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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:20 am    Post subject: Win 8.1 Reply with quote

Windows 7 was a delight to install - Windows 8.1 update is a horrible experience.

If you're running two drives in the Mac mini and Windows in bootcamp then better make sure that you have a backup of an ExFat partition (if you have that).

Twice I lost it and it - Windows 8.1 did something silently. It is good that I am rather pedantic about backups - I only lost a few days worth of data and I could retrieve that from elsewhere.

And for the good news. It takes up less space than 7. It appears more reliable: under Windows 7 and under Windows 8.0 I always had some hard errors - sofar nil. Using a bit more RAM though when programs are running so suspect less is being swapped out to the drive.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:17 am    Post subject: update Reply with quote

A few months ago I discovered that with Winclone you can put a bootcamp installation on a second drive into UEFI. My base mac mini 2012 now boots in approx 17 seconds into windows 8.1. Have not had any issues with this.
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