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Windows 8 "Release Preview" Released

  1. #101


    Installation for me on my old test machine took 17 minutes, including the "non-express" bit at the end. A little time up there, ticking and unticking the squares!

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  2. #102


    Posts : 738
    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional


    I'll know soon enough since I have tied up trying to get the old Vista case running and stuck on a possible DOA board situation. First the RP will go on a new VM and then shutdown to unplug the 7 host drive for a clean on the second HD where I can then add a boot entry in for 7 once the host HD is plugged back in.

    14min. left for the 64bit iso with only 7 for the 32bit both being downloaded together. Have a few flash drives sitting idle looking for something to do!
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  3. #103


    INDIA
    Posts : 148
    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by djshonrock View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kapilarya View Post
    What's so funny, lol
    Yeah right.. wtz funny in this post? :/
    Why you guys are so sad with this release??
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  4. #104


    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    Posts : 4,115
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04


    Downloading now, hope it's good!
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  5. #105


    Posts : 738
    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional


    The Release whatevers are always a definite improvement over the CPs or beta builds depending on how you look at that. There are far less bugs by that time still needing to be worked out. Plus the RP will provide a much better look at where the RTM will be going later!
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  6. #106


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    It took around 15 minutes to download and just over to install, with all my settings carried over from the CP. Too bad it couldn't reinstall the programmes, anyway, it will give me something to do.
    Like others have said, this is very slick, this should run on just about anything you can throw at it, cant wait to try it on my old Netbook.
    I do a bit of travelling so I really love the travel App, cant wait to try out some more stuff.
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  7. #107


    Lincoln UK
    Posts : 155
    Windows 7 x64/Win 8 Dev x64


    Windows 8 RP Installed and ready to go! A quick installation too. Im looking forward to playing later....
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  8. #108


    Posts : 738
    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional


    Don't plan on many DX9 games in particular! This will be a big let down for all those older game titles that include a required DX9 installer since that will fail and the games won't install or run. DX9 goes right on 7 where many will be staying.

    Once 8 hits retail I will likely set up a dual boot with one of the lesser editions like Home Premium unlike 7 where the Ultimate edition was the one. I'll be looking over the compatibility for a large list of things now that the RP is out as well as improvements in other areas as far as it being a second OS.
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  9. #109


    Quote Originally Posted by djshonrock View Post
    hey Guys! Can you post a link to a torrent for the Release Preview please?

    Thank You
    Shon John Xander
    Why torrent? There are direct downloads available for free at Microsofts site!

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...-download.html
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  10. #110


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    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by prplxr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by djshonrock View Post
    hey Guys! Can you post a link to a torrent for the Release Preview please?

    Thank You
    Shon John Xander
    Why torrent? There are direct downloads available for free at Microsofts site!

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...-download.html
    That's the never ending question there! Why people bother with possible malware laced crud from some unknown site over going for the "genuine article" and see it activated is beyond me.

    MS has made the W8 Developer, Customer, and now Release Preview widely available and no need to sign up anywhere in order to download, install, and run it.
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