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How to get in on Beta?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    How to get in on Beta?


    Anyone have any advice to someone who might be interested in getting in on Windows 8 Beta? I provided some good feed back on 7, but none of it was noted.. This time I want to get a bit active..

    Thanks for any info you can provide..

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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    I do believe the Windows 8 Customer Preview (Beta) download will be open to anybody that wants to try it, so just wait and see like the rest of us. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
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    I believe WCP isn't the "official" beta which will come sometime around May. WDP, and WCP are in effect alpha's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I do believe the Windows 8 Customer Preview (Beta) download will be open to anybody that wants to try it, so just wait and see like the rest of us. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

    No correction - it's still a little guess work. But as I understand it from different sources, this is one of the reasons Microsoft have given it a new name. It is not a Beta. It is being put out to "test the water" you mightr say. I think it is all in a name. Undoubtably they will observe any media/internet comments and hopefully react to adverse ones.
    But the Beta testing program continues in another stream.
    In answer to the thread title an OP. I would imagine the selecting of Beta testers is closed for 8. But try all avenues - goodpostings, blogs. Join Technet and MSDN. Anything to attract attention. You may get lucky and be selected for Windows (9?)
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    isso a !



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    I changed my avatar ; Me and my son
    Last edited by vrosa; 18 Feb 2012 at 08:22.
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  6. #6


    So when's the Windows 9 Forum starting?? Ho Ho!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadHorseman View Post
    So when's the Windows 9 Forum starting?? Ho Ho!
    Around Q4 2012, I guess.
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    It's just my guess
    BETA: Q4 2012 (we are almost there)
    RC1: Q1 2012
    RC2: Q2 2012
    RTM: Q3 2012
    SP1: Q4 2013
    Last edited by vrosa; 18 Feb 2012 at 08:24.
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    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Reading every say all over the forums, my head stuck to and even fixed with number 29.

    I hate being obsessive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
    I believe WCP isn't the "official" beta which will come sometime around May. WDP, and WCP are in effect alpha's.
    Do you have a confirmed source for that speculation?
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