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[2]: MBR
by dragossh on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 14:28 UTC in reply to "RE: MBR"
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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"
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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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RE[4]: MBR
by Vanders on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 18:12 in reply to "RE[3]: MBR"
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"Select Disc to install Windows on" -> "Advanced Options" -> "Install Windows boot loader on the Master Boot Record? [x]"

The first two options are already there (paraphrased). What's so hard about adding a check box that's checked by default? Most users wont ever care and leave it alone, those of us who do care can disable that particular bone-headed behaviour of the Windows installer and we can all go home happy.

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RE[4]: MBR
by Soulbender on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 19:59 in reply to "RE[3]: MBR"
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Most people don't know what an MBR is.

Most people don't install an OS by themselves and to them pretty much anything in the installer is difficult to understand.
Seriously, this option can easily be implemented in a way that does not scare people, it's just a matter of wanting to do it.

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