well, I think my boot up time is relatively fast.. if it is that significantly faster, that would be awesome!
btw, what does RAID do? I heard it's like using 2 identical drives as one and it makes boot up even faster?
RAID (0) splits data between 2 separate drives for a theoretical double in performance. There are different types of RAID but the most popular ones are 0 and 1.
0 Splits the data between two drives so if you lose one drive or your array gets corrupted you lose data.
1 Mirrors the data at the same time to two different drives. Simply a redundancy program.
4 gives you the best of both worlds. Block split with a parity. 1 drive can fail and the array can be recovered.
Just wanted to pop in and say I have tried windows 8 and tried using it for about 3 days. The thing kept crashing and rebooting whenever I was trying to install some programs (I get they aren't for Windows 8 but there are a lot that I need to have) so I put it away for now and will use it when more programs are made for windows 8. Metro system I wasn't really a fan of however. Not much of a change from windows 7. But the multi-monitor tweaks are nice.
I would ask a thing about license. I won in a contest a copy of Windows 8 Pro. They sent me an x32 iso of Win 8 togheter with a key, but I am more interested in a x64 version. May I use this key to activate it? Second question...where could I download a legal copy of Win 8 Pro, a regular version...not beta? I've searched online and there are plenty...how to find the correct one that will give me zero problems?
Where's you old window 7? Can I have it? :) LOL
give it away bro! I'm sure jasper, lloyd and sam will be interested hahahaha
ahahah I could use it on another pc maybe ;)
As far as I know you cannot use a x86 (32-Bit) key on a x64 install. Even if you would torrent or get x64 through some legal way, I don't think you could activate it. Only reason why I'm saying this is because I have both x86 and x64 through MSDNAA, it's a student alliance service from Microsoft, and they gave me both keys, and they don't work on the other copies vice versa. I tried because I wanted to have x64 builds on two of my systems. You could try selling it and getting a x64.
Yeah it probably won't accept the key on a 64-bit OS
Keys are interchangeable between an x86 OS and a x64 OS.
ouch...but someone in another forum (italian one) told me the contrary! I'm still unsure :( ?! Someone told me that on Windows 8 is different....I need some more investigation..anyway
@peti1212 maybe you tried to use both keys to activate two copies with one license? I mean..I just want to activate one license on one pc. Not simultaneously.
I think it's legal...as long you don't give me the key. Is there a way to check it before installing at least? Maybe I should call Microsoft here and ask them all this..