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What will happen to Win 8 Preview when the "real" one is released ?

  1. #11


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Technically, you could, but you will have no updates for it. That could be alright, but you could face security holes without them.

    Hi there
    Perhaps you need to go back to the Dictionary to see what the word USE means. !!!!! (not trying to be nasty BTW).

    Yes you are correct in that you COULD technically use W8 CP preview but I believe it will re-boot every 2 hours and also only limited tasks will be available so whether that constitutes "USE" is a moot point.

    I'd suggest that people while enjoying W8 CP preview now find an another alternative solution before Jan 31.

    Namely

    1) Buy and install W8
    2) Revert back to W7
    3) Revert back to XP or previous version(s) of Windows (if you can get them to run)
    4) Install a Linux distro
    5) Buy an Apple computer
    6) forget about having a computer at all.


    6 perfectly feasible choices.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Well, my definition of could was this, get an "under the rug" time bomb remover utility and get rid of the time bomb, bihourly restarts, and activation issues.

    Hi there

    say a reasonable junior windows consultant gets around 40 EUR per hour.

    would probably take him / her at least 3 hours to track down, install, test and whatever else to do with the time bomb apart from dealing with the Intellectual copyright issues etc on "circumventing" use definitely forbidden by the EULA you agreed to when installing W8 in the first place.

    So apart from all the illegal stuff and hard work it isn't even good economics since the probable FULL List retail (not discounted price) for W8 home premium will be around 50 EUR / 60 USD. !!! and you could undoubtedly pick it up for less

    I'd suggest you'd be out of pocket doing this so even if it's feasible it really would be a TOTAL waste of time and money. !!!!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #12


    North Wales
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    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    say a reasonable junior windows consultant gets around 40 EUR per hour.

    would probably take him / her at least 3 hours to track down, install, test and whatever else to do with the time bomb apart from dealing with the Intellectual copyright issues etc on "circumventing" use definitely forbidden by the EULA you agreed to when installing W8 in the first place.

    So apart from all the illegal stuff and hard work it isn't even good economics since the probable FULL List retail (not discounted price) for W8 home premium will be around 50 EUR / 60 USD. !!! and you could undoubtedly pick it up for less

    I'd suggest you'd be out of pocket doing this so even if it's feasible it really would be a TOTAL waste of time and money. !!!!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Where on earth are you getting your price-points from?
    I can't see full retail Win8 Home being less than $120 (the current Upgrade price for Win7 HP)
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
    Where on earth are you getting your price-points from?
    I can't see full retail Win8 Home being less than $120 (the current Upgrade price for Win7 HP)
    You dam right, Windows 8 will not be cheaper than Windows 8, peoples are dreaming. If I was Microsoft I will kill the preview the day of the retail release, this is a preview not a free way to get an OS.
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