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What happens when Windows 8 is completely built?

  1. #1


    Norway
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    What happens when Windows 8 is completely built?


    Is it true that when MS is done compiling Windows 8 and are ready to start selling we have to purchase as well?

    Or are we being excluded from the latest updates so that we will always have an limited version of Windows 8?

    We receive updates all the time. Will we get all of the updates to Windows 8 so that the developer preview becomes f.ex Windows 8 Ultimate?

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  2. #2


    Replies are only my opinions ...

    Quote Originally Posted by eiriklade93 View Post
    Is it true that when MS is done compiling Windows 8 and are ready to start selling we have to purchase as well?
    yes.

    Or are we being excluded from the latest updates so that we will always have an limited version of Windows 8?
    In my own prior experience, pre-release versions are always limited. In some cases, you have to actually uninstall one pre-release version to install the next pre-release version.

    We receive updates all the time. Will we get all of the updates to Windows 8 so that the developer preview becomes f.ex Windows 8 Ultimate?
    The DP version, the Beta, and any RC (release candidate) will most likely NOT be upgradeable to the final RTM (Release to Manufacturing) version that goes on sale.
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    What happens when Windows 8 is completely built?
    Then we manage to get a trial
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    I would be VERY surprised if there weren't at least one public beta and possibly an RC trial available before the final goes on sale.

    If MS follow the W7 experience you'll probably get around 6 - 9 months on the last public "testing" platform before the final product is released.

    I'd find it almost unimaginable if MS just left current testers of the W8 preview without any further versions when it expires in March (and that's only a few weeks off now).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Windows 7 Home Premium


    Quote Originally Posted by eiriklade93 View Post
    Is it true that when MS is done compiling Windows 8 and are ready to start selling we have to purchase as well?



    Or are we being excluded from the latest updates so that we will always have an limited version of Windows 8?

    We receive updates all the time. Will we get all of the updates to Windows 8 so that the developer preview becomes f.ex Windows 8 Ultimate?
    To be honest, I dont know - download the developer preview before they start selling it!
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    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by ComputerWizard View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by eiriklade93 View Post
    Is it true that when MS is done compiling Windows 8 and are ready to start selling we have to purchase as well?



    Or are we being excluded from the latest updates so that we will always have an limited version of Windows 8?

    We receive updates all the time. Will we get all of the updates to Windows 8 so that the developer preview becomes f.ex Windows 8 Ultimate?
    To be honest, I dont know - download the developer preview before they start selling it!
    It will be about a year before Windows 8 will be available for purchase, with a beta,or two (three? RC?) in between....The beta is being finalized https://www.eightforums.com/windows-8...indows-8-a.htm
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    The wait for leaks is open again
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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    This actually depends on your membership with MSDN, as a member I will get the final retail version at no cost.
    I haven't paid for an Operating System since Windows 98 SE. My membership covers that. (Note: Even MSDN members
    have to be active in the alpha/beta testing of any/all MS software to qualify for a free copy). Microsoft JUST doesn't give
    it to them.
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    In my own prior experience, pre-release versions are always limited. In some cases, you have to actually uninstall one pre-release version to install the next pre-release version.
    Agreed with your opinion because that was the testing version & the finalized version needs to be installed as fresh to get the full advantage of it.
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  10. #10


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    What happens when Windows 8 is completely built?
    Then we go back to Windows 7 and forget the nightmare. But maybe they have a positive surprise in stock.
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