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    Default W500 and Windows 8?

    Anyone install it yet? There's a preview here: efwhyeye.com | FYI!

    Downloading it now.

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    Default Re: W500 and Windows 8?

    Microsoft do have and use a Acer W500 in the test labs

    Experiencing Windows 8 touch on Windows 7 hardware - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    i will try for sure
    Last edited by Flamingfarts; 09-14-2011 at 07:11 PM.

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    how would you boot it? would you wipe out the Windows 7 and install the 8?
    Or would you partition the 7 and make just enough room to Dual Boot Windows 8?
    I am running out of ideas, i tried to run off an external HDD but that is just not happening.. I am about ready to wipe out the whole 32gb SSD and install 8. I want to try Win8 on a tablet so bad. Even though Engadget has a vid of 8 on a W500. i want to see for myself...

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    Default Re: W500 and Windows 8?

    I did a fresh install of win8. Backed up the Win7 image with Acronis Trueimage first so I can easily roll back.

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    Default Re: W500 and Windows 8?

    Thanks! Thats what I had in mind. I needed confirmation before I pull the trigger, I have Acronis on an external HD somewhere.
    I'll have a busy night!


    How do you like the Win8?! (I have it on a PC already, its pretty neat so far..)
    That Engadget Video looked beautiful!

    Source: AMD Fusion tablets running Windows 8 at Build 2011: hands-on with video -- Engadget

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    This is so cool!
    Im typing on Windows 8 now. Then W500 should have been like this the whole time.
    I lost my auto rotate and cant get it back...

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    Default Re: W500 and Windows 8?

    I'm trying to install 8 on my new w500 and realized I don't know how to boot off the USB. Is there a magic key combo to get me a boot drive menu?

    EDIT: scratch that, answered my own question. Accessed the bios by holding start+power when rebooting, then hitting F12 after the cursor appears in the top left corner. Installing Windows 8 now, lets hope this goes well!
    Last edited by sullitf; 09-15-2011 at 01:25 AM.

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    Hey Sullitf, I'm glad you figured it out. I used the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool along with the proper .iso.
    Installation when well, I turned my head for 20 mins, then all the sudden it was at the Personalize screen

    Source: Microsoft Store Online

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    Default Re: W500 and Windows 8?

    I have been using it for a couple of days. No real problems, except multitasking not working for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by almostinsane View Post
    Anyone install it yet? There's a preview here: efwhyeye.com | FYI!

    Downloading it now.

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    Default Re: W500 and Windows 8?

    Known bugs [as reported on other public sites] (hey a free beta cant be perfect):
    No Flicks.
    Many Accelerometers dont work. (So auto rotate wont work)

 

 

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