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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
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       01 Jul 2014 #1

    Windows 9 is most likely the hottest project currently prepared by Microsoft at this point and even though the company says absolutely nothing about it, we still have quite a lot of details about the operating system that's expected to revamp Redmond's modern platform.

    Now a new report published by The Verge and citing unnamed sources that preferred to remain anonymous for obvious reasons is revealing that Microsoft is planning to launch a Windows 9 preview version sometime this year, thus trying to give users the chance to try out the upcoming operating system before the public launch.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
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       02 Jul 2014 #2

    If MS actually does release a consumer preview sometime this year, I will definitely give it a try.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2014
    Belo Horizonte
    Posts : 710
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       31 Jul 2014 #3

    LittleJay, post: 33308, member: 114 said:
    If MS actually does release a consumer preview sometime this year, I will definitely give it a try.
    For sure !
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  4. Joined : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 15,364
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       01 Aug 2014 #4

    LittleJay, post: 33308, member: 114 said:
    If MS actually does release a consumer preview sometime this year, I will definitely give it a try.
    How would one get a consumer preview?
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  5. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,206
    Windows 10 IoT
       01 Aug 2014 #5

    Chuck38, post: 34646, member: 290 said:
    How would one get a consumer preview?
    You'd just download it right from Microsoft. It was free to everyone with Windows 8.0. They didn't limit it to just certain people.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
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       01 Aug 2014 #6

    Chuck38, post: 34646, member: 290 said:
    How would one get a consumer preview?
    Maybe "consumer preview" isn't exactly the right word for it, but what I'm talking about is the free trial, like MS had for both Windows 7 and 8, which I downloaded from their site. Hope this clears things up.
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  7. Joined : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 15,364
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       01 Aug 2014 #7

    That clears everything up, thanks guys.

    I would download that as well!
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  8.    01 Aug 2014 #8

    Eagerly waiting for that bit of news.......
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  9. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,206
    Windows 10 IoT
       01 Aug 2014 #9

    LittleJay, post: 34658, member: 114 said:
    Maybe "consumer preview" isn't exactly the right word for it, but what I'm talking about is the free trial, like MS had for both Windows 7 and 8, which I downloaded from their site. Hope this clears things up.
    The consumer preview is a free trial? It may not be the final version but its trial software. It will eventually time bomb and stop working. The only official trial I know of for Windows 8 is the 90 day enterprise trial. 8 Core and 8 Pro will not install without entering a product code. Not without modifying the install media.
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  10.    03 Aug 2014 #10

    alphanumeric, post: 34684, member: 152 said:
    The consumer preview is a free trial? It may not be the final version but its trial software. It will eventually time bomb and stop working. The only official trial I know of for Windows 8 is the 90 day enterprise trial. 8 Core and 8 Pro will not install without entering a product code. Not without modifying the install media.
    With Vista and 7 the preview versions had a preset date that one could continue to use the software without any issues which was usually until after the RTM however after that date Windows would start shutting down after a preset period of time. I had the preview or release candidates for Vista, 7, and 8 so I'll probably install the one for 9 or whatever they decide to call it. The 90 day trials are for the final paid version or RTM.
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