Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by Dos101, Aug 17, 2012.
Do you have a windows live account?
nope. i guess step one is for me to get one?
All you need is a windows live account and I need your email so I know who to share it with. Thats it.
Before I spend like 4 hours uploading this thing did you look on the MS website for the ISO?
i can't find it there. it seems like they only let you download "apps" and other nonsense.
Dude all you have to do is run the "Set up assistant" from them. You can get the ISO from there.
i have no idea what you are talking about
But you can d/l a legit ISO from microsoft itself!!!!! (I have not read the whole story but see you all in panic mode about windows ISO's 8)
that is to upgrade from windows 7... not the windows 8 iso
When you do the upgrade it gives you the option to save it as an ISO. Thats how I got mine!
it is downloading windows 8 upgrade now. not that actual windows 8 disc...
When its done downloading it will ask you how you want to save it. USB or ISO.
I am joining the club ... bought Win 8 Pro x64 2 days back... much faster than my previous OS, Win Server 2008 R2 x64.
I dumped my mistress and went back to the wife.. hopefully she'll have me back . Bye windows 8, hi 7. . . I missed you. . .
what? you've gone back to a slower OS ?
Congratz! Welcome to the club!
What was the deal breaker for you?
How about stupid user interface????? How about no compelling reason to install. I have high speed ssds , a 1/2 second difference in speed in loading is stupidly useless. Windows 8 is crap I have it on this partition and find it has zero advanatges that mean anything to most people.
Windows 7 Ultimate is just as good as windows 8 Pro. This version was pure and simple a marketing hype ripoff.
Yeah I went back to 7, maybe it was because I had 7 loaded for a while and it was just a bad install/upgrade but it wasn't really faster and crossfire wouldn't work right for me, might be unrelated but I never had issues with 7.
And the fact there are 8million sub menus to every menu they made, which is way to many.
I am confused about the new Windows 8 License terms. Need info!
I bought Windows 8 Pro x64 OEM version and using the Personal Use license on my main computer. Does this license permit me to install it on a second computer (a laptop) that I own?
No. Its a single user license. If you have more than one bootable partition on a single computer you can use the license on each bootable partition, but not on a separate machine.
Info can be found here.
Whew. I have not read this entire thread yet but... I did the W8 pro upgrade download (with CD to come later) and installed it on a blank HD. It said I had a Windows files but I told it to combine two partitions and format so I assume they were all deleted. That being said it installed just fine. Slowly adding some old software. Office 2000 and Quicken 2010 so far. I've yet to really run them with any actual data. Prolly today or over the weekend.
Install is on an old HP Pavilion. 4 gig ram, core 2 4300 1.8 GHz
Used some freeware to add the Start button back in. With that I moving right along, as Kermit said. Will post again if something weird happens.
Some nice read
5 excellent uses of Windows 8 Hyper-V
Windows 8 comes with Hyper-V, why not use it?
Office 2013: review, prices, new features
Ya learn somethin' every day.
Great find Drone.I already knew about the VHD and Virtual drive support,I used it to install straight from the Office 2013 ISO.Just right click any ISO you have and select MOUNT ,It should do it auto. Best feature added to an OS in a long time i think.
As for the Office article..Excellent find ,I have been lost in it (what little time i have spent in a month ) using it.
My mom got a new laptop since her old broke and it has Windows 8 on it.
Her windows 8 is stuck on an update loop. It won't get past 12 percent then goes back to zero and tries again only to get stuck at 12 percent again.
Any one have any ideas? I can reformat, but will it always do this?
Separate names with a comma.