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scotts87 View Drop Down
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  Quote scotts87 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Windows 8?
    Posted: 05 Mar 2012 at 11:22am
Its been many years since I got a new PC. The one I have right now, I bought shortly after the commercialization of Windows Vista (yeah its an old PC).

So now I have an order in the AVA system for a new PC with Windows 7 Home Premium. But I am hearing that this revolutionary new Windows 8 is floating around out there. I'm shaking my head thinking, why can't I just stay ahead of the OS release cycle for Windows?

I noticed AVA systems can be set up as dual boot, with other OS's as options (I almost did a dual boot build with Ubuntu). Is there a way to set up an AVA system to dual boot with Windows 8? I don't imagine you can elect to get Windows 8 until its actually commercialized....please correct me if I am wrong on this point.

I guess an alternative might be to run it as a Virtual Machine (which is the way I currently work with Linux distros).

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  Quote Jmundy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 2012 at 11:06am
Hello scotts87,
As of right now, there is a preview of Windows 8 available for anyone to download. It shows some new features that Microsoft has implemented, but it's still limited. By law, we're unable to install Windows 8 for you, but once we ship the system to you (with Windows 7 installed) you are more than welcome to install Windows 8 in dual-boot to test it out, although I would not recommend it based on the limitations. It's more or less something for you to install on a machine, that is not your primary, to see how the new interface is...it's still nothing to solely rely on as of yet.
Joseph Mundy
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  Quote super-6-1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2012 at 7:17pm
i would also like to add this as well. Threw microsoft if you have windows 7 ( no idea if it has to be a new computer or just any computer) But for $15 you can also upgrade to windows 8 as well rather then pay for a new OS.
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