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Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Discussion in 'Software' started by soundian, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    Available for download.


    Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO formats
     
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  2. BB88

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    Sounds good, going to load this in a VM and see what's new. Thanks for the link!
     
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  3. csx

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    I quite like it so far... Wouldn't mind playing about with this on a Windows 8 tablet... I just got a feeling its going to feel a lot more polished than iOS and Android.
     
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  4. UncleBeard

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    I have just installed it in a VM using VMWare Player - it's obviously early days, but it feels a little like a simplified Windows 7 so far.

    I think on a tablet or phone it would be fine and easy to use.
     
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  5. derkit

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    I'd agree with that - only had a brief 20 minute play or so, but nothing noticably exciting - unless your on a phone/tablet.
     
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  6. alexdc12

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    tried to install it on vmware 7 and didnt work then found this! so thought id share incase anyone else runs into problems!

    In this article Microsoft Made it clear that, Windows 8 developer installation is supported on only below platforms.

    •Hyper-V in Windows 8 Developer Preview
    •Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2
    •VMware Workstation 8.0 for Windows
    •VirtualBox 4.1.2 for Windows
    So, if you are trying to install Windows 8 on a platform which is not in the above list, sorry, you need to upgrade your virtual environment first before you start windows 8 installation.
     
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  7. Gav

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    I love that Hyper-V is coming to Desktops in Windows 8. I'm not so fussed on the Metro UI. It needs to have an off button...
     
  8. soundian

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    The developer version was released a few months ago. I'm not sure if that article applies to this version.
     
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  9. alexdc12

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    i can install now so must do!
     
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  10. mcbro

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    I hate the whole look and feel of it.
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. alexdc12

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    i got the same feeling as everyone else, seems ok but would be better on a tablet!
     
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