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Windows 7: Windows 8 Dev release

13 Sep 2011   #21
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

oooo I cant wait

I read about a lot of the things that are going to be in Win8 in MaximumPC while I was traveling and it looks pretty neat.


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13 Sep 2011   #22
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The downloads are available now! Go get it!

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/
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13 Sep 2011   #23
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
The downloads are available now! Go get it!

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/
Downloading now...20%.
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13 Sep 2011   #24
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Complete noob here, will it install in VMware Player?

ETA: Got my answer...I think? (quote below) TY Cluberti

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
The Win8 build they're releasing (the dev preview build) includes the Win8 OS, samples, SDKs, and Visual Studio. You do all of your dev and testing on that machine, either physical (if you install it on a real machine) or virtual (if you install it into a VM). Obviously to do touch testing and such you'd need a touch-capable machine, but the rest could probably be done either in a physical or virtual machine.
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13 Sep 2011   #25
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Installed.

Edit:

Already has updates!

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13 Sep 2011   #26
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Already has updates!
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13 Sep 2011   #27
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

So what is the easiest way to do this? create a Virtual Drive? burn ISO to disk and install there? I have not done this with Win7 before and dont have access to a VMware

Now at 20% Downloaded and I have a new Virtual Drive ( W: ) @ 28GB I am hoping that is enough. I will burn the ISO tomorrow, and I understand in the least I could boot into it (I think) but would like to be able to run in a window as a virtual machine.


Am I going about this the wrong way or am I on track. I haven't done this outside of a corporate environment where everything was already set up.
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14 Sep 2011   #28
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I watched the keynote last night. It lasted over two hours, but I felt my jaw slacking more and more each minute. Saying "I'm impressed" would be the understatement of the century! My mind is, quite literally, blown away! Memory usage, boot speed, performance, the Task Manager overhaul, search feature inside Metro, IE10PP3, Hyper-V... Julie's weird looking doll, too xD

I was beyond skeptical about Metro and the "easy" process of developing, until I actually saw the keynote. It made me wish I paid more attention to my C++ and VB sessions in high-school, lol

A big coincidence, I'm starting a new English language-based blog, and have set it up last night right before the keynote video was made available, a few hours before the dev preview was released for downloading. I can't really figure out what to write next here, but I'm hoping that, after I install this and actually start using it, I stop drooling and pipe down my fanboyism in order to write a decent blog post about... well, to be honest? The way Windows has changed forever, and improved on so many different levels.
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14 Sep 2011   #29
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Yes I agree. I like the footprint! It is so sleek it can run on ARM. It does look very square, but I am sure as people start developing apps for it, that will change.

I would love to write something for it but it has been so long, I dont know where I would start. I feel I might be out of my league, but I will still check out the SDK and other tools
I also like the task manager finally having the features of Process explorer and autoruns right in the window instead of having to go around your ass to get to your elbow to disable something....

oh yeah update: 85% downloaded now
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14 Sep 2011   #30
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

I'm having issues when creating new projects in the included Visual Studio 2011. When I create new projects there is an error in the designer.
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