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


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George P

They'll probably just let you use your own image at some point in the future, I dunno when but I don't see why not. Maybe after they tweak the tiles a bit to better so they're not lost in any pictures users select.

*Edit* Thinking about it a bit more I expect we'll get themes that not only tweak the desktop UI and icons but also come with a custom start screen background of some sort as well.

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lunamonkey

I love the crazy backgrounds. I sometimes use the crazy ones in Win7, but more often a kitten. :p

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Calum

I love the crazy backgrounds. I sometimes use the crazy ones in Win7, but more often a kitten. :p

I love those backgrounds on their own :p I just don't like how they appear to look with the Start Screen :/

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Steven P.

Well this sucks :(

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prz

Well this sucks :(

Why?

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cacoe

Well this sucks :(

Yes, why?

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P1ckles

Quick question, if i install RTM, that will be exactly the same version as the official release in October? Or would I need to format again once it's officially released?

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winlonghorn

Quick question, if i install RTM, that will be exactly the same version as the official release in October? Or would I need to format again once it's officially released?

If you use the leaked version, you will have to reinstall because it isn't a valid license. If you get it from MSDN or Technet, you won't have to reinstall. It is the "shipping" version of the OS.

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xendrome

Quick question, if i install RTM, that will be exactly the same version as the official release in October? Or would I need to format again once it's officially released?

RTM is RTM is RTM is RTM...

But like the poster above said, it depends on your license model, and the leak you won't be able to activate or convert to activate, at least easy.....

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threetonesun

To be fair, those wallpapers are obviously intended for kids who would naturally, normally choose a really horrible low res wallpaper of a kitten if they were on windows 7.

So it looks fairly horrible but it could be worse :p

Now that you mention it, Nyan cat would pretty much be perfect for a Windows 8 start screen wallpaper.

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anidais

You all worry about unpolished interface.. third-party visual styles will do the trick as with Windows XP did..

In my opinion, more than often third-party visual styles are not polished. I mean, many are, but most aren't. Also, first impression counts.

Like some have said, maybe Microsoft decided that changing the desktop icons would have made it difficult for people to get around the OS. In that sense, it's understandable, however if they had kept aero that wouldn't have been much of a problem. The thing is, the new theme is flat and simple but the icons are not. There is a reason most icons are glossy and 3D, and that's because they were designed for Windows Vista and the then-new aero theme (imagine Vista with the XP icons).

At this point there is nothing we can do but get used to it.

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cacoe

Well, in a moment of insanity, I got all excited about RTM and installed it.

Now, the reality of no proper drivers from manufacturers, no way to activate and a lack of decent apps in the market has led me to go back to Windows 7. I'll try again in a couple of months :p

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FaiKee

Quick question, if i install RTM, that will be exactly the same version as the official release in October? Or would I need to format again once it's officially released?

According to WZOR, he has "embedded" a Ent. key so that it won't ask for a key on installation.

If you have a VLSC key, you can activate by slmgr cmd's, people had done that.

But it won't accept other keys, you will need to install a "clean" ISO when you get it from MSDN or whatever.

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neufuse

cant wait to download it on MSDN in a week

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Brandon H

cant wait to download it on MSDN in a week

I hear ya, I'm really hoping it pops up on DreamSpark as well since it's a branch of MSDN (MSDNAA)
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cacoe

So, who currently has these volume licence keys if it hasn't even been released?

(not with the intent to get one, I really want to know as several people claim to have used volume keys on other forums, but why on earth do they even have access to them?!)

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George P

I think MS could have plans in store for more meaningful updates going forward. They're going to talk about this specifically at the upcoming BUILD conference. This tells me that we're going to see more than just bug fixing service packs and that maybe newer icons are on the way, just not there from the start.

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anidais

I think MS could have plans in store for more meaningful updates going forward. They're going to talk about this specifically at the upcoming BUILD conference. This tells me that we're going to see more than just bug fixing service packs and that maybe newer icons are on the way, just not there from the start.

Updating Windows more frequently is actually not a bad idea. I do not know if Microsoft wants to wait 3 years for the next release. Maybe they go the Apple route (which isn't a bad thing in my opinion).

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cacoe

Updating Windows more frequently is actually not a bad idea. I do not know if Microsoft wants to wait 3 years for the next release. Maybe they go the Apple route (which isn't a bad thing in my opinion).

With them having it on tablets, I see them updating more frequently as seen with iOS. Hopefully at least!

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George P

Updating Windows more frequently is actually not a bad idea. I do not know if Microsoft wants to wait 3 years for the next release. Maybe they go the Apple route (which isn't a bad thing in my opinion).

Exactly, I think we can look to WP as the model maybe. a minor .1 or .5, however you want to think of it, update in 6-8 months with a major update basically ~2 years from Win8 RTM, so we could be talking about Win9 this time in 2014 I bet.

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xendrome

cant wait to download it on MSDN in a week

8-15-2012, not a week just FYI

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neufuse

8-15-2012, not a week just FYI

was just rounding its already friday, a week from now its pretty much the week after to some of us :laugh:

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xendrome

was just rounding its already friday, a week from now its pretty much the week after to some of us :laugh:

Well it's closer to 2 weeks then it is to one week at this point.

It's funny though how they stagger it, and VLSC has to wait till the 16th... why not just release it now for all of these membership/paid VL clients... it's silly honestly.

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SteelToast

Well it's closer to 2 weeks then it is to one week at this point.

It's funny though how they stagger it, and VLSC has to wait till the 16th... why not just release it now for all of these membership/paid VL clients... it's silly honestly.

They just might, seeing how Windows 8 Enterprise-N edition has already leaked,

I think if Windows 8 Pro gets leaked then we have higher chance on MS releasing it early to its developer channels...

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