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Windows 8 and VS 2011 Devlopment

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I finally have managed to clear off one of my many harddrives (way too many backups). So now I can finally really get into exploring Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2011 Beta at full speed, instead of working in a VM.

Also, Microsoft is challenging me to see how many downloads I can generate before the end of the month, so now is a great time to download them if your interested. ;-)

I'll talk about my experience likes/dislikes as I go through installing both and getting a small windows 8 app (with metro support), let me know what your experiences are. The more responses I get, the more I can let Microsoft developers know, and get more direct answers to your questions.

So click, download, and hopefully enjoy.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Visual Studio 2011 Beta

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DimitriV Icon

27 March 2012 - 10:32 PM
Cool. I too downloaded the VS 2011 iso image, but I haven't opened it up yet.
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SwiftStriker00 Icon

28 March 2012 - 07:01 AM

DimitriV, on 28 March 2012 - 01:32 AM, said:

Cool. I too downloaded the VS 2011 iso image, but I haven't opened it up yet.


Remember, you need to install it Windows 8. If you don't it will take a long time and just end up replacing your resources( icons etc...), however when installed in windows 8. It didn't take that long. I got it installed, but I was too busy playing w/ the rest of windows 8 to actually get into too much Visual Studio stuff.
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tlhIn`toq Icon

29 March 2012 - 09:21 AM
I do everything in VMware. VMWare workstation 8 seems to not like the Win8CP ISO for a RAW install. So I'm going to clone my Win7 virtual machine and then perform an upgrade to it. Not my preferred thing to do, but little choice.
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tlhIn`toq Icon

31 March 2012 - 08:01 AM

tlhIn`toq, on 29 March 2012 - 10:21 AM, said:

I do everything in VMware. VMWare workstation 8 seems to not like the Win8CP ISO for a RAW install. So I'm going to clone my Win7 virtual machine and then perform an upgrade to it. Not my preferred thing to do, but little choice.


Nope: That failed to. Multiple failures all after the first reboot; all at 16%. Win8 installer fails saying it doesn't know why but the OS has been restored to pre-installation state.

I guess I dig an old 32bit laptop about of the closet for it.
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SwiftStriker00 Icon

02 April 2012 - 07:19 AM
I had a spare drive, I had a spare DVD so I burnt the image, then installed it just fine. I always seem to have more success with ISOs than the web installers
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raymens Icon

05 April 2012 - 08:39 AM
I had no problems at all installing Win8 on VMWare workstation 8 using the ISO
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