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#16 OP f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 23:19

Tyler, I assumed you were aware of the Oct 18 release date and were alluding to it coming sooner due to it already being in stores more than 3 weeks early..

 

I have no idea when its to be released. My manager has the plano's (That's retail slang for floor plans). Those are all kept in a confidential book only he has access to....All I know is that we have 'em. 

 

 

I am very sorry guys. I completely forgot to take pictures. I work Tuesday and I will grab them for you then. I made a reminder on My Windows Phone before I typed this.

 

Stay Tuned...




#17 Growled

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 00:44

I always say I'm not going to try it and then I turn around and do. We'll see. :)



#18 ashpowell

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:46

Kind of going a little off topic here...

I was waiting for an en-gb release also, until I discovered that there was a language pack leak and with a a little work you can convert the en-us leak to en-gb with it. I actually used a script to automate the process, pm me if you want the link.

The only concern I have with this is whether I'll have issues with apps and the windows store, not that I really use them though...

If you try to do an upgrade with a different language version then you don't get the upgrade option to keep everything, applications, settings and data, only data if I remember correctly.

 

 

Thats strange... whichever combo it let me anyway. Maybe just try it? I downloaded the leaked ISO, put on a memory stick then ran from windows and upgraded with a default key.. Then once in Windows I activated with my legit key as the default only allows for installation and not activation.



#19 Skiver

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 14:19

Hmm I just noticed this on MSDN, I swear that used to say preview.

 

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 14:23

Hmm I just noticed this on MSDN, I swear that used to say preview.

 

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They have been there for awhile now:

http://www.neowin.ne...echnet-and-msdn



#21 testman

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 14:29

I'm in college, and work. I don't follow stuff like I used to.

But we do (follow stuff), so don't worry you don't need to announce old news, we already know.

#22 Skiver

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 14:30

They have been there for awhile now:

http://www.neowin.ne...echnet-and-msdn

ah only just noticed - need to give this a quick go in a VM then :)



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 14:30

Haven't found an en-gb ISO yet so I can't upgrade since I don't want to reinstall everything.

 

Guessing you don't have MSDN access :( I downloaded "en-gb_windows_8_1_x64_dvd_2707421.iso" the other day for testing.. 



#24 adrynalyne

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 14:33

Getting the android SDK USB driver to install and work on anything not XP is nearly impossible, and if you tried and failed once it might be impossible afterwards.

The usb drivers for the Android SDK are for older Nexus devices that use the unified driver, so it wouldn't surprise me if it doesn't work most of the time.

 

Nexus 7(2012) didn't use it.

Nexus 7 (2013) probably doesn't use it (I haven't plugged it in to see).

Galaxy Nexus didn't use it.

Nexus 4 probably doesn't use it.

 

 

Almost no non-Nexus devices use it either.



#25 Ficman

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 14:36

Um... Not sure if living under a rock or.... but, we've known for a bit 8.1 is coming in October. :yes:

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#26 +LimeMaster

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 14:37

ah only just noticed - need to give this a quick go in a VM then :)

(Y) If you liked Windows 8 and the preview version of 8.1, you will definitely like the improvements that are in the RTM version. :) 



#27 BoDEAN

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 14:51

Um... Not sure if living under a rock or.... but, we've known for a bit 8.1 is coming in October. :yes:

LOL



#28 Skiver

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 15:24

(Y) If you liked Windows 8 and the preview version of 8.1, you will definitely like the improvements that are in the RTM version. :)

I certainly liked 8/8.1 but haven't really followed the news on this much (clearly), are there more improvements in the RTM version?



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 15:30

I certainly liked 8/8.1 but haven't really followed the news on this much (clearly), are there more improvements in the RTM version?

Only a few changes were made since the preview which will you probably notice like Skype and updated apps, but mostly bug fixes. Also good news System Image Backups have returned in the 8.1 RTM. :)



#30 OP f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 21:26

Here are the pics: http://sdrv.ms/1hiTwlN