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How will windows 8 change programs


#1

Windows 8 beta isnow availible i recommend your run it in a vurtual machine.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516


#2

I got my Samsung slate with developer Windows8 on it. So far -love it. Impressed with new language additions in c#. You can declare your method with “async” compiler and runtime will do the rest to make your code asynchronous. Too many new good things - hard to choose what to mention. Using unmanaged c++ with xaml is impressive. On my way to second day keynote.


#3

that awesome


#4

@ noob123: have you tried it with a VM? I get an error just after the Windows boot logo when I try to install it. Tested both x86/x64 on Virtual PC and VMware Workstation, no luck. The host machine is Win7 x64 w/ intel Core i/7 and 8GB.


#5

@ Daniel_M: Same here. Nice error screen with MS VirtualPC saying “something happened”, nasty “your PC must reboot” error with Oracle VirtualBox…


#6

They made the preview available to all, but did not specify that you had to attend to the BUILD conference to get it to work… I had the same problem with VMware (Workstation). I was pondering the idea of doing the ‘boot to VHD’ install, but ran out of steam last night…


#7

I have the preview running on VMWare Fusion 4(Mac), which was released a few days ago.

I had a few issues with the interface, but I am not sure if it is avirtualization issue or my lack of understanding how to navigate between the desktop and the new start interface.


#8

@ Mike, just hit the Windows key (depending on your virtualisation app, you might have problems unless that is passed thru to the VM). That should swap you to the opposite; either the Start page or the Classic Windows.

Another way is to press Win+C ( = Charms) and click the Start icon.


#9

Message to everyone for some reason windows 8 does not like vmvare and with other virtualiztion software it has issuses vmvare says hal_ininzation_failed. I recomend you make a dual boot system by partitioning than installing windows 8 on it.
*the preview ends in march 2012


#10

I have it running in Hyper-V without a problem…


#11

I better try it in hyper-v


#12

For those with VMware Workstation, supposedly Windows 8 installs on the newest release, coincidentally (or not) also v8. Since it’s a major version release, they hit you with a $99 upgrade fee.