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Windows 8 "Release Preview" Released

  1. #31


    Posts : 57
    Windows 8 X64 Bit


    Downloading hell yes

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  2. #32


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    7 Ultimate


    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Overson View Post
    Sorry my question might be dumb .... but what is the difference between consumer preview and release preview and beta ... is it worth it to install this version over my OS 7 ?
    Don't install Windows 8 over Windows 7 as it is still in testing. You should dual boot it with Windows 7 and I posted a link to the tutorial in an above post. Consumer Preview is a beta and the Release Preview (previously called a Release Candidate) is a more polished off beta, but will still have a few bugs.
    thanks
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  3. #33


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    The best option is to dual boot Windows 8 with Windows 7l
    My best option is with VMware Workstation.


    Quote Originally Posted by chromatica View Post
    I'm just using 8 as my main os with regular backups to another drive, till the final release. I don't want to have to install/download all my steam games again going from consumer preview to release preview though.
    You don't need to download Steam games when you move from one PC to the other or change the OS, You simply delete everything except the steamapps folder and steam.exe, then you move it and when you gone restart steam.exe it will download only few files. I change my PC every 3 months and I do it all the time, my steam is on my d: drive. I just delete all the folder except steam app and steam.exe
    Really? It's that easy? To think of all the times I've reinstalled windows and redownloaded all those games.
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  4. #34


    USA
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    Windows 7 Professional


    I like the new mouse cursors in the Release Preview!
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  5. #35


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    @windude99
    Got a decent speed now -- around 2 hrs will be complete -- but still going to bed anyway.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. #36


    USA
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    Windows 7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    @windude99
    Got a decent speed now -- around 2 hrs will be complete -- but still going to bed anyway.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    That's good. it will definately be ready for you in the morning.
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  7. #37


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 pro


    Hmm. It only took me about 15 min to download.
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  8. #38


    cornwall,uk
    Posts : 157
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev


    burning to disc now.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 207
    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC


    loving it
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  10. #40


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Now my speed is upped to 3.2 MB/s so should be complete in around 11 mins.
    Probably I was too impatient at the start of the process.

    Still I'm not installing until tomorrow (Fri) or (Sat).

    Enjoy everyone and have a good weekend -- I'll be in London over the weekend with some UK colleagues on the Thames drinking beer and sharing their celebrations of QE II's jubilee. - Great to have these sort of celebrations even though WE don't have the monarchy.

    All the doom and gloom over Banks, the Euro crisis, Iran's Nuclear potential etc -- great to have SOMETHING to cheer about.
    All those in the UK this weekend --enjoy.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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