New Updates for Windows 8 consumer

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You cannot obtain a developer license when you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Consumer Preview


Consider the following scenario:
•You install hotfix package 971033 (Description of the update for Windows Activation Technologies) on a computer that is running Windows 7.
•You try to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
•You select to migrate applications, files, and settings.
In this scenario, you may not able to obtain developer license because of a Task Scheduler corruption during the upgrade process.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, install this update on the computer that is running Win...
To resolve this problem, install this update on the computer that is running Windows 8 Customer Preview.
How to obtain this update

Install this update from Windows Update. To do this in Windows 8 Consumer Preview, follow these steps:
1.In Control Panel, open Windows Update by swiping in from the right edge of the screen.
2.Tap Search. (Or, if you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.)
3.Tap Settings. (Or, if you are using a mouse, click Settings.)
4.In the search box, type Windows Update.
5.Tap or click Install optional updates.
Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must be running Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Registry information

To apply the update in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 (Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Reference:
You cannot obtain a developer license when you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Application Compatibility release for Windows 8 Consumer Preview


A compatibility update is a software update that improves the compatibility experience in Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Microsoft regularly releases Windows application compatibility updates to improve the overall user experience.

This update introduces a hard block on Microsoft Security Essentials. A hard block prevents an application that is incompatible with Windows 8 Consumer Preview from running on the computer. This hard block is being introduced because Microsoft Security Essentials is incompatible with Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Install this update on the computer that is running Windows 8 Customer Preview.
How to obtain this update

Install this update from Windows Update.

To do this in Windows 8 Consumer Preview, follow these steps:
1.In Control Panel, open Windows Update by swiping in from the right edge of the screen.
2.Tap Search. (Or, if you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.)
3.Tap Settings. (Or, if you are using a mouse, click Settings.)
4.In the search box, type Windows Update.
5.Tap or click Install optional updates.
Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must be running Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Registry information

To apply the update in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement information

This update replaces update 2683430. (Application Compatibility release for Windows 8 Consumer Preview)

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 (Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Reference:

Application Compatibility release for Windows 8 Consumer Preview
 


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