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Win 8 Release Preview - Error 0x80070570

Q: Win 8 Release Preview - Error 0x80070570

I'm getting a 0x80070570 error on an assembled pc (nor very new hardware but well within the specs).

I already tried checking my SHA-1 with the "MD5 & SHA-1 Checksum Utility 1.1" app...and they match...any bright ideas?

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A: Win 8 Release Preview - Error 0x80070570

Little update:

Ok, so just out of curiosity I tried installing the RP on my own rig using of course same DVD...no problems what so ever!

I've installed it in dual boot VHD method, used a step by step guide found on some random tech site on google...easy as pie.

So I guess at this point it would be pretty safe to assume that it's hardware related. I'm going to try to reformat the drive (SATA) and change the DVD writer to a newer SATA one, since the one I'm currently using is IDE...still somehow I'm not very optimistic about how that will change anything.

And since this was my very first personal experience of the Win 8 enviroment, I'd like to express my 2 cents about Microsoft's new revolutinary OS:

I don't know the amount of market research M$ did on this, but coming from Win 7 H.P. (64bit) which by the way feels great from a PC-user point of view...I am not impressed!
If I was forced to use it, this Metro thing would be the first thing to go!...

I recall reading a few marketing stunts/news a few months ago that advertised that Win 8 handles older hardware even better than win7 does...have yet to see that with my own eyes

In the end it all has this d?j? vu feel of "We're making Win 8 out of desperation to try not to get our a*s kicked by the competition"...and if you ask me this whole attitude might just blow up in their face just like how it happened with Vista. IMHO.

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i am trying to install windows release preview 32 bit from iso download from microsoft on vm virtual box on windows 8 dev.preview 64 bit but i am getting this error
please help me.

thank you

A:windows release preview error

Originally Posted by TeKNoM


i am trying to install windows release preview 32 bit from iso download from microsoft on vm virtual box on windows 8 dev.preview 64 bit but i am getting this error
please help me.

thank you

Hi, welcome to forums...

May I know which processor you're using?

If you're with Intel, try:

Enter the BIOS setting and enable the XD bit (execution disable bit) of your Intel CPU. See if that works

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My sound used to work in the consumer preview fine but since I upgraded to the Release Preview I need the volume max and headphones in to hear anything. Any help appreciated. If more info is needed just ask.

A:Sound Worked in Consumer Preview but not Release Preview

Check in your Device Manager whether you have this driver,

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When I updated to the release preview, Metro stopped working on my computer. The tiles said Microsoft.ZuneMusic/AppexNews and when I clicked them they did not open. If I tried to open the store, it would open the splash screen and then crash. So then I tried to re-install windows 8 but it would not install and said it was experiencing problems with my hardware (which makes no sense since the Developer Preview worked perfectly fine). Now whenever I start up my computer I have to choose between Windows 8 on disk 2, another option for Windows 8 on disk two, or Windows Setup. And metro still does not work. What is happening? Can someone please help me? Thank you!

A:Release Preview does not work, developer preview did?

Hello Ishpan, and welcome to Eight Forums.

What happens when you select "Windows Setup" with your installation disc still there?

You might see if the issue and solution in the link below may the same as what you are having.

What to do if Windows 8 Release Preview won't install

If not, then double check to make sure that you do a clean install of Windows 8 instead.

Hope this helps,

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I have 2 desktops that were running Win8.1 preview.
The one was automatically updated to Win8.1 release.

The 8.1 Realease has destroyed my confidence in Microsoft.
Everything worked in 8.1 Preview.
Now my Canon PIXMA MG 3250 printer is not compatible (it gives a message that it isn't) with IE 11.
It will not work as a network printer. Have to use USB.
Lost about 50% of my apps or tiles (Whatever)
Search now gives me about 100 web choices, no option that works for searching MY computer!
Everything is referred to a the Social networks (which I don't want) & the CLOUD
That I have no use for.

Every time I want to print I have tell it where to send the document to, no defaut

Many other things that I object to that I don't want! I am forced to deal with with out any explanation!

Most of the MS Apps I can not delete The CLOUD FOR ONE!

I have lost control of MY COMPUTER!!

I would go back to Win7 but even that is a NIGHT MARE as MS has taken control of my HD & I can't do a factory format1

Win 8.1 Release has ruined my computer life after a log relationship with MS since MS Dos 1

I will be 85 in Feb.


A:Win 8.1 VS preview VS 8.1 Release.

You would have lost all of your purchased tiles in the upgrade - But if you are using the same Microsoft Account that you used to buy the tiles, you can go into the Store and right click, across the top you'll see "My Apps" and you will see "Not on this machine" - You can then slot em all up for download. I';ll try to find a tutorial for you, I';ll paste it in when I get back.

Dos 1.0 eh? I remember PC Dos, Dr. Dos, I used to run AutoCAD r10 on Dos 5.0, Dos 6.2.2 was the last and best DOS, I still use it for some things.

Actually, "The Cloud" is a free area that can store your personal docs, it connects to "My Documents" - If you use a Local Account you won't have access to "Skydrive", which is MS's Cloud. Look, I hear ya, I never had a use for iCloud, but I got it, and then I got an iPhone and I found out I needed it!

You can set up 8.1 to not use Cloud services even if you are using an MS account to log in - Without the MS account, you will never get access to the Tile Apps you paid for.

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I don't know if this has been covered elsewhere but I'm wondering if I can upgrade my RP to 8 Pro keeping all the settings that I have now. I'm assuming that it will be just like upgrading from 7 or XP?

A:Win 8 Release preview to Win 8 Pro

Yes, you should be OK, I had NO problem.

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Hello All,

I'm new.

For those that have the Release Candidate, does it include the new Metroized menus and font's? I'm psyched and am looking forward to the release.



A:Hello from a new Guy...is the new GUI in the Release Preview?

You can get it yourself and try it out if you want Anyone can download and install it, just use a spare hard drive, don't mess up anything that is currently working for you...

Windows 8 Release Preview

If you meant the RTM that is being released today, no one has it yet

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I had hoped that the latest offering from MS might be of some interest to desktop users.
No, it is just junk the same as before.
I would think MS are about to have another failure on their hands.

A:Preview Release

I think that Windows 8 on touch, might just prove out to be revolutionary, bringing about the so-called "post-pc" era, if Microsoft ever goes that far. Without touch, however, it'll suck hard and bad. Windows 8 just isn't supposed to be used with a mouse, MS should know that(or maybe they already know?). Use it on a touchscreen(metro), it'll all start making sense.

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Just wondering if a I turn on release preview, and later down the road will I be able to turn it off and get regular updates. Regular updates like next years redstone2.


A:Insider release preview.

If and when you do turn off the insider version you would have to reinstall the stable build to move forward and get the regular updates.

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Just wondering if a I turn on release preview, and later down the road will I be able to turn it off and get regular updates. Regular updates like next years redstone2.


A:Insider release preview.

If and when you do turn off the insider version you would have to reinstall the stable build to move forward and get the regular updates.

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Refer to my previous post back when I was on the Consumer Preview.


The only thing that has changed is that I'm now on Release Preview. I tried to post here before but my computer froze before I was finished. If anything, it is freezing more now. Is anyone else noticing these issues?

A:Release Preview still has gremlins

I don't have any issues like, there are a few rendering issues in IE 10 when you switch out of it sometimes and a couple apps have a few issues, but overall, it's fairly solid on my end.

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Well,looks like it's true.
The release preview page is live for windows 8.

A:Windows 8 release preview.

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I just wondering if it is possible to upgrade from the release preview to the Pro version (the one you get from windowsupgradeoffer.com)?

A:Upgrade fon Release Preview to Pro?

Yes, I think so.
Windows 8 Release Preview users can upgrade to final edition for $39.99 with prior valid license | The Verge

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So, I have setup an account to use my live account within Windows 8 RP. I decided to check out the mail app from the Start Screen. Its only showing me about 8 emails from my Inbox, even though hotmail.com and outlook.com show me nearly 70 emails. My junk emails are showing 110, and that is the same in both the mail app as well as the browser versions.

Does this mail app not work properly, or if it does, how do I get it to show me all of my email from my inbox from my @hotmail.com account.

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Windows 8 looks so cool, i honestly dont know what all the big fuss is about and im thinking of trying it myself, so can the release preview be used as a primary os or not? Are there any major bugs and is it fully stable?

A:Can the Release Preview be used daily?

Depends on your hardware and software really. Some people have no problems at all and others have a lot of weird issues.

Pull out an old drive off the shelf and install it and see for yourself

I would NOT install it on top of any working OS though, unplug that drive and keep it safe in case you need to put it back!

(To be clear, I would not install even the RTM over a working windows 7 or XP install either. You never know what might happen, always best to have a clean and easy way to undo damage if necessary)

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Hi, so I have this "Gradual Freeze" issue many people have been having.
I couldn't pinpoint the reason for the freeze, though one way to make it happen is to run Speccy.
I guess all the specs should be included in the archive, I have also ran memtest, my RAM is fine, and I'm not using RAID.

A:Freezes on Release Preview

Same problem. Each every ~30-50 mins.

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For those who have already tried it, please feel free to comment in this thread the changes you have found compared to Consumer Preview.

Thank you.

A:Changes in Windows 8 Release Preview

Originally Posted by kmint

For those who have already tried it, please feel free to comment in this thread the changes you have found compared to Consumer Preview.

Thank you.

The release preview is much faster and more responsive. Metro works so well in this release. That back/forth buttons in Windows Explorer are more like the buttons in Internet Explorer 9 and Internet Explorer 10.

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What's the difference between RTM and release preview? is RTM consider as the full version? Am i missing anything by choosing Release Preview?

A:RTM Vs. Release Preview. Windows 8?

Hello Imeem, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yes, that's correct. RTM (Release To Market) is the final (full/upgrade) retail version. The release preview was the previous build for testing purposes before the RTM.

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Hello, I recently bought a 2nd hand laptop with win8 release preview evaluation copy installed which expired yesterday. Since then the computer threatens to shut down every hour unless I buy win 8 upgrader then win 8.Im not that keen on win 8 and would prefer to go back to win 7 which was the original os. There is a sticker underneath the computer with a win 7 prod key number so is there some way to make it work again. I wasn't given a disc with the computer when I bought it but can you help.
Thanks Dave Lancaster
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 3947 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, 1845 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 715051 MB, Free - 634565 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, SM81_HR
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2013, Updated and Enabled

A:Win 8 release preview problem

they have probably removed the factory reset partition.

on the CoA label, should tell you the windows 7 version - if you can borrow a CD of the same version - you can re-install and use the Key on the CoA label

otherwise, you should be able to obtain recovery CDs from the manufacturer for a small fee

whats the make and model of the PC

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I have an older Dell machine(32-bit) with removable HD that I use more-or-less as a test bed. I had successfully installed the first Win8 preview release (Build 8250). However, the current release won't install; says my PC is incompatible. I'm curious as to what has changed in this new release.

A:What's changed in 2nd Preview Release

The one thing I've seen so far that will absolutely prevent the install of 8 on older hardware is if the CPU does not support the NX (No eXecute) feature. This may not have been strictly checked for in earlier versions but is now. It allows the OS to mark data ram as non executable which stops a common virus attack vector.

Try googling your processor and "NX" and see if it supports it or not...

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I kind-of like Windows 8, but do you?

A:Do you like the Windows 8 Release Preview?

aero is gone ! shame
it looks like im using win 98 or 2000

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I am playing with Win 8 in Virtualbox inside Ubuntu. Win 7 works fine in VB and boots in about 30 seconds. Win 8 is taking around 10 minutes.

So far the little bit I have been able to use 8 hasn't excited me much. The first screen has me looking for the desktop and start button, but I'll give it more time if I can get it to boot somewhat properly.


Edit : I just did a restart and it took 15 minutes, over 14 was booting.

A:Windows 8 Release preview.

To get to the desktop click the Desktop Tile, or press the Windows key and D, or even just pressing the Windows may do it. Pressing the Windows key will bring up the metro start screen. There is no Start orb or traditional start menu. Can't help you with the long boot times, I'm running mine directly from my hard drive in a dual boot with Windows 7.

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i have a hp pavilion dv6-6b50sa and I installed windows 8 release preview and I just want windows 7 back! It deleted my finger scanner identity system and my beats audio software. Its driving me mad and I just want it to be back to normal. Please say its not over written my windows 7, someone please help me!

A:Windows 8 release preview how do i get rid of it?

Unfortunately that is the case. When you upgrade Windows it upgrades and replaces the existing components and there is no way to revert it back to the previous release. You will need your Windows installation disc to do a complete reinstall.

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I currently have Windows 8 Release Preview, it is my main OS. I have many programs,files,settings,etc.

My question is when the final version of Windows 8 comes out will I be able to upgrade to that version from my current version (Windows 8 Release Preview). What I mean by upgrade is not doing a clean install and having everything put into the windows.old folder.

Thank You.

A:Windows 8 Release Preview -> Windows 8 Final Release.

some minor hints that it won't work, nothing concrete though sorry.

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does any one installed windows 8 release preview Chinese version x64 just want to know new features performance feedbacks.

A:windows 8 Release preview . review

I'm waiting until the official English one comes out from Microsoft.

I did see a video today of the leaked Chinese build and from what I gather, it literally is the same the Consumer Preview except for some apps. The Desktop hasn't been made into the Metro design, looks like Microsoft wasn't kidding when they said not all of the changes will be seen until the RTM...

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It's infinitely continuing the "checking apps and devices" part of the compatibility check. I haven't been able to run many program installations either since I installed the Consumer Preview. I was excited to get rid of it for the Release Preview, but then it happened again. I'm going to probably use the ISO like I did for the Consumer Preview (My computer which had been running Developer's Preview was asking for the disk to fix the installation, and when I went to download the setup again, hoping it would work, I found that the newer version was out, so I HAD to use the ISO). I guess I've been forced into it again, but the download's taking a while, so meanwhile, does anyone know how I can get the Installer to work?

A:Release Preview Installer Not Working

Welcome to EightForums Sir MrAustinFTW

With regards to ISO installation, EightForums can suggest you the following;
* Clean Install - Windows 8 (I suggest you this)
* Windows 8 To Go - Setup on a USB Flash Drive or USB Disk
* http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

Most of us here Win8 RP is working but we need to take risk for drivers that are (later version) might not work as we expected. Even I, got some issues with my driver and to take considerations that will RUN only in Win7 OS. Platform of x32 or x64 is another one to give attention and might not work as well.

However, try the guide we suggest and let us know what is the out come of the installation.

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I've just installed Windows 8 Release Preview, all is well except I can't activate it to personalize it. I keep getting a security error 0x80072F8F. I've searched around a bit and some said it was to do with time zones and regions settings. Mine are all fine, and I still can't activate. Has anybody had this problem and been able to solve it? Any help would be appreciated.

A:Release preview activation problems

Hi there
Did you run W8 install from INSIDE an existing OS (W7 / W8 or even XP for the 32 bit version) or did you boot from external media to install it.

If you run from an existing OS you are likely to run into trouble.
Create bootable media, boot from that -- delete the existing Win partition when you get the prompts and install.

Have the serial number handy BEFORE you start -- it's annoying to have not taken it and wiped your disk so no internet to retrieve the number from MS -- luckily I still had a smart phone to get the number from the MS site.

On booting from the install media the first thing you get is a prompt for the serial number -- this fixes all the activation stuff so you shouldn't get issues with that later.

Final thing -- might be stupid but check the date in the BIOS -- batteries do get used up and the date could be totally hosed up -- outside the W8 validity period too. Unlikely but it's no harm in checking next time you boot.


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Can I upgrade or "migrate" from the Win8 RP to the paid version when it comes out? I have XP running on the machine now (the upgrade advisor says it will run 7), and it's so buggy with viruses that I can't partition or image it. So I would need to overwrite the XP installation with the 8 RP to make it a usable Windows machine. Paul Thurrott, on Windows Weekly, said that you can put 8 on any hardware which can run it for $40. I took that to mean that you do not have to have XP, Vista, or 7 running on the machine before the installation of 8.

Thanks in advance,

A:Solved: Upgrade from release preview?

Thanks kevin2s. Do I need an XP, Vista, or 7 product key to install the RP version?

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Ive had problems with crashing since I installed the Customer Preview, I thougt it was going to be fixed with the new release. But It wasn't.

My RAM is fine, I ran Memtest yesterday without any problems.

Intel Core i5 2500k
Geforce 560Ti

I'm not very good at debugging at this level, so please help me out!

A:Windows 8 Release Preview Crashing

Originally Posted by Gurrewe

Ive had problems with crashing since I installed the Customer Preview, I thougt it was going to be fixed with the new release. But It wasn't.

My RAM is fine, I ran Memtest yesterday without any problems.

Intel Core i5 2500k
Geforce 560Ti

I'm not very good at debugging at this level, so please help me out!

Try using the Windows 7 GPU drivers instead of the 8 ones. Worked for me.

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The release preview is freezing when I use Chrome or IE when playing internet games or video. When I try to exit the browser it doesn't allow me to but I can get back to the METRO interface but clicking on icons fails to run anything.

One thing I had to do in the previous version of windows was disable hardware acceleration under settings in video in order to stop the crashing.

I had problems with Chrome and it remembering my profile. I went to the folder (default) where my details are stored and renamed it. It started fine then second time around it wouldn't work. The same process would work all over again but I think its a disk problem.

Any ideas ? I did download the latest HP Drivers for video with no luck. The hard disk had to be checked several times when booting up because I had to pull the power cable in order to restart.

**edit, it just crashed again while posting this thread. I was only browsing with text pages so I'm clueless as to what is causing the crashes. It's like it doesn't support dynamic web pages or something. Chrome isn't working well at all, the scroll bars wont work and the pages tries to keep loading for ages with no progression. any ideas ?

A:Windows 8 Release Preview freezing

same issues, can't detect whats fails
Lenovo B570, Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge (CPU + Intel HD Graphics 3000), 8GB RAM, Nvidia 410M (doesn't use it in typical tasks)

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Hello friends,
I was just wondering, how long can we use the release preview? I mean microsoft wont allow users to use the release preview for lifetime!! Will they?
And after the stable windows 8 is released in somewhere around october this year, as is rumoured, will release preview continue working?
And will somebody be able to activate the release preview version if he/she installs the release preview after the actual windows 8 is released?
And will microsoft keep the windows 8 release preview in their download center after they release the actual windows 8?

A:How long is License for Release Preview?

If you open up an elevated command, and type
slmgr /dlv

You will be presented with your license information including:

Evaluation End Date: 15/01/2013 23:59:59

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I installed Windows 8 release preview a few days ago and here are my impressions.

First, the good:

1) I like some of the Metro apps, like Internet Explorer and msnbc news.

2) Windows 8 is slightly faster than Windows 7.

Now, the bad:

1) Metro IE and Desktop IE are independent: they don't share your last viewed pages.

2) It takes 4 steps to shut down:
a. Move the mouse to the top-left or top-right corner.
b. Click on Settings.
c. Click on Power.
d. Click on Shut down.
Compare this to Windows 7 where you can just click Start, Shut down.

3) It is difficult to stay in metro: when you click on a pdf document, for example, it goes to the desktop.

4) Likewise, it is difficult to stay on the desktop: to search for something, you have to go back to metro. They should never have removed the start button.

5) The metro screen is ugly.

Due to these negatives, I won't be upgrading to Windows 8 when it's released. What about you?

A:My impressions of Windows 8 release preview

Yes, Metro IE is basically just a Metro app. It's not the desktop IE, and therefore won't share data.

Shutting down is very simple. Press the power button on your computer. 1 step. Windows has, for 10+ years, allowed you to shutdown by simply pressing the power button. It does a graceful shutdown. It's easy.

Metro has a PDF viewer, so i'm not sure why clicking on a PDF brings you to the desktop. I'm also not sure why this is bad.. who cares if you stay in metro or not? Seems like a made-up grumble to me.

After release, the start screen will be pretty customizable. expect stardock and what not to come out with start menu designers and the like.

Remember, Windows 8 is targeted at Tablets and such. Tablets have physical buttons for things like start, shutting down, volume control, etc...

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Windows 8 Release Preview ISO images Product Key - TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPFSystem RequirementsWindows 8 Release Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows 7: Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driverAdditional requirements to use certain features: To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch. To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768. To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768. Internet access

A:Windows 8 "Release Preview" Released

Awesome! Upgrading from the Consumer Preview now... Thanks for sharing!

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This is a thread for everybody to share what bugs that they have found in Windows 8. My first bug is that if you shutdown with the fast startup enabled, then the system thinks it's in hibernate. This is a bug that really needs to be resolved.

A:Bugs in the Windows 8 Release Preview

Thats what fast startup is, a form of hibernate.

Delivering fast boot times in Windows 8 - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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Are there any cumulative updates available through the new Release Preview Ring?

A:Release Preview Ring - Any updates available there?

Originally Posted by WinInsiderBeta

Are there any cumulative updates available through the new Release Preview Ring?

I am on release preview ring and see that cumulative u[dates are being offered.

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The free Vista Start Menu button works great on it.

A:I Just Installed the new Windows 8 Release Preview, and ...

I went to the Windows.old folder and installed Windows Media Player. I'm not sure what is giving me DVD playback, because my DVD player had codecs already installed, but it works fine.

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Posted by Chris Dixon on March 1, 2006 12:45 PMToday SiteAdvisor officially launched a Trial Version of our software, and we'd like to thank all our Preview Version testers who helped us reach this important phase.We?ve come a long way since SiteAdvisor was established nearly one year ago. Our bots have analyzed Web sites representing 95% of Web traffic, downloaded and tested more than 475,000 pieces of software, and provided unique e-mail addresses on more than 1,300,000 registration forms. Our new Web site, which also launched today, adds a new look and many new features, including a robust user review system and a new support section.The crucial work carried out by our dedicated 7,000 Preview Version testers over the last 3 months was instrumental in helping us improve our software and our Web site. Their feedback, suggestions, and constant input helped us tweak features, clarify messages, and put a lot of new ideas in the development pipeline. Thanks to the enthusiasm of our early users, SiteAdvisor's software was downloaded more than 150,000 times while in its preview phase. Many Preview Version testers opted-in to be publicly recognized, so we created a section of our new site to say "thanks."Full Read @ SaiteAdvisor BlogSiteAdvisor HomeDL For IE DL for FirefoxSupport & FAQs

A:Siteadvisor Public Preview Release

Thanks for the update!

I just downloaded it and I already love it!

I will be sure to spread the word about this very helpfull program!

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I started downloading Windows 8 Release Preview but killed it when I read some of the documentation which is quite ambiguous. This leaves me with a few questions.

1. Does the Windows 8 Release Preview installation completely replace Windows 7?

2. Can the Windows 8 Release Preview be installed and run from a flash drive without affecting the existing Windows 7?

3. Can Windows 8 Release Preview be installed on an existing Windows XP system or a blank drive?

4. How can I download the Windows 8 Release Preview .iso to a flash drive without touching my existing Windows 7 system?

A:Questions about Windows 8 Release Preview

Hi richierein To answer your questions:1. Yes. It keeps your documents and settings, but upgrades Windows 7 to Windows 8.2. I'm not sure on the Preview Release, but I think the final release has been reported that it will allow booting from flash drives.3. Yes to all, but being installed on existing xp. You will have to erase xp completely to install Windows 8 as there is no upgrade possibility due to xp being several releases outdated.I recommend installing VirtualBox to test it in a virtual machine. You can also download the iso directly here. The product key can be found at the officialMicrosoft FAQ or for convenience TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF.If you have any problems installing it let me know.

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I have tried everything to install Windows 8 Release Preview onto my PC and it freezes at the end when it boots up on the last stage, and stays there.

I have tried to full format my HDD and nearly everything to try install it, still nothing working.
Im not 100% sure but could it be the PC it-self? Windows 7 also refuses to install, XP is the only one that works for me.

I have tried using only 2 sticks of RAM, using one HDD.

I really dont want to be stuck on XP, I heard that Windows 8 was coming out October 26 for $40 upgrade so im not sure if that will work even!

Please respond.

A:Windows 8 Release Preview Installation Problems!

To help you rule out the problem please fill your exact system specs on the lower left of your post. Or you can fill it thru your user CP.


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Hi there,

I am a sound engineer, I own a device called Focusrite Liquidmix which worked fine in Windows 7 64bit BUT only if it was installed in a firewire device which had LEGACY drivers. Something that you could easilly do in win7 with manual choice of the legacy drivers for the specific firewire card (in device manager).
In windows 8 the option is gone! No legacy drivers alternative.
What I did is use the win7 legacy drivers and I manually choose them but it didn't let me install them (unsigned drivers).
What I did next was some cmd commands with test signing and stuff (known commands to disable this thing) which also hasn't worked!
Final stop was to do the windows 8 restart in advance settings option where you can choose with F7 to disable signed drivers check. This finally worked.
The problem is that EVERY time I restart the driver again doesn't work and has a yellow signal in device manager. So I have to restart again in advanced settings, start with F7 and it works once again. So everytime I need to work on songs with this device which needs legacy drivers I have to do 2 time consuming restarts.
Any thoughts on how can I permanently have drivers signed check disabled in Windows 8?

Thanks in advance. This thing with legacy drivers mode is a problem for many many devices and people.

A:Windows 8 (release preview) Legacy drivers

I understand that issue clearly because I encountered it before.

It depends how old the device is and if it still has support then the manufacturers need to make new signed versions for win8.
Some drivers were hard to find or not available at all.
Some time ago someone told me to look for drivers on catalog.update.microsoft.com and search the device name or the hardware ID's found in the detail section of the driver (device manager). Works with most of devices.

If you're lucky enough, you can find some signed drivers there.
Besides this link, there's the manufacturer's website but you're not finding much for Win8 or new OSes in general if the hardware is older.

Good luck

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Hello people,

What can I do to migrate my preferences, apps, shortcuts, start menu - from a Release Preview installation to the Pro installation?

What happens if I use the upgrade manager on this preview setup?

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Ok, a few of us have had this thing for a few hours and have been able to kick the tires around. So, whaddya think?
Obvious Talked about changes
Start buttonBoot to desktopCan resize Metro apps to whatever size you want, can run more than 2Lockscreen screenshowAbility to use Windows background as your start screen backgroundLibraries are not show by default, you can right click in Explorer and turn them back on.You can search for apps in the Store and sort for things like Top Free, Top Paid, etc.Search overhauledCan sort All Apps by a variety of criteria.

Smaller Things I have found
Right click power users menu includes SHUT DOWN.Charms bar is displayed closer to whichever corner you clicked on
Overall, I don't see this as a dramatic, "blow up my skirt", "holy crap I gotta have this now" update. For people who already have 8 and are a bit bummed out because of some customization options which are lacking, this will be more palatable. For the rest of the general population, I don't see this as solving the problem.

A:Your general opinions on Windows 8.1 Preview Release

I noticed that in Windows 8.1 Preview the "Computer" window is now called "This PC", and has your user folders included on it now. The navigation pane options have changed a bit as well.

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How we can disable the start screen in windows Release preview?


A:Disable Start screen in Win 8 (Release preview)

No I don't think so. Sorry.

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Well, I was sifting through some old files and I stumbled across a screenshot I had taken when I was using the release preview, and, honesty, I like the RP user interface a lot more. I looked to see if I could find any themes that brought it back, but I could not find any. So I was wondering, are there any themes that bring the RP user interface back, or is there a way to just re-enable it that I am overlooking?


Here is the screenshot:

A:Windows 8 Release Preview User Interface?

I tried Google--


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Firefox 1.0 PR is available. Get it here. There is lots of new stuff bundled in this little baby.

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I hate to ask a question someone else has asked, but I searched and could not find the answer.

Does anyone know if we will have to uninstall Windows 8 Consumer preview before installing the release of Windows 8? I am looking forward to the final release & the $15.00 deal is great, but I'm not sure if I will have to go through the task of uninstalling the preview or if the final release will remove it for me

I ask because I'm trying to sale my old Acer W500 tablet & I needed to Windows 7 back on it to sell. It was a very difficult task to remove Windows 8. I had to go through a weird process to get rid of 8.

Thanks for you help

A:Will We Need To Uninstall Win 8 Preview To Install Final Release

The $15 deal is ONLY if you buy a new computer with Windows 7 installed. Then you get an upgrade to Windows 8 for $15.
MS will be offering a $39.99 upgrade for older computers that are running XP, Vista, Windows 7. If you upgrade one of these to Windows 8 RP then you can again upgrade to Windows 8 RTM but it will wipe the old version during install and only save personal files.
You must have one of these older versions on your computer to do the upgrade.


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