Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 21:39 UTC
Windows The Windows 8 blog has a post about the improvements in Windows 8's installation process. "For Windows 8, our goal was to continue to improve reliability while also improving the installation experience and raw performance. Not only did we want it to be rock solid, but also faster and easier to use." Thankfully, the features us geeks like are still there.
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MBR
by evert on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 21:55 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06

I've asked them to stop overwriting the MBR without asking.

For me, THAT would be some improvement.

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RE: MBR
by stabbyjones on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 22:51 in reply to "MBR"
stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

why? other operating systems don't exist according to windows

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RE: MBR
by lucas_maximus on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 10:13 in reply to "MBR"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Seriously, how would they do this reliably?

There are at least 4 different types of bootloader software I can pick off the top of my head, with different versions distributed with different Operating systems.

Microsoft and Linux Distros can check for Windows OSes because there are only a few to choose from in comparison to Linux's, BSDs (and forks thereof).

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RE[2]: MBR
by dragossh on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 14:28 in reply to "RE: MBR"
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

Do you want us to rewrite your MBR?
[Rewrite] [No, GTFO]

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RE: MBR
by sandyman on Fri 25th Nov 2011 15:52 in reply to "MBR"
sandyman Member since:
2011-11-25

That'll be like Ubuntu doing exactly the same thing then. OK not if you use the Alternative Install ISO. They said it was down to the Debian Installer. Funny Deb does not do the same thing

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