Preparing for Windows 8

[sc:windows-category ]On Wednesday Microsoft will be releasing Windows 8 RTM to TechNet and so I will soon have to decide what I’m going to do with the various systems I run.

I currently have 3 installs of Windows 7:

  1. My main PC at home
  2. My laptop
  3. A VM

The first two seem easy enough, they will get Windows 8 installed at some point (I’ve been limping along on my main PC for a while with some weird issues and a new MB I haven’t installed yet, waiting for Win8).

The VM on the other hand brings up some questions.  Will Win8 run well in a VM where the primary access is through RDP?  Will I need to give the VM more resources?

I belive the plan of attack will be:

  • Install Win8 on my laptop
  • Run it for a few weeks
  • Format my PC’s hard disk
  • Swap the MB
  • Install Win8 on my PC
  • Test Win8 running through RDP on my desktop
  • Create a new VM and install Win8
  • Test some more 😉

I’ll post some follow up articles as I complete the various steps.

Greg

Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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