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Hey folks

 

I have the evaluation version of Win 8, Build 9200.

 

It is good for another 70 days.

 

Is this 9200 will be the same as the retail vrsion that is about to be released? If yes than maybe I can wait until the 70 days are up and than purchase the Win 8 on CD or digitally.

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I use ClassicShell for my start menu, although I still use Metro for the features available.
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I have a W8 question?

Are there any memory restrictions with windows 8 like there were in windows 7. If I build a PC with 16gb of memory can I get the base windows 8 and still access it all? I have W7 pro now but don't need most of the features.

Also will there a way to purchase a digital download of a full system (not upgrade)?
Edited by cavallino - 10/23/12 at 1:23pm
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Windows 8 32bit will probably have the same restrictions as Windows 7 32bit. If you want your OS to register and use more than 4GB, you will need a 64 bit system. Here is an article that may help with any other 32bit vs 64bit questions. http://lifehacker.com/5431284/the-lifehacker-guide-to-64+bit-vs-32+bit-operating-systems
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Windows 8 32bit will probably have the same restrictions as Windows 7 32bit. If you want your OS to register and use more than 4GB, you will need a 64 bit system. Here is an article that may help with any other 32bit vs 64bit questions. http://lifehacker.com/5431284/the-lifehacker-guide-to-64+bit-vs-32+bit-operating-systems

Yeah I know I need 64 bit I just wasn't sure if I need Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro. I know with windows 7 you needed at least Home Premium or higher to access 16gb of memory. I haven't found anything that seems to show that is the case with W8 but I am just checking.
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Yeah I know I need 64 bit I just wasn't sure if I need Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro. I know with windows 7 you needed at least Home Premium or higher to access 16gb of memory. I haven't found anything that seems to show that is the case with W8 but I am just checking.

The only differences between Plain Windows 8 and the Professional Windows 8 is Pro have a few more options available and included with it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions
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Them are some interesting numbers, wonder if the SSD played a role in the rest of the systems scores (im thinking so).

Replacing a HDD with an SSD in Windows 7 brings you from the 5.9 to 7.9 instantly, so for windows 8 I can see where it helped.
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You can use Windows 8 for free until late 2013 by downloading the Windows 8 evaluation for developers. This will allow you to install and activate Windows 8 for 90 days at a time. So if you're like me and reformat your machine frequently (as you should) then this is pretty much a free ride for Windows 8 until August 15, 2013. This is the enterprise edition so you can expect all features included with Windows 8.
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Minus Windows Media Center. So if you're like me and rely on WMC for an Xbox 360 as an extender, you will need to set up a VM of Windows 7 just for WMC.
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