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[RTM] Windows 8 - CONFIRMED Windows 8 RTM Build = 9200.16384.win8_rtm.12072

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BajiRav    2,137

Win8 is pretty cheap anyway $39?? (hell they already know they cant ask for much more than that with it failing), and who would really pay any more for this disaster? lol Seriously???

If it is a disaster, why buy it! lol Seriously???

Why 2016 at the earliest? Why a longer development cycle than 7 and 8?

I predict an 8.5 at least in 2013 otherwise Windows RT will quickly lose in the market.

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Dot Matrix    7,436

Yes, Win8 is "here to stay" until the next (or more likely, the previous) paradigm arrives with Win9.

The Start Menu is dead. Move on.

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torrentthief    313

no it hasn't leaked, that just means someone has a copy of win8 iso's.

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Dot Matrix    7,436

Why 2016 at the earliest? Why a longer development cycle than 7 and 8?

Eh, 2015. Must have hit the wrong key.

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Buendia    33

There are fake torrents on TPB - beware.

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torrentthief    313

yep, we need canouna to post the MD5 & SH-1 hashes.

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scumdogmillionaire    264

What are people going to do with a leak anyways? You need a key to install. Not like Windows 7 where you could activate later.

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Gotenks98    546

What are people going to do with a leak anyways? You need a key to install. Not like Windows 7 where you could activate later.

I know with MDT 2012 you could install it with no key so you can activate it later.

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FaiKee    283

Actually you can bypass the "enter product key", but I don't know if it's considered crack/warez. :(

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Ci7    202

Actually you can bypass the "enter product key", but I don't know if it's considered crack/warez. :(

easiest way is to PM a forum mod and ask

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Gotenks98    546

Actually you can bypass the "enter product key", but I don't know if it's considered crack/warez. :(

Its not because thats the only way you can do a clean install from a blank drive with upgrade product key.

easiest way is to PM a forum mod and ask

No need to do that, just look at the previous 2 versions of Windows. The clean install from upgrade key has to be done this way by design.

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xendrome    5,500

Its not because thats the only way you can do a clean install from a blank drive with upgrade product key.

No need to do that, just look at the previous 2 versions of Windows. The clean install from upgrade key has to be done this way by design.

Huh?

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Noir Angel    4,214

Bypassing the use of the product key and rearming activation are features built into the product, therefore discussing them is allowed here, what's not allowed is discussion of unlawful methods to acquire the install disks.

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Guest nicconics   

It should have been Build # 8008135

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ToneKnee    308

Apparently there is a lot of talk of a leak in less than 4 hours. Seems someone is going to leak a build August 2nd @ 2am, we'll see. :p

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Gotenks98    546

Huh?

You dont remember how Microsoft changed the upgrade process starting with Vista? In the past you could use your cd/dvd as proof of upgrade. All versions of windows going forward now you have to start the installation within windows otherwise the product key can not be used. So what if you replace a drive, then you install but skip the key, then run the installer a second time from within windows but choose custom install. By doing this you get a clean install because the old installation gets rolled into a folder called windows.old. At that point you can easily use the key and activate where as doing it straight from the blank drive you could not.

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ahhell    1,303

CONFIRMED.....to be fake. :rolleyes:

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xendrome    5,500

You dont remember how Microsoft changed the upgrade process starting with Vista? In the past you could use your cd/dvd as proof of upgrade. All versions of windows going forward now you have to start the installation within windows otherwise the product key can not be used. So what if you replace a drive, then you install but skip the key, then run the installer a second time from within windows but choose custom install. By doing this you get a clean install because the old installation gets rolled into a folder called windows.old. At that point you can easily use the key and activate where as doing it straight from the blank drive you could not.

I don't think any of that applies, if the RTM version is like the DP/CP/RP then you need a key to get past the first part of the setup.

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Noir Angel    4,214

I don't think any of that applies, if the RTM version is like the DP/CP/RP then you need a key to get past the first part of the setup.

Is there an indication that this will remain the same for the RTM? It seems interesting to me that Microsoft would change this feature again, but I guess it did get used for a lot of piracy

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Gotenks98    546

I don't think any of that applies, if the RTM version is like the DP/CP/RP then you need a key to get past the first part of the setup.

I noticed that with the betas, however I was able to skip past this when I used an answer file. So for all we know it could have been a bug in the DP/CP/RP or something they added in just for those versions.

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BajiRav    2,137

Its not because thats the only way you can do a clean install from a blank drive with upgrade product key.

No need to do that, just look at the previous 2 versions of Windows. The clean install from upgrade key has to be done this way by design.

All of that require skipping past the product key screen (you are only forced to choose the right edition if the ISO is not edition specific). IIRC Window 8 setup requires a product key or it won't proceed.

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Detection    2,256

Just came across this

w8ekranstrtlo.jpg

Adjusted contrast

w8ekranstrtlo.jpg

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BajiRav    2,137

Just came across this

Welcome to yesterday :p

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Detection    2,256

:laugh: Ahh but mine is different because its from today :p

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