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#11 marko

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    Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:29 PM

    View PostBala7, on 29 February 2012 - 09:59 PM, said:

    Marko, yes I do have permission to give out that key.
    Bala, I wouldn't have doubted for one second that you would have posted anything other than ligit mate - although I was sure Beta's in the past didn't need serial keys, they simply expired after so many days - maybe I'm confusing it with another MS line of products though :good:

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    #12 Claw

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      Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:41 PM

      Bala was just covering his,,,,,butt,,,because you're such a "bulldog", Marko. Lol,,Lol.

      #13 James (Jim) Hillier

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        Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:54 PM

        Yes, I do understand that part Bala but there is already a universal key available on the official download site which anyone/everyone can use. So I don't understand why it is necessary to provide another key. Unless I am missing something.

        @Marko - That was always my impression too mate but I wonder why MS has included a universal key on the the official download site; e.g. Win8 32-bit/64-bit English is DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

        Maybe for particular circumstances as suggested by Bala or maybe they've changed the system and a key is now required. I guess I'll find out later when I install.

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          Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:29 AM

          Perhaps this short article may clarify:
          http://techie-buzz.com/softwares/windows-8-product-key-consumer-preview.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+techiebuzz+%28Techie+buzz%29
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          #15 marko

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            Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:47 AM

            So, MS are saying that we have a "preview" and a "beta", the "preview" doesn't need a key and the "beta" does. The "preview", when downloaded directly from MS will install without a key required, whereas the ISO version can be burnt to DVD but will then require a key. Sound like MS have jumped on the ole "let's confuse the hell out of everyone" bandwagon? :crazy:

            As for the key, I simply think Bala has provided a note of it in case anyone here may miss it on the MS site.

            Just added W8 preview to the site also: https://freewarebb.com/files/file/11522-windows-8-consumer-preview/

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            #16 PCRacer

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              Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:35 AM

              From what I have seen, read and experienced of Windows 8, it is completely the same as Windows 7 except that it is completely fixed and has a few tricks up its sleeve.

              Like no more restarts after updating your system, now that I like most :good:

              But hey, that's just me. :pardon:
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              #17 marko

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                Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:38 AM

                Well for me, I reckon if I managed to drag myself from my beloved XP over to Windows 7, then I can probably do the same for Windows 8. I won't, however, be making the move for some time to come though - probably in years to come when I have to buy a new laptop, as I certainly won't be purchasing an upgrade or anything like that and if the truth be told this is when most people would make the move - basically, when they "have to".

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                #18 James (Jim) Hillier

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                  Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:19 AM

                  Thanks for link Bala, yes that does explain it mate. :)

                  Although, as Marko said, seems MS is intent on confusing the cr*p out of us mere mortals.

                  I'm going to install Win8 in a VM later, probably tomorrow or the next day. Will be interesting to take a good look at the new OS, I'm still not convinced it will be for me - only time will tell.

                  Cheers, and thanks again Bala.
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                    Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:43 AM

                    This is about to get a bit dizzying...
                    There maybe as many as 9, that's right, nine editions coming later this year...
                    1) Windows 8 Starter
                    2) Home Basic
                    3) Home Premium
                    4) Professional
                    5) Professional Plus
                    6) Enterprise
                    7) Enterprise Eval
                    8) Ultimate
                    and 9) ARM devices.
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                    #20 Claw

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                      Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:39 AM

                      Going to be kind of hard to fight all that temptation. "I must be strong".Thanks Bala. :good:



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