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Windows Updates available for Windows 8 Developer Preview


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#1
Just a note that there are Windows Updates available after installing Windows 8 Developer Preview.
(Control Panel -> More Settings -> Windows Updates (icon view))

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Romulinx2

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#2
Yes win8 told me straight away!
Thanks for the info.
 

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xxxdannyxxx

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#3
Eight more updates just became available. They sure are pushing them out:D


Edit - And now my CCC installs properly in compatibility mode for windows 7.

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Swear Microsoft hate me. It keeps freezing when I click system update in control panel -.-
I've seen this behavior when windows is in the middle of an update....give it some time and then try again. I left win8 running overnight after the first install.
 

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#6
Just a question since were talking about activation and updates. This is my first time tinkering with a dev build and I was wondering if I will have to rip it all out and buy the OS when it's finally released or will the dev build continue to function, receive updates and be valid?
 

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Yes the Developer Preview will expire/deactivate as Microsoft makes these builds to automatically expire after a certain period of time most likely when the beta version comes out as you will most likely have to uninstall this version to install the beta which will in turn expire in an allotted time. A good example I remember was when Office 2010 beta was released and was usable and fully functional for one year after which it just quit working.
 

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#8
According to winver, my copy expires on March 11, 2012.


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Same here, Aaron.

I expect I'll be updating anyway as the beta is released and then the RC and then the RTM and then the final release. :)
 

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Thanks guys :thumb:
 

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Wouldn't it be better to just upgrade the Windows Developer Preview to the Beta version as a Windows Update instead of a fresh install?
 

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I'm sure quite a bit earlier than that date, yeah.
 

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I've just installed WDP on my new Core i5 laptop.

Downloading updates.
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Liking the old ways:
WIN + R | type control | ENTER | Windows Update
 

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WIN + R | wuapp | ENTER
 

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actually, that's what I do but thought I would give the more conventional approach.

Also have a shortcut on my desktop since I work mainly from the good ol' desktop.
 

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Also have a shortcut on my desktop since I work mainly from the good ol' desktop.
I wonder if there is a way to get a shortcut to the old-style update interface on the new Metro Start... man, that'd be handy.
 

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