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    I'm only getting 4.1MB/s and that's using a download manager!

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    1.5mb/s & maxing out our connection bring on FTTC lol

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    Getting around 300 KB/Sec! That's with x86,x64 and Server Edition all downloading at once!

    Been watching Webcast on Engadget.com, so far just seen apps, apps, apps. oh, did i mention apps..

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    So I'm trying to install but its asking for a key?

    Any ideas?

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    As it says on download page

    Product Key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J
    (Assuming english version?)

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    So I'm trying to install but its asking for a key?

    Any ideas?
    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft
    If you install Windows 8 Consumer Preview using the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup program, you won't need to enter a product key—the setup program automatically provides the product key. If you create installation media, start your PC from the media, and then install Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you'll need to enter this product key: NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8.
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview FAQs

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    Wow been using it for 10mins and absolutley hate it already.

    Using desktop apps is a complete pain, feels far worse than windows 7.

    Just switching apps seems like a massive process.

    Basically its a tablet OS that looks about 60% finished and they seem to have totally ignored the desktop corporate/education user.

    I wonder if I will change my mind over time?

    EDIT: To be fair the upgraded version of solitaire is quite cool
    Last edited by zag; 29th February 2012 at 03:49 PM.

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    Getting " Server too busy" message from the Microsoft site for ISO Downlaods

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    GAAAAAH 95% AND FIREFOX CRASHES. AND THE SERVERS DON'T SUPPORT RESUME.

    One of the many reasons I despise Firefox's faster release schedule is that I've seen a LOT more crashes, starting with version 5. I'd dump Firefox tomorrow if IE or Chrome had sidebars.

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    Getting around 300 KB/Sec! That's with x86,x64 and Server Edition all downloading at once!
    What is server edition?

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    tryed to install on hyperv and asking for a DVD driver ???? strange..... will not go past it to install

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    I've dropped from a steady 350-400 kBps to 70! My guess is the US mid-west and west coast have started to join in the download frenzy. Looks like I'll be leaving the office PC on tonight!

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    Here's the download link to the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8 Consumer Preview...

    www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28997

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    I can see what others saying about it being a terriable desktop OS and I agree - but on a tablet I think this is going to tick all the boxes

    If its possible to turn off Metro (as it was in the dev preview) then I will be happy though!

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    will be leaving it for a few days before I download...the frenzy will be over by then

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