Featured on “The Home Tech Podcast” Episode #124 "A LIVE First Look at Windows 8.1 Preview"

Posted by Paul Braren on Jun 28 2013 in
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  • Here's Jim Collison's announcement of this Public Google Hangout Event at 9pm Eastern on Thursday, June 20 2013.

    The Hosts of Home Tech take a look at the New Preview of Windows 8.1.  We will have demos and live screens shots with discussion around the new updates to the OS. http://theAverageGuy.tv/live


    We looked around the Modern UI, and noticed it does stay running on multiple-monitor configurations, even when doing desktop apps on a second monitor!
    Skip-domain join still works, for backing up (to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials), described here:
    and seen here

    For juggling VMs on a workstation, here’s a nice comparison between VMware Workstation and the Windows 8 Hyper-V role
    tinkererguy: http://plus.google.com/u/0/108099269416006256371/posts/SJqEw6wsvHD
    unrealshots: Snapshot on VirtualBox http://www.howtogeek.com/150258/how-to-save-time-by-using-snapshots-in-virtualbox/
    tinkererguy: This is a way to install Windows 8.1 on my laptop (bare-metal), non-destructively, avoiding my C: drive entirely by going external
    Where I have a write-up of the procedure, and a walk-through video. Here’s a shorter more generic version. After making sure I have a complete backup, take care to:

    a) Shut down your laptop (or desktop) that has eSATAp
    b) Hook up an external drive and insert Windows 8.1 install media
    c) Power up, enter BIOS, configure so that the eSATA temporary drive shows as first boot device
    d) Install Windows 8.1 onto that C: drive
    e) Play around with Windows 8.1
    f) Shutdown
    g) Remove cable and drive
    h) Power up, enter BIOS, configure so that the original internal C: drive is first in the boot device list
    i) Reboot, and you’re right back to where you were before horsing around with Windows 8.1

    unrealshots: yeah - i prefer the approach of pulling the primar HDD and booting from eSata until i'm comfortable with it
    OtherJim: That is the way my Devs avoid SCCuM, a eSATA drive
    OtherJim: HP Elitebooks have eSATA. Worked great on the -30 gen but a later gen was wonky (-40 or -60).
    unrealshots: my elitebook has esata.. .and to be honest, I've never plugged anything into it
    Jim’s cheap laptop pick:
    ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T-SL 11.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop ( Silver )
    Jcollison http://www.amazon.com/ASUS?tag=tinkertryamzn-20-VivoBook-X202E-DH31T-SL-11-6-Inch-Touchscreen/dp/B00AEEC2BM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372388980&sr=8-1&keywords=B00AEEC2BM
    racecarmike: My review of the vivo book guys http://www.racecarmike.com/windows-8asus-vivobook-q200/
    unrealshots: pretty sweet notebook
    50” 4K Seiki TV/Monitor for $1399
    tinkererguy: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BXF7I9M?tag=tinkertryamzn-20
    tinkererguy: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Home-Solutions/4K-TV-Resource-Page/pcmcat300700050011.c?id=pcmcat300700050011
    Renny: Wont do 60Hz though