W500 and Windows 8?

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    Flamingfarts W500 owner

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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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    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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    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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    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!
     
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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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    I have been using it for a couple of days. No real problems, except multitasking not working for me.
     
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    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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