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Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby shreader » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:49 pm

This AM the Build Conference kicked-off w/ the keynote address by Microsoft President Steven Sinofsky, it lasted 2 ½ hours. The keynote is replaying again over @ http://www.buildwindows.com/

Download a copy of the Developers Preview (later today/tonight) @ The new Windows Dev Center

Performance/ resources comparison w/ Windows 7 SP1
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby shreader » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:02 am

The downloads are up now ^*^

I snagged the x86 & x64 at the same time (actually all 3 of them) & got quite decent speed.


Edit Here is the size & names of the downloads offered today.
Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64) - 4.8 GB
Windows Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64) - 3.6 GB
Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86) - 2.8 GB
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby shreader » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:25 am

This build sure does have a lot of new stuff in it.

Its going to take a little getting use to.
Suppose I should read the "Windows_Developer_Preview-Windows8_guide.pdf" :yesnod:
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby augie » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:36 am

For those of you who are not familiar with betas, please make a back-up first as this install will not uninstall. I haven't tried it yet but that's what MS says.
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby shreader » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:13 pm

augie wrote:For those of you who are not familiar with betas, please make a back-up first as this install will not uninstall. I haven't tried it yet but that's what MS says.


Good advise Algis ^*^
Or don't install it on your Main PC, use a test rig or VPC.
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The Developer Preview (DP) x64 took 16 minutes to install on the dual core test rig.

Here are some screenys

New Boot Menu, note: XP is missing :x
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Build Information
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"Screen" folder Images
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Extended Wallpaper (thumbnail)
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby yeshuas » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:32 pm

wish I had a touch screen monitor
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby shreader » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:11 pm

yeshuas wrote:wish I had a touch screen monitor


Ditto :yesnod:
Next Purchase, I suppose.

I found that sometimes one can hover their mouse pointer on the taskbar start button & a pop-up will rise-up & then one can choose the search button to get at the Start Menu applications. It doesn't always pop-up though, a bug I suppose.

Start button pop-up choices (doesn’t always pop-up)
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby yeshuas » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:58 pm

starting x64 install on my test laptop now
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby yeshuas » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:14 pm

lot less to install on a laptop, it's done already
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Re: Windows 8 Developers Preview download info.

Postby yeshuas » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:16 pm

oops same as yours JD 16 minutes lol
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