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Windows 8 "Release Preview" Released

  1. #81


    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


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    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!
    I installed FF 12 and then went to YouTube and FF said it needed a plug in. Clicked install and it downloaded and installed Flash with no problem. Here is what the Flash Panel shows.

    Click image for larger version

    Jim

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  2. #82


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    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP


    One computer down, one to go. I have to agree with others this release is faster and more stable.
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  3. #83


    I downloaded Windows8-ReleasePreview-UpgradeAssistant at 12:30. By 2:15 pm it was installed on my dual boot drive. You have no choice about keeping installed programs. Works great with 2 monitors.

    I forgot how to reboot and had to find my Wizmo Stop/Reboot files on the other drive. After getting those icons set up I installed Norton Internet Security because on the Win 8 Preview version installing it after some other programs caused a problem.
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  4. #84


    Just in case any body here feels the need to install Windows Media Center in the release preview there is a way you can do it.

    I have it up and running using the link below. It seems to use a separate key in order to gain access to the download of WMC.

    Windows Media Center is not preinstalled in Windows 8 Release Preview. If you want to use Windows Media Center, you need to add it by following these steps:

    A.Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.)

    B.Enter add features in the search box, and then tap or click Add features to Windows 8.

    C.Tap or click I already have a product key.

    D.Enter this product key: MBFBV-W3DP2-2MVKN-PJCQD-KKTF7 and then click Next.

    E.Select the checkbox to accept the license terms and then click Add features.

    Your PC will restart and Windows Media Center will now be on your PC and the tile will be pinned to the Start screen.

    Adding Media Center to Windows 8 Release Preview
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails WIN8 WMC.PNG  
    Last edited by chev65; 31 May 2012 at 23:49.
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  5. #85


    Posts : 207
    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Just in case any body here feels the need to install Windows Media Center in the release preview there is a way you can do it.

    I have it up and running using the link below. It seems to use a separate key in order to gain access to the download of WMC.

    Windows Media Center is not preinstalled in Windows 8 Release Preview. If you want to use Windows Media Center, you need to add it by following these steps:

    A.Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.)

    B.Enter add features in the search box, and then tap or click Add features to Windows 8.

    C.Tap or click I already have a product key.

    D.Enter this product key: MBFBV-W3DP2-2MVKN-PJCQD-KKTF7 and then click Next.

    E.Select the checkbox to accept the license terms and then click Add features.

    Your PC will restart and Windows Media Center will now be on your PC and the tile will be pinned to the Start screen.

    Adding Media Center to Windows 8 Release Preview
    thanks worked great
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  6. #86


    Posts : 67
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Trying the ISO path, install didn't like the upgrade version. I wanted a clean install anyways. Downloading should be done....hmmmm....about the 4th of July. Everyone must be banging away.

    Greg
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  7. #87


    It's up and running! And... I installed Flash Player. Works like a charm. :-S

    Click image for larger version

    // EDIT:

    And for the record. I love the new look and feel. It's not that much tweaked, but it kinda did it for me! Now even I want the Aero gone!
    Last edited by prplxr; 31 May 2012 at 19:18.
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  8. #88


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    All over for me now:Click image for larger version
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  9. #89


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    All over for me now:Click image for larger version
    Are you really using a machine with 640MB of RAM?
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  10. #90


    Grrrrrrrrrrreat! I'll get my copy from Microsoft Download Center tomorrow or Saturday when I have a little more time. Maybe Sunday.
    Microsoft Download Center
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