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What happens when Windows 8 is completely built?


eiriklade93

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Is it true that when MS is done compiling Windows 8 and are ready to start selling we have to purchase as well?

Or are we being excluded from the latest updates so that we will always have an limited version of Windows 8?

We receive updates all the time. Will we get all of the updates to Windows 8 so that the developer preview becomes f.ex Windows 8 Ultimate?
 

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Mark Phelps

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Replies are only my opinions ...

Is it true that when MS is done compiling Windows 8 and are ready to start selling we have to purchase as well?
yes.

Or are we being excluded from the latest updates so that we will always have an limited version of Windows 8?
In my own prior experience, pre-release versions are always limited. In some cases, you have to actually uninstall one pre-release version to install the next pre-release version.

We receive updates all the time. Will we get all of the updates to Windows 8 so that the developer preview becomes f.ex Windows 8 Ultimate?
The DP version, the Beta, and any RC (release candidate) will most likely NOT be upgradeable to the final RTM (Release to Manufacturing) version that goes on sale.
 

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What happens when Windows 8 is completely built?
Then we manage to get a trial :)
 

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Hi there
I would be VERY surprised if there weren't at least one public beta and possibly an RC trial available before the final goes on sale.

If MS follow the W7 experience you'll probably get around 6 - 9 months on the last public "testing" platform before the final product is released.

I'd find it almost unimaginable if MS just left current testers of the W8 preview without any further versions when it expires in March (and that's only a few weeks off now).

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Is it true that when MS is done compiling Windows 8 and are ready to start selling we have to purchase as well?



Or are we being excluded from the latest updates so that we will always have an limited version of Windows 8?

We receive updates all the time. Will we get all of the updates to Windows 8 so that the developer preview becomes f.ex Windows 8 Ultimate?
To be honest, I dont know - download the developer preview before they start selling it!
 

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Is it true that when MS is done compiling Windows 8 and are ready to start selling we have to purchase as well?



Or are we being excluded from the latest updates so that we will always have an limited version of Windows 8?

We receive updates all the time. Will we get all of the updates to Windows 8 so that the developer preview becomes f.ex Windows 8 Ultimate?
To be honest, I dont know - download the developer preview before they start selling it!
It will be about a year before Windows 8 will be available for purchase, with a beta,or two (three? RC?) in between....The beta is being finalized http://www.eightforums.com/windows-8-news/3543-testers-get-beta-windows-8-a.htm
 

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This actually depends on your membership with MSDN, as a member I will get the final retail version at no cost.
I haven't paid for an Operating System since Windows 98 SE. My membership covers that. (Note: Even MSDN members
have to be active in the alpha/beta testing of any/all MS software to qualify for a free copy). Microsoft JUST doesn't give
it to them.
 

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In my own prior experience, pre-release versions are always limited. In some cases, you have to actually uninstall one pre-release version to install the next pre-release version.
Agreed with your opinion because that was the testing version & the finalized version needs to be installed as fresh to get the full advantage of it.
 

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What happens when Windows 8 is completely built?
Then we go back to Windows 7 and forget the nightmare. But maybe they have a positive surprise in stock.
 

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Hi all
I suppose a better answer for the OP is that we get to start previewing Windows 9 / Windows 10 / Windows Galactica or whatever the next one is called. !!!!

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What happens when Windows 8 is completely built?
Then we go back to Windows 7 and forget the nightmare. But maybe they have a positive surprise in stock.
Come on Wolfgang, you need to put on your positive hat. You know in your heart that MS always makes things better. ;)

Jim :cool:
 

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What happens when Windows 8 is completely built?
Then we go back to Windows 7 and forget the nightmare. But maybe they have a positive surprise in stock.
Come on Wolfgang, you need to put on your positive hat. You know in your heart that MS always makes things better. ;)

Jim :cool:
Well, I hope you are right. As I said, I am open for surprises.
 

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