Can Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro (x64) Be Used As Everyday Desktop OS
Sep 10, 2013
I have a product key for Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro (x64). I was wondering if it can be used as an everyday OS (listening to music, surfing the web, playing games)? I am aware that in Windows Embedded 8.1, metro apps/Windows Store are disabled. I was not going to use metro apps anyway.
Do regular desktop applications work perfectly on Windows Embedded 8.1?
I have a dreamspark account and in that I am provided with the Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro . So, I was thinking if there are any differences in that one and also would I be able to use it like a Home User?
I am also getting the Server 2012 Datacentre Edition. So which one should I go with? I plan to use VM's in the future though.
I want create dual boot with windows 7 home basic 64bit and Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro 64bit. I also want install visual studio 2013 with update 2.
About my laptop:
SONY VPCEH3AEN i5-2450m, Windows 7 home basic 64bit, 500GB HD, 4GB ram, NVIDIA 410M.
I get Microsoft developer account via dreamspark.com there is all so available free Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro 64bit and Visual Studio Professional 2013 with Update 2 RC. I don't have knowledge in develop app and in OS installation but I decide just try to develop some app for windows 8 and wp8.
I have following question:
1. my laptop can support to run dual boot with Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro 64bit and windows 7 home basic?
If support dual boot,
2. what is size of Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro 64bit ? i seen this is 3GB download file. if 3GB can i download in disk and install by restart computer?
3. I can able to do install Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro in my unallocated logical partition?
If able to install in unallocated space,
4. i can able to do install Visual Studio Professional 2013 with Update 2 RC in Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro 64bit?
5. what is size of Visual Studio Professional 2013 with Update 2 RC?
6. i can able to do access my Windows 7 home basic files in Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro 64bit?
7. what is difference between Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro 64bit and Windows 8 pro 64bit? I don't know anything about Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro 64bit.
I have problems with BSODs and computer unexpected power loose. Even in idle mode computer cxan restart itself. When I go to the sleep mode and wake it up I have always mutiple bsods at the windows startup. After few resets it starting up correctly and then sometimes (sometimes not) rebooted in second.
In my computer there is minimal hardware connected:
I have re installed the Window8 Pro completely, it is still not stop BSOD. It happened frequently everytime when i played Guild Wars 2. I did not overclock at all, even if i want to. I used to overclock before when i used the same specs PC and never had any problem at all, somehow one day i updated my graphic cards ,then it started to BSOD.
MY PC Specs CPU: i5 2500K Motherboard:GA-Z68XP-UD3P (rev. 1.3) RAM: corsair vengeance 1600 8gb GPU: HIS HD7970 Ghz Edition IceQ X2
THe HDD raid 0 (Primary) and my SSD Raid 0 as well. not sure if it is also caused BSOD.
System Info Utility version 188.8.131.52 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation, 64 bit Processor: AMD A6-5400K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 5526 Mb Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7540D, 512 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 953516 MB, Free - 934184 MB; Motherboard: MSI, 2AE0 Antivirus: Windows Defender
Any utility that actually works for retrieving the product key embedded in the BIOS of a computer that came with 8 installed originally. My machine crashed and the only way I could restore it was by downloading and installing the Windows 8 evaluation version, which is only licensed for 180 days. I have tried several programs that claim to be able to recover the embedded key, but none of them actually work. They just find the key to the version I'm running right now.
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Am I correct in thinking that it might be because I have to use CSM mode in the bios to get it to recognise my installation media? If I had a UEFI version would it make any difference?
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Then, along comes the free upgrade to Windows 8.1. I took one of my Dell's, and laid down a clean windows 8.0 image. Then I ran the Store "free" upgrade to Windows 8.1. All was well. I then cleaned up the temporary files and whatnot and tried to run Sysprep only to be greeted with an error that said, "I cannot validate your OS installation". Did some research and found that you aren't supposed to run Sysprep on a machine that you ran an "upgrade". Instead, you are supposed to install from scratch.
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I'm not going to take my new Dell computers, lay down the clean 8.0 image and then upgrade each of them manually via the store to Windows 8.1. This takes way too long.
I'm not going to use my MSDN keys to install onto these machines, because I don't want them to activate these keys. They aren't the legit keys for these machines. These machines have legit OEM Windows 8 keys and 8.1 is a free upgrade to 8.0, so it seems like these legit keys would work. I paid dell to have a valid OEM license on the computer, that is what I want to use.
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computer name: STINKO-MAN windows version: Windows 8 , 6.2, build: 9200 windows dir: C:WINDOWS Hardware: MS-7816, MSI, Z87-G43 GAMING (MS-7816) CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz Intel586, level: 6 8 logical processors, active mask: 255 RAM: 8531210240 total VM: 2147352576, free: 1917751296
I get the WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR 2 or 3 times a day. I found this mainly happens when I watch videos embedded in websites or browsing the steam store (when you browse a game there are embedded videos that play automatically in steam).
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CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 Graphics Card: Radeon R9 280X (Sapphire) MOBO: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H Power Supply: EVGA Supernova NEX750B (750 W) HD: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 RPM SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8 GB OS: Windows 8.1, 64 Bit
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In Win 8.1 they will ONLY open in IE11.
I have changed the registry as directed by MS in this article to no avail.
How to configure Internet Explorer to open Office documents in the appropriate Office program instead of in Internet Explorer
Locate the subkey for the specific Office document type.The following table lists the subkeys for several common Office document types. Microsoft Office Excel 97-2003 Worksheet Excel.Sheet.8
After you identify the subkey for the specific Officedocument type, follow these steps:
If the Office document is an Microsoft Office Excel document, add the following value for all Microsoft Office Excel subkeys except the Excel.Sheet.5 subkey:
Value name: BrowserFlags Data type: REG_DWORD Value: 8
I do not want to view them in IE which is harder to zoom, and my habits do not change as easily as MS thinks they should.
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Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:
1) Remote access to the server is not enabled 2) The remote computer is turned off 3) The remote computer is not available on the network
As best as I can tell, none of the conditions above is true. Here is what I have looked at so far...
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- From the Windows 8 machine, I can ping the XP machine, and I can access a shared drive on the XP machine. In fact, I've been moving files between the XP machine and the Windows 8 machine, in both directions, all day.
- Just to eliminate another potential issue, I have set the username and password on the Windows 8 machine to match that on the XP machine.
Incidentally, XP machine is running XP Pro, 2002, SP3.
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