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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RE: MBR
by lucas_maximus on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 10:13 UTC 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[3]: MBR
by lucas_maximus on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 15:00 in reply to "RE[2]: MBR"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Oh Comon ...

Most people don't know what an MBR is.

This is the scenario,

1) "Do you want me to touch the MBR?"
2) they say "MBR ... WTF?"
3) Say no to be on the safe side
4) Windows doesn't boot after the install went OK
5) They are left with a computer that doesn't work, because some nerds got nerd raeg about running some alternative OS they neither care or know about.

Sorry, If you want to f--k about Dual Booting there is a minimum amount level of knowledge needed, and lets face it ... most of us know more about partitioning, cylinders, slices etc. that it is probably hindering our sex life.

If you are on this website you already know how to setup a dual boot system, you already knows that you need to install Windows first.

Edited 2011-11-23 15:02 UTC

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