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 Soulbender on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 19:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: MBR"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

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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RE[5]: MBR
by lucas_maximus on Thu 24th Nov 2011 00:17 in reply to "RE[4]: MBR"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

So it is a non issue ... most people don't install the OS from scratch and those that are likely to want to do that and dual boot already know the options ... (clue train: install windows first like it has been since NT 4.0).

Why don't you guys have a bit more of a whine about an OS you apparently don't care about.

Seriously you bitch and whine about being the minority and have a little cry etc ... and everything is done to appease you ... If I was Microsoft I would do everything in my power to piss you off (more than now) ... just to see the butthurt raeg.

If you are the minority choice, guess f--king what?! You are the edge case that is poorly supported, at least they document stuff, if you guys raeg as hard as you do at me ... I would just make sure it was a surprise.

Edited 2011-11-24 00:30 UTC

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RE[6]: MBR
by Soulbender on Thu 24th Nov 2011 16:50 in reply to "RE[5]: MBR"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Who's whining?
I'm saying that your argument that that most people don't know what the MBR is is not a good reason for excluding that option in the installation.

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