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### #Actualmdwh

Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:32 AM

It's easy to install on a Virtual Machine if you don't have a spare box to install to (you don't want to use a preview to replace what you're using as a main machine, as it will expire, and can't be upgraded to the real version). Google for some articles showing the exact settings to use on various VM software.

Main downside of using a VM is that it still seems a bit flaky with the graphics support, at least for me. Also some of the new mouse gestures don't work so well - e.g., moving the mouse to the edge/corner of the screen is hard, when in a VM your mouse overshoots the window. But it lets you get a feel of what it's like.

Also note that the "Dev Preview" is old - since then we've had the Consumer Preview, the Release Preview, and the RTM. The last of these is the one you want. Or alternatively, in 2 days it'll be out to buy.

It is supposed to be a $70 upgrade for Win7 users. Note that until 31 Jan 2013, people can upgrade online for only$40, though I think it'll be $70 if you want a physical DVD. ### #1mdwh Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:31 AM It's easy to install on a Virtual Machine if you don't have a spare box to install to (you don't want to use a preview to replace what you're using as a main machine, as it will expire, and can't be upgraded to the real version). Google for some articles showing the exact settings to use on various VM software. Main downside of using a VM is that it still seems a bit flaky with the graphics support, at least for me. Also some of the new mouse gestures don't work so well - e.g., moving the mouse to the edge/corner of the screen is hard, when in a VM your mouse overshoots the window. But it let's you get a feel of what it's like. Also note that the "Dev Preview" is old - since then we've had the Consumer Preview, the Release Preview, and the RTM. The last of these is the one you want. Or alternatively, in 2 days it'll be out to buy. It is supposed to be a$70 upgrade for Win7 users.

Note that until 31 Jan 2013, people can upgrade online for only $40, though I think it'll be$70 if you want a physical DVD.

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