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Windows 8 Consumer Preview date: Feb 29th


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What Microsoft used to be call "beta", is now called a "consumer preview" has been confirmed for download Feb 29th.

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I've played around with the developer preview a bit, it's shaping to be an interesting OS.
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Can't wait to give it a test drive, thanks for the update admin.
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Available for download now: http://windows.micro...onsumer-preview

Product guide (PDF): http://go.microsoft..../?LinkId=238697
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I love the boot loader that it installs very nice.
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OK this is really aggravating as I DL the 64 bit version but when I go to install it then it asks for a reg key? :confused:
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Try the developer preview key? 6RH4V-HNTWC-JQKG8-RFR3R-36498
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No don't use the Developer Preview key. Look in the FAQ:

http://windows.micro...u/windows-8/faq

If you install Windows 8 Consumer Preview using the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup program, you won't need to enter a product key—the setup program automatically provides the product key. If you create installation media, start your PC from the media, and then install Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you'll need to enter this product key: NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8.


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That is the problem Troy. It actually stops and asks for the key. The issue now is I have to figure out how to install it without messing up everything again.
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Have you used the key I posted? Did you read the quote I posted? Or is it not allowing that key to work?
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Nope haven't tried it since I have no partition setup to install it to right now.
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:rofl:

Good work boss :D
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I'm afraid if I shrink the Win7 partition again I'll end up with the system not booting again. :wacko:
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What about running it as a VM?
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That is what I originally wanted to do but couldn't get it to work right either.
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