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Windows 8 Developer Preview English downloads are now available.


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Posted 13 September 2011 - 08:30 PM

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/

System Requirements

Windows Developer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7:

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch
To run Metro style Apps, you need a screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or greater



Will it work in VMware? If so, I might "play" with it...if not I'll wait for the Beta.:whistle:

Think I got my answer:

>>>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.
<<<

ETA: Good thread re this release going on here http://www.eightforums.com/windows-8-news/2221-windows-8-developer-preview-release.html

Edit: Moved topic from General Chat to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Grinler, 17 September 2011 - 12:08 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:19 PM

Great, like I need to learn another version of Windows!
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:33 PM

Well, I was gonna download it but...64 kb/s? 17 hours? Homey don't play dat!!

@$%#ing Comcast... throttling!!! :angry:

Edited by Union_Thug, 14 September 2011 - 05:07 AM.


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:40 AM

My one is up and running, it only took me under a hour to download it. It is already confusing me but i reckon i would stick with Windows 7 for gaming!

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:06 AM

Downloading now @ 2 MB/S, that's more like it...

ETA: D/l in under 30 mins :) Burning to DVD...

Edited by Union_Thug, 14 September 2011 - 06:03 AM.


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:37 AM

I have never downloaded any faster then 2.5 MB/S from the Microsoft site.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:08 AM

Didn't work in VMware Player, installing now on VirtualBox is easy, peasy...

VirtualBox - Install Windows 8 Developer Preview

Edited by Union_Thug, 14 September 2011 - 08:09 AM.


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:02 PM

64 bit ISO on V-Box graphic MORE underwhelming on my already underwhelming cheap laptop...

ALREADY has updates, LOL!!!!

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:14 PM

I put this on an intel DG41RQ and it didn't find my onboard NIC :( I was kind of suprised. I'm wondering how I'll go about joining to a domain anyway. So far, pretty confusing. I haven't figured out how to close the apps I've opened lol. I like it, and I don't like it. It's cool, it just doesn't "operate" like Windows.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:56 PM

64 bit ISO on V-Box graphic MORE underwhelming on my already underwhelming cheap laptop...

ALREADY has updates, LOL!!!!

I got the exact same updates as you did and my index score was bit lower by .1 or .2 due to graphics driver which i usually score 7.9.

I put this on an intel DG41RQ and it didn't find my onboard NIC :( I was kind of suprised. I'm wondering how I'll go about joining to a domain anyway. So far, pretty confusing. I haven't figured out how to close the apps I've opened lol. I like it, and I don't like it. It's cool, it just doesn't "operate" like Windows.

Good point, i haven't worked out how to close a the app too.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:20 PM

i haven't worked out how to close a the app too.


It's unanimous. BTW, I dl'd & installed the 32 bit ISO on VirtualBox & it's playing better, still not great...

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:31 PM

64bit doesn't work on a Windows Virtual Machine :angry:

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 04:35 AM

BSOD--The Extreme Makeover Edition...

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Still tells ya about as much as it did before WHY you BSOD'd :whistle:

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 05:49 AM

Re Closing previously opened apps: From what I've read there's no "exit" or "close app" option by design--they're meant to be suspended in the background to quickly reopen when you want them to. I guess if you really wanted, you could close the apps out by killing them in task mgr.

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Here's some useful shortcuts: http://www.eightforums.com/windows-8-general-discussion/2279-how-go-back.html#post25784

You just drag your mouse over to the left hand side of the screen. I mean all the way over..then you'll see a little preview window of the last window you were viewing.

You can click and hold and drag to the right and let go of it to bring it into focus.

Or just drag your mouse cursor all the way to the very bottom left hand corner of the screen to bring that will bring up the start menu. You can just click in the vey corner and it will bring the main Win 8 window back up into focus.

Or just press the *Windows key* on your keyboard.

Or press Windows Key + D to go directly to the desktop.

Or Windows Key + D + Tab

or Windows Key + Tab to cycle through.
or CTRL + Windows Key + Tab




Edited by Union_Thug, 15 September 2011 - 06:00 AM.


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:05 AM

BSOD are now more friendly and not that daunting :)

>Michael ~ Got my Katy Perry Australian concert ticket :3 
System1: CPU- AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 1600MHz, SSD/HDD- 2x Intel 520 Series 120GB RAID-0/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x Asus HD6950 1GB Crossfire , Motherboard- Gigabyte 990FXA-D3, Case- Coolermaster HAF 932, PSU- Corsair CS-750M, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
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