Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Feb 2012 15:29 UTC
Windows I'm swamped with real-world work at the moment, so you'll have to settle for this quickie: the consumer preview for Windows 8 has been released. Go get it and report in what you find!
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KVM?
by Alfman on Wed 29th Feb 2012 18:17 UTC
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

Anyone else try it under KVM?

All I get is a picture of a fish blowing bubbles, and then it kicks back out to the BIOS screen.

The developer preview of win8 worked, so maybe they broke something.

Oh well, it loads under plain QEMU.


This is unexpected, I can't get past the windows activation screen. Good job microsoft.

http://imgur.com/HWkSJ

Edit: I've searched microsoft's win8 website and the web for information, but I still can't find out how to activate the preview. Does anyone else know how to get the preview working?

Edited 2012-02-29 18:30 UTC

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RE: KVM?
by orestes on Wed 29th Feb 2012 18:33 in reply to "KVM?"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

The key's on the download page http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso

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RE[2]: KVM?
by Alfman on Wed 29th Feb 2012 18:41 in reply to "RE: KVM?"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

orestes,

"The key's on the download page http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso"

So it is, I feel foolish now. I did search and read the instructions though, the md5 hashes screened the activation keys.

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RE: KVM?
by OMRebel on Wed 29th Feb 2012 19:21 in reply to "KVM?"
OMRebel Member since:
2005-11-14

Try this key:

NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8.

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RE[2]: KVM?
by benhonghu on Thu 1st Mar 2012 02:37 in reply to "RE: KVM?"
benhonghu Member since:
2008-08-24

Try this key:

NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8.


or this: FCKGW-­RHQQ2-YXRKT-8TG6W-2B7Q8

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RE: KVM?
by n4cer on Thu 1st Mar 2012 03:37 in reply to "KVM?"
n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

Anyone else try it under KVM?

All I get is a picture of a fish blowing bubbles, and then it kicks back out to the BIOS screen.

The developer preview of win8 worked, so maybe they broke something.

Oh well, it loads under plain QEMU.


This is unexpected, I can't get past the windows activation screen. Good job microsoft.

http://imgur.com/HWkSJ

Edit: I've searched microsoft's win8 website and the web for information, but I still can't find out how to activate the preview. Does anyone else know how to get the preview working?


If you use the ISO rather than the web setup package, you can get the key from the ISO download page at http://preview.windows.com/

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso

The key is: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

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