windows 8 or 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by kennyboy, May 30, 2013.

  1. kennyboy

    kennyboy MDL Member

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    can some1 please point me to the iso for windows 8 or 8.1 at the minute im running windows 7 on 32 bit. at the minute im downloading the leaked 8.1 will that work on my desktop if not can some1 tell me which 1 i need plus activation, ive been reading the threads but not sure so will some kind hearted person help me out here please.
     
  2. PaulDesmond

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    Don't waste your time with a crappy beta of 8.1. wait a few days for the original Consumer Preview and then enjoy the ride
     
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  3. kennyboy

    kennyboy MDL Member

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    thanks for your reply ive just got the links for the english iso but it seems dead is there anymore just so i can have a play with windows 8. plus whats the benefit waiting for a couple of days and where will i be able to download it thanks
     
  4. PaulDesmond

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    consider the current W8 as an incomplete version of what Microsoft wanted to do by August last year. Now playing with W8 and June 26 getting the new stuff might disappoint you at first sight. If you are on 7 right now, keep it until you can try the Preview of 8.1. Then you can decide what to do next.
    When getting the preview, run it on a virtual machine just to see whats coming along. Don't upgrade your 7 to 8.1 preview. Only do this when you can get the final RTM files, not earlier
     
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  5. kennyboy

    kennyboy MDL Member

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    so what your saying its not worth bothering to play with windows 8 until 8.1 is released.
     
  6. urie

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    Only in a VM for testing do not install it as a working OS wasting your time you would need to format and reinstall when RTM version is available that goes for every beta.
     
  7. kennyboy

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    thanks urie so VM you mean i can put it on external hd just to play or do i have to do anything to external hd to make it VM.
     
  8. urie

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    You need to do more reading, Couldn't be any easier you Install VMware or VirtualBox on to your windows 7 then run say VMware and make new virtual machine and you point it to your windows 8 iso file and install it. Windows 8 run inside VMware as a virtual machine.
     
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    Yeah wait.. man you get a new START button..OMG WOW!..pffft haha you get use to it gone now they put it back.. what ever.
     
  10. kennyboy

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    ive got vm running on my pc virtualbox.but i cannot find the right windows 8 iso.when i look at my pc ie computer properties it tells me 32bit .i only have 2gb of memory so can some1 please advice me which to iso i need.ive tried that many thay seem to be 64 i think then it stop the vm saying not anothe memory you need 4 gb so please which 1 do i need can some1 please point me to it thanks.
     
  11. PaulDesmond

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    If your system has x86 architecture which means 32 bit and a RAM of only 2 gig, you should only look after a 32 version of windoze 8 or 8.1
    You should also have a look at your CPU if it can handle W8. If it does not have NX then you never can run W8 on both VM or directly installed on your PC
     
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    thanks i ran the windows 8 program and it said it was compatible to run windows 8 but like you said x86 which is 32bit am i right with that if so is there any on the board i can download because it seems i keep getting 64 bit thanks.
     
  13. PaulDesmond

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    If your machine can handle W8 you also can run a 64bit with 2 gig ram but the performance is not given with such low rate. 64 bit systems perform best when using more or much more than 4 gig ram. Therefore only having 2 gig ram, a 32 version is enough because you only can address at max ~ 3.6 gig out of 4 gig if you had so much.
    Just for having a first look at W8 on VM, you can install it as a 64 version within your VM on the 32 bit W7 system
     
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