How many of you are want to beta test Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by MikeHawthorne, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    I beta tested Windows 7 and it was a lot of fun.
    I ran it dual boot with XP, but once I installed 7 I almost never went back.

    I'm a chronic beta tester anyway, I've beta tested more online games then I can remember going back to the original Asheron's Call.
    Last year I did DC Universe and Rift.

    I'm thinking about doing the same with Windows 8 and 7 together.

    How many of you are planning on being one of the first to run W8?

    Mike
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Most definitely, at the earliest opportunity. Scouring everything and everywhere for any early leaks.
     
  3. Captain Jack

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    I'll be testing for sure :)
     
  4. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Already have ;)

    I'm expecting the beta to start in the September-November time frame.
     
  5. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    Will this be a public beta or Technet and select people?
    Joe
     
  6. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    I was, by random choice, I believe, and luck) on the Window Vista and through Winsow 7 Beta testing. I (according to my family- lol!) spent too much time at the keyboard. I was apprehensive when the gossip started concerning Window 8. I was finally tempted and had a look at a recent Windows 8 build.

    It is so similar to Windows 7, that the one enormous + is that there will not be the huge relearning curve which was needed between XP and Vista/Windows 7. I am running it as a dual boot but, early days, cannot detect any mind blowing differences so far. Always the pessimist, I am beginning to think that this is now a successor to Windows 7, but an alternative OS, designed primarily for tablets, but with stationary functionality.
     
  7. nmsuk

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    I'll be beta testing it. Looking forward to the ARM version as I want to test it on a tablet.
     
  8. Highwayman

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    I hope to get involved, just as I did with early uptakes of Vista betas and Windows 7 betas (not that MS listened to my feedback about dropping 32bit support and ditching XP altogether in order to push the envelope for gamers)
     
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley New Member

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    I'm hoping to be involved in beta testing Windows 8.

    By the time I downloaded Windows 7 beta, Microsoft had already passed the point of needing responses from their beta testers.
     
  10. Elmer

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    I too, am now game. Finally having a PC with some spare capacity.
     
  11. zigzag3143

    zigzag3143 Honorable Member
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    I will test it like I have everything since windows millennium (ugh). It already seems to be fairly stable.
     
  12. Super Sarge

    Super Sarge New Member

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    I will test it when it is a RC 1
     
  13. Jarhead57

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    I will for sure, I have been screwing up my test system for years with new software of one kind or another. :)
     
  14. nmsuk

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    This......
     
  15. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    I'm currently using a leaked build (o_O), but we should see more information regarding a beta later in September (after the MS BUILD conference).
     
  16. JMH

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    Thinking of doing so if time permits.
     
  17. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Installation only takes 20 minutes ;) There will be some really unique and innovative features, but the core will still feel the same as Windows 7 (which subsequently felt the same as Vista).
     
  18. Highwayman

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    Guess I best get a spare partition ready...lol
     
  19. nmsuk

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    I shall be replacing my Windows 7 once the beta's out.
     
  20. Mitchell_A

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    I did that with some many of my Vista/XP computers, not thinking that eventually I would have to buy licences for every single one them.. Didn't backup my programs prior to upgrading either. Don't make that mistake! :shame:
     

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