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Windows 8 previews to go dark in 3 weeks

  1. #1

    Bay Area
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Windows 8 previews to go dark in 3 weeks

    Microsoft's free previews of Windows 8 will expire next month, giving users about three weeks to upgrade to a paid copy or face hourly restarts.

    All three Windows 8 previews -- the Developer Preview of September 2011, the Consumer Preview of February 2012, and the Release Preview -- expire January 15, 2013.

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  2. #2

    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)

    Hmmm! Wonder if MS will allow those still using the preview version to extend to 180 days as they did win 7.
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  3. #3

    Thanks for the info!
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  4. #4

    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).

    A sad day approaches. I loved the CP my #2 machine has run it since its release. as far as I'm concerned, the CP (de-bugged) should have been the release version. I found/find it to be almost as good as the retail version, but OH! so much better-looking.
    Pulling it off tomorrow, after a bit of backing-up, and going back to Winn 7 Ultimate.
    I'm definitely keeping Windows 8 Pro/WMC (Wndows 8 Ultimate) on this machine.
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  5. #5

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,476
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Sigh, for one reason or another I've already rolled back all my PC's to Windows 7. Metro lock ups and app freezes have been the main reason. It's turned me off from wanting to buy it, even for 40 bucks.
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