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Windows 8 consumer preview

Postby DrTeeth » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:47 pm

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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Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

Postby a1pcfixer » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:23 pm

Did ya install BIBM first, then Win 8 beta, or visa versa?
Does such even matter?
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Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

Postby Ed Smith » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:26 pm

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.
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Cheers

DrT
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Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

Postby Brian K » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:28 pm

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
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Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

Postby Brian K » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:37 pm

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?
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Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

Postby DrTeeth » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:40 am

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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Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

Postby DrTeeth » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:44 am

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.
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Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

Postby DrTeeth » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:28 am

Seems to behaving itself now. I did delete the Win 8 partition earlier and recover it.

DrT (posted from Win 8)
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Re: Windows 8 consumer preview

Postby Ed Smith » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:37 am

OK... Thank you for the links.
I appreciate it.

Ed.

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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)


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