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Is the leaked RTM version REALLY RTM - I have my doubts

  1. #31


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gizbug View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
    Indeed - quite a few people (including on here) have mentioned quite a few problems with the leaked download. I'd generally recommend getting builds from reputable sources (aka Microsoft or an authorized reseller/distributor), especially something you might run as a primary OS.
    What problems have they reported? I've seen no problems in 48 hrs
    I've personally had the RTM boot a bit slower than the Release Preview even though the two are set up exactly the same. There are a couple oddities with the system sounds. It seems polished, but not 100 percent buffed.
    Sounds like driver problems to me. Hopefully your sound card manufacture has Win 8 drivers soon.

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  2. #32


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    Quote Originally Posted by gizbug View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gizbug View Post

    What problems have they reported? I've seen no problems in 48 hrs
    I've personally had the RTM boot a bit slower than the Release Preview even though the two are set up exactly the same. There are a couple oddities with the system sounds. It seems polished, but not 100 percent buffed.
    Sounds like driver problems to me. Hopefully your sound card manufacture has Win 8 drivers soon.
    It might be. I've yet to experience a major system driver issue with Windows 8, from Developer to RTM build except for one driver that didn't work with the Consumer Preview for a networking card. The sound issue I'm speaking of aren't driver related, it's just the sounds in the sound scheme. There's a new logon sound, but no entry or event for it. The old logoff sound is there. There's also a new unlock sound, but again, no event or entry that triggers it. Seems odd to have that in an RTM to me.
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  3. #33


    Hafnarfjöršur IS
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    Hi there
    been running W8 Enterprise for a few days now,

    Absolutely NO problems to report.

    Downloading this sort of stuff from a "Decent well moderated" torrent site is less damaging to your system than logging on with IE to some dubious website.

    All I can say - I'm glad of the opportunity to try it -- I might or might not download the "Official RTM" but the leaked version gives enough info as to what the real version will look like.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #34


    @ Jimbo45 Hi mate not sure what site you are using for your torrent but have just started downloading one from a a site that keeps coming up in the news *******BAY so hope it will be ok. If you can PM me a better site then please do. As I am still using Win 8 CP Evaluation copy Build 8250 and I am hoping the Enterprise ver. will at least let me have sound (VIA driver) Many Thnaks
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  5. #35


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Downloading this sort of stuff from a "Decent well moderated" torrent site is less damaging to your system than logging on with IE to some dubious website.
    Still wouldn't go near it. I'll just wait this one out, should have it in 8 days from MS from MSDN.
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  6. #36


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    If I had a TechNet or MSDN subscription I'd wait it out too. I don't so snagging it on bit torrent is one way to get a look see. I had some issues with 8 Pro but I did an upgrade from Windows 7 so that may be why. I don't usually do that but decided to see if it would work. It did but took forever and a lot of reboots. I wouldn't recommend going that route and likely won't ever try it again on my PC's. I've since wiped that install and replaced it with the RP. The activate nag screen and customization lock out tipped the balance for a reinstall. I haven't decided if I want to have another go on my main PC. Its currently dual booting 7 and 8 RP. I'd just replace RP with Ent RTM.

    Has anybody thats running the Enterprise edition had a look see for the "Windows to go" feature? Thats something I'd like to play around with just to see if it actually works as advertised.
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  7. #37


    Seems like the ENT RTM that was leaked is the "international" version. Not sure how well that will work for folks in the USA.
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  8. #38


    ^ Well, you only need that leak to run for a couple of months, right?
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  9. #39


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Has anybody thats running the Enterprise edition had a look see for the "Windows to go" feature? Thats something I'd like to play around with just to see if it actually works as advertised.
    Not installed it yet, but the executable pwcreator.exe is present in the c:\Windows\system32 folder in the install.wim - this is the program that sets up "Portable Windows" installations on USB drives.
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    I have been quiet recently because I have been "experimenting" the reason being in the past I bought Windows ME and Vista
    both were a disaster for various reasons and lasted only a week £200 up in flames.
    Windows 7 leaks were used and tested, passed with flying colors immediately bought 3 copies.
    Now to windows 8 RTM
    1 8 enterprise N is in fact modified with a volume licence. (digging it looks like 180 days grace will look for rearm) but still needs activation.
    2 8 pro is a raw install, a licence key has to be entered can then be activated via a KMS server.
    3 8 enterprise as pro.

    Facts:
    watermarks disappear on activation.
    gadgets have gone but can be added back in.
    As is already known traditional W7 games have gone but can be added back in
    Aero is still there but glass effect has been removed wrecks some of my themes and also my classic start menu theme.
    Classic Start Menu avoids the "Once Called Metro" start screens so a happy bunny with that
    enterprise and pro are missing windows media player. but will be available in pro upgrade.
    Have yet to test windows to go.
    Not at all fussed about the flat icons, horrendous color schemes, the desk top backgrounds with blurred out of focus areas that make me believe I have been staring at the screen to long (probably true); they can all be be fixed and metro can be avoided.
    Summary I am now only considering the pro upgrade at $40.
    If interested you can see my enterprise N screen shot here
    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...hots-here.html
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