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Windows 8 Build 7989 Install & Testing

Windows 8 Build 7989 Install & Testing

Postby shreader » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:45 pm

Last week a M3 build of Windows 8 leaked online.

The leaked build is: 6.2.7989.0.amd64fre.winmain.110421-1825.iso
It is a Windows 8 x64 client - Ultimate version

It is quite similar to the previous Win8 version, except that this one has a new beta fish start-up screen (among other things).
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Re: Windows 8 Build 7989 Install & Testing

Postby Grav!ty » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:08 am

Very nice!
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Re: Windows 8 Build 7989 Install & Testing

Postby yeshuas » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:31 pm

I like the beta fish startup and the new wait/working thingie

This build seemed to take longer to install, and I didn't care for it requiring a password and password hint to continue. (Was able to go into Control Panel later and remove under user account)
I read where some were saying that this version didn't support a keyboard, didn't run into that at all
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Re: Windows 8 Build 7989 Install & Testing

Postby yeshuas » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:32 am

I haven't been able to get Avast to work with this new build, tried Avira too and got error, anyone else have any luck with a AV
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Re: Windows 8 Build 7989 Install & Testing

Postby shreader » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:44 pm

I'm using Avira, my install said it was successful.
The first scan only did 570 files though, at least it says the real time protection is working ^*^

Did you get your copy activated?
I tried several Win7 beta keys, then finally found 1 that worked.
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Re: Windows 8 Build 7989 Install & Testing

Postby yeshuas » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:18 pm

havent tried to activate it, dont have any keys to try, figure they'll be another build just round the corner
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Re: Windows 8 Build 7989 Install & Testing

Postby shreader » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:30 pm

Here are a couple of more screen shots from this build.

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Immersive Browser (IB), only appears in upper left corner, cannot stretch or move (not very exciting atm).
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To turn on IB one must:
1) disable aero (ctrl+shift+F9)
2) browse to Program Files /Microsoft /Immersive Browser /Microsoft.ImmersiveBrowser /miexplore.

Edit: I found that this IB stays running in the background & when one disables aero (again) the IB window pops-up @ the IE home page :lol:
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Re: Windows 8 Build 7989 Install & Testing

Postby kd1966 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:14 pm

I listened to a podcast the other day (Windows Weekly w/Paul Thurotte) where the topic was Windows 8; from the discussion it sounds like it will be mostly consumer oriented (IMO) and that MS is not concerned about business/corporate migrations to Windows 8. They also covered if v8 was simply a "Interface/GUI upgrade" and it sounds like it is not, which to me is good news. Hope your all having fun with the beta ^*^
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Re: Windows 8 Build 7989 Install & Testing

Postby shreader » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:58 am

kd1966 wrote: >snip<
Hope your all having fun with the beta ^*^


Ya, pretty fun, there's some new stuff to try out.


yeshuas wrote: >snip<
I read where some were saying that this version didn't support a keyboard, didn't run into that at all


I have not had that problem either.
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I tried out the Tablet PC Input Panel (TPC) that is included w/ this build.

Here are some screenshots of how it works.

Taskbar start-up location
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Interface & typing into WordPad, note TPC trying to help
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Closed/hidden in desktop side, a click & it pops-out
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At this stage, the only way I found to shut-it-down is through the Task Manager
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Re: Windows 8 Build 7989 Install & Testing

Postby shreader » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:27 am

Pressing F12 in Internet Explorer opens another window & toolbar

Internet Explorer 9.0 in Windows 7
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Internet Explorer 9.0 in Windows 8 w/ IE 10.0 browsing & compatibility
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