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What's changed in 2nd Preview Release


esevin

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I have an older Dell machine(32-bit) with removable HD that I use more-or-less as a test bed. I had successfully installed the first Win8 preview release (Build 8250). However, the current release won't install; says my PC is incompatible. I'm curious as to what has changed in this new release.
 

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FSeal

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The one thing I've seen so far that will absolutely prevent the install of 8 on older hardware is if the CPU does not support the NX (No eXecute) feature. This may not have been strictly checked for in earlier versions but is now. It allows the OS to mark data ram as non executable which stops a common virus attack vector.

Try googling your processor and "NX" and see if it supports it or not...
 

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pparks1

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There is no 2nd Preview Release. Are you talking about the RTM (release to manufacturing version?. If so, where did obtain your copy from (MSDN, technet, etc)?
 

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I have an older Dell machine(32-bit) with removable HD that I use more-or-less as a test bed. I had successfully installed the first Win8 preview release (Build 8250). However, the current release won't install; says my PC is incompatible. I'm curious as to what has changed in this new release.
Hello, I guess you are talking about Windows 8 Release Preview, Well Release Preview [8400] has less flaws than Consumer Preview [8250].

You can check important noticeable changes:

Notable changes in Windows 8 Release Preview

Release Preview and current release i.e. RTM have differences in themes, Start Screen etc. and RTM is less buggy as well. :)
 

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MadHorseman

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Does RTM still have the "NX" check in it???
 

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MadHorseman

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I have - but no RTM.....!!
 

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    Asus P6T-Se
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    6Gb
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    Sapphire HD5770
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VW246H, Samsing Syncmaster 2233, Samsung Syncmaster T200HD
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    1920x1080
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    2 x 500Gb
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    Coolermaster Silent Pro M700
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MadHorseman

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Thanks Kernel....saved me a pointless upgrade attempt.
 

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    Homebuilt
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    Intel I7 920
    Motherboard
    Asus P6T-Se
    Memory
    6Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD5770
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VW246H, Samsing Syncmaster 2233, Samsung Syncmaster T200HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500Gb
    PSU
    Coolermaster Silent Pro M700
    Case
    NOX
    Mouse
    Logitech Marble
    Internet Speed
    10Mbps
    Other Info
    Dell Inspiron 1501 with Win 8 CP 32 Bit - flying along!

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