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Windows 8 RP Install

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  • Started 1 year ago by hArLtRoN
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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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I downloaded the .iso for the Windows 8 RP, put it on a bootable flashdrive with Rufus (thanks to Rick P.) and I am posting from the new Windows 8 RP!!

I only have one 500GB HHD so I loaded up Parted Magic, re-partitioned my hard drive so I have three partitions (Windows 7, Windows 8, and System Reserved) and Windows 8 installed perfect! Both operating systems still boot up fine!

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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I wanted to see if Microsoft really took out the ability to make your own Start Button and I don't think they did.

I was able to use the process described in the link below and I now have a functioning Start Button. The only thing wrong is I can't get the icon to change.

http://www.howtogeek.com/10883.....ory-usage/

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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BUMP

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Xhi
Xhi
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I try to use systems as designed, so I would have no idea whether or not this works. I do that so I can more easily help those who have problems with the systems as designed and my responses are not confused by my own system oddities.

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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That makes sense. It kinda worked on my system. Gonna take it off because it was being a little buggy!

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Shawn,

Check if this works ????

http://www.howtogeek.com/11116.....windows-8/

I would like to know from the folks running HDDs before I try it on an SSD installation.

Thanks,

Rick P.

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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@Rick,
Thanks for link, I will definitly try it tomorrow night and post back my results. Gonna be moving all day. Hopefully someone doesn't beat me to it :)

Shawn C.

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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@Rick,
I will have to try your link next week when I get back to my computer that has Windows 8 installed. The one I wanted to try it out on wouldn't install Windows 8, too old

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