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[Updated] What Do You Like and Dislike About Windows 8?

Posted by Rich On September - 17 - 2011

Update: September 15th 2011 @ 11:11 ET: Added some more feedback from readers below.

Update: September 17th 2011 @ 7:44 ET: Added more feedback.

Yesterday, I put up four questions, which ask you about what you think about Windows 8. Quite promptly someone answered with the response:

“Less of this stupidity. I have not yet left BUILD and you lot seem to be lauding it”


“As it has not been released whats the point of this? How many beta testers are there?”

Just in case you’re also stuck at some unknown conference and didn’t know the Developer Preview is available, you can find out more about it here. Here’s what some of you said:
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Full Resolution Windows 8 Developer Preview in VirtualBox [How To]

Posted by Taylor Ling On September - 15 - 2011

So now you have the Windows 8 Developer Preview installed as a virtual machine using VirtualBox, but you found out that the guest addition of VirtualBox doesn’t work properly in Windows 8 Developer Preview, which means that it won’t auto-adjust the resolution when you resize the window, and have to stick with the resolution available by default.

No worry. There is an alternative solution to force the desired resolution to be available in the VirtualBox guest OS, so if you have done it correctly, you can now run Windows 8 Developer Preview in VirtualBox with your screen native resolution. Instructions after the jump.

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Install Windows 8 As a Virtual Machine with VirtualBox [How To]

Posted by Taylor Ling On September - 14 - 2011

Windows 8 Start ScreenWindows 8 Developer Preview requires a clean install. If you don’t want to wipe your computer or install Windows 8 on a separate partition or drive, you should consider installing Windows 8 as a Virtual Machine (VM.)

To run Windows 8 Developer Preview as a virtual machine, I recommend using VirtualBox (review) as your host.

This guide will show you how to:

  • Install Virtual Box & Set up Windows 8 VM
  • Install Windows 8 in Virtual Box


  1. Oracle VM VirtualBox
  2. Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO file (32-bit or 64-bit)
  3. Windows Live ID (for best testing experience, sign up here if you don’t have one)
  4. Internet Connection (for best testing experience)

Besides that, also make sure that your computer has the Virtualization Technology (VT-x/AMD-V) activated in the BIOS. Proceed to the installation if you are ready with everything. Read the rest of this entry »

Desktop Wallpaper 2349

We love desktop wallpaper on Windows Guides. Here’s a collection of 50 hand-picked high-resolution wallpapers from various sources online. Know a good place for wallpaper or have some to share? Let us know about it in the comments.

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In Comparison to Windows 7, What do You think of Windows 8?

Posted by Rich On September - 13 - 2011

I’d like you to take a minute to answer 2-4 questions on what you think of Windows 8. The second and fourth questions are optional; however, I encourage you to answer them too.

If you don’t see the form below, please leave a comment.

Windows 8 Terminology

Posted by Rich On September - 13 - 2011

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