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You can view a collection of Windows 8 consumer screenshots posted by yours truly found here.

You can find Windows 8 legacy (HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000) drivers here.

You can view all of Windows 8 Consumer keyboard shortcuts here.

A guide to fix Google Chrome "resolving proxy" bug can be found here.

A small list of changes in Windows 8 can be found here.

Documentation

Windows 8 Compatibility Center.

Understanding Hardware Acceleration Within Windows 8.

Introduction to Windows 8, compared to Windows 7.:


System Requirements

Windows 8 works on the same hardware that powers Windows 7:
  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

Additional requirements to use certain features:
  • To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch.
  • To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
  • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.
  • Internet access (ISP fees might apply)


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Developers Evaluation x86 - Download
Developers Evaluation x64 - Download
Product Key: No Key Needed!

Note: This version of Windows 8 activates and runs 90 days at full capacity. Meaning you can use Windows 8 to its fullest capabilities without restraints. Once the 90 days is up, you must re-install the operating system. Activation via KMS servers is valid until August 15, 2013. This is build 9200, which is the final version of Windows 8 (the same exact build you can buy in stores).

How To Use Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation For 180 Days
The normal activation lasts 90 days, after the first 90 days you must reformat your system, but it is possible to rearm 1 time. This means at the end of your first 90 days, you can rearm the system for another 90 days. Here's how:
  1. Run command prompt as admin.
  2. Type "slmgr -rearm" and hit enter.
  3. Reboot the PC to re-activate it.
  4. Done! You can check your activation to see if its set back to 90 days!


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How do you become a member? Simple post a screenshot of your Start Menu with your OCN username at the top right (you can change this so its quite simple). Or post a screenshot of your desktop with your OCN username in notepad, with the winver/pc info window open (visible).

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I want in biggrin.gif I actually love windows 8 and even decided to replace my windows 7 main install with it against all better judgement...

EDIT: Forgot the image O_O

I tried to put my big endian in her little endian but things got flipped up along the way


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Would be nice to see some bulldozer benchmarks Windows 7 vs Windows 8. Because of the rumored "fixed scheduler" for the bulldozer architecture.


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Do they even sell 22 inch 'touch screen' desktop monitors. And how many lbs will I lose lifting my arms up instead of minute mouse movements.
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Do they even sell 22 inch 'touch screen' desktop monitors. And how many lbs will I lose lifting my arms up instead of minute mouse movements.


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I want in smile.gif Moved all my stuff to win 8

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please allow me to join. now I'm using my spare comp a lot since I install windows 8 there tongue.gif

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I'm using c2d e6850, 2 gig ram, 256mb GeForce 8500gt and it works well. Now I'm trying to understand and use all the feature it have tongue.gif

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Windows 8 Score:


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the only thing i did was change HDD. i am using a crucial m4 128GB SSD for this preview
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Windows 7 Score:
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Windows 8 Score:
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the only thing i did was change HDD. i am using a crucial m4 128GB SSD for this preview

Them are some interesting numbers, wonder if the SSD played a role in the rest of the systems scores (im thinking so).


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How is it for Star Wars and World of Warcraft? Two main games, gotta have those on windows 8 tongue.gif. What about drivers for my sig rig, shouldn't have an issue right?

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