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[quote name='Rodrigo Rodrigues' timestamp='1364304751' post='595598738']
- Faster, FASTER than Windows 8 (both desktop and Metro enviroments);
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Is it really? Noticeably faster than Windows 8+updates?

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Think this update will arrive as an update? Or will we have to reinstall Windows?

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[quote name='McKay' timestamp='1364318939' post='595599186']
Think this update will arrive as an update? Or will we have to reinstall Windows?
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Update, obviously.

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[quote name='McKay' timestamp='1364318939' post='595599186']
Think this update will arrive as an update? Or will we have to reinstall Windows?
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My guess: They'll offer an online update and a full OS ISO

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[quote name='Javik' timestamp='1364323458' post='595599348']
My guess: They'll offer an online update and a full OS ISO
[/quote]well that's a given, as MS has always slipstreamed the service packs into the retail disks/ISOs as well

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got my updates for the coreapps now for w8 :)

noticing some nice speed increases in them. mail app launches fast as heck.

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[quote name='BajiRav' timestamp='1364318717' post='595599176']
Is it really? Noticeably faster than Windows 8+updates?
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No doubt, at least in my machine (Acer W500). Everthing is smoother.

Just gave up on it because of the Store, that doesn't work (or works, but you need a MS ID).

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[quote name='GP007' timestamp='1364318061' post='595599164']
People saying how bad the movies app is, it was blocked for a reason in this build what did you guys expect?
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Same with the file app but doesn't stop people from already passing judgement...

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[quote name='Rodrigo Rodrigues' timestamp='1364333280' post='595599736']
No doubt, at least in my machine (Acer W500). Everthing is smoother.

Just gave up on it because of the Store, that doesn't work (or works, but you need a MS ID).
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Yeah guess we'll have to wait for BUILD 2013 to get the proper build and store access!

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[img]http://localhostr.com/files/K5zQVXT/1364771383.or.44346.png[/img]

[img]http://localhostr.com/files/aALyaZu/1364771515.or.5579.png[/img]



Found on BA so could be shopped, although can't see any tell tale signs

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Is there a 64 bit version yet?

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[quote name='j1232' timestamp='1364897052' post='595611918']
Is there a 64 bit version yet?
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Not yet, I'm actually starting to think more and more that MS leaks these builds on their own and we mostly only see the 32bit version that's also the more VM friendly one for that reason. Just look at the history, Vista had lot's of leaks, then with Win7 MS put's a new boss in charge of windows and leaks start to go down to the point of Windows 8 not having any iirc. Now there's other people in charge and once again we get a leak after they pass M1 and have enough new stuff so people can talk about it.

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As far as I can see, it's going down the same path as Windows 8... Nothing special.

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[quote name='68k' timestamp='1364904227' post='595612036']
As far as I can see, it's going down the same path as Windows 8... Nothing special.
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Nothing special? This is setting the stage for the next 10 or so years for Windows. This is what Windows 8 should have been all along. To be dismissive of it before seeing the final product is not the way to go.

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[quote name='Dot Matrix' timestamp='1364907736' post='595612142']
Nothing special? This is setting the stage for the next 10 or so years for Windows. This is what Windows 8 should have been all along. To be dismissive of it before seeing the final product is not the way to go.
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In terms of tablet devices, yes, it's significant. To desktop users, it's hardly worth upgrading from 7 at the moment. However, I see more and more people using devices like the Slate in the future. Correction: it's "special".

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We might not see more desktop side changes till Windows 9 but it's metro that is immature of the two so it makes sense that they target that first. Still, who knows for sure? All we've seen is a M1 early build.
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[img]http://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/blue-search.jpg[/img]

The new concatenated search!! Very very buggy, wouldn't recommend altering your reg for it, will restart explorer if you search things other than skydrive and a handfull of others. Definitely looks promising however!! Lets hope MS pulls of the whole wave of Blue updates really smoothly!
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[quote name='68k' timestamp='1364908803' post='595612168']
In terms of tablet devices, yes, it's significant. To desktop users, it's hardly worth upgrading from 7 at the moment. However, I see more and more people using devices like the Slate in the future. Correction: it's "special".
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hardly worth upgrading? There is a plenty of stuff in 8 that caters desktop users. Multi-monitor improvements, task manager, file copy/move dialogs, explorer ribbon, hyperV, overall performance etc. If nothing else, desktop users should benefit from at least more performance improvements in 8.1

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One thing I dont get is are they going to release Blue as an update through Windows update or as a complete OS and you'll have to do fresh install as with these partner builds?

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[quote name='AsherGZ' timestamp='1365607710' post='595628698']
One thing I dont get is are they going to release Blue as an update through Windows update or as a complete OS and you'll have to do fresh install as with these partner builds?
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Nobody knows for sure.
If its free then it can be delivered either from Windows Update or Windows Store.
If its paid, then 99.9% will be delivered from WIndows Store.

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[quote name='nMIK-3' timestamp='1365607987' post='595628700']
Nobody knows for sure.
If its free then it can be delivered either from Windows Update or Windows Store.
If its paid, then 99.9% will be delivered from WIndows Store.
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That's not what I'm asking. I mean would it require a fresh install and reinstalling all my software like these leaked builds, or will it be just an update and will install over my current setup like the service packs before.

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[quote name='AsherGZ' timestamp='1365609555' post='595628746']
That's not what I'm asking. I mean would it require a fresh install and reinstalling all my software like these leaked builds, or will it be just an update and will install over my current setup like the service packs before.
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I bet you can do both depending on what you want. Upgrade like a SP or do a full install for those not already on 8 etc.

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[quote name='AsherGZ' timestamp='1365609555' post='595628746']
That's not what I'm asking. I mean would it require a fresh install and reinstalling all my software like these leaked builds, or will it be just an update and will install over my current setup like the service packs before.
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You will be able to do both. Update an existing machine or clean install.

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[quote name='nMIK-3' timestamp='1365612816' post='595628828']
You will be able to do both. Update an existing machine or clean install.
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Indeed, they are obviously not going to make everyone reinstall or there crap, nor are they going to make you install Windows 8 then install Blue over the top! We still are unsure of how this update will actually get to consumers though, it will most likely be a free update, as in if you have a Windows 8 license then you have a Blue license because thats how it works in the leaked builds but if for some strange reason it was paid then it would have to come through the Windows Store somehow or perhaps through a retail or download from Microsoft.com? Not likely at all, the logistics would be too much of a pain and if MS wants to restore some "faith" in Windows 8 they will want to push this update to as many devices as possible, as soon as possible!

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How are you all getting through the installation process? Are you using your retail keys? I'm a bit worried about doing that...

Note: I am NOT asking for anyone's keys. Just maybe a push in the right direction. Thanks.

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