Haven't updated Windows 8 to RP yet, what's different?


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I haven't gotten to updating to the Release Preview yet, I have jobs in progress I want to wrap up first, then I think I will triple boot and put it in a new partition before I remove the CP version.

What obvious differences are there between the 2?

Does the new version contain the Microsoft Games, Free Cell, Chess, Hearts etc?

What is added that wan't in CP?

Anyone know if you can still run Classic Shell or have they blocked that?



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Not a great deal Mike and no to the classic games. There is a few new apps and some GUI tweaking and Media centre is now a separate download.
To access that and other questions this FAQ is really helpful:

Windows 8 Release Preview: frequently asked questions


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Thanks for the link...

To tell the truth I've been playing the Secret World beta and that's part of the reason I haven't gotten around to installing the new W8 yet.


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