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#1 Roger H.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 19:17

Ok now that links are live and everyone already jizzed their pants :p -

Who's already done installing and got some first impressions?

Pictures of anything new? Post em!

Bad stuff? Bitch and moan away!

Gonna be installing it later on my laptop but for now, interested in hearing all the details.

DOWNLOAD: http://windows.micro...dows-8/download (Assistant)
DOWNLOAD: http://windows.micro...S/windows-8/iso (ISOs)

(apparently people don't visit the front page!?)


#2 McKay

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 19:21

Is an install where I keep my files as good as a clean install? Or should I just migrate my files to an external drive and then copy over? They're already backed up so I'm not bothered about losing them.

#3 OP Roger H.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 19:25

Don't you already have your drive partitioned? With any drive (for me) there is always a C and a D. If Windows ever crashes or anything I never worry about needing to backup as everything is already on D. Programs i'll install again anyways.

For my laptop however, everything is linked on the server so my SSD only has Windows on it.

Gonna love seeing how this baby flies on SSD and 8GB of RAM :)

#4 Lucas

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 19:25

I'm going to test right away on VirtualBox (downloading at 1.1MB/s) and if it looks good I'm gonna go ahead and reformat my PC to it. :)

#5 jakem1

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 19:35

Here's a nice quick overview from The Verge



The new Bing apps look fantastic IMO.

#6 Squuiid

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 19:38

Wow, downloads from Technet are SLOOOW right now, 500KB/s. 45 mins to go...

#7 McKay

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 19:40

Don't you already have your drive partitioned? With any drive (for me) there is always a C and a D. If Windows ever crashes or anything I never worry about needing to backup as everything is already on D. Programs i'll install again anyways.

For my laptop however, everything is linked on the server so my SSD only has Windows on it.

Gonna love seeing how this baby flies on SSD and 8GB of RAM :)


I have 2 x 500GB Drives, Windows on the C Drive, and my Steam and Origin Games, and pictures on the D Drive, my Videos and Windows backups are stored on my external I: drive, I don't have my C: Drive partitioned, I installed Win8CP as my only OS.

#8 George P

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 19:44

I'm not on a fast connection here at work so I'll probably install it on vbox in the morning at this rate.

#9 BajiRav

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 19:52

I finished installing it on a VM and boy this thing is snappy!

The new flatter aero looks nice :) (still has transparency)

#10 majortom1981

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 19:52

This version works MUCH better with mouse without borders

#11 BajiRav

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 19:54

Is an install where I keep my files as good as a clean install? Or should I just migrate my files to an external drive and then copy over? They're already backed up so I'm not bothered about losing them.

Why don't you install it on a VHD booting natively? That's how I have the CP install running at home.

#12 George P

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 19:54

I finished installing it on a VM and boy this thing is snappy!

The new flatter aero looks nice :) (still has transparency)


You install in VMware or Vbox?

#13 Luis Mazza

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 20:00

Does anyone know if I upgrade my current Win 7 with this if the current Catalyst 12.4 drivers are going to work??
I'm afraid of losing compatibility with Crysis 2 and Skyrim :(

#14 duh

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 20:01

The verge guy said you can upgrade from the CPy , but people on news post are saying you can't. Who's right? Or is there some trick to make it upgrade?

#15 Subhadip

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 20:07

You can upgrade but no apps, files, documents will be retained. Basically it's just like a new install though since you can execute the setup within CP it is technically an upgrade process.