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Windows 8.1 preview ISO's to be released by Microsoft

  1. #31

    Quote Originally Posted by acr731 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
    I'm too lazy to download this ISO with 8.1 in it for 3 reasons:

    1. My Internet connection is FAR too slow for this and it might take more than half a day to download.

    2. Windows 8.1 is pointless on my desktop if all of the new features on 8.1 are on the Metro side. (the Start button leading to the Metro screen is mockery) I had far more thrill downloading the Release Preview long ago because at least, there was a hack to bring back the old Start button and Start menu so I had dual booted that with my Windows 7 at that time and was worth the fun.

    3. I am simply gonna wait for the uptake of user feedback once users (with faster connections) get a taste of it. Maybe that can change my mind a bit that I highly doubt right now since we've long been notified of what new there is to expect.

    I'll most likely download it and install it in Virtualbox. It will be a lot easier to remove when I decide it is nothing more than 8.0 with a few cosmetic changes. You can only polish a turd so much.
    A separate disk/partition is quite easy to handle too !

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  2. #32

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    I think its a given that if you don't like (hate) Metro this update isn't going to change your mind. I personally spend a lot more time on my desktop than I do in Metro. Still, I welcome any improvements that may make Metro more multi monitor friendly. I'll wait till I actually have it in front of me before I pass verdict though.
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  3. #33

    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    No problem for me too. I love the ability to integrate many service accounts into Windows. It saves a lot of time.

    ~more info here~

    Windows 8.1 Preview Q & A

    Yes, it saves a lot of time. I like the cloud services as long as I have a choice of what's stored there.

    Thank you and thank all that posted information here.
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  4. #34

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    So do I, since I paid for it already.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave44 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Looking forward to seeing it.
    hope it will change your mind about windows 8
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  5. #35

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

    Quote Originally Posted by echrada View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Please, quoting Neowin is like quoting "MacRumors". . .
    Why not give the member his due for trying to do some good? I have started to dislike the way people are getting put down on forums by the 'elder' forum members!
    Really. . .do you always take life this seriously. . .
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  6. #36

    Posts : 21,868
    64-bit Windows 10

    Windows 8.1 preview now available. See tutorial below for more details.
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  7. #37

    Posts : 142
    Win 7 Pro x64

    The ISO link says its not yet available.
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  8. #38

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    64-bit Windows 10

    The Windows 8.1 ISO files will be available soon there, but they are now available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers for download.
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  9. #39

    Downloaded the Update but failed to install the update with the message" This update is not applicable to your computer"
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  10. #40

    Posts : 207
    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC
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