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Windows 8 consumer preview

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:47 pm
by DrTeeth
Removing all other partitions from the Windows 8 boot item does not
have the other partitions invisible. Win 8 can access them
irrespective of the settings in BIBM.

Just a heads-up.
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Cheers

DrT
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We may not be able to prevent the stormy times in
our lives; but we can always choose to dance
in the puddles (Jewish proverb).

Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:23 pm
by a1pcfixer
Did ya install BIBM first, then Win 8 beta, or visa versa?
Does such even matter?
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Jim L.
Using - Virtual Access(OLR)
http://www.virtual-access.org
6.3.0.5 Windows Vista Service Pack 2 build 6002


Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:26 pm
by Ed Smith
How does one get the consumer preview of Windows 8 so I could give it a try
?

Thanks,
Ed.

"DrTeeth" wrote in message news:1607@public.bootitbm...

Removing all other partitions from the Windows 8 boot item does not
have the other partitions invisible. Win 8 can access them
irrespective of the settings in BIBM.

Just a heads-up.
--

Cheers

DrT
______________________________
We may not be able to prevent the stormy times in
our lives; but we can always choose to dance
in the puddles (Jewish proverb).


Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:28 pm
by Brian K
Ed,

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/wind ... er-preview

Edit... Ignore that. There is an ISO link somewhere.

Here it is...

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-8/iso

Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:37 pm
by Brian K
DrTeeth wrote:Removing all other partitions from the Windows 8 boot item does not
have the other partitions invisible. Win 8 can access them
irrespective of the settings in BIBM.

DrT,

Not in my computer. BIBM is the same as always. If the partition is not in the MBR it is not present in Disk management. If the partition is hidden it doesn't have a drive letter in Disk management. Did you let Win8 see the partitions before you hid them in BIBM?

Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:40 am
by DrTeeth
On Fri, 2 Mar 2012 19:23:33 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
a1pcfixer disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Does such even matter?

No. It works on a simple toggle irrespective of the order of
installation - or it does with every OS I have installed so far ;-).
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Cheers

DrT
______________________________
We may not be able to prevent the stormy times in
our lives; but we can always choose to dance
in the puddles (Jewish proverb).

Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:44 am
by DrTeeth
On Fri, 2 Mar 2012 21:37:14 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
Brian K disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Not in my computer. BIBM is the same as always. If the partition is not in the MBR it is not present in Disk management. If the partition is hidden it doesn't have a drive letter in Disk management. Did you let Win8 see the partitions before you hid them in BIBM?

I did not add any partitions to the MBR until after the install. Added
them post-install, had a minor issue which I would was related to them
being visible in Win 8 so cleared them (i.e. did not just hide them).
They still showed up in windows explorer and were accessible.
--

Cheers

DrT
______________________________
We may not be able to prevent the stormy times in
our lives; but we can always choose to dance
in the puddles (Jewish proverb).

Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:28 am
by DrTeeth
Seems to behaving itself now. I did delete the Win 8 partition earlier and recover it.

DrT (posted from Win 8)

Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:37 am
by Ed Smith
OK... Thank you for the links.
I appreciate it.

Ed.

"Brian K" wrote in message news:1615@public.bootitbm...

Ed,

[
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/wind ... er-preview
](http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-8/consumer-preview)

Edit... Ignore that. There is an ISO link somewhere.

Here it is...

[
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-8/iso
](http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-8/iso)