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Windows 8 Release Preview, 1st week of June

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If Windows 8 starts shipping with laptops in the summer, I'll be pretty mad. I'll have to waste one of my WIndows 7 serial numbers...
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Off topic but how long do I have till the consumer preview license expire?
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Off topic but how long do I have till the consumer preview license expire?

I don't think they expire until like January 2013 if I remember correctly. Go to Metro -> type "WinVer" and hit enter. It will tell you when your copy of Windows expires.
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Can't wait to try it out!
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For some reason all three discs I made (from 3 separately downloaded ISO images) would not install on my Windows machine, and I can't find my Windows 7 or Vista discs to upgrade that way rolleyes.gif but I really hope this new preview works on my computer, I've been itching to try Windows 8 out. It looks pretty promising, but I want to see for myself how I can adapt to Metro.
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Off topic but how long do I have till the consumer preview license expire?


Both the Developer and Consumer Preview expire on the 16th of Januray of 2013 at 00:59.
 
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Assuming it installs cleanly in VirtualBox, I'll try it out. But really, considering how much I rely on my start menu (I keep most of my apps there for easy launch, nothing on my desktop for minimalism), I'm not so keen. Though I definitely want all the other additions, like native ISO mounting!
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Using Windows 8 now and I honestly don't see any problem with it. It's much better IMO. The ONLY thing I absolutely HATE is that you HAVE to use a password to log in. So boot times are slow because you have to drag up and enter a password. You honestly don't need the start menu button, I mean it is still there, just off screen. The metro screen IS the start menu. Just got bigger icons...Seriously there is nothing to adapt to. Just click off screen at the bottom left corner and you will be brought to your new start menu. Do that again to return to your desktop.
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Using Windows 8 now and I honestly don't see any problem with it. It's much better IMO. The ONLY thing I absolutely HATE is that you HAVE to use a password to log in. So boot times are slow because you have to drag up and enter a password. You honestly don't need the start menu button, I mean it is still there, just off screen. The metro screen IS the start menu. Just got bigger icons...

You don't need to enter a password for offline accounts. If you don't enter one it loads up straight to metro every single boot. thumb.gif
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