1. TheWeeBear's Avatar

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO formats

    Have fun - Just Sharing. :)
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    02-29-2012 09:41 AM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    lol I just posted the same thing in Off Topic!
    02-29-2012 09:50 AM
  3. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Oh well we can download it twice. :P
    02-29-2012 09:51 AM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    Once for 32 bit and again for 64 bit. :D
    02-29-2012 10:08 AM
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    02-29-2012 10:47 AM
  6. Big Supes's Avatar
    Darn... another guilty re-poster here. :blush::D
    02-29-2012 11:28 AM
  7. selfcreation's Avatar
    thats 3 NOW!!! weebear you should know better :P lol
    02-29-2012 04:07 PM
  8. Winterfang's Avatar
    I download it once and it gave me an error. Will try again, maybe I got the wrong version.

    Edit: I have no idea what an Iso means. Will download regularly again.
    02-29-2012 09:46 PM
  9. Big Supes's Avatar
    I download it once and it gave me an error. Will try again, maybe I got the wrong version.

    Edit: I have no idea what an Iso means. Will download regularly again.
    Did the error occur when you were installing or just downloading? Think of an ISO file as an image of a DVD. You can use programs to mount the image to play/view or you can burn that image to a blank DVD to use.

    If you don't have a blank DVD with enough space on it, try mounting it to a USB memory stick.
    03-01-2012 05:28 AM
  10. IamVortigaunt's Avatar
    I download it once and it gave me an error. Will try again, maybe I got the wrong version.

    Edit: I have no idea what an Iso means. Will download regularly again.
    As supes mentioned, you need to burn or mount the ISO file. There are guides on how to install from an ISO file for Windows 8. Personally, I used burning software to burn the ISO to a bootable disc, then restarted/booted to disc. I was able to install to a spare partition. I'm unsure if you can do this by launching the install from windows so you might want to look into that. In any event, if you go the boot route, you may need to change the boot order in your bios to boot from DVD or USB.

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    03-01-2012 08:36 AM
  11. Winterfang's Avatar
    That sounds impossible for me. I'm too much of computer noob.

    I get the error after instaling (I even get Microsoft email thanking me for trying it ). After the fish appears it gives me a Sad Face and then tries again, there it gives me a second error and reboots me to Windows 7. The messages imply that the error is unknown.
    03-01-2012 09:15 AM
  12. Big Supes's Avatar
    That sounds impossible for me. I'm too much of computer noob.

    I get the error after instaling (I even get Microsoft email thanking me for trying it ). After the fish appears it gives me a Sad Face and then tries again, there it gives me a second error and reboots me to Windows 7. The messages imply that the error is unknown.
    I see...

    If you're feeling confident.....

    Are you attempting to install once your computer has already booted (switched on and loaded)? If so, try this: restart, press F2 when it's booting to load the set up - boot options - change the value of the DVD drive (if you're using ISO) so it moves up to the top of the list - save and exit. Restart and you'll be taken straight to the install instructions.

    Note: you'll want to select "custom install" and partition your drive so you can 'dual boot' which basically means you won't loose your current version of windows... instead you can decide which version to boot....
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    03-01-2012 09:55 AM
  13. Winterfang's Avatar
    Ok, I guess saying that I was a computer noob was too vague, let me explain myself.

    I have no idea what you just said, I don't know what changing the value of the DVD means, I still don't know what ISO is even though it has being explained in this very topic and on top of that I'm too scared to press any buttons when my computer is loading.

    I'm not ready for anything deeper than selecting yes and no. :(
    03-01-2012 10:39 AM
  14. Big Supes's Avatar
    Ok, I guess saying that I was a computer noob was too vague, let me explain myself.

    I have no idea what you just said, I don't know what changing the value of the DVD means, I still don't know what ISO is even though it has being explained in this very topic and on top of that I'm too scared to press any buttons when my computer is loading.

    I'm not ready for anything deeper than selecting yes and no. :(
    Ok, no problem, Winterfang. :) Probably best we don't attempt anything and end up breaking it. :D

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    03-01-2012 01:56 PM
  15. podsnap's Avatar
    This is too cool!

    The interface is so nice (not surprising since it's Metro) but it works so nicely on a desktop. Way better than I thought it would.

    IE full screen without borders is rather nice too.

    Only played for 5mins but loving it.
    Last edited by podsnap; 03-02-2012 at 04:19 AM.
    03-01-2012 04:34 PM
  16. Winterfang's Avatar
    Ok, no problem, Winterfang. :) Probably best we don't attempt anything and end up breaking it. :D

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    I know, but Windows 8 looks so cool >_<
    03-02-2012 12:34 AM
  17. borjeboy's Avatar
    Like ie 10 so fast... But i cant install flash? It says the install was correct But its not working when i tried on couple of youtube clips
    03-03-2012 08:18 PM
  18. Michael Goff's Avatar
    Like ie 10 so fast... But i cant install flash? It says the install was correct But its not working when i tried on &#224; couple of youtube clips
    Use the one on the desktop for flash. The metro IE will not have it ever.

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    03-03-2012 08:27 PM
  19. thed's Avatar
    I've only played with w8 a little bit so far but I gotta say I'm not sure how useful the metro interface will be on a desktop. I'm sure it'll be great on a tablet, but it just seems like a waste of space on a big screen. I found myself having to keep going into desktop mode for certain things, and switching back and forth between metro and desktop seems a bit confusing and counter-productive. Maybe I'll get used to it eventually.

    Oh, and getting rid of the start button on desktop mode is a huge WTF in my opinion. Don't see why MS felt the need to do that, other than being stubborn.
    03-05-2012 04:05 PM
  20. foosball's Avatar
    I've only played with w8 a little bit so far but I gotta say I'm not sure how useful the metro interface will be on a desktop. I'm sure it'll be great on a tablet, but it just seems like a waste of space on a big screen. I found myself having to keep going into desktop mode for certain things, and switching back and forth between metro and desktop seems a bit confusing and counter-productive. Maybe I'll get used to it eventually.

    Oh, and getting rid of the start button on desktop mode is a huge WTF in my opinion. Don't see why MS felt the need to do that, other than being stubborn.
    Gotta agree with your take after using W8 this weekend. I loved the Metro UI but when I needed to get any serious work done I rebooted back into W7 or used the desktop just as you said. Its only a preview but let's hope they plug these gaps on final release.

    It'll be interesting to see how they bridge this because I can't see the corporate world buying in at all. Feels more like a media consumption OS than a work station.

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    03-05-2012 04:30 PM
  21. GazooAz's Avatar
    If you get Kinect for windows PC you will get more out of the UI.


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    03-05-2012 04:49 PM
  22. Big Supes's Avatar
    I've been running the consumer preview since it's release on my desktop and, the more I use it, the more I love it. I honestly have zero issues with Metro UI without touch.

    Looking forward to seeing Windows 8 PC's with the hardware adapted for gesturing.
    03-05-2012 06:18 PM
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