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Roger H.    773

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Putting all the discussion of this current Windows 8 CP here instead of having scattered discussions about it in the Windows 8 News Coverage post which is anything about Windows 8.

Post links and such here and then any following screenshots with new features/options as well.

Starting off here with one that I have no idea what it is. LOL

DOWNLOADS:

TechNet- http://technet.micro...er/default.aspx

Microsoft - http://preview.windows.com/

http://iso.esd.micro...bit-English.iso - ENGLISH ISO X64

http://iso.esd.micro...4bit-French.iso - FRENCH ISO X64

http://iso.esd.micro...4bit-German.iso - GERMAN ISO x64

http://iso.esd.micro...it-Japanese.iso - Japanese ISO x64

CDKEY - DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

Please visit http://windows.micro...S/windows-8/iso for 32bit (x86 builds)

DWindows 8 Consumer Preview ESD (Upgrade Only).

http://ak.or.esd.mic...sh-x1794226.esd - x64

http://ak.or.esd.mic...sh-x1794225.esd - x82

(thanks for the link: ilovetech and Zedox!! (Y))

A Microsoft Download Center Search result with other documents and files:

http://www.microsoft...sumer%20preview

LIVE BLOGS:

Engadget: http://www.engadget....ile-world-cong/

TheVerge: http://live.theverge...ent_at_MWC_2012

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Aaron Olive    141

Excellent!

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Muhammad Farrukh    1,079

What is this ESD anyway?

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They are here

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Aaron Olive    141

What is this ESD anyway?

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They are here

disc image

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RatherLargeBear    179

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

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Muhammad Farrukh    1,079

I'll wait for ISO

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Xerax    182

The ESD is a "Electronic Software Distribution" package, by the looks of it. Apparently MS use them for purchases from the MSStore.

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Zain Adeel    196

why is it just 2.13GB? :s

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SSSikora    4

Is there a 32-bit version? Thanks.

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J_R_G    17

Is there any known way to extract it?

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Rafyelzz    9

I'm gonna cook some popcorn :shifty:

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SMELTN    142

lets go with the official full download x64 !!

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Zain Adeel    196

those posters are really pretty!!!..

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Muhammad Farrukh    1,079

Not prettier than the actual thing :laugh:

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Zain Adeel    196

the ESD just for upgrades?? is that official?

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

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ilovetech    7

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

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Zain Adeel    196

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!

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Muhammad Farrukh    1,079

I think links will go live after the event :s

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firey    3,555

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.

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Lee G.    232

I think links will go live after the event :s

Yeah, I imagine that will be the case.

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PGHammer    174

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.

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Zain Adeel    196

the verge posting some really nice photos.

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Lee G.    232

the verge posting some really nice photos.

Indeed. I'm really impressed with their coverage.

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