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Windows 8 "Release Preview" Released

  1. #61


    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by slyr114 View Post
    gah!! why did they have to break flash!?!? I can not get flash to install properly with the new preview, works fine in IE but the one u have to install for firefox wont work anyone got a fix for this yet? says activex cannot be registered.
    Flash is built in to Windows 8 Release Preview, so there is no need for a separate download.
    It is? I thought they only added flash support in IE10 Metro.
    Honestly, I've been looking like hell now for a "what's new" list, but I can't find anything. Anyway, 12min left downloading!

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  2. #62


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    Strange I burned it to a DVD-RW and was going to install it in from my main OS - Vista (C in order to preserve drive letters and I got to enter a key and select whether or not to preserve settings but saw no option to choose which partition to install it on.

    Anyone enlighten me on that?
    If you chose upgrade, it won't let you install Windows 8 to a new partition.
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  3. #63


    Posts : 18
    Win 8 Consumer Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by slyr114 View Post
    gah!! why did they have to break flash!?!? I can not get flash to install properly with the new preview, works fine in IE but the one u have to install for firefox wont work anyone got a fix for this yet? says activex cannot be registered.
    Flash is built in to Windows 8 Release Preview, so there is no need for a separate download.
    for firefox there is a need to install it still but you cannot due to some error, it is only built in for IE
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  4. #64


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    Windows 7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by slyr114 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by slyr114 View Post
    gah!! why did they have to break flash!?!? I can not get flash to install properly with the new preview, works fine in IE but the one u have to install for firefox wont work anyone got a fix for this yet? says activex cannot be registered.
    Flash is built in to Windows 8 Release Preview, so there is no need for a separate download.
    for firefox there is a need to install it still but you cannot due to some error, it is only built in for IE
    Since flash comes with Windows 8, it won't let you install it over the built in flash player for IE. You will have to use IE to view flash content until further notice.
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  5. #65


    Posts : 18
    Win 8 Consumer Preview


    if thats true that is by far the worst decision microsoft has made in a long time, i use firefox for flash since i have adblock and dont want to watch all those god damn ads lol, there has to be a workaround!

    for some reason even tho that error comes up the regular install works and now flash works after waiting a bit....
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  6. #66


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    Windows 7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by prplxr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by slyr114 View Post
    gah!! why did they have to break flash!?!? I can not get flash to install properly with the new preview, works fine in IE but the one u have to install for firefox wont work anyone got a fix for this yet? says activex cannot be registered.
    Flash is built in to Windows 8 Release Preview, so there is no need for a separate download.
    It is? I thought they only added flash support in IE10 Metro.
    Honestly, I've been looking like hell now for a "what's new" list, but I can't find anything. Anyway, 12min left downloading!
    Sorry. I meant that Flash is built into IE10. It is ONLY built into IE10.
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  7. #67


    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by prplxr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post

    Flash is built in to Windows 8 Release Preview, so there is no need for a separate download.
    It is? I thought they only added flash support in IE10 Metro.
    Honestly, I've been looking like hell now for a "what's new" list, but I can't find anything. Anyway, 12min left downloading!
    Sorry. I meant that Flash is built into IE10. It is ONLY built into IE10.
    And it cannot be installed for any other browser? What kind of bullsh*t is that!? I'm gonna figure this out for Opera and get back to you if (when) I succeed.
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  8. #68


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Quote Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
    i thought i would attempt a sneak preview, but i was asked for a serial, at this point the wife woke and complained i was waking her, so its on hold. how do i get beyond the serial part.
    Don't you get the option to skip it?

    Ah - you are installing using windows setup.exe

    I might try and do a simplified version of my installer if I get a mo.

    No sense in using windows setup.
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  9. #69


    No, you can no longer skip the serial and install in "trial" mode.
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  10. #70


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    Since flash comes with Windows 8, it won't let you install it over the built in flash player for IE. You will have to use IE to view flash content until further notice.
    Might have a look at removing it when I have got this thing downloaded.
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