Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out - Test for free

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    Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview - Test it out.... Best use a virtual PC if you have access to the software

    Download from here - http://windows.micro...dows-8/download

    Download ISO image from here - http://windows.micro...B/windows-8/iso

    Key for ISO if prompted - NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8


    Best use a virtual PC as it will wipe you exisiting PC if you do the standard install.



    Its a free test.
     
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    hmm you got a different key :P
     
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    heres some more keys :D

    JB6RJ-NV9C9-3KVWT-G2K2Y-B4CK8

    DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

    dam forgot to edit DOH!
     
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    That was the key on the Microsoft website.
     
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    Can't I create a second partition?

    Edit: Never mind.
     
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    Can someone post a pic of windows 8 after installing it?
     
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    It looks awesome, but I think I need a few days to get used to it since it's so much different than the other windows OSes
     
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    You can always put windows 8 onto a USB drive, that way you can select the partition you want windows 8 installed.
     
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    Wait but isn't it possible to dual boot?
    I did that with a dev preview...
     
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    Yes, you can dual-boot.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Then what's up with all these sites going crazy over the thought of dual booting, it's simple enough for me...
     
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    I prefer to keep test OS's separate, the can still f'k up your data on a drive if you dual boot.
     
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    My guess would be because it uses a GUI. GUI boot operations are usually less secure than text mode operations.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that I have switched back to text boot by setting windows 7 as main boot.
     
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    Well, after a day of use I'm less than impressed. Metro UI adds next to nothing, most of the Metro apps are slow if they work at all (why bother including the mail app at all?), and while the 'classic' Aero desktop remains usable, the lack of a proper start menu (short of installing 3rd-party software and doing more tweaking) is a slap in the face for people who want to get stuff done without wading through menu after menu of Metro crap.

    I might change my tune a bit if XBLA/Xbox Indie games become playable on my PC with this Xbox Live integration, but I'm not holding my breath.
     

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