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Are You Still Using Windows 8 Developer Preview?


JMH

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#1
There was lots of hype coming up to Microsoft’s Build conference which was held in September this year. We knew that we would all be getting out first real look at Windows 8, but the main reason we were so excited was because it was rumoured that the first developer preview of Windows 8 would be made available to us all. Our wish came true, and every Windows enthusiast immediately started downloading it.

In fact it was so popular, that over 3 million copies of the developer preview have been downloaded to date. I think it’s fairly safe to conclude that all the people who downloaded the developer preview went and installed it, but the question is:

Are you still using the Windows 8 developer preview?
Are You Still Using Windows 8 Developer Preview?
 

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jeffrys

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#3
Me too, since the first day i installed win 8, never got back to win 7.....

Jeff
 

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jimbo45

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#4
Hi there
Still using it -- however will need to do something if a Beta or another version doesn't appear soon -- I'll probably roll back to W7.

I hope that MS will not suddenly end the open access to these builds and leave us only having to rely on "leaked builds" after this version expires.

I like the fast response -- beats my W7 hands down and I liked W7 too.

Pity though you can't run both Hyper-V and Vmware on the same host though.

Cheers
jimbo

Cheers
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vrosa

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#5
Surely I am... but seven is always there when I need. :)
 

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New Delhi

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#6
yup still using developer preview and am happy too...
 

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Mike Lonewolf

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#7
Hi there
Still using it -- however will need to do something if a Beta or another version doesn't appear soon -- I'll probably roll back to W7.

I hope that MS will not suddenly end the open access to these builds and leave us only having to rely on "leaked builds" after this version expires.

I like the fast response -- beats my W7 hands down and I liked W7 too.

Pity though you can't run both Hyper-V and Vmware on the same host though.

Cheers
jimbo

Cheers
jimbo
NOT to worry Jimbo, it will be in open beta by Valentine's day.
 

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Alphadog

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#8
Hi guys i am trying to download this OS. But the speed keeps droping. What gives. the minutes went from 12 to 21 and up and up. Is there another place where i can download this with good speeds. Now its at 28 minutes and climbing.

Its done but only at 453mb lol out of 2.8gb.
 
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vrosa

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#9
The MSDN site is the better way to get it
 

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Alphadog

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#10
That is the site i have been useing the past few days. It starts off at about 5mbs then just dies after around downloading 300 to 500 mb. I have a wideband internet but it does no good.

Doing it from a torrent so far so good.
 

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Dave76

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#11
Yes, in VB, will put the beta in a dual boot.
 

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tomppa

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#12
Not any more i used it for a month or two but waiting for the beta
 

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LOVE8

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#13
I am still using Windows 8 and I don't think I will ever​ roll back.
 

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Mike Lonewolf

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#14
Love8? I have bad news for you, this will stop functioning once the beta is out, and the beta will die when the RTM is out.
SO to keep it, you'll have to purchase it.
 

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#15
Yeah I know and what I meant is that I won't go back to Windows 7 no matter what they put in the final release. And I mean it.
 

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I installed it on a laptop the day it was available. Worked with it for a couple weeks but kinda set it aside until some sort of Beta is available. I didn't want to fight with things that will ultimately be changed/improved.
It's interesting to hear the overall favorable opinion from those who have stuck with it longer than I have.

Tom
 

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vrosa

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I installed it on a laptop the day it was available. Worked with it for a couple weeks but kinda set it aside until some sort of Beta is available. I didn't want to fight with things that will ultimately be changed/improved.
It's interesting to hear the overall favorable opinion from those who have stuck with it longer than I have.

Tom
One can easily confuse "favorable opinion" with the "Stockholm syndrome" for those who have "stuck with it the longest".
 

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#19
yes i am
 

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#20
Of course I am.
 

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