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Old 10-24-2012, 02:46 PM   #16
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Just tried to see the preview of Win8 and it said I needed SilverLight. I don't want Silverlight on my system. There seems to be a backdoor for maleware to sneak in from what I was reading.
Holes like that creep up all the time... can't avoid them. Usually the big ones get patched quick.

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What's worse, this puts the brakes on my MCITP studying until I can figure it out or find an alternative.
You could just install it with VMware Player or something. I have found W8 in a VM isn't as good as native installed though, mainly because of the hotspots the new OS has (like putting your mouse to any of the four corners to activate a respective function). Just tedious to pull off in a VM.

Edit: Well unless you run it in full-screen I guess.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:58 PM   #17
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You can also just set up a server box someplace and RDP into it via Wnidows 7... that's my preferred method for dorking around in Windows 8. As Rob said trying to use Win 8 inside a VM just makes a bad experience worse...
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Try VirtualBox. I was going to suggest Microsoft Virtual PC, but that doesn't seem to support Windows 8 at the moment. Interestingly though, Windows 8 itself will come with Hyper-V for virtualizing - the same stack used in Windows Server.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:45 PM   #19
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I still recommend VMware Player unless there's a specific reason to recommend VirtualBox. Player is absolutely free, and in my experience has always offered the better experience.
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I would not recommend VirtualBox. Unless something changed in the meantime (which I doubt because this bug has existed for years), maximizing it in Windows is very likely to corrupt your mouse cursor if you are using a dual-monitor setup.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:41 PM   #21
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Fuck VMWare....going with Virtual Box. PLAY TIME!
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ROFL. I love that photo. Can't get tired of it. The kid is priceless. Not one to praise memes. This one is as crap as anything else. But been a long while since one made me laugh.
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Haha, agreed Mario. A lot of memes drive me bonkers, but I've lightened up towards some of them... for some reason. Could be that Facebook is spammed with them all day long, so it was either accept it, or go insane.
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