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#16 Zain Adeel

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 14:10

the ESD just for upgrades?? is that official?

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


#17 ilovetech

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 14:10

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

#18 Zain Adeel

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 14:16

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!

#19 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 14:18

I think links will go live after the event :s

#20 firey

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 14:20

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.

#21 Lee G.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 14:20

I think links will go live after the event :s


Yeah, I imagine that will be the case.

#22 PGHammer

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 14:22

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


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.

#23 Zain Adeel

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 14:24

the verge posting some really nice photos.

#24 Lee G.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 14:26

the verge posting some really nice photos.


Indeed. I'm really impressed with their coverage.

#25 firey

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 14:26

http://www.engadget....g/<br /><br />Live blog of the event

#26 y_notm

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 14:32

It's up:
http://windows.micro...S/windows-8/iso

#27 Zain Adeel

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 14:32

love the way engadget puts photo in a different place so the live blog text is clearly visible.. with each reply. nice!! thx for the link :)

#28 remixedcat

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 14:33

grrrr.... I was wating on a drive enclosure for the other HDD I stole out of a spare pc and its not gonna be here today nooooooooo!!!

must clear some disk space but meh! it will take all day to just clear 20GB that will be so hard... :-(

#29 PGHammer

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 14:34

the ESD just for upgrades?? is that official?

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


I'm downloading both (the ESD download is fast as blazes...) - however, I'll be using the ESD strictly in VM-based upgrade testing for now.

I'm creating my first test VM as I type this (WDP->WCP).

The next two (7 Ultimate and 7 Home Premium) will follow after seeing what the first one does.

ISO links (with product key - yes, it needs one) are up above (thanks, ynot_m). No snailage in the ISO download either (even with he ESD download in parallel).

#30 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 14:35

Downloading now;

:woot: :woot:

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