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[4]: MBR
by Vanders on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 18:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: MBR"
Vanders
Member since:
2005-07-06

"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[5]: MBR
by lucas_maximus on Thu 24th Nov 2011 00:18 in reply to "RE[4]: MBR"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Because somebody at Microsoft has the job of making sure Windows boots after install ... he isn't going to put his job on the line for some idealist who might want to install Linux first instead of Windows ...

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