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Windows 7: Windows 8 Consumer Preview due February 29: why it's not called beta

08 Feb 2012   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Windows 8 Consumer Preview due February 29: why it's not called beta

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Summary: The Windows 8 Consumer Preview will be available for download on February 29. Why isn’t it called a beta? Blame Google. And Apple. And Microsoft. Especially Microsoft.
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09 Feb 2012   #2
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

The CP at the end of Feb, was hoping for next week

This will be interesting.
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15 Feb 2012   #3
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

will there be a windows 8 update advisor to use
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16 Feb 2012   #4
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

More than likely but, haven't seen or heard of one yet.

They did say that any system that can run Windows 7 can run Windows 8.
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16 Feb 2012   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The question for me, is what real advantage that 8 has over 7? I'm not talking about cosmetics or redesigning, but things that 8 can accomplish that 7 can't.
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16 Feb 2012   #6
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

That is a one sided question, I'm sure they can both accomplish the same things.
But how fast they do them, added features, etc.

If anyone doesn't think Windows 8 is for them, for any reason, then Windows 7 is an excellent OS.

Windows 8 Will Be a Winner: 10 Reasons Why

From post #13
Quote:
• Improved multi-monitor support
• Native USB 3.0 stack
• Reduced boot time
• Significantly lower memory footprint
• Storage Spaces (virtualized storage pools)
• New files system (ReFS)
• Improved SSD support and performance
• Built-in antivirus and spyware protection
• Improved automatic updating system (less frequent reboot required updates)
• Built in support for creating system images and full system restore
• Built-in ISO mounting
• Built-in VHD mounting
• Built-in PDF support
• Automatic cloud based backup of system settings, Personal files, and Metro applications
• New interface for Shadow Copy
• Windows Store sells desktop software
• Drastically improved task manager
• Drastically improved file management allowing you to pause file copying jobs and finish them later
• Windows 8 has basically become rootkit proof when combined with UEFI
• Hyper-V

Various reviews of the beta candidate builds confirm noticeably improved performance over Windows 7 SP1.
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16 Feb 2012   #7
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM 17.3 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
I guess that we'll find out soon

Reduced boot time
Meh (6 - 10 seconds on my PC).

Significantly lower memory footprint
Good (uses 1/3 less RAM on my PC).

New files system (ReFS)
I read somewhere (ZDNet?) that is only going to be on the W8 Server.

Built-in VHD mounting
Doesn't W7 already have that?
That's how I'm running Windows 8 DP.

Drastically improved task manager
What's better about it (apart from the Network stats)?
It still doesn't seem to do half the things that Process Explorer does.

Windows 8 has basically become rootkit proof when combined with UEFI
I read somewhere (ZDNet?) that someone has already figured out how to bypass that protection.

Quote:
Various reviews of the beta candidate builds confirm noticeably improved performance over Windows 7 SP1.
It doesn't seem to be slower than W7 on my PC.
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16 Feb 2012   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Boot time would be nice, but I'm guessing that is for using UEFI, but if I understand, that requires hardware designed for it (motherboard), which mine isn't.
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16 Feb 2012   #9
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

can't wait to try it out hopefully there will be not as any bugs and all programs that run on wind 7 will run on wind 8
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16 Feb 2012   #10
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
That is a one sided question, I'm sure they can both accomplish the same things.
But how fast they do them, added features, etc.

If anyone doesn't think Windows 8 is for them, for any reason, then Windows 7 is an excellent OS.

Windows 8 Will Be a Winner: 10 Reasons Why

From post #13
Quote:
• Improved multi-monitor support
• Native USB 3.0 stack
• Reduced boot time
• Significantly lower memory footprint
• Storage Spaces (virtualized storage pools)
• New files system (ReFS)
• Improved SSD support and performance
• Built-in antivirus and spyware protection
• Improved automatic updating system (less frequent reboot required updates)
• Built in support for creating system images and full system restore
• Built-in ISO mounting
• Built-in VHD mounting
• Built-in PDF support
• Automatic cloud based backup of system settings, Personal files, and Metro applications
• New interface for Shadow Copy
• Windows Store sells desktop software
• Drastically improved task manager
• Drastically improved file management allowing you to pause file copying jobs and finish them later
• Windows 8 has basically become rootkit proof when combined with UEFI
• Hyper-V

Various reviews of the beta candidate builds confirm noticeably improved performance over Windows 7 SP1.

Hi there
Don't disagree with the logic -- think W8 WILL be great but your Maths is WAY WAY off

You say in the post 10 reasons etc but you list AT LEAST 19 here !!!!! -- Or is my English beginning to get bad after seeing Manchester Utd making really heavy weather ahainst Ajax tonight in a Brussels Bar where everybody is drinking themselves silly !!! Brits and Dutch alike plus some interested 3rd parties.

Ist time I've tried posting using a Smart Phone !!.

Cheers
jimbo
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