed form into tiles and a search box.
I think most of the hate is from people who just like to hate since it's the cool thing to do.

Did you say search box? drool.gif Where?? If thats true maybe I will go windows 8...
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Originally Posted by Warmonger View Post

Wrong, Windows 8 is only just a fork of Windows 7 with advances in software technology. Instead this time Microsoft took Windows 7 and stripped it naked, and said "how can we make this run on a cell phone?". Take note how both the Developer Preview and Consumer Preview still ran a Windows 7 core. Even with a fully functional Metro interface. This is because WinRT is a added on API. Essentially what has been done is they took Windows 7, polished it more then probably any future service pack will. Then added in the new WinRT API and the Metro platform. So everybody out there saying Windows 8 will suck? well your horribly wrong. It will be the best performing and all around the best Windows that Microsoft has released to date. And at $40 an pop, they will make a fortune off the upgrades alone. Given the short amount of time they have been working on this OS.
See response above.
Not possible.
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On this benchmark you posted.... All results except the Boot Time are well in the Error zone and could very well be caused by sheer luck.
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I wouldn't upgrade to Win 8 even it was free!

Will probably be the next Vista.
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Originally Posted by bobuy00 View Post

Did you say search box? drool.gif Where?? If thats true maybe I will go windows 8...

You can search for something by just starting to type when on the start screen.
    
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