Windows 8: The Thread

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by Jayayess1190, Jun 1, 2011.

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  1. MoabUtah

    MoabUtah Notebook Consultant

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    Only allocates memory when the virtual OS is running, as soon as you power down the virtual OS it free's the memory.

    I allocated 20gb for my W8 CP, depends on how long you plan to use it and how many programs and apps you plan to install. 20 is the minimum, 50 is good if you are going to install a bunch of programs.
     
  2. Mitlov

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    Thanks for the info, +1 rep. I'll take this home this evening, back up all my documents, then give it a shot.
     
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    Possibly, or at least VirtualPC do it.
    I think it's just as easy to make the VHD from scratch tho, that guide doesn't make it look complicated.
     
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    i didnt want to use the power button and tbh i dont want to use keyboard shortcuts, i was hoping for an intuitive mouse based click to get to shutdown

    other niggle, i dont like the slider bar display on the metro start menu, theres no need for it and the mouse use should include a click hold and flick interface like the logon screen imo, seems more intuitive than sending cursor to the edge of the screen to scroll across!

    oh and had a small issue with the nvidia driver, latest release, it hung up after the install finished, so a hard shutdown and reboot and it was fine after, all nvidia control panel and driver functions working perfectly ;-)
     
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    Hardware acceleration on flash + ati drivers = green screen videos
     
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    Does all the Windows 7 executable applications run on Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

    For example, Visual Studio 2010, Eclipse, Emacs, WinRAR, etc...
     
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    Have they followed through with their proposal of only allowing windows 8 to be installed on UEFI PC's?
     
  10. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    I had Skype installed, so I think the rest of programs which are meant for W7 will probably work with W8 too.
     
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