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Windows 8 Consumer Preview due February 29: why it's not called beta

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    We know that Microsoft would be releasing Windows 8 consumer preview on February 29 and according to various sources the consumer preview build would be build 8250. Today couple of screenshots has been posted on the Chinese site PCBETA showing that build 8250 has been compiled. Here are the screenshots of build 8250
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    Various sources are indeed claiming that Windows 8 build 8250 has been compiled though the complete build string of this build is currently unknown. Also according to various sources Microsoft has provided this build to various major OEM partners.
    From Windows 8 consumer preview build 8250 screenshots emerged | Windows 8 Beta

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  2. #52


    Solo.
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    A week far from the due date, hope it's really a fixed date.
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  3. #53


    bangalore
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    I hope the MS servers wont be flooded with too much of downloads..I hope the download speed will be decent.
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  4. #54


    Solo.
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    MS won't authorize any mirror download?
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    bangalore
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mas Catoer View Post
    MS won't authorize any mirror download?
    I think they wont.
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  6. #56


    Solo.
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    Yeah, never seen one.
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    You will first need to sign up at the MS Connect site or at the passport.com site to have the correct id before you can download on the 29th. First you will want to review the page seen at How to apply to become a beta tester for Microsoft
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    Not sure why, but I am surprised a Connect account is needed.
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  9. #59


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    MS stated it will be available to anyone that wants to D/L it, thus the new name Consumer Preview.
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  10. #60


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    I was just about to install the developer preview (again) today...should I hold off for a few days until this is released?
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