Dell wrote:I have tested my plug-ins on Windows 8 Developer Preview to make sure they are working properly when Microsoft releases Windows 8 to the public.
How well do they work? It seems most of the OS is just like WIn7; it is the top layer that they changed.
That video is 1 hour D/L...ewww.
I did not encounter any problems.
Surprisingly Windows 8 decides to be the primary operating system despite configuring the hard drive to cable select while having the DVD drive and Windows XP set to primary.
Upon completing my testing, I disconnected the Windows 8 hard drive to resort back to Windows XP/7 (Dual boot configuration). To my utter surprise, I was greeted with Windows 8 informing me that there is an error and, I could not load Windows XP nor Windows 7. Bear in mind the Windows XP/7 hard drive is separate had drive from Windows 7.
Windows 8 suggested I should install the original disc to fix the error. Due to Windows XP cannot be loaded on top of Windows 7, I had to use my Windows 7 DVD instead. Unfortunately the Windows 7 DVD scanned for errors and, could not find any.
To remedy the problem, I had to re-insert the Windows 8 hard drive, boot into Windows 8 log into Windows 7 (using Windows 8 dual boot system) and, change the start order from Windows 8 to Windows 7 in Windows 7. Once I rebooted, I selected Windows XP in the boot selection and changed the primary operating system from Windows 7 to Windows XP.
Next time I will just disconnect the Windows XP/Windows 7 hard drive to prevent such an unwarranted merger. I do believe this is the first time I’ve ever encountered this and, I have multiple hard drives with singular operating systems that I swap from time to time that dates back to Windows 95.
I watched the video on Windows 8 through Internet Explorer 9 and could not find the duration of the film but it was rather long. The touch screen password demonstration really shows you Microsoft is not only trying to eliminate the mouse but the keyboard as well.
I may pursue Visual Studio 11 for building 64-bit plug-ins for the public. I am still happy with Synthmaker and will just use it for my personal use since, I have a lot of 32-bit computers