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Old 03-16-12, 12:53 AM   #133
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I did that all without any mention of BCD, I don't know what that even stands for besides Binary Coded Decimal.

On my laptop I just shrunk my partition, quick formatted a new one, rebooted and booted from win 8 disk. The install is easier than even win 7.
You do the trick with the BCD if you want to be able to boot windows 8 with the windows 7 bootloader, and/or if you want to be able to remove windows 8 completely with no trace.
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Old 03-16-12, 12:58 AM   #134
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The SSD is my boot drive. I've 3 other HDDs- a 320 dedicated to Steam (which is almost full), a 500GB which has all of my documents, music, family pictures and videos, as well as iTunes movies on it, then a 640GB I mostly use for VMs and such.

Hoping to be getting a *much* larger SSD for my boot drive her before too much longer.
With an SSD that small you ought to push your users directory to an HDD. I did that with my server (uses a 32GB SSD for the OS and all apps) and it is sitting with about 14 gigs free with a few dozen apps installed.

I have four HDD's in that system, the SSD for the OS and apps, a 3TB and 1.5TB for videos and downloads, and a 160GB HDD for scratch space for rar/par2 processing. Makes for one hell of an efficient machine for running XBMC and WMC while also being my sabnzbd and sickbeard server. (sabnzbd beats the hell out of torrents by a long shot btw - no comparison whatsoever)

With that server I can be doing multiple things at once without any one thing slowing down another thing, and that server does a TON of multitasking.
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Old 03-16-12, 10:09 AM   #135
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I'm done with this until RC. I'll get it through technet when RC is available. I don't see the sense in learning shortcuts by the bucketfull when (hopefully) it may change drastically by release.
if it stays like this, windows 8 won't touch my pcs.
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Old 03-16-12, 10:52 AM   #136
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if it stays like this, windows 8 won't touch my pcs.
That's my reaction right now, but all I have are laptops. So if the performance benefits are worth it...I'm not sure right now. I need to see the final product.

I really don't like Metro, but I'll take it if it speeds things up for me I may install it on at least one hdd, just so I know what I'm doing with clients if nothing else.

I really, really do not like it.
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Old 03-24-12, 06:15 AM   #137
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The new Metro experience starts instantly with Windows 8. As we saw in the Developer Preview, a lock screen introduces Windows 8 users to the live tiles and touch friendly world of the new Start Screen. Microsoft has made a number of tweaks to this screen for the Consumer Preview, including the introduction of a Semantic Zoom interface that allows tablet and touch users to organize and group their Windows Store applications.
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"Screw desktop and laptop users who do not have or want a touch interface."
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Old 03-24-12, 06:50 AM   #138
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I figured it might be, but I was compelled
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Old 03-24-12, 01:23 PM   #140
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"Screw desktop and laptop users who do not have or want a touch interface."
yap, touch screen is the last thing i want on my desktop, to be 4 feet from screen, huntch back over the screen waving my arms around have zero precision of a mouse.
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I'm on a 30GB SSD. I only have just over 5GB free on it and don't really care about Win8 enough to dig through my 30GB SSD looking for things to delete so I'd have enough for a Win8 install.

Do appreciate the tips though.
SSDs are really low in price right now. You should consider a 256GB SSD. 30GB is not much at all.
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SSDs are really low in price right now. You should consider a 256GB SSD. 30GB is not much at all.
You're kidding right? SSDs are still crazy expensive. A low price is getting a 500GB SSD for like $75 but that's 2 years away lol. I really can't wait for SSDs to get down in price but it's gonna be a while,
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well you can get a fast 120gb for $150 or so. Good for a boot/app drive
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You're kidding right? SSDs are still crazy expensive. A low price is getting a 500GB SSD for like $75 but that's 2 years away lol. I really can't wait for SSDs to get down in price but it's gonna be a while,
I'd say it's going to be longer than that. Die shrinks actually reduce the lifespan of solid state disks, so capacities aren't going to go up without some new innovation, and price of NAND memory doesn't seem to be dropping very fast.

In any case, SSD's are still worth it, the performance gains are very good.
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