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Discussion in 'Gator Bytes' started by Juggernautz, Oct 20, 2012.
Excellent info, tks...
How do you go about having a dual boot of Win 7 & Win 8?
In lieu of getting another desktop to replace the ones that I have I decided to get a Toshiba Qosmio X870 laptop instead.
Now I will get my first hand experience w\ Win 8.
ftr you can pretty easily dualboot with the beta but I don't think you an with a final version of win8
I'll guess I'm stuck w\ Win 8 on my new Toshiba laptop then.
Why change when you have something that works. IMHO the best Microsoft OS ever was in this order...
2. Windows 7
3. Windows 98 2nd edition
I had good service out of these OS
The worst ever???
1. Windows ME
3. Windows 2000
Well, I'm in the minority but I like Win 7 better than XP but that's beside the point. I work for the US DOT/FAA & the IT folks decided to upgrade(or downgrade in your case, lol) to Win 7 from XP probably because MS is no longer going to support XP.
Even if I had the choice to do so I would've picked Win 7.
Thank you for your input though.
Major plus for Windows 7... no blue screen of death that XP used to have. Probably a little biased to XP since I used it for 8 years versus only being on Windows 7 for 2 years.
I'm getting my new laptop tomorrow so I will give a review of what I think of Win 8 sometime this week.
Definitely give yourself a full week with it before making a judgment. It takes a while to get used to.
Not just 'no' to Win8...but 'hell no'. This festering piece o' crap is Windows ME/Vista level crappy.
borrowed a friends laptop for a week that had windows 8. couldn't stand it.
Sent from my mind using esp
My first day w\ Win 8 was a debacle in trying to figure out wth was going on so I installed a program that installed a Win 7'ish start button which made my experience much better.
Well that really isn't a very good approach.
I'll be checking in next week, new machine on the way with win 8. I'm not an advocate of upgrading and needed a new machine.
Why isn't it?
Because it takes more than a day to get used to and once you do it can be nice.
I use both.
If you're struggling with finding stuff on Windows 8, all you have to do is go to the Metro screen and just start typing what you want (as if you were in "Search programs and files" in the Win7 start menu).
Also, you should familiarize yourself with Explorer, if you can navigate your way through there, you'll be ok when you add in the search function.
I actually have portable apps where I set up hotkeys through ControlPad portable. Just setup your code and pipe it to the exe file of what you want to open.
For example, I have 000 set to a file in Notepad where I have all the codes listed. Some others I have listed are msconfig, regedit, msinfo32, cmd, run, powershell, remote desktop... etc etc. I realize these aren't typical for normal people to use but as an IT guy, those things are every day programs for me. You can also pipe it to games, web browsers and just about any other file on your PC you want.
The cool thing is, for the most part Windows kept their files in the same file structure so moving from XP to Vista/7 and to Win8 will all work without having to change the file path. If anyone is interested just send me a PM and I'll help you get it started.
Here is a good guide to help you through Windows 8:
Also a quick ref guide:
http://www.gegeek.com/documents/cheat_sheets/Windows 8 Quick Reference Card.pdf
For the record, I hate Win8, but in my position, I have to learn everything.
Are you still trying to dual boot with windows 7?