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    YOU GUYS WITH THE UPGRADE DVD ,TRY FINDING THE MSD/TECHNET ISO...YOUR KEYS SHOULD WORK WITH CLEAN INSTALLS.

    Also there is really no need to format the hard drive to re-install Win8,Just go to the PC Settings click General and select do Fresh Install(Advanced Options) with usb/dvd.This will re-install the os over top of the fuxed up install fresh.And Get this will keep your cd keys activated.

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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I am liking the new features with windows 8 and making it between a PC and a tablet OS is not really that big of a buzz kill like others have said. I have noticed many similarities on the tablet side of the OS that mimic android :)
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    Ok but a fresh new filesystem always better.

    Sweet that there is a built-in image maker too.

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    some more tweaks:
    http://lifehacker.com/5955755/how-t...st-annoyances-and-make-it-more-like-windows-7

    I am getting a more stable experience after fixing my overclock voltages and some more.

    So far, the most annoying aspect is that there are so many ways of doing the same!!! (charms, windows key, mouse cornering...)

    And the "Metro/ModernUI" apps in the background, do they inform of the arrival of new emails, skype, etc? I have yet to see one notification... :-/
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    It lets you re-install from the usb/dvd.Will not ask you for the cd-key.;)

    As for the built in image maker...boy is it slow:banghead:......Make sure you run it when you go to bed,bang the wife or go for a beer at the bar.
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    Maybe repeat this multiple times!
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    Count me in. Rocking W8 for a day now. So far no issues, every W7 key shortcut works and with Stardock's Start8 I don't even have to deal with the Star Screen.

    Working on settings to configure it to my liking, mainly default programs and such. Yay for ISO mounting!
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    Saw an interesting screenshot of Steam integrated into Metro tiles today at Reddit but now can't find it there...anyone running Steam yet?
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    Cheapest place to buy Windows 8 from? :p
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    the $15 upgrade deal from MS
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    I was hoping for the other version, you know the one you don't upgrade, just install :) Sadly I don't have all my HDD's connected now and having a little 120Gb sucks for Windows and programs so the last thing I want to do is have a folder full of Windows 7 that I won't use.
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    This offer is not only for upgrade. It lets you download Windows 8 installation files. And it lets you create an iso. You can burn that iso on DVD and install from that anytime on any machine (which has its own OEM w8 key) so there is no need to download iso everytime. Btw it's the same iso as it was for RTM, they didn't include that huge 160 MB update, meeeh.




    Anywho ...

    New articles from TechLife:

    Top 10 things you need to know about Windows 8 and Surface

    What's new in W8
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    Including this way of doing it from Phusius?
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    ^ yes that's the one. That method works for Windows 7 only.

    Windows XP and Vista users have other offer for $40.

    But people who use Windows 8 Developer/consumer preview, or enterprise evaluation copy, need to jump through hoops. They have to format and install Windows 7 with their legit key and only after that they can upgrade to Windows 8. If they have no Windows 7 license they'll need to buy a one, or they can buy Windows 8 for $200.
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    Is it free? I didn't know. I'd like to have one as well.
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    Ergh, apparently my copy of Windows isn't eligible :banghead:.
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    I think Phisius posted a link to the free WMC in the other thread.
    Try it again, there was some problems with getting the e-mail for some people.
    I got mine right away and it installed fine.
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    I tried 5 diffident emails and still don't work. You don't have one to spare?:)
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    No. I upgraded with the 40$/30Euro offer from Release Preview.
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    Anyone know how to change the background of the start screen to a custom picture?
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