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#1 +FaiKee

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:23

MS had made a public announcement about release of Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 in WPC; followed by their official blogs posted immediately after the announcement:

http://windowsteambl...ers-at-wpc.aspx

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http://blogs.technet...ase-timing.aspx

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btw, the latest known build in the MS server new folder \\winbuilds\release\WIN8_RTM\ is 8508.0.120703-1900

full build string: 8508.0.winmain_win8rtm.120703-1900

Seems there would be more compilations until RTM sign-off. :o


#2 Ci7

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:16

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#3 OP +FaiKee

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:16

Builds update:

8509.0.120705-1900
8510.0.120706-1900
8511.0.120708-1220

#4 Sikh

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:18

Good. Looking forward to the surface to accompany my iPad.

#5 George P

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:22

Looks like they'll just bump it up to 8600 when they've signed off on RTM. Now I'm waiting for official pricing for full copies, I need to move up to 64bit finally.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:33

Looks like they'll just bump it up to 8600 when they've signed off on RTM. Now I'm waiting for official pricing for full copies, I need to move up to 64bit finally.

You don't use the 40 buck upgrade?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:55

I wonder when is it going to be available on MSDNAA

#8 George P

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:12

You don't use the 40 buck upgrade?


Only if the $40 upgrade lets me go from 32bit Win7 to 64bit Win8 Pro, then sure. But I don't know if it does.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:15

I wonder when is it going to be available on MSDNAA


MSDNAA, MSDN, and Technet will probably have it available the first week in August.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:16

Only if the $40 upgrade lets me go from 32bit Win7 to 64bit Win8 Pro, then sure. But I don't know if it does.


It will do as you can do a clean install with the upgrade. A licence key will work on either the 32bit or 64bit editions, Its been that way since Vista.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:23

Only if the $40 upgrade lets me go from 32bit Win7 to 64bit Win8 Pro, then sure. But I don't know if it does.

If you use the x86 win7 to run WUA.exe, you will download win8 x86. But Mr. Leblanc confirmed that you can use WRP to run WUA.exe.

So, download/install WRP x64, run WUA.exe in it, then you download win8 x64, on the purchase process submit your win7 key, Like InsaneNutter said, the win7 key is good for x86/x64.

Put in the win8 media, in the choose partition screen click "Drive Options"-> format; then install win8 x64 nice and clean. :)

#12 George P

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:35

If you use the x86 win7 to run WUA.exe, you will download win8 x86. But Mr. Leblanc confirmed that you can use WRP to run WUA.exe.

So, download/install WRP x64, run WUA.exe in it, then you download win8 x64, on the purchase process submit your win7 key, Like InsaneNutter said, the win7 key is good for x86/x64.

Put in the win8 media, in the choose partition screen click "Drive Options"-> format; then install win8 x64 nice and clean. :)


Hmm, that does sound like a good work around. I'll probably give that a go then when the time comes.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:36

i was actually surprised that its coming th is fast. seems almsot rushed. i jus formatted so i guess in a month ill format again :(

#14 George P

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:43

I'm gonna start looking for a SSD now, only downside is that my board only supports SATA2 and not SATA3. Though that's still pretty fast compared to old HDDs.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:33

MSDNAA, MSDN, and Technet will probably have it available the first week in August.

Thanks for the info.It will be great if that happens



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