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  1. HeyCori's Avatar
    Grab your ISO and go!

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO formats
    02-29-2012 08:38 AM
  2. cedarlog's Avatar
    i was going to create a topic about it :d
    Downloading right now w00t :happy:
    Last edited by torchxit; 03-01-2012 at 12:14 AM.
    02-29-2012 08:58 AM
  3. Big Supes's Avatar
    I'm not sure how long this has been available for download, but thought I'd post it if anyone didn't know about it:

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO formats

    Currently downloading...

    :)
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    02-29-2012 09:46 AM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    02-29-2012 09:48 AM
  5. threed61's Avatar
    Is it hard to set up? I have an acer one netbook.
    02-29-2012 10:23 AM
  6. HeyCori's Avatar
    Is it hard to set up? I have an acer one netbook.
    Download ISO
    Burn ISO to disc
    Create separate partition
    Install using disc on new partition

    However, I'm not sure how well it's going to run on a netbook.
    02-29-2012 10:35 AM
  7. HeyCori's Avatar
    02-29-2012 10:36 AM
  8. threed61's Avatar
    Thanks. This is an 11.6 inch version and has the required res (1366/768), worth a try. Never done this, appreciate the instructions.
    02-29-2012 10:58 AM
  9. theefman's Avatar
    Hope to see some feedback, stuck at work for another few hours before I head home to download it myself.
    02-29-2012 12:58 PM
  10. Big Supes's Avatar
    My first install attempt failed. No error code. Second attempt is underway...

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    02-29-2012 02:45 PM
  11. theefman's Avatar
    A warning, dont use this on the pc you connect your phone to, read that MS has done the typical thing and not included anyway to manage a WP device and Zune wont work either.
    02-29-2012 04:06 PM
  12. HeyCori's Avatar
    Thanks. This is an 11.6 inch version and has the required res (1366/768), worth a try. Never done this, appreciate the instructions.
    Just came across this on the Verge.

    How to install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview | The Verge
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    02-29-2012 04:07 PM
  13. Big Supes's Avatar
    A warning, dont use this on the pc you connect your phone to, read that MS has done the typical thing and not included anyway to manage a WP device and Zune wont work either.
    If you do the advanced install and partition your drive, it doesn't really matter. It's a shame the music service isn't available at the moment, but so far so good. I'm loving IE 10. Yes, I didn't think I'd be saying I love Internet Explorer again!!!

    :)
    02-29-2012 04:48 PM
  14. straitda's Avatar
    Installing it in my Samsung Series 7 slate as we speak. I've been using the developer preview for a while now. Looking forward to some real apps and the opening of the app store.

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    02-29-2012 06:52 PM
  15. theefman's Avatar
    So far on my Acer with W8 I feel just like I do with my WP7. Was up till late yesterday and late for work today just playing with it, and added my music folder on my WHS to the music library and playing back using the music player is really cool. Even get the WP-style transport buttons when you hit your volume button.
    03-01-2012 04:58 PM
  16. HeyCori's Avatar
    So the Taskbar can be docked at the very top of the screen. Never tried living life like that. I'm gonna test it out for a while to see if I like it.
    03-05-2012 07:35 AM
  17. HeyCori's Avatar
    For those who want their Start Menu back!

    How to: bring back the Windows 8 Start menu and Start button orb | The Verge
    03-06-2012 08:34 AM
  18. HeyCori's Avatar
    Some good tips.

    Windows 8: 20 Tips and Tricks
    03-07-2012 09:10 PM
  19. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    I (foolishly?) decided to install it over my Windows 7 partition on my Studio XPS 1640. I haven't had much trouble with it. I'm not sure if it is because it is a laptop or that I'm just used to it, but I have ended up using the desktop about 90% of the time. I had trouble with Bluetooth for a while, but I downloaded some software from Dell's website and everything is working fine now.

    The only thing I'd change would be adding the ability to have 50/50 on metro apps and 80/20 on desktop apps. I've tried to run a metro app and a desktop app side by side and it isn't possible.
    03-07-2012 09:32 PM
  20. Matthew Mazzenga's Avatar
    added my music folder on my WHS to the music library and playing back using the music player is really cool.
    How did you get this to work? I have all of my music added to the Music library, but nothing shows up in the Music app.



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    03-07-2012 10:33 PM
  21. cedarlog's Avatar
    I (foolishly?) decided to install it over my Windows 7 partition on my Studio XPS 1640. I haven't had much trouble with it. I'm not sure if it is because it is a laptop or that I'm just used to it, but I have ended up using the desktop about 90% of the time. I had trouble with Bluetooth for a while, but I downloaded some software from Dell's website and everything is working fine now.

    The only thing I'd change would be adding the ability to have 50/50 on metro apps and 80/20 on desktop apps. I've tried to run a metro app and a desktop app side by side and it isn't possible.
    it is possible to run metro apps and desktop apps side by side if you have resolution of 1366x768 or higher

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    so far i love it its different than windows 7 and don't think its windows 7 os its completely different
    most of my time on metro side and little time on desktop side just for browsing since ie metro act weird and a lot of time i got white screen and i cant press enter and the embedded youtube links doesn't work
    i will post screenshot later
    03-08-2012 02:37 AM
  22. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    it is possible to run metro apps and desktop apps side by side if you have resolution of 1366x768 or higher

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    so far i love it its different than windows 7 and don't think its windows 7 os its completely different
    most of my time on metro side and little time on desktop side just for browsing since ie metro act weird and a lot of time i got white screen and i cant press enter and the embedded youtube links doesn't work
    i will post screenshot later
    My computer has 1920x1080, but the best I can do is have a tiny version of the metro app available, which isn't useful in many apps.
    03-08-2012 08:48 AM
  23. cedarlog's Avatar
    my desktop:D
    03-08-2012 03:00 PM
  24. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    How did you title the sections? That's pretty cool.
    03-08-2012 03:05 PM
  25. cedarlog's Avatar
    How did you title the sections? That's pretty cool.
    on bottom right corner there an icon for zoom press it it will zoom out your screen
    right click on any group you want to name
    app bar will show up with icon that says " name group " click it and write the name you want for the group
    done x
    Last edited by torchxit; 03-08-2012 at 03:30 PM.
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    03-08-2012 03:25 PM
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