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Old 05-30-12, 11:23 PM   #1
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Microsoft accidentally announces Windows 8 Release Preview availability to be May 31.

http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8...to-land-may-31

Windows 8 Release Preview download link will be active later today but dont know exactly what time.
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Old 05-30-12, 11:27 PM   #2
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They announced weeks ago it would be available June 1st
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Old 05-31-12, 08:11 AM   #3
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So is this an official "Beta"? I know it's not RC, but . . . yeah . . .

Looking forward to getting the official release as I'll be upgrading right away.
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So is this an official "Beta"? I know it's not RC, but . . . yeah . . .

Looking forward to getting the official release as I'll be upgrading right away.
Windows 8 Release Preview is not beta, build 8400 signed off as official RC/Release Preview.
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Old 05-31-12, 01:00 PM   #5
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If you want to download Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Datacenter en-US now directly from Microsoft server instead of wait Windows 8 Release Preview.

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Datacenter en-US
8400.0.WINMAIN_WIN8RC.120518-1423_X64FRE_SERVER_EN-US-HRC_SSS_X64FRE_EN-US_DV5.ISO

http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/...&cprod=w8svrtn

It have no product key but you can find it when it asked for product key on installation setup by opening x:\>sources\product.ini file to the product key.

http://windows8consumer.in/blog/inde...eaked-greatly/
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Old 05-31-12, 01:44 PM   #6
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Oh well still no Windows 8 client so I am now downloading server at 3.8MB p/s, will expect it to finished in 15 mins. Wow amazing 30Mb broadband.
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Download almost complete as Windows 8 Release Preview links are now active on Technet.

When server download complete then I will download x64 version.

en_windows_8_release_preview_with_apps_x86_dvd_863 997.iso
SHA1: 8BED436F0959E7120A44BF7C29FF0AA962BDEFC9

en_windows_8_release_preview_with_apps_x64_dvd_863 996.iso
SHA1: D76AD96773615E8C504F63564AF749469CFCCD57
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Server download now completed, now download x64 from technet on chrome.

It seemed Technet download manager not worked on IE9 and chrome so I now managed to get it downloading on chrome download manager.
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Windows 8 Release Preview ISO links now live on Microsoft.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso
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Download x64 from technet finally completed so now I am installing it.
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Did they scrap the Metro UI yet?
No, Metro UI is still here.

It running much smoother better and faster than Consumer Preview.
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No, Metro UI is still here.

It running much smoother better and faster than Consumer Preview.
Nice to hear. Going to load it up in VMWare Fusion when it gets done downloading.
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