Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Aug 2012 21:30 UTC
Windows Microsoft has made Windows 8's final release available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, so if you are one of those - have fun. The 90-day trial has also been released, so us mere mortals can have a go at it as well. The evaluation version is Windows 8 Enterprise, so it contains a number of features regular users normally won't see. As far as I can tell - it's a bit unclear - the trial version cannot be upgraded to a final version a few months down the line. Happy testing!
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RE: Pass
by potential on Thu 16th Aug 2012 12:21 UTC in reply to "Pass"
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2012-08-10

My current laptop was bought after Windows 7 came out, but it has a Windows Vista license (Read: I bought a second-hand laptop). So, I am still running Vista Business.

If Microsoft comes through with the upgrade incentive in my country, I will gladly upgrade to Windows 8, at a fraction of the cost of buying a new license.

I tried the RP ISO and was able to make it work for me by doing the following:

1. Uninstalled all the Metro apps.
2. Learned a few new keyboard shortcuts.
3. Installed Vistart.

I can live with seeing the new startup menu before clicking on the Desktop icon.

Granted, if my current laptop came with Windows 7, I would be sticking with that.

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