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Windows 8 To Run Windows 7, And Vice Versa
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User Rank: Apprentice
11/4/2012 | 8:31:42 PM
re: Windows 8 To Run Windows 7, And Vice Versa
Will Windows 8 be able to run the old Windows 98 and 95 32 bits Programs also.
Ann Ann
Ann Ann,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/26/2012 | 2:40:00 AM
re: Windows 8 To Run Windows 7, And Vice Versa
What's missing? As ever, Apple hides the Intel integrated graphics from Windows 7 key, so the machine runs on the dedicated Nvidia GT650M graphics card all the time. That makes for shorter battery runtimes and more heat. Despite that, the machine doesn't get hugely hotter than it does under Mac OS X. Mac notebooks under Bootcamp just don't have the battery life you get under Mac OS X. That puts the Retina Mac in the same league as it's near direct competition, the HP Envy 15 for battery life around 4.5 to 5 hours under Windows.
User Rank: Apprentice
6/15/2012 | 5:04:05 AM
re: Windows 8 To Run Windows 7, And Vice Versa
I'm with Faye. "Windows to Go", cool right? WRONG! It's only available in the enterprise edition. When "to go" is available on my home machine, so I can take it to work and run a virtual HOME session at work, then I'll cheer. That's not happening.

Being able to run a Win7 emulation inside of Win8 may be nice if we don't have to buy a separate win7 license. Not likely. Same with Win8 on win7, you still have to pay for a separate license ...
User Rank: Ninja
6/13/2012 | 10:38:49 AM
re: Windows 8 To Run Windows 7, And Vice Versa
Of course it can...after you pay for a license for the other Windows versions. Microsoft makes it sound as if this all comes straight out of the box. And it is nothing revolutionary. VMWare has Unity for years and it does the same thing. When do we get to read about something new meaning something that wasn't done before? OK, the ugly Metro UI wasn't done before...for good reasons.
Faye Kane, homeless brain
Faye Kane, homeless brain,
User Rank: Strategist
6/12/2012 | 10:40:04 PM
re: Windows 8 To Run Windows 7, And Vice Versa
OBOY! Windows 8 "lets users run a virtual instance of Windows 7 within Windows 8!"

So what? I can boot a virtual machine inside win7 too.

And if I did, why the %$#! would it be win 8? MS has given not a SINGLE reason for anyone but teenage girls to use 8. And every week, I read something else that makes it hard to believe they're not commuting software-suicide on purpose.

Two weeks ago I discovered they're not including a DVD player. Even though they're free all over the net, it seems that MS figures they'll make you pay extra for something included in the previous release, like spreadsheet auditing in Excel 2010.

Then last week, I found out it won't play music from a network drive. In fact, it can't even do domains(!) This week it was when I read that IE in 8 ignores active X.

What?? ActiveX is Microsoft's main web technology! Or, it WAS.

"Was" is becoming Microsoft's nickname.

Windows 8 will be known for decades as Ballmer's Last Mistake. In January, when not a single copy of 8 has been bought on purpose, the board (and maybe even Gates) will finally have had enough. Sinofsky will be gone too, if they have any sense, as he's responsible for this abomination.

But when was the last time Microsoft management had any sense?

8 is the same mistake they make every time. They do what they think is best for Microsoft instead of what's best for the users.

But that's not the mistake. Their mistake is thinking there's a difference.


BTW, yes, I'm really a homeless ex- IT manager. I live naked in a cave because I'm completely fed up with the stupidity of the so-called "real", business world. I can't decide if American business is so stupid they act crazy, or so crazy they act stupid. tiny url dot com slash kanecave

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