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Windows 8 Consumer preview Released

  1. #81


    So no Spanish language release yet !!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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  2. #82


    Quote Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    I miss switching between Metro and Desktop by moving the cursor to left edge of the screen, they could have removed the Start button and left this feature alone.
    You can still do that. Hover your mouse at the top left and it shows the last App used. If you move the mouse down it shows thumbs of all open apps.
    Thanks for that.
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  3. #83


    Posts : 10
    Windows 7, 8 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
    So far so good...Attachment 3384
    How did you install in VM Player? It keeps going black and looping.
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  4. #84


    Posts : 1
    W8 preview


    How big is the 32-bit install. I only have a 16gb SSD. Developer Preview fit with MS Word and Excel
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  5. #85


    Quote Originally Posted by gription View Post
    How big is the 32-bit install. I only have a 16gb SSD. Developer Preview fit with MS Word and Excel
    That should be enough for WCP w/ Office
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  6. #86


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Installed from USB stick, 7 minutes from power on to first reboot and then 2 minutes to setting up devices, final reboot with creating user and stuff, on Windows 8 desktop 11 minutes after power on!

    I think I like this!

    Kari

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  7. #87


    Wow... this is different!
    I can't find anything yet and nothing does what I think it should do. It'll take some gettin' used to...

    One quick question... how do I shut it down? I can't find anything that looks like an off button.

    Edit: Hah! Found the little b*st*rd!
    Last edited by stevieray; 29 Feb 2012 at 21:34.
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  8. #88


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    I was getting my usual "maximum" speed


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Ah - good - I thought my isp was throttling it - I am getting about 630kb/s .

    Is that normal?

    I am considering signing up with the same isp for another year.

    Hard to resist because they pay you to do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Thanks for the update and links.

    FF says 1h 44m to finish the 64 bit iso download.
    I'm not sure what is normal for your ISP (based on your distance from your exchange, cable conditions, etc.).

    The maximum I normally get here is ~5 Mb/s (~625 KB/s).
    I was getting ~540 KB/s for the 64 bit ISO version.

    I've just started downloading the 32 bit ISO.
    I'm getting ~550 KB/s at the moment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by raj1402 View Post
    Microsoft Security Essentials
    wont work in windows 8 CP? compatibility test gives the report as not compatible!!!
    Hmmm .. I don't see that in this list Security software providers for Windows 8 Consumer Preview - Microsoft Windows

    In case if it asking for serial number you could use NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8

    On another forum (TechRepublic) I was told that MSE is already included in W8 (built-in).
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  9. #89


    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post

    I'm not sure what is normal for your ISP (based on your distance from your exchange, cable conditions, etc.).

    The maximum I normally get here is ~5 Mb/s (~625 KB/s).
    I was getting ~540 KB/s for the 64 bit ISO version.
    The max I can get is 2Mb/s, but the site is obviously getting hammered. Bouncing between 50kb/s - 150kb/s atm.
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  10. #90


    SomeWhere in the HOT Arizona Desert!
    Posts : 89
    Win_8 Build 7959 x64


    There are Multiple Language packs listed on TechNet Download section.
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