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Dmented
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(02-29-2012, 04:06 PM)
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What happens when I click install? Will it then give me a hard drive selection screen? Installing to VHD from Win 7 btw.
kaepernickehs
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(02-29-2012, 04:07 PM)
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So wait, they're using the zero pixel top right position for the charm bar?

Ugh, that's gonna make closing stuff rather annoying now in desktop. =/
Jzero
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(02-29-2012, 04:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by zephervack

How does it work? I dont want to install it as my main OS.

Dual booting is the way.
brotkasten
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(02-29-2012, 04:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by planar1280

here is the preview conclusion from Verge



http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/29/28...pictures-video



Who to believe? Engadget or Verge? ;)

Written by the Microsoft guy they bought.

Originally Posted by Jzero15

Engadget is starting to become crap imo

Engadget became crap when the old crew left last year in April.
Glowingmonx
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(02-29-2012, 04:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jzero15

how did you try installing it?

Tried it with the file from here

Guess I'll have to download the ISO
planar1280
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(02-29-2012, 04:09 PM)
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Windows 8 gestures
Windu
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(02-29-2012, 04:10 PM)
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  • "One new element to Windows 8 is the requirement that Metro style applications have a minimum of 1024x768 screen resolution, and 1366x768 for the snap feature. If you attempt to launch a Metro style app with less than this resolution (e.g. 800x600, 1024x600) you will receive an error message."
  • "With the Consumer Preview, if you want to support touch, you will need a screen that supports multi-touch."
  • "Secured Boot requires a new UEFI BIOS, which is not available broadly on PCs yet, but is starting to be made available. If your machine does have UEFI, you can enable it via BIOS settings."
  • "BitLocker does not require but performs more seamlessly if your PC has a Trusted Platform Module (TPM). Machines that have this sometimes require it to be enabled via BIOS settings. BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive that meets performance criteria evaluated at installation time."
  • "Hyper-V requires a 64-bit system with second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities and an additional 2 GB of RAM. You can also enable SLAT via a BIOS setting."
  • "Some games and other software require graphics capabilities compatible with DirectX 10 or higher (including some games available in the Consumer Preview and in the Windows Store. We will continue to improve the verification of your system prior to downloading or running software with these requirements). Some games and programs might require a graphics card for optimal performance."
  • "If you clean install instead of upgrade (see below), you should check your PC manufacturer's website to make sure you install any specific drivers that they provide there. Many laptops will get better battery life with a power-optimized driver that is specific for that PC (often known as ACPI, Power, or Chipset driver)."
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/faq

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JaggedSac
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(02-29-2012, 04:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by planar1280

here is the preview conclusion from Verge

http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/29/28...pictures-video

Who to believe? Engadget or Verge? ;)

To be honest, Verge didn't really offer an opinion, just stated what it entailed.
Zaraki_Kenpachi
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(02-29-2012, 04:12 PM)
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I really want to try this on my tablet pc now... Is there a good way to partition a hard drive? Already in use?

Edit: I wonder if there's even drivers though...
Jzero
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(02-29-2012, 04:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zaraki_Kenpachi

I really want to try this on my tablet pc now... Is there a good way to partition a hard drive? Already in use?

Edit: I wonder if there's even drivers though...

yes, through disk management
infinityBCRT
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(02-29-2012, 04:15 PM)
Will this work on Windows Virtual PC or Oracle's VMBox (or whatever its called)? Looking for a way to get this running on my work laptop without having to buy anything :P
Lord-Audie
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(02-29-2012, 04:17 PM)
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Trying this on my laptop when i get home.

Is it more stable than the developer preview?
dLMN8R
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(02-29-2012, 04:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lord-Audie

Trying this on my laptop when i get home.

Is it more stable than the developer preview?

Windows 8 Developer Preview was utter shit. Consumer Preview is incredibly stable, reliable, and usable on your main machine.

Haven't tried it with games yet though, so YMMV
Lord-Audie
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(02-29-2012, 04:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by dLMN8R

Windows 8 Developer Preview was utter shit. Consumer Preview is incredibly stable, reliable, and usable on your main machine.

Haven't tried it with games yet though, so YMMV

One thing that bothered me about the consumer preview is that it didn't use my multitouch trackpad as the equivalent of a touchscreen device.

Like using 2 fingers to drag the lock screen.

Is that possible now?
jts
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(02-29-2012, 04:23 PM)
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Any bootcamper running this? How is it going?
t-ramp
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(02-29-2012, 04:25 PM)
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Backing up stuff in preparation for installing the CS on my laptop right now. Recently the Developer Preview seems to have gotten a bit screwy, so the timing is rather fortunate.
kaepernickehs
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(02-29-2012, 04:27 PM)
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dLMN8R, any insight as to why they split the iso into 32 bit and 64 bit when they usually do a single iso for both?
Reseil
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(02-29-2012, 04:28 PM)
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So is the public version out there just the OS? There are a couple TechNet flavors out there for those with subs. I went with x64 w/apps. It's clocking in around 3.34 GB, so gonna be awhile before I can start playing with it.
dLMN8R
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(02-29-2012, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lord-Audie

One thing that bothered me about the consumer preview is that it didn't use my multitouch trackpad as the equivalent of a touchscreen device.

Like using 2 fingers to drag the lock screen.

Is that possible now?

I'm biased in my judgment of the Developer Preview because I was already using builds weeks newer and dramatically better than it by the time it was released :-P

Multitouch trackpads will probably have to be handled by the manufacturer of the track pad in drivers. I don't know if that's built into the OS.


Originally Posted by Copernicus

dLMN8R, any insight as to why they split the iso into 32 bit and 64 bit when they usually do a single iso for both?

When you buy Windows at retail, you get two DVDs - I don't think one ISO ever includes both.

This also keeps file sizes way down...no point in giving people twice the data they need.
t-ramp
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(02-29-2012, 04:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Copernicus

dLMN8R, any insight as to why they split the iso into 32 bit and 64 bit when they usually do a single iso for both?

Since when? I thought all the 7 releases came in separate .ISOs as well.
SeanR1221
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(02-29-2012, 04:31 PM)
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Any cool XBL news? All I'm seeing is the companion aspect. Otherwise, it looks like the XBL app on the iPad.
kaepernickehs
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(02-29-2012, 04:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by dLMN8R


When you buy Windows at retail, you get two DVDs - I don't think one ISO ever includes both.

This also keeps file sizes way down...no point in giving people twice the data they need.

You're totally right, I have no idea what I'm thinking about now regarding a single iso. =/
Anton Sugar
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(02-29-2012, 04:31 PM)
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Are there any mirrors? I'm not getting good speed from MS (~400kb/s).
Sean
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(02-29-2012, 04:31 PM)
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"One new element to Windows 8 is the requirement that Metro style applications have a minimum of 1024x768 screen resolution, and 1366x768 for the snap feature. If you attempt to launch a Metro style app with less than this resolution (e.g. 800x600, 1024x600) you will receive an error message."

That sucks, won't be able to use the Snap feature on my MBP (1280x800). More incentive to upgrade it I guess.
infinityBCRT
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(02-29-2012, 04:32 PM)

Originally Posted by SeanR1221

Any cool XBL news? All I'm seeing is the companion aspect. Otherwise, it looks like the XBL app on the iPad.

Gotta think they are saving Windows 8 Xbox stuff for E3. Its either that, or the gaming stuff they talked up previously is a massive disappointment just like GFWL.
shantyman
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(02-29-2012, 04:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Copernicus

dLMN8R, any insight as to why they split the iso into 32 bit and 64 bit when they usually do a single iso for both?

They don't usually have a single ISO (when downloading)
dLMN8R
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(02-29-2012, 04:33 PM)
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There are a couple of Xbox games available on the Windows Store for the preview, but other than that they haven't said anything.
t-ramp
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(02-29-2012, 04:33 PM)
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Well, fuck it, here goes. See you on the other side.
Lord-Audie
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(02-29-2012, 04:33 PM)
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Seriously considering running this on my main machine.

But, might as well wait.

W7 customer preview was really great.
NH Apache
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(02-29-2012, 04:34 PM)
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Just finished running windows experience: 5.9 (Damn you hard drives!)

Some Shots:



All the hotkeys are still there. The metro interface is in lieu of a start menu, but for example if I want paint, all I have to do is hit the windows button, type paint, enter.

Xbox companion is really cool too. I can control my xbox from the pc. I can't play the xbox games on the pc though :(((

Any requests for screens?

Edit: Expand function for quoted pics doesn't work in new IE. Time to get Chrome.
Jzero
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(02-29-2012, 04:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lord-Audie

Seriously considering running this on my main machine.

But, might as well wait.

W7 customer preview was really great.

Just dual boot it -_-
Nemo
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(02-29-2012, 04:35 PM)
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ohshiiii

Any USB boot disk instructions? My W500 tablet is ready

edit, glorious MS servers. Downloading at 4-5 mb/s :)
kaepernickehs
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(02-29-2012, 04:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Teetris

ohshiiii

Any USB boot disk instructions? My W500 tablet is ready

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...usbdvd_dwnTool
Crunched
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(02-29-2012, 04:38 PM)
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So how exactly does xbox companion work? Is it just like an extended windows media center?
Brinbe
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(02-29-2012, 04:39 PM)
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3 mins left! Can't wait to finally try it out.
Nemo
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(02-29-2012, 04:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Copernicus

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...usbdvd_dwnTool

Thank you! Makes things very easy it seems
AdrianWerner
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(02-29-2012, 04:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Copernicus

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...usbdvd_dwnTool

So this can be used to create USB drive that will run Windows 8 withou any need of installing that OS on PC?
Diprosalic
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(02-29-2012, 04:39 PM)
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seems like i will be rocking a linux pc, osx notebook, android smartphone and a windows 8 tablet in the near future. how fun.
Divvy
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(02-29-2012, 04:40 PM)
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So just to confirm things before I potentially screw up. I have a SSD already running win 7. I'm buying another SSD for this. If I install win 8 onto that SSD, I'm good to go for dual booting correct?
Jzero
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(02-29-2012, 04:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by AdrianWerner

So this can be used to create USB drive that will run Windows 8 withou any need of installing that OS on PC?

No, it just makes your flash drive bootable


Originally Posted by Divvy

So just to confirm things before I potentially screw up. I have a SSD already running win 7. I'm buying another SSD for this. If I install win 8 onto that SSD, I'm good to go for dual booting correct?

yes, just install it in the right drive.
kaepernickehs
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(02-29-2012, 04:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by AdrianWerner

So this can be used to create USB drive that will run Windows 8 withou any need of installing that OS on PC?

That's just to make a bootable USB drive to install on a computer.

I'm not sure what's needed to install to a USB drive.
Divvy
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(02-29-2012, 04:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jzero15

yes, just install it in the right drive.

Thanks!
Totakeke
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(02-29-2012, 04:42 PM)
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Cookbook is really beautiful in high res.
NH Apache
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(02-29-2012, 04:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crunched

So how exactly does xbox companion work? Is it just like an extended windows media center?

Essentially, it functions as a remote control for your xbox. You can start any app from the computer, or game if it is in the drive. There is also a pop-up control.


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(02-29-2012, 04:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jzero15

Engadget is starting to become crap imo

I came to the same conclusion around 8 months ago, but there was no better alternative (other than Ars/Anandtech) that I could find. Now, there is the verge.
Troll
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(02-29-2012, 04:45 PM)

Originally Posted by lastflowers

I came to the same conclusion around 8 months ago, but there was no better alternative (other than Ars/Anandtech) that I could find. Now, there is the verge.

That Josh guy doesn't get on your nerves? On all the shows and Podcasts they do he comes off as a complete dufus.
infinityBCRT
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(02-29-2012, 04:45 PM)

Originally Posted by Copernicus

That's just to make a bootable USB drive to install on a computer.

I'm not sure what's needed to install to a USB drive.

Installing to a USB drive is probably what I need to do ideally. Can't risk screwing around with dual booting on my work machine that I use day-to-day but if I can get it running on a USB Stick I think that would be relatively low-risk.
Totakeke
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(02-29-2012, 04:45 PM)
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Aww, Zune Pass doesn't work with the built-in music app? :( That would've been killer.
Jadedx
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(02-29-2012, 04:46 PM)
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I"m running dev preview right now, can I just upgrade or do I have to reinstall?
8bit
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(02-29-2012, 04:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jadedx

I"m running dev preview right now, can I just upgrade or do I have to reinstall?

Upgrade works fine.

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