I have run RP for a while but I installed a fresh copy of Enterprise RTM.
I go to the Desktop and it's using EXACTLY the same slide show of pictures I have been using in RP. (I am using a Microsoft account (Hotmail) in both places.) How'd it know about the pictures and where did it get them? The RP VM is not running.
I am not disappointed, but very pleasantly surprised.
RTM install was flawless and quick. I haven't been prompted (yet) for an activation key. VMware Tools installed without an issue. (I set this up as a "Windows 7 x64" VM in VMware Workstation.)
As time allows I'll see what else there is to see and do. I want to get Office 2013 installed too at some point.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number ASUS OS Windows 8.1 Pro CPU AMD FX 8320 Motherboard Crosshair V Formula-Z Memory 16 gig DDR3 Graphics Card ASUS R9 270 Screen Resolution 1440x900
Keyboard Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard Mouse Microsoft Touch Mouse PSU OCZ 500 watt Case A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic. Cooling Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes Hard Drives 1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
x2 3 TB Toshibas
Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB Browser Internet Explorer 11 Antivirus Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014
Yes indeed, Coke is right. If you allow your desktop settings to sync (which they do by default) on your Microsoft account, any themes you have been using will be downloaded and applied in short order once you associate your account with a new Win8 PC.
I actually quite prefer it - my browsing history, favorites, desktop themes, and apps all follow me rather than me having to remember where everything is. My data is on skydrive and backed up to an external disk (for safety), but having stuff "follow you" is something that's hard to go away from if you have to go back to using a Win7 or XP machine at some point for something.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom OS Windows 8.1 x64 CPU Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.5GHz Motherboard Asus Maximus Hero VII Memory 32GB DDR3 Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX970 Sound Card Realtek HD Audio
PSU Corsair AX760i Case Fractal Design Define R4 Cooling Noctua NH-D15 Hard Drives 1x Samsung 250GB SSD
4x WD RE 2TB (RAIDZ)