Windows 8 Beta available

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Windows 8 Beta available

Postby Mort » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:07 am

You can download the Windows 8 Beta now if you are so inclined from here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-8/download
or if you want it as an ISO file from here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-8/iso

And if you have an MSDN subscription you can get the Server Beta from here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/
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Re: Windows 8 Beta available

Postby Mort » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:53 am

Doing an install of both Workstation and Server edition of Win8 at the moment. First thing you notice is the odd little fish they seem to feature. Not sure what the significance of it is though
new windows8 logo..PNG


As I'm also running them on Hyper-V at the moment, it's worth mentioning that the Win8 client edition now supports Dynamic Memory allocation. Not that it's an issue for me at the moment on the new server, but it is a good thing to know for setting up labs on lower spec hardware.
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Re: Windows 8 Beta available

Postby Mort » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:16 pm

Some quick links for refence... coz I keep needing them:

Windows 8 Consumer Preview product key:

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DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J


Installing Windows 8 to a bootable VHD:
http://www.hanselman.com/blog/GuideToIn ... dDisk.aspx
(this allows you to dual-boot Windows 7 or 8 using your native hardware without needing to have a spare disk partition, spare drive, or replace your existing Windows Install. This way you can experience full hardware speeds instead of running under a virtual machine)

Microsoft USB/DCD Download tool (allow you to make a bootable USB or DVD from an ISO file)
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/mss ... vd_dwnTool

EasyBCD - For simple manipulation of the Windows7+ boot manager
http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/
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