Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by spidernz, Mar 18, 2014.
Is it possible to play Music or Video while windows 8.x does it's setup thing?
iPOD/iPAD will work.
Sorry, couldn't resist.
If the OS hasn't determined what audio devices are available, I don't see how it could.
Music while windows doing its setup On the same PC????
Just install Linux . You can play radio while installing. or even your Music/Video collection. flame post from Windows fanboys are welcome :rofl
You could make your own installer that could do that with winpe, dism, and diskpart scripting.
Can't say it'd be worth the effort though... Most people don't run setup enough to care about music; and if they did, they could listen to mp3 player.
Don't forget that with computers these days installing Windows from scratch is quick enough that a trip to the fridge to grab a beer is .. problematic,let alone getting an mp3 player(Sidebar: Do people still even use dedicated mp3 players these days,when every phone under the sun has the capability ) and choosing what to listen to
It boils down to if you have applicable sound drivers installed for winpe in the copy files phase, or in the install.wim during setupcomplete. In my setupcomplete portion i have a "ding" to tell me it's beginning, and i have actually been playing a portable doom or listening to a portable vlc player during installs. The same goes for lan drivers and using a portable web browser. I agree about the speed of installs, but if you also install office, net3\4, install drivers, do a dism /componentcleanup, etc you could find yourself in setupcomplete limbo for 20 minutes before desktop.
Windows 8.1 installs in under 3 minutes for me, not enough even for a song.
takes 5 minutes to copy from pen drive to hard drive, after the two reboots and the let's start screen you can play mp3 or video if your sound card has
native windows drivers, that's what takes long, I do that when installing the updates, remaining drivers and programs
Buy a second computer While installing I Always YouTube on my other one