Understood. If (BIG!! "IF") I install Win8, it will be immediately followed
by Classic Shell.
> A more intriguing question to me: What could it possibly be that's
> inclining you to install Win8 in the first place? :)
Not so inclined, at the moment. Just exploring. Answers to questions
like this are part of the process. I would be really pissed if I
installed Windows 8 and none of my many HTA scripts didn't work.
> PS - I think the Beta is good until January, so you could probably
> still try that out if you want to. But be careful if you do. Later
> versions of Windows can't be trusted to install only to a single
> partition while leaving other partitons and the master boot record
> alone. Also, Beta 1 is more flexible than Beta 2. (They have wacky
> names that I don't remember now; something like Release Candidate and
> Consumer Preview, I think.) I got the former to install on an HP
> with 500 MB RAM, while the latter insisted on not only more RAM but
> also a multi-core CPU! So I never actually tried the 2nd beta.
According to a posting in alt.comp.os.windows-8 ("Licence keys" 10/30),
Windows 8 can be installed as a second OS, dual booting with Windows 7.
At this stage and at this price, I will just buy it if I decide to try it.
"It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory."
~ W. Edwards Deming ~