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#1 OFFLINE   goretsky

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:41 AM

Hello,Windows 8 Developer Preview, which is a pre-beta build, has been released.  The URL for downloading is http://dev.windows.com/.  Both 64-bit and 32-bit versions are available, with the former being available both with and without a set of developer's tools.Regards,Aryeh Goretsky
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 12:27 PM

Also check your MSDN accounts if you are a subscriber; I noticed there's a Windows Server Developer build with Hyper-V.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 01:37 PM

Here are a few of the unofficial Windows developer preview keyboard shortcuts:Key: FunctionWindows logo key+spacebar:  Switch input language and keyboard layoutWindows logo key+Y:  Temporarily peek at the desktopWindows logo key+O:  Locks device orientationWindows logo key+VK:  Cycles through toastsWindows logo key+shift+V:  Cycles through toasts in reverse orderWindows logo key+Enter:  Launches NarratorWindows logo key+PgUp:  Moves tiles to the leftWindows logo key+PgDown:  Moves tiles to the rightWindows logo key+Shift+.:  Moves the split to the leftWindows logo key+.:  Moves the split to the rightWindows logo key+F:  Opens File Search AppWindows logo key+C:  Opens Charms BarWindows logo key+I:  Opens Settings charmWindows logo key+K:  Opens Connect charmWindows logo key+H:  Opens Share charmWindows logo key+Q:  Opens Search paneWindows logo key+W:  Opens Settings Search appWindows logo key+Z:  Opens App BarVia MSDN Blogs, A few Windows developer preview keyboard shortcuts
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 01:40 PM

How to re-enable the classic start menuTo get back the old start menu, open regedit, goto
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
  • change value of RPEnabled from "1" to "0"
  • close regedit, you get your old start menu.
To get back the Metro UI, change the value back to "1"Via Neowin.net, Windows 8: How to re-enable the classic start menuWarning:  The Developer Preview is just that, a preview.  Although relatively stable, it is not even at the Beta stage yet.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 01:50 PM

Tutorials for various methods of installing the Developer Preview:Create Bootable USB or DVD - Windows 8 Developer Preview ISOVirtualBox - Install Windows 8 Developer PreviewInstall from within Windows to Upgrade - Windows 8 Developer Preview
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:43 AM

Hello,One thing to is that VMware Workstation 7.1.x cannot boot the ISO image.  VMware Workstation 8.0 just came out, which should be compatible.Regards,Aryeh Goretsky
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