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Old 03-19-12, 10:53 PM   #43
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Default Re: How real people will use Windows 8 on the desktop

Originally Posted by Melfranks View Post
Find a spare 50GB and install it, it's simple.
Gonna' be honest- I really don't care enough to. A client "accidentally" (he was at least 8 trillion years old so I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt ) installed it on his laptop, and I had the unfortunate job of restoring it. It was a Dell and to access the recovery partition on dells you boot to the advanced boot menu (F8) and choose "Repair My Computer". From there you'll have the option to restore the computer to the original factory condition.

Well MS changed the advanced boot options menu, and I had no way of accessing the recovery partition! Wound up booting to a Windows 7 DVD, selecting "repair my computer" and from there the option to access the recovery partition was accessible.

That night mare was enough... I will install it if at the very least in a VM just so I can relate to any clients using Windows 8, and I'll have to become proficient at it. However I highly doubt it'll ever be my primary OS.
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