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

MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#1
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
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#2
Most definitely, at the earliest opportunity. Scouring everything and everywhere for any early leaks.
 


Captain Jack

Extraordinary Member
#3
I'll be testing for sure :)
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#4
Already have ;)

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


Joe S

Excellent Member
#5
Will this be a public beta or Technet and select people?
Joe
 


davehc

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Premium Supporter
#6
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.
 


nmsuk

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Staff member
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#7
I'll be beta testing it. Looking forward to the ARM version as I want to test it on a tablet.
 


Highwayman

Extraordinary Member
#8
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
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.
 


Elmer

Extraordinary Member
#10
I too, am now game. Finally having a PC with some spare capacity.
 


zigzag3143

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Microsoft MVP
#11
I will test it like I have everything since windows millennium (ugh). It already seems to be fairly stable.
 


#12
I will test it when it is a RC 1
 


Jarhead57

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Premium Supporter
#13
I will for sure, I have been screwing up my test system for years with new software of one kind or another. :)
 


nmsuk

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Staff member
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#14
I will test it like I have everything since windows millennium (ugh). It already seems to be fairly stable.
This......
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#15
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).
 


JMH

Senior Member
#16
Thinking of doing so if time permits.
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#17
if time permits.
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).
 


Highwayman

Extraordinary Member
#18
Guess I best get a spare partition ready...lol
 


nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#19
I shall be replacing my Windows 7 once the beta's out.
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#20
I shall be replacing my Windows 7 once the beta's out.
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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