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[center][img]http://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/2_1537.win8logo_01_008485ddfeb17.jpg[/img][/center]

Putting all the discussion of this current Windows 8 CP here instead of having scattered discussions about it in the [url="http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1042263-windows-8-news-coverage-here/"]Windows 8 News Coverage[/url] post which is anything about Windows 8.

Post links and such here and then any following screenshots with new features/options as well.

Starting off here with one that I have no idea what it is. LOL

[b]DOWNLOADS:[/b]

TechNet- [url="http://technet.microsoft.com/us-en/evalcenter/default.aspx"]http://technet.micro...er/default.aspx[/url]

Microsoft - [url="http://preview.windows.com/"]http://preview.windows.com/[/url]

[url="http://iso.esd.microsoft.com/WCPDL/BD1B8A49393E30CC9C4E5C88457D73E964F1F3B18/Windows8-ConsumerPreview-64bit-English.iso"]http://iso.esd.micro...bit-English.iso[/url] - [b]ENGLISH ISO X64[/b]

[url="http://iso.esd.microsoft.com/WCPDL/BD1B8A49393E30CC9C4E5C88457D73E964F1F3B18/Windows8-ConsumerPreview-64bit-French.iso"]http://iso.esd.micro...4bit-French.iso[/url][b] - FRENCH ISO X64[/b]

[url="http://iso.esd.microsoft.com/WCPDL/BD1B8A49393E30CC9C4E5C88457D73E964F1F3B18/Windows8-ConsumerPreview-64bit-German.iso"]http://iso.esd.micro...4bit-German.iso[/url] - [b]GERMAN ISO x64[/b]

[url="http://iso.esd.microsoft.com/WCPDL/BD1B8A49393E30CC9C4E5C88457D73E964F1F3B18/Windows8-ConsumerPreview-64bit-Japanese.iso"]http://iso.esd.micro...it-Japanese.iso[/url] [b]- Japanese ISO x64[/b]


[b]CDKEY - DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J[/b]


[b]Please visit [url="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso"]http://windows.micro...S/windows-8/iso[/url] for 32bit (x86 builds)[/b]

DWindows 8 Consumer Preview ESD (Upgrade Only).

[url="http://ak.or.esd.microsoft.com/pr/WCPDL/8A9D4FDFF736C5B1DBF956B89D6C8FDFD925DACD2/Windows8-ConsumerPreview-64bit-English-x1794226.esd"]http://ak.or.esd.mic...sh-x1794226.esd[/url] - x64

[url="http://ak.or.esd.microsoft.com/pr/WCPDL/8A9D4FDFF736C5B1DBF956B89D6C8FDFD925DACD2/Windows8-ConsumerPreview-32bit-English-x1794225.esd"]http://ak.or.esd.mic...sh-x1794225.esd[/url] - x82

(thanks for the link: [url="http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1060974-windows-8-download-link-revealed/page__view__findpost__p__594689684"]ilovetech[/url] and [url="http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1042263-windows-8-news-coverage-here/page__view__findpost__p__594689742"]Zedox[/url]!! (Y))

A Microsoft Download Center Search result with other documents and files:

[url="http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/search.aspx?q=windows%208%20consumer%20preview"]http://www.microsoft...sumer%20preview[/url]

[b]LIVE BLOGS:[/b]

Engadget: [url="http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/29/live-from-microsofts-windows-8-press-event-at-mobile-world-cong/"]http://www.engadget....ile-world-cong/[/url]

TheVerge: [url="http://live.theverge.com/Event/Microsofts_Windows_8_Consumer_Preview_event_at_MWC_2012"]http://live.theverge...ent_at_MWC_2012[/url]
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Excellent!
[img]http://www.imgftw.net/img//506215480.png[/img]

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What is this ESD anyway?

[img]http://images.scribblelive.com/2012/2/29/4889ee12-d4f1-4752-bcde-6c931ed638a9.jpg[/img]

They are here

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[quote name='Muhammad Farrukh' timestamp='1330523352' post='594689770']
What is this ESD anyway?

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They are here
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disc image

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The ESD is for upgrade installs only I believe. If you want a clean/full install wait for the iso.

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I'll wait for ISO

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The ESD is a "Electronic Software Distribution" package, by the looks of it. Apparently MS use them for purchases from the MSStore.

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why is it just 2.13GB? :s

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Is there a 32-bit version? Thanks.

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Is there any known way to extract it?

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I'm gonna cook some popcorn :shifty:
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lets go with the official full download x64 !!

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[quote name='SSSikora' timestamp='1330523651' post='594689806']
Is there a 32-bit version? Thanks.
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http://ak.or.esd.microsoft.com/pr/WCPDL/8A9D4FDFF736C5B1DBF956B89D6C8FDFD925DACD2/Windows8-ConsumerPreview-32bit-English-x1794225.esd

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those posters are really pretty!!!..

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Not prettier than the actual thing :laugh:

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the ESD just for upgrades?? is that official?

coz then ill cancel the download.. i want to install it fresh from a CD.

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forums are back.. neowin just melted? i thought it was MS going to melt

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the boss is on stage!!!!.....
is he going to announce before the ISOs go live??
it wouldve been cool if the ISOs released before so we could install it and actually watch the live blog on windows 8 CP and test the features as he shows them off!

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I think links will go live after the event :s

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Probably do his speech, then say.. and for your pleasure.. I am happy to release the consumer preview for the next generation of windows! As he walks off stage, and the download links go live.

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[quote name='Muhammad Farrukh' timestamp='1330525123' post='594689874']
I think links will go live after the event :s
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Yeah, I imagine that will be the case.

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[quote name='TRC Bear' timestamp='1330523396' post='594689778']
The ESD is for upgrade installs only I believe. If you want a clean/full install wait for the iso.
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I'll be testing the ESD as well (in VMs).

Three different test scenarios:

Upgade from 7 Ultimate

Upgrade from WDP (just for grins)

Upgrade from 7 Home Premium

And this ESD download is fast as blazes - I can only hope the full image download is as speedy.

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the verge posting some really nice photos.

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[quote name='Zain Adeel' timestamp='1330525449' post='594689894']
the verge posting some really nice photos.
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Indeed. I'm really impressed with their coverage.

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[url="http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/29/live-from-microsofts-windows-8-press-event-at-mobile-world-cong/"]http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/29/live-from-microsofts-windows-8-press-event-at-mobile-world-cong/

L[/url]ive blog of the event

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