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I just about got both x86 & x64 ISOs done downloading, but I have to go to class here in a few minutes so I won't really be able to install and mess with it till later tonight :(

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[quote name='neufuse' timestamp='1338496853' post='594900397']
I still don't like the start screen hover link, its still a 5x5 icon on the bottom left..... compared to the charms hover area on the far right which is much larger...

the "average" yes average user is going to have issues with this, I wish the hover area on the left was larger


the taskbar does feel empty also not having some kind of visual reference on the left that has been there for almost a decade now... even a small rectangle like the aero peak has on win7... just feels like there is a margin there that doesn't belong with nothing there
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Still downloading so haven't tried it yet, but I'd guess that this is because the lower left is a full opaque image that appears, whereas moving to the corners on the right by itself just makes the transparent charms appear. So the area on the right can be made larger without causing issues, but making the area on the left larger would make accidental activation too annoying.

The main change I've seen in the videos is that the charms now seem to appear instantly instead of sliding in through a slow animation, have you noticed this?

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Does anyone know how to install it through USB?

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yeah lucas just drag & drop the files onto usb & boot from usb

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I will grab it and install it, as I still have the win8 partition I created for cp, but what I hear from early reports don't leave me hopeful at all.

On the other hand, I will try that shell thing to see if this turd can be salvaged in any way....at least insofar as my requirements and expectations go.

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Question: When installing, if it give you the option to install without copying programs and files... is this like the old custom install? Will it just copy my documents into C:\Windows.old like previous versions?

[quote name='QUAD2500K' timestamp='1338497484' post='594900435']
yeah lucas just drag & drop the files onto usb & boot from usb
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That doesn't work, does it. Doesn't write the boot sector on the USB drive.

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during installation some error : missing media driver ???

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[quote name='Dado2009' timestamp='1338497839' post='594900447']
during installation some error : missing media driver ???
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how are you installing ?

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[quote name='rfirth' timestamp='1338497503' post='594900443']
That doesn't work, does it. Doesn't write the boot sector on the USB drive.
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Yes it does.

As long as you set the partition to active in diskpart that's how I reinstall Windows 7 when I have to.

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[quote name='rfirth' timestamp='1338497503' post='594900443']
Question: When installing, if it give you the option to install without copying programs and files... is this like the old custom install? Will it just copy my documents into C:\Windows.old like previous versions?


That doesn't work, does it. Doesn't write the boot sector on the USB drive.
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I've already found an official Microsoft application that makes a bootable Windows 8 USB. :) Thanks though!

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can someone please help me with serial. I have typed it in correctly and checked like 100 times but it always says its cannot be verified. I cant even continue installation now.

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[quote name='QUAD2500K' timestamp='1338497913' post='594900449']
how are you installing ?
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usb stick,DVD same error ...

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[quote name='Soldiers33' timestamp='1338498217' post='594900459']
can someone please help me with serial. I have typed it in correctly and checked like 100 times but it always says its cannot be verified. I cant even continue installation now.
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Didn't you get the key from the page? If you got TechNet then obviously get your keys there:

[quote]Product Key: TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF[/quote]

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[quote name='SHoTTa35' timestamp='1338498414' post='594900465']
Didn't you get the key from the page? If you got TechNet then obviously get your keys there:
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I did get it from the page but it doesnt work. I dont know what else to try.

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could it be due to me trying to install it on vmware?

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[quote name='Dado2009' timestamp='1338498232' post='594900461']
usb stick,DVD same error ...
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i installed the 64bit using a usb stick. i just extracted the files to a folder then dragged the files onto usb stick without any problems installed in 10 mins

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[quote name='QUAD2500K' timestamp='1338497913' post='594900449']
how are you installing ?
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this :


[url="http://postimage.org/"][img]http://s14.postimage.org/edj69h129/photo.jpg[/img][/url]

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thats weird just closed everything down and tried to reboot again and it works fine :s.

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[quote name='BajiRav' timestamp='1338495315' post='594900319']
Workstation 8 running on Windows 7
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I am trying to do the same by Win8 isn't seeing the drives to install. Did you run across that or did the drive show for you?

http://www.embracenext.com/jing/2012-05-31_1718.png

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Installed in less than 12 minutes on AMD Athlon X2 255 4GB RAM, 500GB 7200rpm HDD.
Occupies 15.7 GB space. Less than CP.

Very responsive.

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[quote name='EmbraceNext' timestamp='1338499151' post='594900487']


I am trying to do the same by Win8 isn't seeing the drives to install. Did you run across that or did the drive show for you?

http://www.embracenext.com/jing/2012-05-31_1718.png
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Nope but I just reused my CP vm and wiped the hdd clean.

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Decided to go the whole way and install it as my only OS on my main desktop. Liking it much better than the CP so far. Seems incredibly snappy and rock stable so far. Next step is to learn to like Metro I guess. I think for me it's just a matter of getting used to the new stuff, and then I will be fine with the Metro changes in the system. IMHO any comparison with Vista or ME is just silly!

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It's running nicely on my machine. I like the new icons and overall polish of it so far.

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[quote name='BajiRav' timestamp='1338499758' post='594900507']
Nope but I just reused my CP vm and wiped the hdd clean.
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Just tried that and didn't work. I tried the Consumer Preview install ISO and that works fine. SO yeah, this sucks.

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The new Metro implementation is terrible with multi-monitor systems. Dragging a Metro app off one monitor will immediately maximise it to the next and you can't drag it back without clicking again. Further, whenever you access Metro Start on a different monitor it moves all Metro apps onto that monitor - any hopes of running multiple apps on different screens are gone. And Metro apps don't work with Aero Snap, meaning you can't drag a side-pinned app to the top of the screen to maximise it - you have to drag the separating bar. It's actually worse than before. I have absolutely no idea what Microsoft was thinking but the multi-monitor implementation is a complete joke and clearly wasn't put through any user testing.

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