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anthdci    218

second install on VMware and fails again. :(

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Pc_Madness    3

still nothing on theproduct key? I just attempted to install by booting by cd and still needed a product key.

Its in the first post of this thread.

don't get too excited. :p

Ahh damn. :( Well there goes my only reason to upgrade then. :(

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Roger H.    776

still nothing on the product key? I just attempted to install by booting by cd and still needed a product key.

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PGHammer    1,496

ok so from my understanding the ESD version is to do an upgrade from like windows 7 to windows 8 and only do that . cause if that is correct then all use the ESD

There is also a C2R-based upgrader (those of you that participated in the earlier InstallFair - this is what we were testing) that can be used for upgrades (including from the WDP, which I am doing as I type this).

So there's three ways - ISO (all clean installs), ESD (upgrade installs from Windows 7) and C2R (upgrade installs from Windows 7 and the WDP).

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ruhgster    2

still nothing on the product key? I just attempted to install by booting by cd and still needed a product key.

Someone already responded to the last time you asked about it.

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Dannydeman    7

O god. What did I do..lol

Upgrading didn't go very well it seems. Ended up with a weird two desktop version, broken HTMl5 apps and BSOD's :) So I'm going clean..

Edit: Downloads are getting very slow for me. Normally I get like 5-6MB per second. Now it's like 700kb/sec.

Hopefully It will not BSOD before the download is finished :)

Edit 2: They keep falling back. Now it's like 400kb/sec..

Hopefully someone post the X64 ISO on Usenet as soon as possible.

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Xenon    7,233

Anyone dual booting with Windows 7? I have a empty drive and am wondering if I should do that.

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j1232    2

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Azies    337

second install on VMware and fails again. :(

Use the 32-bit version, I'm typing from VMWare 8 right now.

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Dannydeman    7

Are there any alternative links yet? The Microsoft servers are being so slow, it will take me 2+ hours to download the ISO..

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Azies    337

Anyone dual booting with Windows 7? I have a empty drive and am wondering if I should do that.

I'm very tempted to do that, I'm using it in VMWare and it's fantastic.

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firey    3,964

It's going to take some getting uses to, about 10 times now I've gone to click the start button to realize it's not there.

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techguy77    46

Was getting 5MB/s but now down to 3MB+

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

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You use Internet Explorer Manager to do a download? You gotta be ****ting me. Go install Internet Download Manager and make 16 connections with it.

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anthdci    218

Use the 32-bit version, I'm typing from VMWare 8 right now.

Im installing the 32bit version into vmware now. did a Sha1 hast check on the x64 and it was fine, so must be a problem with VMware and the x64 version

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Azies    337

O god. What did I do..lol

Upgrading didn't go very well it seems. Ended up with a weird two desktop version, broken HTMl5 apps and BSOD's :) So I'm going clean..

Edit: Downloads are getting very slow for me. Normally I get like 5-6MB per second. Now it's like 700kb/sec.

Hopefully It will not BSOD before the download is finished :)

Edit 2: They keep falling back. Now it's like 400kb/sec..

Hopefully someone post the X64 ISO on Usenet as soon as possible.

It automatically upgrades if you use the Autorun, you need to go and install via the Setup.exe on the .iso, unless something has changed, then choose the Custom Install option.

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Roger H.    776

You use Internet Explorer Manager to do a download? You gotta be ****ting me. Go install Internet Download Manager and make 16 connections with it.

Woudln't go any faster, i'm on a 30Mbps line so 3-4MB is my fastest. Those things are so outdated since the days of IE6. When servers and connections were slow then yeah sure it made sense but Microsoft will full my pipes with anything used to download.

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Rudy    457

Woudln't go any faster, i'm on a 30Mbps line so 3-4MB is my fastest. Those things are so outdated since the days of IE6. When servers and connections were slow then yeah sure it made sense but Microsoft will full my pipes with anything used to download.

But...but...but MORE connections has to be better !!! :rofl:
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TheLegendOfMart    1,558

What a load of ****.

This has gone Metro overload and I don't want any part of it, looks like ill be switching to mac.

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Elliott    235

Firing it up now in VMware. Hopefully they've improved my gripes with the Metro interface on desktops and laptops.

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ThePokedPenguin    27

I tried the ESD upgrade and it failed :( , downloading the iso to try that

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firey    3,964

Firing it up now in VMware. Hopefully they've improved my gripes with the Metro interface on desktops and laptops.

It feels the exact same as the dev preview to me. Although I dislike it even more because there is no start menu in this one. Unless an option to enable it becomes available, that alone is going to make up my mind to stay with Windows 7 (mind you the god awful start page is a reason in itself).

None of the apps on the start page will even launch, they all crash when I click them, and what apps do work take me into the desktop mode. Granted, I prefer the desktop over the start screen, but it still feels very broken.

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bbfc_uk    13

Downloading it now on my MBP. Will install it using VirtualBox to see what its like then I might replace Windows 7 on my Boot Camp.

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.Neo    1,834

I'd like to hear more about the different download speeds people are experiencing, it's extremely fascinating.

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BouncinDave    3

I really wonder how Microsoft imagined this could be used professionally. Maybe I haven't played with it enough, but it completely changes the idea of 'multitasking'... :wacko:

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Azies    337

omfg I love this OS.. To me this is better than Windows 7. I still have all the things Win 7 has, except more.

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