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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To PAE or not to PAE? That is the question!
by tomchr on Thu 16th Aug 2012 01:02 UTC
tomchr
Member since:
2009-02-01

Could someone check the status on PAE/NX requirement this time around and report back?

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malxau Member since:
2005-12-04

Here's the official story:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/hh975398.a...

PAE/NX/SSE2 are enforced requirements now.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Here's the official story:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/hh975398.a...

PAE/NX/SSE2 are enforced requirements now.


Interesting that PAE is mandatory which will probably mean that any drivers targeting Windows x86 and looking for certification will have to be PAE compatible - I wonder what pushed that, customers wanting to keep with Windows x86 but needing support for more than 4GB?

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