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Windows 8 Developer Preview release


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Shadowjk

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Ooo this is going to be interesting :)
 

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#24
That reminds me: What a time for Ted to take a Sabbatical. :huh:
 

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vrosa

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#25
From here you’ll be able to download the Windows Developer Preview and get the Windows Developer Preview guide, tools, samples, forums, docs and other resources to build on Windows.
 


This is fully enabled with no activation, they will also be providing updates as and when it needs/they have them
Very good news...
It's gonna be arround 11 PM here.
Test partition ready and waiting.

:dance:
 

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vrosa

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Cant wait to touch the future :)

I can see tonight... me, my rigs and a bottle of coffee.

:nerd:
 

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blackroseMD1

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#28
Well, seems like a good time to break my Android addiction and come back to my Windows addiction...

Time to start backing everything up, I think... :)
 

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Does anyone by chance know the size? Also do you think i could boot it off a 2gb(usb 2.0) flash drive?
 

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#31
Hey Guys,

I was not sure whether to post this or not as I don't want to come across as a total idiot (never used any operating systems before the general release) but could some of you more experienced people help me out with a few queries on this.

Firstly will this be a fairly straight forward procedure as in downloading an ISO file?

If so any idea of the size?

Can I put on a usb stick and boot from that for the install?

Will the installation be fairly straight forward like installing regular OS?

And finally what can I expect from the version that we get? Will it be fairly usable, sorry I sound like such a novice, it's not a field of expertise for me.

Thanks

Paul.
 

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It should be an ISO around 3-4GB and it be easier to install than win7, but you will need to wait a few more hours to get real answers ;)

Paul, stick around here and you will become seasoned in the prerelease software very quickly.
 

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blackroseMD1

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Does anyone by chance know the size? Also do you think i could boot it off a 2gb(usb 2.0) flash drive?
You'll need at least a 4GB drive, most likely.
 

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#36
Thanks for the reply Zero, I usually check in here each day, I had a quick look the other day at downloading the latest build version but the only links that looked to be working were torrent ones and I have never used torrent before so I decided not to hurt my brain lol.

I have a 4gb stick laying around so hopefully that will be big enough to do the job.

Will check back in the morning to see how people are getting on and get the ball rolling after work if things are looking good:)
 

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vrosa

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Hey Guys,

I was not sure whether to post this or not as I don't want to come across as a total idiot (never used any operating systems before the general release) but could some of you more experienced people help me out with a few queries on this.

Firstly will this be a fairly straight forward procedure as in downloading an ISO file?

If so any idea of the size?

Can I put on a usb stick and boot from that for the install?

Will the installation be fairly straight forward like installing regular OS?

And finally what can I expect from the version that we get? Will it be fairly usable, sorry I sound like such a novice, it's not a field of expertise for me.

Thanks

Paul.
Probably the size will be similar to previous leaks. So you will need at least a 4GB drive.

Use diskpart to create an active partition, copy the ISO contents to the new formated partition and setup the BIOS to boot from USB.

Considering the stability of the leaked builds I would say it's gonna be pretty stable... but let's wait to see.

Just a few hours
 

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Yay! I can finally convince the 'hand brake' I need a new PC :angel:
 

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#40
Ok so blank DVD then


Edit: this post was supposed to quote MXRiders last comment
 

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