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    Just Installed Windows 8 on an RM Slate

    I've just finally got the developer preview of Windows 8 installed on the Atom based RM Slate last night. It installed first time and even had the touch screen drivers installed for pre-installation configuration. Sweet. It runs lovely and smooth as well which came as a bit of a shock and I'm now working on an overview article for you all, so watch this space!

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    Better than Windows 7 on the slate? Is it less resource hungry on there??

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    It's very light and very responsive, even running on the Atom. As it's a preview build there is still a lot of work to do and the screen rotation does not work (yet), but it is still very usable and a huge improvement on W7 touch wise. Credit should also go to the on-screen keyboard which is a joy to work with.
    I particularly liked the bit when I was trying to use the touch screen setup applet in control panel and it asked me to press enter without giving me a KB to use! Still, all the apps I have installed such as Skype and Messenger work lovely with it so far and I'm just putting Outlook on now to see how that fares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I've just finally got the developer preview of Windows 8 installed on the Atom based RM Slate last night. It installed first time and even had the touch screen drivers installed for pre-installation configuration. Sweet. It runs lovely and smooth as well which came as a bit of a shock and I'm now working on an overview article for you all, so watch this space!

    I look forward to your article.

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    Did it not pull the programs from updating the machine?? Mine did no problem. Runs PhotoShop, office 2010 and SWIron browser no problem.

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    No, I did a fresh install, as I had Ubuntu on there, also I wanted to see what the full installation process would be like. The install process was the most painless I've ever seen with Windows and I hope they keep that for the final version!

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    I'm just trying to find a good way to do screen grabs before I start writing.

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    It reminds me of the windows 7 install.

    On your keyboard, Ctrl+alt+p should do a print screen shot.

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    I'm going to build a VM for most screen grabs and try and photograph the tab screen I think.

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    The "snipping tool" is in the Windows Developer Preview.... just start typing Snipp and Search will find it

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Is it less resource hungry on there??
    In terms of resource usage, Windows 8 is going to be a lot better than Windows 7...



    The 281MB figure above also includes the built-in anti-virus/anti-malware running in the background.
    Last edited by Arthur; 17th September 2011 at 01:04 AM.

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    I have also upgraded it to Windows 8. It did improve a lot on touch experience. But the auto LCD light adjustment really bother me. Is there any way to turn it off? I tried to install the Millennium3.1(x86) but failed. Thanks Thanks for any suggestion?

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    Okay, I fixed it. Please note that most of the drivers and Millennium3.1 tools will only work on 32 bits of Windows 8.....Even with the compatible mode will not work.

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    I thought Windows 8 was/is 64Bit exclusively, allowing Microsoft to optimise it to the max? With a mid/late 2012 release, this would make a lot of sense.

    If you want 32Bit, then Windows 7 will be supported for approx 10 years. I suspect Windows 7 and Windows 8 would work nicely together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I thought Windows 8 was/is 64Bit exclusively, allowing Microsoft to optimise it to the max? With a mid/late 2012 release, this would make a lot of sense.

    If you want 32Bit, then Windows 7 will be supported for approx 10 years. I suspect Windows 7 and Windows 8 would work nicely together.
    They've released the preview of Windows 8 in 32bit and 64bit. Whether this is what they'll release when it comes to RTM, who knows, but at the moment it has both.

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