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


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excalpius

This is the first time in 20 years that I just don't care about about a new Windows release. 8(

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Brandon H

why is it still the Vista styled installer 0_o

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anidais

why is it still the Vista styled installer 0_o

Apparently, Microsoft didn't update it. Not surprising though.

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Matthew_Thepc

just curios; but has anyone found a way to activate it yet?

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Quillz

It's probably been mentioned by now, but Windows Explorer is no more: it's now officially called the "File Explorer."

just curios; but has anyone found a way to activate it yet?

Well, it's a leaked RTM, I doubt the activation servers are up and running yet.

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FaiKee

It's coming.......it's coming.......... screen1168.jpg

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Steven 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).

Microsoft have said in the past that new Windows versions will be rolled out once every 2 or 3 years, and that has happened since 2007 when Bill Gates told me this at CES 2007 when I asked about it :p (Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 since then)

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Som

This is the first time in 20 years that I just don't care about about a new Windows release. 8(

me too, I tried out the rtm, everything works fine, I've just no interest in it...

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George P

They'll change the installer later on, that's not as important of a change as doing the rest of it. The Post-install OOBE and all that, which they have changed. Most people will never see the install process either, they'll be getting Win8 on new hardware already installed for them.

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neo1911

See this is all the inconsistency I am talking about. I bet Microsoft didn't deploy enough resources for UI fine tuning or merging desktop and Immersive experience. Rumors that Ballmer makes his decisions based on tarrot cards may be true.

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xendrome

They'll change the installer later on, that's not as important of a change as doing the rest of it. The Post-install OOBE and all that, which they have changed. Most people will never see the install process either, they'll be getting Win8 on new hardware already installed for them.

after the system is syspreped at the OEM they will see the OOBE...

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George P

after the system is syspreped at the OEM they will see the OOBE...

Yeah, and that's the part they have changed, the first other part which is still the same few will probably see. It's not like they just go in order and change things as they come up, there's some long list with the more important stuff up first and I figure the vista/7 parts that are still in the install process are low on that last.

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Sheza

Pro will be leaked soon.

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freak180

Screen-shots of win8 pro installation :

http://bbs.pcbeta.co...086312-1-1.html

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Pro as in US version Not the N version? Sorry if it was a dumb question. I cant keep track of all the Windows editions lol

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Sheza

Pro as in US version Not the N version? Sorry if it was a dumb question. I cant keep track of all the Windows editions lol

The current leaked version was Enterprise N.

This one is Professional.

Professional is one notch below Enterprise in terms of the features ladder, not that it's missing much besides Windows 2 Go I think. This leak of Windows 8 Pro will also come WITH Media Center and Windows Media Player (yay!)

But there is about to be another leak in the form of Enterprise (Normal). To recap:

Current Leaks:

Windows 8 Enterprise (No media stuff)

Windows Server 2012

Coming Soon Leaks:

Windows 8 Enterprise (Normal one with media stuff)

Windows 8 Professional (Normal one with media stuff)

Hope that helps!

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FaiKee

Pro as in US version Not the N version? Sorry if it was a dumb question. I cant keep track of all the Windows editions lol

That was from a guy who has access to MS Corpnet with legit Pro key.
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Sheza

Fake screenshot: 1st, it should read Windows 8 Professional, not Windows 8 Pro, and the build version indicates 6.2 instead of 7.0

I'm pretty sure the build version is 6.2 anyway

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Buendia

Fake screenshot: 1st, it should read Windows 8 Professional, not Windows 8 Pro, and the build version indicates 6.2 instead of 7.0

Hm... I'm not sure about the Pro/Professional dilemma but Windows 8 has the build number 6.2, not 7.

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FaiKee

Fake screenshot probably: it should read Windows 8 Professional, not Windows 8 Pro

LOL :laugh: , out of words.
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Anthonyd

Fake screenshot probably: it should read Windows 8 Professional, not Windows 8 Pro, and the build version indicates 6.2 instead of 7.0

I think you might be wrong :p
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Arkos Reed

I think you might be wrong :p

Yea I had a brain fart regarding the main version number, however, regarding the branding, microsoft next to never uses abbreviations

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freak180

There is no Professional.. wth are you guys talking about its Pro for Windows 8

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