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And this is a hint as to why
Authored by: kjs on Monday, December 24 2012 @ 01:55 PM EST
why waste the time to do it? winDOS was always designed to need the maximum
possible amount of resources and a PC made for winDOS Vista will be a dog under
W8.
Better upgrade to a good Linux distro.....

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not f'd, you won't find me on farcebook

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And this is a hint as to why
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, December 24 2012 @ 05:24 PM EST
Actually I did pull out the other drives before install.

It will only boot if I bring up the boot menu using F11 and choosing the correct
drive.

It only occurred after applying all the updates once the other drives had been
re-connected.

My mistake was in expecting it once it had said updates 100% finished with no
warning of a reboot required to be OK! Then asking it to restart in to Windows
7. That's the point at which it messed up the Windows 7 and the XP all on the
same drive. If I had physically powered off/on it may not have happened, with a
soft reboot it did.

My Fedora 17 (64bit) is the only OS on a drive that set up a boot menu for all
the OSes across all the drives automatically, including 'safe modes'. They
still partially booted, just in infinite loops.

Now I keep a basic installed image of each of the operating systems, as at the
first point of OS and programs before all updates Mageia, Win 7, XP. The Fedora
was installed earlier in the same day that the 8 screwed up. As neither were
set up to the point I would create an image from, for instance I would prefer to
run LXDE than the default Fedora desktop. Win 8 had nothing useful added - it
still hasn't.

The Win 7 and XP both have a couple of programs installed for use by my 4 year
old grandson when he visits that keep him off of his nan's or my computers. The
TV tuner is set to have his channels at the top of the list and he can be
watching Ceebeebies in a window whilst using the website in another. The
plethora of operating systems on the one machine is my choice to tinker around
with, however, the machine does have a general use and it needs to be able to
run the programs other family users want/expect to work.

I've just bought 4 MK808's for my kids and my brother. With the thought that
they can effectively carry something small around that can connect to the
Internet through using the HDMI port on the majority of modern HD-TV's. Armed
with their phone to use as a remote they can use a big screen almost anywhere!
Heck they can even bring them here to use and I wont have to maintain an account
on the PC's in their rooms.

One thing that will not happen is to buy any Windows 8 upgrades for those same
computers. Fortunately the software the grandchildren use normally requires
older OSes not the latest offering...

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