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Windows 7: Windows 8 Dev release

15 Sep 2011   #41
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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15 Sep 2011   #42
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I got the x64 version without tools, to install in VirtualBox just fine. I just don't like Win8 as presented.
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15 Sep 2011   #43
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Not super impressed so far. I did a full install on a spare pc had laying around. I can't figure out where the Heck the installed pograms are listed (like the start orb is now), Do you have to do a search to find everything? Other than that it is a lot like the Gnome3 or Unity desktop envirements in Linux, I mean ALOT. Looks like it would be great on a touch screen or tablet, not so much on PC. Just seems I waste more time trying to find where the program is than actually running it LOL. Just my 2 cents so far.

Geeve
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15 Sep 2011   #44
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I'm a bit sat on the fence too at the moment. It's going to need some time to grow on me I think.

Danny
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15 Sep 2011   #45
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Here are some pics of it running, I can't even figure out how to look at the device manager or computer info LOL! Damn learning curve!!!!









Geeve
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15 Sep 2011   #46
Shayx

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

im trying to install and it asks for a product key (why?)
where do i get it?
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15 Sep 2011   #47
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shayx View Post
im trying to install and it asks for a product key (why?)
where do i get it?
That is weird! It never asked me. I think some folks who are going VM had this problem. Either way have a look here:

Windows 8 developer preview build genuine Product Keys

I know we are not supposed to post keys, but these were given by MS for the free to all Developer build. If I broke the rules please let me know.

Geeve
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15 Sep 2011   #48
Shayx

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

doesn't work. when you installed it did you asked to enter a key?
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15 Sep 2011   #49
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shayx View Post
doesn't work. when you installed it did you asked to enter a key?
No it didn't even pretend like it was going to. I installed on a physical system Vs. VM. that is why I thought that was weird. Hmmmm, I will keep looking around for you though!

Are you doing a custom (Full) install instead of an upgrade install?

Geeve
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15 Sep 2011   #50
Shayx

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

well i tried running the installation from windows 7 (not in order to upgrade but to do a clean install on another partition)
maybe that's what causing this. i'll try to boot from the installation via DOK or CD. thanks for you help.
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