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Topic # 90092 14-Sep-2011 15:00 Send private message

You can find the download links here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516

Am currently downloading at the moment, from what Ive seen looks good, although im guessing it will look a bit weird of a 22" desktop without a touchscreen

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  Reply # 520991 14-Sep-2011 15:02 Send private message

The metro ui/ start menu is driving me nuts. Any way to disable it ?



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  Reply # 520994 14-Sep-2011 15:06 Send private message

Seems as if you can disable it, cant find any information saying how though or even if you can disable it in the preview build

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  Reply # 520998 14-Sep-2011 15:19 Send private message

downloading the 32 version now - plan on running it off USB to preview it.

Love how the download max's out my line speed - 1.8MB/s, cool!  If only all download servers had this much capacity (or is it locally cached?)

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  Reply # 521001 14-Sep-2011 15:23 Send private message

Getting the same speed here off our Orcon DSL line - grabbing the full package....




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  Reply # 521007 14-Sep-2011 15:37 Send private message

got the 32 bit version and tried to install in VMWare fusion on my mac but just get HAL errors. Have dug out an old pc and will fire it up on that to see what it is like.




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  Reply # 521008 14-Sep-2011 15:40 Send private message

anyone have this running on a MBP via bootcamp?

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  Reply # 521016 14-Sep-2011 15:55 Send private message

I have a brand new HP Elitebook Tablet i plan to put the 64bit install on and see how it goes will report back once  it is up and go

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  Reply # 521018 14-Sep-2011 16:00 Send private message

someone should port it to the ipad :-)




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  Reply # 521019 14-Sep-2011 16:01 Send private message

Touchpad ;)






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  Reply # 521020 14-Sep-2011 16:02 Send private message

timbosan: downloading the 32 version now - plan on running it off USB to preview it.


How you planning to do that? The same tool linux uses?

Only going around 490-530 KB/s here, should be done in 30mins 

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  Reply # 521023 14-Sep-2011 16:10 Send private message

Slingshot 100 -200kB/s :-(

Just watching the BUILD preview now.

Windows 8 is actually looking pretty darn spectacular.

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  Reply # 521026 14-Sep-2011 16:15 Send private message

Finished my install in about 1/2 hour on a real old IBM ThinkCentre machine. At the moment the new UI is making me go WTF




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  Reply # 521027 14-Sep-2011 16:16 Send private message

Just watching the BUILD preview now.
Does anyone else think he sounds like Michael J Fox?

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  Reply # 521029 14-Sep-2011 16:20 Send private message

gjm: Finished my install in about 1/2 hour on a real old IBM ThinkCentre machine. At the moment the new UI is making me go WTF
I'm guessing that having a Windows Phone 7 is going to be good practise for this :)

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  Reply # 521030 14-Sep-2011 16:22 Send private message

Below is the link which states all the shortcut keys in the windows 8 dev preview build.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/seealso/archive/2011/09/13/a-few-windows-8-keyboard-shortcuts.aspx




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