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

  1. #41

    Quote Originally Posted by besb View Post
    Summary I am now only considering the pro upgrade at $40.
    If interested you can see my enterprise N screen shot here
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    You would have never had the choice to purchase an enterprise edition anyway. These are not for sale to consumers, but rather only to volume license customers with an active enterprise agreement with software assurance.

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  2. #42

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    xp , 7Pro, 8RP, Android phone, Tablet

    Not quite, The pro upgrade allows windows media center free of charge.
    Free standing pro does not it will be an app in the store at a yet to be disclosed price.
    hence my indication of preference.
    And yes I am aware that the enterprise version is not generally available
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  3. #43

    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot 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.
    I think that's a good bet to make.
    Hi there
    I'd stick to computing -- if you went into the "Gambling" biz you'd be broke in about 5 mins flat. !!!!!!!!!

    I have yet to hear of a single instance of the "Semi - official" leaked version with the apparently bona checksums giving ANYBODY a single problem other than the usual computer problems people have when installing an OS.

    Most people are curious and the interface IS slightly different from RP so why shouldn't people try it out if they want to -- most "Decent" torrent sites are passably well moderated these days -- the chances of this preview being a "Rogue" are fairly minor -- and you can always install on a VM.

    As for "Re-building your system" - well that's a non issue as who's going to keep this stuff permanently on their machines -- 1) even the RP expires in January, and 2) the leaked version doesn't activate and you have the watermark plus a message to activate at boot time plus a semi permanent Activate Windows message whenever you run a desktop application like Windows Explorer.

    (Note you can get rid of the annoying prompt by the slmg -rearm command in administrator mode - then re-boot -- gives you another period of grace -- I think 30 days or whatever).

    I think we will all be installing any legit version from NEW anyway.

    (BTW I still don't think this is the actual RTM build -- I'm sure a build or 2 more will be done before the actual final release -- but we'll have to wait and see I suppose).

    Last edited by jimbo45; 11 Aug 2012 at 06:17.
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  4. #44

    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    (BTW I still don't think this is the actual RTM build -- I'm sure a build or 2 more will be done before the actual final release -- but we'll have to wait and see I suppose).


    Back with Win7, I downloaded the "RTM" with build string 16384. After that you know the story: they released 16385 (fixed bugs?) to be the final build.

    If this is a trend, it will happen again. There is a chance I'm wrong but we'll just have to wait and see.
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    Maybe it's just the app itself, not Windows, but this is a screenshot of the People app and its help files direct you to the Release Preview forums (unfortunately not Eight Forums ). Generally, help files in the latest OS version will direct you somewhere relevant. I DO NOT KNOW!!
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  6. #46

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    New hunch, the leaked isos might be RTM Escrow builds.
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