Windows 8 "Release Preview" Released

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Windows 8 Downloads - Windows 8 Release Preview ISO formats

Key - TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF


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!

I installed FF 12 and then went to YouTube and FF said it needed a plug in. Clicked install and it downloaded and installed Flash with no problem. Here is what the Flash Panel shows.

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Jim :cool:
 

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    Epson V300 Scanner
One computer down, one to go. I have to agree with others this release is faster and more stable.
 

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    LG Super Multi Blue Internal Blu-ray Disk Rewriter - BH10LS30
    6x2 HDMI Switcher (6 inputs, 2 outputs) so I can send the output of my Cable Box, Roku, or any my 4 computers to either my TV or Monitor separately or simultaneously.
I downloaded Windows8-ReleasePreview-UpgradeAssistant at 12:30. By 2:15 pm it was installed on my dual boot drive. You have no choice about keeping installed programs. Works great with 2 monitors.

I forgot how to reboot and had to find my Wizmo Stop/Reboot files on the other drive. After getting those icons set up I installed Norton Internet Security because on the Win 8 Preview version installing it after some other programs caused a problem.
 

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    I worked my up from a virtual machine, to a slow 32-bit celeron and now two monitors on my XPS8100. Works great!
Just in case any body here feels the need to install Windows Media Center in the release preview there is a way you can do it. :)

I have it up and running using the link below. It seems to use a separate key in order to gain access to the download of WMC.

Windows Media Center is not preinstalled in Windows 8 Release Preview. If you want to use Windows Media Center, you need to add it by following these steps:

A.Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
(If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.)

B.Enter add features in the search box, and then tap or click Add features to Windows 8.

C.Tap or click I already have a product key.

D.Enter this product key: MBFBV-W3DP2-2MVKN-PJCQD-KKTF7 and then click Next.

E.Select the checkbox to accept the license terms and then click Add features.

Your PC will restart and Windows Media Center will now be on your PC and the tile will be pinned to the Start screen. :party:

Adding Media Center to Windows 8 Release Preview
 

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    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
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    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
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    G15 logitech
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    G9 logitech
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    50mbps
Just in case any body here feels the need to install Windows Media Center in the release preview there is a way you can do it. :)

I have it up and running using the link below. It seems to use a separate key in order to gain access to the download of WMC.

Windows Media Center is not preinstalled in Windows 8 Release Preview. If you want to use Windows Media Center, you need to add it by following these steps:

A.Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
(If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.)

B.Enter add features in the search box, and then tap or click Add features to Windows 8.

C.Tap or click I already have a product key.

D.Enter this product key: MBFBV-W3DP2-2MVKN-PJCQD-KKTF7 and then click Next.

E.Select the checkbox to accept the license terms and then click Add features.

Your PC will restart and Windows Media Center will now be on your PC and the tile will be pinned to the Start screen. :party:

Adding Media Center to Windows 8 Release Preview

thanks worked great :)
 

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    16GB
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    Screen Resolution
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    100MB
Trying the ISO path, install didn't like the upgrade version. I wanted a clean install anyways. Downloading should be done....hmmmm....about the 4th of July. Everyone must be banging away.

Greg
 

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    Alienware Area 51
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    Asus PB287Q 28"
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    Logitech Z-5500 THX-Certified 505-Watt 5.1 Digital Surround Sound Speaker System
It's up and running! And... I installed Flash Player. Works like a charm. :-S

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And for the record. I love the new look and feel. It's not that much tweaked, but it kinda did it for me! Now even I want the Aero gone! :eek:
 
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All over for me now:Screenshot (13).png
 

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    Chrome Canary usually
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    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
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    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1
Grrrrrrrrrrreat! I'll get my copy from Microsoft Download Center tomorrow or Saturday when I have a little more time. Maybe Sunday.
Microsoft Download Center
 

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    Steelseries mechanical cherry red keyboard
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    Logitech MX518
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    IE 11, Firefox
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    Norton Security Suite
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.

If it is mentioning ActiveX, then you have the version for IE. Download the version for "other browsers", here if you want. FF does not use ActiveX.

x86

x64

A Guy
 

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    Memory
    KINGSTON HyperX Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866Mhz
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    EVGA GTX750
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    LG 27MP33HQ 32" IPS LED
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    1920 x 1080
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    Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB, 2 x SEAGATE 500GB Barracuda® 7200.12, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 16MB cache
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    ANTEC TruePower New TP-550, 80 PLUS®, 550W
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    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus, 3 x 120mm 1 x 140mm Case
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Hi alls!
I trying to install win8x64 from pendrive to clean 64gb samsung 830 ssd in ahci mode. Boot from pendrive ---> 'Windows' subtitle on the screen and don't happen anything. I waited half an hour but nothing. D
id not continue the installation.
All the bios is set ok. I tried several times to download, if you failed to iso, but no.
:((((
????
 

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    ANTEC 400W 80+
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    ANTEC FUSION BLACK 430
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    AC F12 TC
All over for me now:
Are you really using a machine with 640MB of RAM?

Yes - just to see how low spec things can run on.

I was surprised that it didn't like the processor either, though.

Win 8 CP had no problems - it wasn't fast, but I did not expect it to be. Windows 7, XP, Ubuntu, LinuxMint all run fine too. I'll set up a windows to go installation tomorrow, to run on a 2GB system.
 

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    Motherboard
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    4GB
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    ATI
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    notebook
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    Seagate ST9500325AS
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    Skydrive 25GB
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    pretty good
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    touchpad
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    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
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    Chrome Canary usually
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    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
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    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1
Good luck Vince. ;)

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    Acer
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    6 GB
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    Intel Graphics Controller
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio Hardware
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    Sony LED Monitor (2)
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    500 GB Western HDD (3) 1 TB Buffalo HDD (2)
    Keyboard
    Samsung
    Mouse
    Microsoft
    Internet Speed
    52 Mbps
Hi alls!
I trying to install win8x64 from pendrive to clean 64gb samsung 830 ssd in ahci mode. Boot from pendrive ---> 'Windows' subtitle on the screen and don't happen anything. I waited half an hour but nothing. D
id not continue the installation.
All the bios is set ok. I tried several times to download, if you failed to iso, but no.
:((((
????


Did you use this tool? It's meant for 7 but it also works on 8.
Microsoft Store Online

P.S.: it will format your pendrive.
 

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    win8 x64
Fingers crossed it solves my freezing issues...
 

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    Vanilla 8 Pro x64
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    PC/Desktop
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    SmartEyeball Custom Systems
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    Intel 3770K @4.8ghz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77 WS
    Memory
    16GB G.Skill Trident 2666mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    3x Gigabyte GTX 670 OC WindForce SLI
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    Corsair AX1200
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hey Guys! Can you post a link to a torrent for the Release Preview please?

Thank You
Shon John Xander
 

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    Intel
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    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Controller
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio Hardware
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    Sony LED Monitor (2)
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    500 GB Western HDD (3) 1 TB Buffalo HDD (2)
    Keyboard
    Samsung
    Mouse
    Microsoft
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    52 Mbps

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    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
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    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
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    Thermal Take 1000watts
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    Thermal Take Xtreme
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    G15 logitech
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    G9 logitech
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