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    Windows 8 Enterprise on Volume Licensing Site

    Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but found Windows 8 Enterprise Preview on the Microsoft Volume Licensing Site.

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    This version does have the 'Windows To Go' feature enabled unlike other versions of previews.

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    It's also on Technet along with the horrific looking Office 2013 Preview which was unveiled yesterday.

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    Is this a proper release or a preview please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Is this a proper release or a preview please?
    Its the Release Preview with the enterprise badge and windows-to-go.

    Still build 8400.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Is this a proper release or a preview please?
    The last time I checked, we were still in July.

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    I thought final release was September/October 2012?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I thought final release was September/October 2012?
    It is.

    "Its the Release Preview with the enterprise badge and windows-to-go." - me a few messages up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    The last time I checked, we were still in July.
    No need to get sarcastic we don't all remember or take note of OS release dates....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    No need to get sarcastic we don't all remember or take note of OS release dates....
    The sarcasm was unintentional. Based on the other thread you already know the answer regarding the release date.

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    Not managed to test windows to go yet properly.

    We've tried a few USB sticks but it appears it requires a 'fixed' USB drive rather than 'removable' and 32gb min. Waiting for a suitable USB stick to arrive but one of the techs used an external 2.5 disk in a caddy.

    It asks for a WIM file to write and creates two partitions, one 350mb and the rest fills the drive. On reboot it basically does the win8 setup. It can see the host computers local drives, but they cannot be accessed or mapped.

    Lots of potential.

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    I thought final release was September/October 2012?
    End user launch is 26th of October but it should be RTM in the next two weeks.

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    Windows to go testing:

    Yep, 'fixed' USB drive is a must.

    A USB filter drive can be used to trick Windows 8 into thinking the 'removable' drive is 'fixed' so it passes the Windows-To-Go checks. My first test created the partitions fine, completed the WTG setup and made it bootable. On boot it popped up with the bitlocker password and after input started booting, but BSOD'd shortly afterwards.

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    I cant find Windows 8 Enterprise on the VL Site.. only professional..

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    Windows 8 Enterprise in availible to Technet Customers.... :-)

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