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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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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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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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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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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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