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Win 8 Pro Retail available on TechNet

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by TBlazer07, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. njblackberry

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    Everything you can do with your finger can be done with the mouse. It becomes second nature very quickly. The Windows Key becomes your new friend. It isn't difficult. It is just different.

    Like when DirecTV changes the UI and people scream about it for a while, then get used to it.
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    No, I have the interface on my phone.
     
  3. kevinturcotte

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    It just feels like it was designed with a tablet/phone in mind, and then they decided to also make it a desktop OS at the last minute. Hopefully it's like Windows ME-they realize they screwed up, fix the mistakes, and release a better OS.
     
  4. klang

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    Odd, my MSDN OS subscription will let me download the Enterprise edition but not the Pro. I'll probably create a VM for plain Windows 8 to play with to start.
     
  5. phat78boy

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    If you download the plain Windows 8, you'll see a key for standard and Pro edition.
     
  6. dpeters11

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    interesting...

    I re-direct websites using local dns server, which will still work, but still interesting Microsoft would do that. I guess malware alter the host file and this is a way of protecting well known websites.
     
  8. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    That site's already wrong. Windows Defender re-writes the HOSTS file for protection. It's not something nefarious.
     
  9. dpeters11

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    Though it seems to only be for specific sites, it doesn't protect the file from all changes. I understand what they are doing, but sometimes there is a bit too much protection for me. But then there are workarounds.

    One other tip, from a retweet by Ed Bott. From an elevated Powershell session, run update-help. There will be some errors, apparently not everything is done yet.
     

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