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Old 27-10-2012, 11:52 PM   #76
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One question. What abt the drivers? Win 8 auto install or need dl again for win 8?
like all previous windows release, if your peripherals are pretty old, the new OS will have the drivers included.

Yes, you will need the win8 drivers for things like graphic cards, audio card, mouse, etc
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Old 27-10-2012, 11:58 PM   #77
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like all previous windows release, if your peripherals are pretty old, the new OS will have the drivers included.

Yes, you will need the win8 drivers for things like graphic cards, audio card, mouse, etc
Unless your audio card comes from Creative! Haha.

I use the Titanium X-Fi. The Win 8 beta driver from Creative worked for me (!!! ). A mixed bag if you look at the Creative forums.
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Old 28-10-2012, 12:03 AM   #78
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For those who have trouble activating a clean install. (I've heard some success and some failure, I have had 2 successes on my end so far).

Apparently, this legit Windows 7 trick works for Windows 8:
Windows 8 Upgrade: clean install possible?

Activate Windows 8 Pro Upgrade

Windows 8 users who noticed that the operating system can’t be activated after the installation may want to try the following workaround that worked to activate when installing Windows 7 using an upgrade on a clean PC.

Open regedit by pressing Windows-q, entering regedit and selecting the result from the list of hits.
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE/
Change MediaBootInstall from 1 to 0
Go back to the start screen and enter cmd there.
Right-click Command Prompt and select to run it as administrator.
Type slmgr /rearm on the command line and hit enter.
Reboot Windows now.
Run the activation utility afterwards, enter your product key to activate Windows.
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Old 28-10-2012, 12:06 AM   #79
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I am starting to like the windows 8 already, its growing on me. All the program i use on windows 7 i have no problem with windows 8 and for the price of $17.99 pro version i think its worth a try. Its as snappy as windows 7 and the startup was really quick if you have a ssd better, almost instant.

People said windows 8 is better build for touch screen but you will have no using it with a mouse....
Same experience here. It has been good. The only trouble I see is the adaptation for people who are very very reliant on the old start menu. The upgrade will piss them off for a good 5+ hours until they adapt.
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Old 28-10-2012, 12:45 AM   #80
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Same experience here. It has been good. The only trouble I see is the adaptation for people who are very very reliant on the old start menu. The upgrade will piss them off for a good 5+ hours until they adapt.
It actually pissed me off when I ran the consumer preview lol
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Same experience here. It has been good. The only trouble I see is the adaptation for people who are very very reliant on the old start menu. The upgrade will piss them off for a good 5+ hours until they adapt.
Well you still have the choice with Start8
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Old 28-10-2012, 01:05 AM   #82
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It actually pissed me off when I ran the consumer preview lol
lol it took me a good 15 minutes to actually figure out how to use the program without the good old start menu, even till now i sometime would still look at the bottom right screen to realize that there is no more start menu. I guess old habits dead hard...haha
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Old 28-10-2012, 01:08 AM   #83
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I think I getting the Logitech T650 to help out lol
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Old 28-10-2012, 01:11 AM   #84
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I don't use the Start Menu in Windows 7. I use Launchy.
So Start Menu gone in Win 8 never bothered me. In fact the Start Screen feels like a new feature to me. Launchy critical to my desktop functions in Win 8.
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Old 28-10-2012, 01:49 AM   #85
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i saw challenger selling Win8 Pro for $89$99 promotion price. usual was $289?
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Old 28-10-2012, 09:48 AM   #86
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Hi

I installed win8 from the win8 upgrade assistant without any problem.

However I did not select to burn into DVD or save to usb stick during win8 upgrade. How do I go back and save the installation files into usb thumb drive?

When i run the upgrade assistant again, it says Windows 8 isn't available for download
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Old 28-10-2012, 11:11 AM   #87
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i saw challenger selling Win8 Pro for $89$99 promotion price. usual was $289?
The boxed version seem only can use for upgrade only, i think this promotion will end by jan13.online version the best with cheaper price.

For those who answer my questions , thanks for it.
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Old 28-10-2012, 11:16 AM   #88
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SUPER GOOD NEWS FOR DUAL BOOT
Tested and Confirmed can work

tested on My Acer 64bits Win7 laptop :
1) Purchase and download as everybody do through online and cast into DVD
2) Kept my Partition as C drive for Win7 and D Drive for data
3) Reset my Win7 OS to factory default (for acer is press alt with f10)
4) Fresh Install Win7 and all drivers and software by factory default
5) Download EASEUS partition and creation a logical partition call F drive
6) Restart PC with the Windows 8 Pro upgrade DVD and boot up, enter Serial Number and continue with no problem
7) After that Think i select 'choose nothing or something like that' and choose the F drive to install the OS
8) After installation when it boot up, it will appear two selection of choosing Windows 8 or windows 7 within 30 seconds (can change to 5s)
9) Now i go back to Windows 7 and post in this forum
10) So far so good

Anybody got any luck to use the upgrade disk on a new PC let us know
Why must fresh installk win 7 before partition? How much much u partition for win8?
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Can you use the US$39.99 offer to upgrade from a non legit (i.e. cracked/use daz loader/illegal) version of Windows 7?

Can you use the US$39.99 offer to install Windows 8 Pro on a system with no OS?


Does this also apply to the 17.99 upgrade option?
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Can you use the US$39.99 offer to upgrade from a non legit (i.e. cracked/use daz loader/illegal) version of Windows 7?

Can you use the US$39.99 offer to install Windows 8 Pro on a system with no OS?


Does this also apply to the 17.99 upgrade option?
Didn't test with the 'by left' method.
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