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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:

[url="http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2012/07/09/upcoming-windows-milestones-shared-with-partners-at-wpc.aspx"]http://windowsteambl...ers-at-wpc.aspx[/url]

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[url="http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/07/09/windows-server-2012-final-release-timing.aspx"]http://blogs.technet...ase-timing.aspx[/url]

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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: [b]8508.0.winmain_win8rtm.120703-1900[/b]

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

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Builds update:

8509.0.120705-1900
8510.0.120706-1900
8511.0.120708-1220

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

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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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[quote name='GP007' timestamp='1341904931' post='594991643']
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.
[/quote]You don't use the 40 buck upgrade?

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I wonder when is it going to be available on MSDNAA

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[quote name='FaiKee' timestamp='1341905631' post='594991659']
You don't use the 40 buck upgrade?
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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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[quote name='0nyX' timestamp='1341906922' post='594991681']
I wonder when is it going to be available on MSDNAA
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MSDNAA, MSDN, and Technet will probably have it available the first week in August.

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[quote name='GP007' timestamp='1341907937' post='594991703']
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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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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[quote name='GP007' timestamp='1341907937' post='594991703']
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.
[/quote]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. :)

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[quote name='FaiKee' timestamp='1341908600' post='594991727']
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. :)
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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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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 :(

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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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[quote name='devHead' timestamp='1341908104' post='594991707']
MSDNAA, MSDN, and Technet will probably have it available the first week in August.
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Thanks for the info.It will be great if that happens

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[quote name='GP007' timestamp='1341909811' post='594991759']
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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yeah, i only have SATA2 and still my SSD is screamingly faster than a HDD. I installed Windows 7 on it from a USB stick in 10 minutes.

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[quote name='GP007' timestamp='1341909811' post='594991759']
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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SATA2 is fine for a single SSD, and don't get any bright ideas about installing a SATA3 card. The cost of high latency will make it not worth it..

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[quote name='GP007' timestamp='1341907937' post='594991703']
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.
[/quote]
It's the same product key. You can happily switch arch. if you wish.

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To-day there is an update for which, if your machine had met freezing issues, you would be too happy to download and install:

[url="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2727113"]http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2727113[/url]

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If you had used the "Install HyperV" or "Disable DynamicTick" methods to stop the freezing issue, install the update then un-install HyperV or Enable DynamicTick and see if the update works, DynamicTick, if enabled, helps in slowing down battery drain.

BCDEdit /set disabledynamictick no

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Seems next week will be an exciting week, maybe win8 RTM as well? :laugh:

[url="http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/story/2012-07-12/microsoft-office-15/56173368/1"]http://www.usatoday....e-15/56173368/1[/url]

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http://<< spam >>/blog/index.php/2012/07/13/microsoft-office-2013-expected-monday/
don't know why the URL became "spam"?


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Latest known win8 build: [b]8514.0.winmain_win8rtm.120711-1900[/b]

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[quote name='GP007' timestamp='1341909811' post='594991759']
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.
[/quote]

SATA2 is good enough ;)

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[quote name='FaiKee' timestamp='1342144378' post='594999501']
Seems next week will be an exciting week, maybe win8 RTM as well? :laugh:

[url="http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/story/2012-07-12/microsoft-office-15/56173368/1"]http://www.usatoday....e-15/56173368/1[/url]



http://<< spam >>/blog/index.php/2012/07/13/microsoft-office-2013-expected-monday/
don't know why the URL became "spam"?




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i thought they would launch them together?

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[quote name='Ci7' timestamp='1342172221' post='594999899']
i thought they would launch them together?
[/quote]MS had offcially announced that win8 RTM release in August, so I could just hope that it may RTM next week, not the launching. :)



btw, editing my last post about build 8514, source is mydrivers.com [url="http://news.mydrivers.com/1/234/234332.htm"]http://news.mydrivers.com/1/234/234332.htm[/url]

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[quote name='FaiKee' timestamp='1342178930' post='594999977']
MS had offcially announced that win8 RTM release in August, so I could just hope that it may RTM next week, not the launching. :)



btw, editing my last post about build 8514, source is mydrivers.com [url="http://news.mydrivers.com/1/234/234332.htm"]http://news.mydriver.../234/234332.htm[/url]
[/quote]

nah was talking about office

shouldn't it RTM close to Windows 8 ? or else WinRT would be officeless at launch(wouldn't imagine they would ship beta software with production machine)

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