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boohbah

Closed by request
at the begining of the install im informed i dont have a driver needed, its related to the dvd drive so not sure what thats about as its using the dvd drive to begin the set up , :mad:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev

wecaan

Member
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I come to trusty eightforums.com and it seems you guys just started downloading it 2 hours ago. And now I am downloading it too with 40 min to go...and I didn't even know it'd be out today. Stopped using the preview ones months ago.

I hope the consumer version doesn't randomly freeze whenever I open videos.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Developer Preview
    CPU
    Q6600 @ 2.4
    Motherboard
    Blood Iron P35
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia 9600

davehc

New Member
Pro User
Downloaded and configured. No Problems (so far!) Looks like I am going to have to hack to the old start menu again though.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Use several different computers during a day, so specs are irrelevant.

brummyfan

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VIP Member
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I miss switching between Metro and Desktop by moving the cursor to left edge of the screen, they could have removed the Start button and left this feature alone.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E1-571
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer Type-2
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    High Definiton Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    PSU
    Generic
    Keyboard
    QWERTY
    Mouse
    ELANTECH Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    12.68Mbps
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

vrosa

Tech Addict
VIP Member
Pro User
I miss switching between Metro and Desktop by moving the cursor to left edge of the screen, they could have removed the Start button and left this feature alone.

CTRL+ESC

~edit~

Have you noted the expiration date?

15/01/2013
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10.0.10122
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    My Build - Vorttex Ultimate
    CPU
    Core i7 @ 4500 MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z87-Plus
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 @ 1822 MHz (OC)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon R9 280X 3GB @ 1180 / 6800 MHz
    Sound Card
    7.1 HDA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD LG 22" + CRT LG 17"
    Screen Resolution
    1760 x 1320 / 1280 x 960
    Hard Drives
    1 x 240 GB SSD (System)
    3 x 500 GB HDD (Data/Media)
    1 x 2000 GB e-HDD (Backup)
    PSU
    ThermalTake 1000W PSU
    Case
    Corsair Carbide R300
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 (Push-Pull)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    60 Mbps (Down) 5 Mbps (Up)
    Browser
    IE, FF, Chrome
    Antivirus
    AVG Internet Security 2015
    Other Info
    Some wired stuff

brummyfan

Well-Known Member
VIP Member
Guru
I miss switching between Metro and Desktop by moving the cursor to left edge of the screen, they could have removed the Start button and left this feature alone.

CTRL+ESC

~edit~

Have you noted the expiration date?

15/01/2013

Yes, I got the same date as well.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E1-571
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer Type-2
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    High Definiton Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    PSU
    Generic
    Keyboard
    QWERTY
    Mouse
    ELANTECH Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    12.68Mbps
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Kynix

Am I int the right place?
Power User
I miss switching between Metro and Desktop by moving the cursor to left edge of the screen, they could have removed the Start button and left this feature alone.

CTRL+ESC

~edit~

Have you noted the expiration date?

15/01/2013

Sweet we can use this version for 6 moths after release, and if we get a massive discount, i might buy it, the only problem seems to be that i already have precious 7 Ultimate.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview
    CPU
    AMD Athlon x2 Dual Core 7750 BE 2,7Ghz (2/4)
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-e
    Memory
    4Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE (ATI) Radeon HD 6870 (1Gb)
    Sound Card
    Do i have one?
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2
    Screen Resolution
    1x HD1080 1x SXGA
    Hard Drives
    1x Samsung 500 Gb
    1x Samsung 30 Gb
    1x LaCie 1Tb Hard drive.
    PSU
    Antec 500W
    Case
    Antec three hundred
    Cooling
    3 fans + psu and cpu + gpu
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    CM Storm Xornet
    Internet Speed
    110mb/ s
    Other Info
    Look, what i've created... just a few visits at the recyclement center was enough...

Dwarf

The Contemplator, (1963-2013)
Moderator
I haven't got time to do anything with it this evening, so I'm going to set it to download overnight and I'll have a bash tomorrow afternoon.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013
    CPU
    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    Memory
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
    Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
    Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
    Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
    PSU
    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
    Case
    Gigabyte IF233
    Cooling
    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB)
    Mouse
    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB)
    Internet Speed
    NetGear DG834Gv3 ADSL Modem/Router (Ethernet) ~4.0 Mb/sec (O2)
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    Avast! 8.0.1497 MalwareBytes 1.75.0.1300
    Other Info
    Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 SATA Bluray
    Lexmark S305 Printer/Scanner/Copier (USB)
    WEI Score: 8.1/8.1/8.5/8.5/8.25
    Asus Eee PC 1011PX Netbook (Windows 7 x86 Starter)

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

kado897

Active Member
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Power User
That's better. VMPlayer automatically installs guest additions.

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This post is from W8 Comsumer Preview in VMPlayer.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard/G62 Notebook
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 1425
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Builtin
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    250 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    2TB Seagate GoFlex USB 2 Drive
    1TB Iomega Prestige USB 2 Drive
    1.5TB Iomega Prestige USB 2 Drive (Samsung)
    1TB Iomega NAS.
    Mouse
    Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    20Mb/sec

scrooge

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thay took out the only 2 things I liked about win 8. ( word hunt game and stocks). and that jumpimg loops just to shut down is just nuts.

scrooge
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 7 ( 64 bit)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7870
    Motherboard
    evga p55 micro
    Memory
    G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 6870 Series
    Sound Card
    hdmi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    42" rca hdtv
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 720
    Hard Drives
    revodrive (bootable pcie ssd)
    4 seagate 1.5t
    PSU
    Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze
    Case
    coolmaster 922
    Cooling
    CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU
    Keyboard
    logitech cordless
    Mouse
    logitech cordless
    Internet Speed
    5mg

vrosa

Tech Addict
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Pro User
It's much more refined than WDP. I now think M$ is going to make a good OS ! :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10.0.10122
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    My Build - Vorttex Ultimate
    CPU
    Core i7 @ 4500 MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z87-Plus
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 @ 1822 MHz (OC)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon R9 280X 3GB @ 1180 / 6800 MHz
    Sound Card
    7.1 HDA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD LG 22" + CRT LG 17"
    Screen Resolution
    1760 x 1320 / 1280 x 960
    Hard Drives
    1 x 240 GB SSD (System)
    3 x 500 GB HDD (Data/Media)
    1 x 2000 GB e-HDD (Backup)
    PSU
    ThermalTake 1000W PSU
    Case
    Corsair Carbide R300
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 (Push-Pull)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    60 Mbps (Down) 5 Mbps (Up)
    Browser
    IE, FF, Chrome
    Antivirus
    AVG Internet Security 2015
    Other Info
    Some wired stuff

kado897

Active Member
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I miss switching between Metro and Desktop by moving the cursor to left edge of the screen, they could have removed the Start button and left this feature alone.

You can still do that. Hover your mouse at the top left and it shows the last App used. If you move the mouse down it shows thumbs of all open apps.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard/G62 Notebook
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 1425
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Builtin
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    250 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    2TB Seagate GoFlex USB 2 Drive
    1TB Iomega Prestige USB 2 Drive
    1.5TB Iomega Prestige USB 2 Drive (Samsung)
    1TB Iomega NAS.
    Mouse
    Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    20Mb/sec

PwnFrnzy

Member
Member
Finally released! FF says about 36 minutes left, downloading the 32-bit ISO to use on my ol' Athlon XP machine, she has been sitting there for awhile now.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    CYBERPOWER
    CPU
    AMD Athlon II x2 260 Regor 45nm
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M4N68T-M-V2 (AM3)
    Memory
    4GB Dual Channel DDR3 @669Mhz (9-9-9-24)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 (1GB)
    Sound Card
    NVIDIA High Defenition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S231HLbid LED Monitor 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    977GB Hitachi SATA Hard Drive
    PSU
    SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze Modular Active PFC 80+ Bronze Certified
    Case
    Cooler Master Elite Gaming Case Black 430
    Cooling
    Stock AMD Athlon II x2 260 Fan & Heatsink
    Keyboard
    XTREME Gear USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    XTREME Gear USB Mouse
    Internet Speed
    300Mbps Belkin Surf/Share Wireless
    Other Info
    Best computer I could ever want.

baarod

Windows 8 Convert
VIP Member
Member
Start menu is back!!!! Kinda C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX contains groups of shortcuts that will do just fine for me! Just slam your mouse pointer into the bottom left corner and RIGHT click!!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8CP

jimbo45

New Member
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Guru
Hi there
downloading the ISO from Work -- 29 mins for the x-64 version we have decent download spped and for once MS servers don't seem overloaded. -- left the PC on after work and will copythe iso to a USB and install on my own machine on 1 Mar.

I prefer the ISO to the online install as I might want to try it on some different machines or even as a VM.

Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
    Internet Speed
    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

PwnFrnzy

Member
Member
Just started the installation on my Athlon XP machine. Let's see how it goes.

EDIT: 20 minutes and it's barely at 23%.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    CYBERPOWER
    CPU
    AMD Athlon II x2 260 Regor 45nm
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M4N68T-M-V2 (AM3)
    Memory
    4GB Dual Channel DDR3 @669Mhz (9-9-9-24)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 (1GB)
    Sound Card
    NVIDIA High Defenition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S231HLbid LED Monitor 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    977GB Hitachi SATA Hard Drive
    PSU
    SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze Modular Active PFC 80+ Bronze Certified
    Case
    Cooler Master Elite Gaming Case Black 430
    Cooling
    Stock AMD Athlon II x2 260 Fan & Heatsink
    Keyboard
    XTREME Gear USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    XTREME Gear USB Mouse
    Internet Speed
    300Mbps Belkin Surf/Share Wireless
    Other Info
    Best computer I could ever want.
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