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    Default Windows 8.1

    For those who have access to technet, if you want to download the server preview its out now.

    The Server basically has from what I can see everything Windows 8.1 will have along with server functions.

    A couple of points - You can now boot directly to the desktop instead of the start/Tile menu:

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    As for the start button --- if those wanting the old style menu back - Sorry, its a NO GO. Yes the start button is back, but it takes you back to the Tiled Menu.

    If you right click the start button you get a couple of options, including shutdown /restart.

    The Picture below is from the server version so it will have options the normal home user edition wont:

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    Tomorrow 27th ( NZ time/Date) 8.1 preview comes out.

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    Default Re: Windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    As for the start button --- if those wanting the old style menu back - Sorry, its a NO GO. Yes the start button is back, but it takes you back to the Tiled Menu.
    I'm sure there is a 3rd party utility...
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    Default Re: Windows 8.1

    there is programs you can use to have a normal start button. something like start8

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    Default Re: Windows 8.1

    Progress still, I guess?
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    The Start menu feels weird now
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    Default Re: Windows 8.1

    Is it an update? or is it a new ISO which will mean a reinstall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshyEee View Post
    Is it an update? or is it a new ISO which will mean a reinstall?
    The preview will be released through the Store as well as an ISO, but I'm not sure if the ISO is a full OS or just the updated bits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcuser42 View Post
    The preview will be released through the Store as well as an ISO, but I'm not sure if the ISO is a full OS or just the updated bits.
    Several places have said the same thing: Available as an update or fresh install ( which is what i'm doing)

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    Default Re: Windows 8.1

    Further to above -- right at the moment, you can only try the preview if you have windows 8 installed, it will download a small patch, then download the preview.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-8/preview-faq

    The ISO's wont be available for a day or so. Unless you have a TechNet or MSDN Subscription, then they are there right now, along with different product keys.

    Theres two versions the x64 = 3580 MB & x86 = 2660 MB
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    Update -- Seems the MS store is getting hammered right at the moment, some people are having errors about not being available- they cant handle to amount of requests

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