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Windows 8 Consumer preview up for grabs

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Mathragh, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Mathragh

    Mathragh

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    Already downloading!

    Started downloading at 6MB/s but servers must be busy, at 2,5 MB/s now
     
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    Slow download for me to, Only getting 270KB's but usualy download at 1.8MB's but im in no rush for the file so don't mind how slow it goes.

    Thanks for the reminder though i totaly forgot this was due for download today :)
     
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    whahaha interesting that we can try it by now, its just several months before the final version out
     
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    Hehe, i usually download at about 11MB/s, so its quite slow for me.
    Burning it on a DVD now though :toast:
     
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    Windows 8 Nvidia drivers?? May try this out today :) I'll put it on my usb stck, much quicker install.
     
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    I tryed to pause the file and it failed to restart but now its downloading full speed lol, It was going to take over 2 hours to download but now it will be done in 35 mins :D
     
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    Oh, if anyone is wondering what key to put in, according to the FAQ everyone can use the following key:

    NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8.
     
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    Mines done, just transferring files to USB.

    Nvidia drivers anyone? Which can you use?
     
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    If there are no windows 8 drivers yet then i think you can use windows 7 ones and if there are windows 8 drivers from nvidia then i would just use the newest ones. I'm on ATI here so haven't looked for nvidia drivers.
     
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    I will not download this ... today. LOL
     
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    Ok someone else confirmed that win 7 64bit drivers do work on windows 8 64 bit so I'm gonna give it a go :)

    Back in a short while with impressions :)

    LOL @ Drone - You will, you will, you will!!
     
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    I wonder why it is different from the key on the download page?

    DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J
     
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    Probably both randomly generated.
     
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    Posting from my lappy running it at the moment!

    All the drivers are working for the moment, but cannot install the AMD win 7 64x drivers sadly.

    Edit: the new ones AMD posted work
     
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    Down loading now. Will install on the new cruncher
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    DL now. Think I will give it a try if I can find a HDD Or Flash drive.
     
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    Apparently I need a CPU upgrade because mine is less than 1ghz .....
     
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    Lol!

    so much for the special bulldozer sauce that was to be included in Win 8
     
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    I've got it downloaded and on a USB stick, now I just need to find either a touch enabled monitor or notebook. I doubt this will be gracing my main rig tbh, even in it's released form.
     
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    dl now, gonna try it on my mates iconia w500 on the weekend, will also try in my gaming rig for shits n giggles. :)
     
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    No RAID drivers sucks.
     
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    Just installed. Looks nice and less buggy and feels faster.
     
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    Well, I installed Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire 5742G at work and everything was brilliant until I tried installing the nVIDIA Windows 8 drivers.

    :(

    Had to completely reinstall it as I couldn't recover the computer at all. I'm going to see if I can recreate this issue.
     
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    Ill be getting it on my laptop. I just hope I won't have AMD driver issues since I have a llano chip
     
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    Yes, because a vast majority of people have ATI driver issues. :rolleyes:
     

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