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Where do you get your Win 8 copies for testing?

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7

    Where do you get your Win 8 copies for testing?


    I have seen some around and can gain access to them but they are from dubious sources. What's the latest build number you recommend and a safe place to download it?

    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Latest leaked build is 7989 (x64)

    Torrent: Windows 8 Beta Build 7989 Download ( 6.2.7989.0.amd64fre.winmain.110421-1825.iso)

    Welcome to the wait

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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7


    Thanks bunches. 71 seeds and 77 peers. Downloading at my cheesy max DSL speed anyway. Thanks. The latest projected release date is fall of 2012, that's a year and a half away. It will be interesting to see how W8 changes and progresses over the months.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    It's gonna be fun! Thanks, guys!

    I'll report back tomorrow after I get this up and running.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Interesting.
    The dual boot went fine.
    A bit of a hard time getting updates for my MS Wireless Mouse and keyboard but they work just fine.
    Installed MSE just fine.

    Anyone tried it as an upgrade yet - you know, for a goof? I like to be a guinea pig but not sure if I want to go that far ... yet ...
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  6. #6


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    I will wait for the official Beta. I am in no hurry.
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Latest leaked build is 7989 (x64)

    Torrent: Windows 8 Beta Build 7989 Download ( 6.2.7989.0.amd64fre.winmain.110421-1825.iso)

    Welcome to the wait

    Is this still the latest leak?
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  8. #8


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Yes, it's been a long dry spell.

    Hope to get something new in the next couple of weeks.
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    Yes, it's been a long dry spell.

    Hope to get something new in the next couple of weeks.
    I have downloaded that leak, do you think it's worth it to install it at this point?
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  10. #10


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    It's a bit rough, need to get the 'Red Pill' to activate some of the features.

    It's worth a look, I wouldn't use it for a daily system. I put it on a VB to have a look.
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