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Can you install preview now that Win8 is shipping?

  1. #1


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    Win7 Ultimate 64bit

    Can you install preview now that Win8 is shipping?


    Back in April I downloaded the preview of Win8 64bit as I was having some problems with Win7 64bit on my PC. I never got round to installing Win8 as I solved my Win7 problem.

    Now that Win8 is shipping I've been reading some user reviews and have decided to "have a look-see". I don't want to mess around with my main PC but I do have an old laptop I could try it out on. The Upgrade Assistant gives it the all-clear. The main reason for having a look-see rather than just biting the bullet is that I'm not sure about the negative comments regarding the new look and feel.

    I don't want to spend unless i decide to buy so was wondering whether the preview version I have burned to DVD will install and work OK for a few weeks while I decide whether I like it.

    Windows8-ConsumerPreview-64bit-English.iso dated 17/04/2012

    Any info gratefully received.

    After I posted this I just realised that it's a 64bit version so will have to install it as dual boot or in a VM on my main PC. The laptop won't support 64bit OS.

    Norman

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You can download the 90 day trial version from Microsoft. This will be a much better choice. The Consumer preview is very old, and will stop working soon anyways.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Win7 Ultimate 64bit


    Thanks, got a link? I've been looking to download the latest preview but couldn't find a link. Everywhere seems to take me to the "buy now" page. I'll have another look.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Win7 Ultimate 64bit


    Thanks for that. I'll get that tomorrow.
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