You'll be able to download Windows 8 Dev Preview Tonight...........

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Link to download above.............

News item on Neowin.........http://www.neowin.net/news/download-windows-8-developer-preview-tonight-at-8-pm-pdt

 

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September 13, 2011 11:31:21 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Thanks, Leo. 

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September 13, 2011 11:45:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well, if I read correctly, I won't be able to dual boot it. It says it offers only a clean install, overwriting my current OS.  I have my laptop HDD cloned, so I may give it a shot on the lappy.

 

Thanks Leo! 

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September 14, 2011 8:07:15 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Loading.....

 

 

Start Menu.......

 

 

 

 

Control Panel.....

 

 

 

 

 

Explorer style.....

 

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September 14, 2011 8:19:48 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I think you're a very brave fella, Jim. Also... whole new meaning to "Screen shot".

Does wb work on it? Other SD apps?

I wouldn't have had the courage to do that... too chicken. Just remember... no support.   

Also... how are you going to roll back? Will you be able to keep any changes you make while in W8?

 

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September 14, 2011 8:22:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks for the screenies Jim!

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September 14, 2011 8:23:47 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
I think you're a very brave fella, Jim. Also... whole new meaning to "Screen shot".

Does wb work on it? 

I wouldn't have had the courage to do that... too chicken. Just remember... no support.   

I put a spare HDD into my lappy for this.

 

Task Manager.....

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September 14, 2011 8:25:55 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
Does wb work on it?

Dunno yet, doubt it.  I'll be finding out soon....stay tuned... 

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September 14, 2011 8:31:48 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

IE Crashes when trying to access WC.  Nothing installed yet. I'll get some rest and be back later. 

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September 14, 2011 8:32:22 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
Dunno yet, doubt it. I'll be finding out soon....stay tuned...

According to what Sinofsky said, they should work, as well as Vista and XP apps...

 

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September 14, 2011 8:33:16 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
Also... how are you going to roll back? Will you be able to keep any changes you make while in W8?

I don't know, and a rollback, in my case, will be to just put the HDD back in, the one with 7 on it. Boot right up.

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September 14, 2011 8:42:43 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
I don't know, and a rollback, in my case, will be to just put the HDD back in, the one with 7 on it. Boot right up.

I'll be doing the same....got the ISO....have a plethora of drives [2 EZswap caddies in the box]....

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September 14, 2011 8:42:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Good way to do it.   

Not a 'real' version... just a 'Preview'. When it starts getting into the Betas and RC, I guarantee it'll have an expiration date. 

Also.. if you aren't doing it with a touchscreen capable device... you're probably missing a great deal of the 'experience' from what Sinofsky demonstrated.

Hmmm... Jim has an HP Touchscreen... lol. j/k. Don't do that...lol.

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September 14, 2011 9:00:33 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Quoting Quicksilver007,
Thanks for the screenies Jim!

Thanks!

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September 14, 2011 9:13:27 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
Start Menu.......

Oh boy.

Am I the only one thinking that is ugly as hell?

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September 14, 2011 9:18:16 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Honestly I wouldn't bother with this build.

For me at least it is highly unreliable and so many things seem broken or just not thought through.  It is also painfully slow for some reason.

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September 14, 2011 9:18:40 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

No you're not, Jorge.

The OS should detect it's not on a touch screen and default to a taskbar/start button arrangement. Sinofsky should have said a helluva lot more, and a helluba lot less yesterday. 

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September 14, 2011 9:25:22 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

A lot of it looks very ugly to me. But I'll take it, if it means a ludicrously low cpu-demand. Granted, it's not a problem in Windows 7 when it runs around 1%, but 1% is 1%!

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September 14, 2011 9:41:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting JcRabbit,
Am I the only one thinking that is ugly as hell?

Nope! In fact I'd say that a bulldog licking pee off a stinging nettle would look more attractive than that.

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September 14, 2011 9:50:51 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

So, Apple runs all over Microsoft by making really nice, stylish, good looking things with lots of eye candy that everybody wants and Microsoft, after having apparently learned their lesson with Aero, go and produce that thing that resembles dog puke?

I don't get it. Seriously. I don't get it. lol

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September 14, 2011 10:06:45 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Learned what lesson with Aero?

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September 14, 2011 10:08:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

cant you use virtualbox or something to test it?

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September 14, 2011 10:09:01 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

BTW do not install the current WB builds on this version of Win 8.  While they work just fine on builds without the new UI, the new UI and WB do not get along though we are working on sorting that out. 

If you have installed the build and applied a theme you will notice it takes you back to the login screen.  Login while holding down the CTRL key and then go into WB and disable it by switching to Windows Aero.

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September 14, 2011 10:14:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting kona0197,
Learned what lesson with Aero?

That eye-candy sells.

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September 14, 2011 10:47:46 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Could be worse....

Could be Fisher Price....

 

....or some dippy penguin....

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September 14, 2011 10:55:42 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting JcRabbit,
Quoting RedneckDude, reply 3Start Menu.......

Oh boy.

Am I the only one thinking that is ugly as hell?

Ahhh, no.

But then we are only seeing the Metro stuff and not the non-touch screen set up. 

As I get older the only change I seem to like is that which I can put in my pocket. 

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