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Windows Updates available for Windows 8 Developer Preview

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Windows Updates available for Windows 8 Developer Preview


    Just a note that there are Windows Updates available after installing Windows 8 Developer Preview.
    (Control Panel -> More Settings -> Windows Updates (icon view))

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    Suffolk, UK
    Posts : 33
    Win 8 pro X64


    Yes win8 told me straight away!
    Thanks for the info.
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    Hull England
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64


    Eight more updates just became available. They sure are pushing them out


    Edit - And now my CCC installs properly in compatibility mode for windows 7.

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    Windows 8


    Swear Microsoft hate me. It keeps freezing when I click system update in control panel -.-
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart View Post
    Swear Microsoft hate me. It keeps freezing when I click system update in control panel -.-
    I've seen this behavior when windows is in the middle of an update....give it some time and then try again. I left win8 running overnight after the first install.
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    CT
    Posts : 33
    Windows 7 64x Enterprise


    Just a question since were talking about activation and updates. This is my first time tinkering with a dev build and I was wondering if I will have to rip it all out and buy the OS when it's finally released or will the dev build continue to function, receive updates and be valid?
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    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP


    Yes the Developer Preview will expire/deactivate as Microsoft makes these builds to automatically expire after a certain period of time most likely when the beta version comes out as you will most likely have to uninstall this version to install the beta which will in turn expire in an allotted time. A good example I remember was when Office 2010 beta was released and was usable and fully functional for one year after which it just quit working.
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    LCARS


    According to winver, my copy expires on March 11, 2012.


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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Same here, Aaron.

    I expect I'll be updating anyway as the beta is released and then the RC and then the RTM and then the final release.
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    CT
    Posts : 33
    Windows 7 64x Enterprise


    Thanks guys
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