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Windows 8 Enterprise RTM Free Evaluation available for anyone

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    Windows 7/8

    Windows 8 Enterprise RTM Free Evaluation available for anyone


    It looks like MS has made a 90 day eval release of Windows 8 Enterprise that you can download and install right now even without a technet or MSDN or other for pay account. (Though you may need to sign up for a live account to get it).

    Read more here:
    Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation

    P.s. I have not gone through the process of getting this version, so if there are any hiccoughs, post back here about it.

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    That could be useful for a class I'm teaching in the upcoming semester. Thanks for the heads-up, FSeal!
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    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Now this is a file name!

    "9200.16384.WIN8_RTM.120725-1247_X64FRE_ENTERPRISE_EVAL_EN-US-HRM_CENA_X64FREE_EN-US_DV5.iso"

    I actually did do the download. Though I have a technet account, this actually seems like it may be even more useful in some ways, a true eval, no key required (supposedly), just install and test.
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    Ahhh. What to do, what to do.. I'm triple booting 7/8P/8E, but downloading the eval out of curiosity, and to add the ISO to my Windows 8 collection. Is quad booting possible?? I seem to remember having problems with it in the past.
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    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    It looks like MS has made a 90 day eval release of Windows 8 Enterprise that you can download and install right now even without a technet or MSDN or other for pay account. (Though you may need to sign up for a live account to get it).

    Read more here:
    Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation

    P.s. I have not gone through the process of getting this version, so if there are any hiccoughs, post back here about it.
    I would read the section " Things to Know Before You Start " if I were you.
    Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation

    t-4-2
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    Bahrain
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    Triple Boot: Windows Xp, Windows 7 and Windows Release Preview, Virtual Machine ( Windows 8 )


    Nice Find!! On the download Process..
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    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    It looks like MS has made a 90 day eval release of Windows 8 Enterprise that you can download and install right now even without a technet or MSDN or other for pay account. (Though you may need to sign up for a live account to get it).

    Read more here:
    Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation

    P.s. I have not gone through the process of getting this version, so if there are any hiccoughs, post back here about it.
    I would read the section " Things to Know Before You Start " if I were you.
    Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation

    t-4-2
    Right.. It's a true eval... works fully for 90 days then BAM.

    Would be nice if they did this for all future software but of course the real reason they are putting this out there is to get people to quickly fill the app store with "apps" by providing free tools...

    At least this may stop people from torrenting suspecious isos off the net and demanding MSDN/Technet keys etc if they just want a look at it before release.
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    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional


    The 64bit finished downloading fast here and came in at 3.25gb in size for the iso. The first look will be on VBox to see how that goes for the initial lookover before planning any full install to the second HD here.
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    Thanks FSeal, working fine.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Installed it on my backup PC. Went to the App store to install Slacker Radio but its not listed. Looks like some Apps are filtered out if you are running the Enterprise Edition. I did a Google search for that App and then clicked the "View In Windows Store" link and go a "Not available for your PC" message. That may not be the exact wording but it was something like that. This sucks. This could be a very short lived install.
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