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I Just Installed the new Windows 8 Release Preview, and ...


FSeal

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#5
Is that true? I can see it not supporting blue ray maybe (THough it SHOULD), but since Windows 7 has DVD out of the box then Win 8 should have it (Unless that lawsuit really scared them).

[Edit] I'm seeing others say the same thing, if that's so... what a step backwards. :/ Apple may have declared the spinning plastic disk dead, but the reality is, that's still a few years off. [/edit]
 
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Can the release preview be installed over the consumer preview? I installed consumer as the only OS on my hard drive and dont feel like backing up all the files i've downloaded.
 

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#7
Can the release preview be installed over the consumer preview? I installed consumer as the only OS on my hard drive and dont feel like backing up all the files i've downloaded.
Yes, you can upgrade by selecting upgrade option but I prefer a clean install.
 

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The Windows.old file is helpful, but it has its problems. Some of the problems wee solved by dragging old files out of "Windows Programs 86" and dropping them into the same folder on the new version., I had to re-download two programs, but they work fine.
 

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I had to go to another thread to learn how, but I installed Windows Media Center Player for free. Now let me explain...

Windows Media PLAYER plays DVDs for you. Windows Media CENTER connects you to a TV and makes it easier to buy and rent movies. You really don't need it. It has a big choice of films, shows, and radio stations, but you have to pay to get them. I installed it with no problem, and I see no use for it.

Because Microsoft has to pay about $800 million per year in royalties for a program that is installed on about 1/6 of all Windows computers, it will not be free after the 8 Preview Edition. Starting with the full version of Windows 8, you will have to pay for it if you want it.
 
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I've got Aero! Finally, I've got Aero! The Preview Version must have straightened out my monitor, and...and...

Were they really serious about this?
Aero was reported to have been removed but will be enabled once you run your WEI, assuming your score is high enough. Its working on my PC. Its still rumored to be removed from the final release of Windows 8 though.
 

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Although it could change, MS has officially announced that Aero will not be included in the final edition. Most users turn it off, and it shortens the life of your video card.
Say what? I'd really like to know what you based that comment on?
 

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OK, I guess I should have been more specific, it your second comment that I was referring to.
"Most users turn it off, and it shortens the life of your video card." Color me skeptical on that one.
 

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The Aero is still there but they have made some change to it and I don't like it, if you look at the arrow in my snip you can see it's very flat and nothing like the previous Aero.
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#20
I have had a problem with both previews of 8 forcing me to use my password to get back in when it went to sleep. Yesterday,while exploring obscure areas of the OS, I discovered that a box had been checked stating that everyone had to use a password to wake it up.
 

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