New HDD

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  1. Stephanie's Avatar
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    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. BunnyJ's Avatar
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    Congrats!! Nothing like getting new hardware!

    Jeff
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  3. Stephanie's Avatar
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    Just need the OS now Jeff
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  4. BunnyJ's Avatar
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    I know .. I have a partition on my secondary all set for Win9, 137GB should do the trick.
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  5. badrobot's Avatar
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    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. strollin's Avatar
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    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. badrobot's Avatar
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    strollin said:
    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. strollin's Avatar
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    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. badrobot's Avatar
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    strollin said:
    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. strollin's Avatar
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    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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