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Windows 8 Release Preview available for download

Postby stix on Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:05 pm

A pre-beta developer version of Windows 8 is available for download:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516
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Re: Windows 8 pre-beta available for download

Postby redk9258 on Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:11 pm

I've been downloading it for a while now. I'm going to try to install the 32-bit version in Virtual PC first. Then I may try to install the 64-bit version on an extra partition that I have and do a dual boot with my Windows 7 install.
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Re: Windows 8 pre-beta available for download

Postby Ian on Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:51 pm

redk9258 wrote:I'm going to try to install the 32-bit version in Virtual PC first.


Yeah, I tried installing the 64 bit version first until I realized it doesn't work in Virtual PC. Gonna give it another go with the 32 bit tonight.
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Re: Windows 8 pre-beta available for download

Postby Ian on Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:39 pm

Okay, virtual PC doesnt work at all. You'll need VMWare Workstation 8.
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Re: Windows 8 pre-beta available for download

Postby stix on Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:43 am

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Re: Windows 8 pre-beta available for download

Postby redk9258 on Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:40 pm

Well I also found out that you cannot install in Virtual PC. I thought I would try something else that looked kind of slick.... Install to a vhd file instead of a real hard drive. It did work. I was running Windows 8 and decided to reboot to see if I ended up with a boot menu. Not only did I not have a dual boot menu, This install corrupted my Windows 7 install. I ended up restoring my C partition from my last Ghost image. Oh well. I'll try something else.
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Re: Windows 8 pre-beta available for download

Postby stix on Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:08 am

Have successfully installed the 32 bit version. Managed to install Windows 7 driver for USB wireless adapter from CD, and I'm live from inside Windows 8 Developer Preview. Cool.
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Re: Windows 8 pre-beta available for download

Postby Latyerty on Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:00 am

Thanks for sharing! I've just downloaded it. It works cool on my Windows 7.
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Re: Windows 8 pre-beta available for download

Postby Ian on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:46 pm

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Re: Windows 8 Release Preview available for download

Postby Ian on Thu May 31, 2012 10:05 pm

Release Preview is now available. This is the last one before the actual release and should be nearly feature complete.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso
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Re: Windows 8 Release Preview available for download

Postby stix on Thu May 31, 2012 11:16 pm

I just noticed it was up on TechNet, with apps. I see the public version is also available.
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Re: Windows 8 Release Preview available for download

Postby Ian on Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:16 pm

Windows 8 upgrade offer:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Pre ... owsPR.aspx

Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of the Windows Upgrade Offer for consumers purchasing a qualifying new Windows 7 PC. The Windows Upgrade Offer provides consumers who buy an eligible Windows 7 PC the option to purchase a downloadable upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of just $14.99 (U.S.) during the time of the promotion, which will be redeemable when Windows 8 is generally available. The Windows Upgrade Offer is just the first of many consumer offers that will roll out in conjunction with the general availability of Windows 8.
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Re: Windows 8 Release Preview available for download

Postby stix on Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:25 pm

So, I have the latest Win 8 release preview with apps (TechNet version) 32-bit running.

I still don't like windows 8.
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Re: Windows 8 Release Preview available for download

Postby Ian on Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:25 pm

I can't say I'm a big fan either. I'm hoping it grows on me or it will make more sense on a tablet.
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Windows 8 multiple versions up on Technet

Postby stix on Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:28 pm

Windows 8 is now available to Technet subscribers in multiple versions.

Looks like Windows 8 Enterprise is now available to the public as a 90-day free trial download.
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Re: Windows 8 multiple versions up on Technet

Postby Ian on Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:22 pm

stix wrote:Looks like Windows 8 Enterprise is now available to the public as a 90-day free trial download.


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcen ... 54510.aspx

You can't upgrade it or enter a serial number though so if you don't want to reinstall, I wouldn't use it.

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