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Has there been a beta????

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    Has there been a beta????


    Hi, I've only just started taking a real interest in Windows 8, I know the Consumer Release is the latest, but where are we with the releases? Has there been an Alpha or Beta release?

    I couldn't do an upgrade to my Windows 7 because it kept failing, so I've done a fresh install on a new hard-drive, but before I install back all my programs, I want to know if I will be able to keep Windows 8 until the retail release, or will it run out and leave me with a PC I can't get into?

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    No, The consumer preview is 'the beta'.

    Expiry is 2013 for the CP, so the proper release will out before then.
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    that's good thanks for the reply
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    You're welcome mate
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    so they will update and stuff as we go along? or will the final version that we have to pay for have all the fixes?
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    There seems to be updates released, so we should have close to the retail version just before the final is released.

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