Windows 8 "Release Preview" Released

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Windows 8 Downloads - Windows 8 Release Preview ISO formats

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See also: Windows 8 Release Preview and http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/3997-windows-8-release-preview-download.html



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gah!! why did they have to break flash!?!? I can not get flash to install properly with the new preview, works fine in IE but the one u have to install for firefox wont work :( anyone got a fix for this yet? says activex cannot be registered.

Flash is built in to Windows 8 Release Preview, so there is no need for a separate download.
It is? I thought they only added flash support in IE10 Metro.
Honestly, I've been looking like hell now for a "what's new" list, but I can't find anything. Anyway, 12min left downloading!
 

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Strange I burned it to a DVD-RW and was going to install it in from my main OS - Vista (C:) in order to preserve drive letters and I got to enter a key and select whether or not to preserve settings but saw no option to choose which partition to install it on.

Anyone enlighten me on that?
If you chose upgrade, it won't let you install Windows 8 to a new partition.
 

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gah!! why did they have to break flash!?!? I can not get flash to install properly with the new preview, works fine in IE but the one u have to install for firefox wont work :( anyone got a fix for this yet? says activex cannot be registered.

Flash is built in to Windows 8 Release Preview, so there is no need for a separate download.

for firefox there is a need to install it still but you cannot due to some error, it is only built in for IE
 

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gah!! why did they have to break flash!?!? I can not get flash to install properly with the new preview, works fine in IE but the one u have to install for firefox wont work :( anyone got a fix for this yet? says activex cannot be registered.

Flash is built in to Windows 8 Release Preview, so there is no need for a separate download.

for firefox there is a need to install it still but you cannot due to some error, it is only built in for IE

Since flash comes with Windows 8, it won't let you install it over the built in flash player for IE. You will have to use IE to view flash content until further notice.
 

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if thats true that is by far the worst decision microsoft has made in a long time, i use firefox for flash since i have adblock and dont want to watch all those god damn ads lol, there has to be a workaround!

for some reason even tho that error comes up the regular install works and now flash works after waiting a bit....
 

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gah!! why did they have to break flash!?!? I can not get flash to install properly with the new preview, works fine in IE but the one u have to install for firefox wont work :( anyone got a fix for this yet? says activex cannot be registered.

Flash is built in to Windows 8 Release Preview, so there is no need for a separate download.
It is? I thought they only added flash support in IE10 Metro.
Honestly, I've been looking like hell now for a "what's new" list, but I can't find anything. Anyway, 12min left downloading!
Sorry. I meant that Flash is built into IE10. It is ONLY built into IE10.
 

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Flash is built in to Windows 8 Release Preview, so there is no need for a separate download.
It is? I thought they only added flash support in IE10 Metro.
Honestly, I've been looking like hell now for a "what's new" list, but I can't find anything. Anyway, 12min left downloading!
Sorry. I meant that Flash is built into IE10. It is ONLY built into IE10.
And it cannot be installed for any other browser? What kind of bullsh*t is that!? I'm gonna figure this out for Opera and get back to you if (when) I succeed.
 

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i thought i would attempt a sneak preview, but i was asked for a serial, at this point the wife woke and complained i was waking her, so its on hold. how do i get beyond the serial part.

Don't you get the option to skip it?

Ah - you are installing using windows setup.exe

I might try and do a simplified version of my installer if I get a mo.

No sense in using windows setup.
 

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Since flash comes with Windows 8, it won't let you install it over the built in flash player for IE. You will have to use IE to view flash content until further notice.

Might have a look at removing it when I have got this thing downloaded.
 

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No, you can no longer skip the serial and install in "trial" mode.

I didn't have any trouble doing that with CP - has something changed since then?
 

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I do miss the trial mode, and the resetting of Windows activation to allow another 30 days, lol.
 

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    Sapphire Radeon HD 5670
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    Realtek Integrated Audio
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    HP OEM
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Strange I burned it to a DVD-RW and was going to install it in from my main OS - Vista (C:) in order to preserve drive letters and I got to enter a key and select whether or not to preserve settings but saw no option to choose which partition to install it on.

Anyone enlighten me on that?
If you chose upgrade, it won't let you install Windows 8 to a new partition.

I wasn't offered the choice of upgrade....or anything else for that matter.
 

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    Win 7 Ult SP1 + Win 10 Pro - (x64)
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    ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Socket 1366 Core i7, Dual Triple Channel DDR3 Mem
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Strange I burned it to a DVD-RW and was going to install it in from my main OS - Vista (C:) in order to preserve drive letters and I got to enter a key and select whether or not to preserve settings but saw no option to choose which partition to install it on.

Anyone enlighten me on that?
If you chose upgrade, it won't let you install Windows 8 to a new partition.

I wasn't offered the choice of upgrade....or anything else for that matter.
If you download Windows 8 inside of Windows and use the Windows 8 installer, then the only thing you can do is upgrade to Windows 8. You should download the iso if you want to choose which partition to install Windows 8 on. Here is the link to the isos:Windows 8 Release Preview ISO formats
 

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    Memory
    6GB DDR3 1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Radeon HD 5670
    Sound Card
    Realtek Integrated Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 2011x
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1. 128gb Crucial M4
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    3. Western Digital Caviar Green 1tb 5400rpm
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    Seasonic 380b
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    HP OEM
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    Coolermaster Heatsink and Fan
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    20 Megabits down/ 4 up
wonder why the setup file is 1.9gb and the iso is 3.27
 

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Just finished downloading the 64 bit. I'll likely install it tomorrow some time and dual boot with Windows 7 on my main rig. I want to see how well it works with dual monitors. Thanks for the link.
:thumbsup:
 

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If you chose upgrade, it won't let you install Windows 8 to a new partition.

I wasn't offered the choice of upgrade....or anything else for that matter.
If you download Windows 8 inside of Windows and use the Windows 8 installer, then the only thing you can do is upgrade to Windows 8. You should download the iso if you want to choose which partition to install Windows 8 on. Here is the link to the isos:Windows 8 Release Preview ISO formats


I was installing from Vista to another (blank) partition as I stated. I also stated I had burned the image to a DVD-RW - which means I already downloaded the .iso...actually got it from Technet.
Maybe an advanced install can only be done by booting to the media?
 

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    Alienware® ALX X58
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    Intel® Core i7-975 Extreme 3.86 GHz 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Socket 1366 Core i7, Dual Triple Channel DDR3 Mem
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
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    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295/Hauppauge HVR2250 TV Tuner
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High definition Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080P
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    2 X 500gb SATA
    1 X 1TB SATA
    1 X 3TB external eSATA
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
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    Alienware® P2 ALX Chassis with AlienIce 3.0 Video Cooling
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    Alienware® High-Perf. Liquid Cooling + Acoustic Dampening
    Keyboard
    Microsoft® Wireless Entertainment 8000 + Logitech® G15 Wired
    Mouse
    Microsoft® Wireless Laser 8000 + Logitech® G9 Wired
    Internet Speed
    1tbs
    Other Info
    Using non-RAID on purpose as I find it too fussy and temperamental.
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