Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


All Consumer preview downloaders =why should I change from Dev edition

  1. #1


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    All Consumer preview downloaders =why should I change from Dev edition


    Hi All
    Like everyone else I've downloaded the consumer preview both as x-64 and 32 bit.

    While I'll probably have a go at loading up a VM is there any advantage over using this system compared with the Developer preview espcially with the extended expiry date cut off..

    One cause for concern seems to be the Max video resolution -- I can play movies using the Developer edition at Full HD -- from what I've read so far the consumer edition has very limited video modes (a mega showstopper for a laptop or desktop OS espcially outputting to a nice large Plasma TV).

    Please tell me I'm wrong -- I've got used to the developer preview and don't really want to replace it with "an inferior product".


    Cheers
    jimbo

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 228
    Black Label 7x64


    Load it up, jimbo. I detested the DP but don't have that attitude with this version. It's more polished, although I can't answer your question about max resolution.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    It's definitely worth a go. When DP was released, the UI of Windows 8 was not added into it. A lot of other functionality was also left out. Windows 8 CP comes with a better user experience than DP.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 38
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 + Windows 8.1 Pro with WMC x86


    This has some oddities. When the mouse is in the Start screen's corner, a little stylized image of the Start screen appears. This shows a kind of super-zoomed out view of your own Start screen. It's tempting to try to click on this—but moving the mouse out of the corner usually results in the image going away (though sometimes it doesn't). The temptation to click the graphic must be resisted, and the mouse must be clicked in the very corner.
    The guy on Ars Technica noticed this too.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
    This has some oddities. When the mouse is in the Start screen's corner, a little stylized image of the Start screen appears. This shows a kind of super-zoomed out view of your own Start screen. It's tempting to try to click on this—but moving the mouse out of the corner usually results in the image going away (though sometimes it doesn't). The temptation to click the graphic must be resisted, and the mouse must be clicked in the very corner.
    The guy on Ars Technica noticed this too.
    Actually if you go through Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you will notice that the three corners (except the top right one) have different functions. You can cycle through open apps from the top left corner and also right click and close the apps from there. The lower left corner brings up the start screen. The lower right corner (the whole right side) brings up the charms bar. The magnification button on the bottom right zooms out the start screen for a larger view.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    In a nutshell, WDP lacked many features which WCP has. It was also more buggy and very difficult to use, no comparison IMO.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7



    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    Actually, you can shut down your computer properly for now
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    HI there
    thanks for the replies

    trying a VM this morning

    The Max resolution might be a problem -- I'll try to see if a decent plasma can connect at decent resolution -- my Hotel has a nice size plasma TV in the room with USER INPUTABLE HDMI !!! as well as VGA etc. I'm working some of this weekend which is why I'm still in the hotel.

    Nice to see a hotel realizing people want to use the TV for other things than |"Sex Movies" etc.


    Cheers
    jimbo
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'd go for hard drive partition and give it a whack as your main OS to FULLY see and use the metro interface. I must say, it's more usable and polished. But I have a few grievances though....
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Consumer Preview has got MORE capabilities and LESS bugs than Developer Preview.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
All Consumer preview downloaders =why should I change from Dev edition
Related Threads
I upgraded my Free Preview Edition to Windows 8 Pro with no problems and it runs great. Of the two options it gave me, I chose "Clean Install." The Upgrade Assistant scanned my computer and said that I was allowed to upgrade. The following sources also say that it is legal: Computerworld:...
My sound used to work in the consumer preview fine but since I upgraded to the Release Preview I need the volume max and headphones in to hear anything. Any help appreciated. If more info is needed just ask.
The serial number listed on the MS website will not take on the upgrade. Any suggestions?
Hello, I downloaded the Windows 8 Developers Preview in September last year and have been offered the Consumer Preview through DreamSpark today. I haven't installed either but I have the Developers Preview already downloaded. Is there a difference? Is it big? Which would you recommend? ...
It used to be dynamic and showed weather information at the metro ui and its pretty cool, but now it shows nothing:(
Hi,can Win8 C.P. be installed without removing Win8 D.P. I guess not, but since until now my Revodrive 3 X2 gave me problems with the Win8 D.P. install, i hate to do a fresh try with the Consumer Preview. I would loose the Win8 is am using now. When starting the setup, hard drive is not...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook