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    , rhm wrote


    Although, why install Windows 8 at all?

    Good question and to be honest I have really started looking at Linux full time with maybe just a windows vm running with in it.  My co-workers all use mac book pro with windows 7 vm's and are extremely happy.  I guess I can only thing of three reasons to go to windows 8.

    1. 64 bit support for virtual machines.  (although I do sorely miss the vm integration features windows 7 offers).
    2. Play around with creating FKMA's (formerly known as metro apps) in visual studio 2012
    3. Curiosity.

    I bought a second ssd to install windows 8, so my windows 7 system is only  a reboot away.

    I also have another windows 8 tip.   How to disable the lock screen:

    1. Run gpedit.msc
    2. Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Personalization
    3. Set "Do not display the lock screen" to enable.