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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    England
    Posts : 9,843
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       26 Sep 2014 #1

    New HDD


    I have added a WD 250GB to my main system (got a box full of HDDs ) so Im all set for installing Win 9

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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       26 Sep 2014 #2

    Congrats!! Nothing like getting new hardware!

    Jeff
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    England
    Posts : 9,843
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       26 Sep 2014 #3

    Just need the OS now Jeff
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       26 Sep 2014 #4

    I know .. I have a partition on my secondary all set for Win9, 137GB should do the trick.
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  5. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,289
    Win 10 Pro x64
       26 Sep 2014 #5

    Got 2 120GB Samsung Evo SSDs recently (on sale for $79 each)... and both installed and ready. It's gonna be good...

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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    N Calif
    Posts : 660
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       26 Sep 2014 #6

    I don't need any new hardware, got plenty of disk space available to install Win 9 preview in a VM.
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,289
    Win 10 Pro x64
       26 Sep 2014 #7

    strollin said: View Post
    I don't need any new hardware, got plenty of disk space available to install Win 9 preview in a VM.
    I used VM on Win 8 Preview.
    But it only taught me how to use and tweak Win 8 . I didn't learn how to deal with actual hardware, peripherals and driver/software issues. Which is what this forum is all about. This time around, I will let Win 9 preview use my PC's full resources, run on 4 monitors, get the feel of it and learn actual troubleshooting and contribute more to the discussion .
    The first test would be of course, cloning. I will install on HDD and then clone on SSD. The HDD installation will be the backup in case MS came up with a killer update that will screw up everything. Instead of reinstalling, I will just re-clone the hdd.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    N Calif
    Posts : 660
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       26 Sep 2014 #8

    I doubt I will dedicate any actual hardware to Win 9 until some point in the future when I buy/build a new machine that comes with Win 9.

    Win 7 is the only Windows OS I ever used to upgrade older machines. Mostly I run new OSes in a VM and leave currently running machines alone.
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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,289
    Win 10 Pro x64
       26 Sep 2014 #9

    strollin said: View Post
    I doubt I will dedicate any actual hardware to Win 9 until some point in the future when I buy/build a new machine that comes with Win 9.

    Win 7 is the only Windows OS I ever used to upgrade older machines. Mostly I run new OSes in a VM and leave currently running machines alone.







    Nobody has to dedicate a hardware or PC to a single OS. Just press F9 on boot up and then select a drive you want to boot from. That's what I've been doing for the past 3 years. You can install and run as many OS on as many hard drives your PC can accommodate.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    N Calif
    Posts : 660
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       26 Sep 2014 #10

    I haven't bothered with multi-booting OSes since I started using VMs over 10 years ago. I consider it a major PITA to reboot my PC just because I want to use a different OS.

    To each their own.
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