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It’s common knowledge at this point that the retail version of Windows 8 won’t come with Media Center installed off the bat – instead, users will have to fork over a currently undisclosed amount of cash to purchase a “Pro Pack” that installs the software. Users of the Release Preview version of Windows 8 might also note that Media Center is conspicuously missing – that is, until you install the Pro Pack, free of charge.
To install the pack on the Release Preview, all you need to do is open up the Start page, type in “Add features”, click on “Add features to Windows 8″, click on “I already have a product key”, put in the product key “MBFBV-W3DP2-2MVKN-PJCQD-KKTF7″, agree to the terms of service and voila! Your computer will reboot and when it comes back, you’ve got yourself a fully operational copy of Windows 8 Release Preview with Media Center. Easy peasy!
As we reported yesterday, Windows 8 Release Preview, the final pre-release build of Windows 8 before the product is officially put on the virtual shelves of your local Amazon.com later this year, has been released!
Windows 8 Release Preview offers a nearly finalized look at the eagerly anticipated upcoming operating system. Some updates to this build include Adobe Flash for Metro Internet Explorer, new customization options, better stabilization, a slightly refreshed visual style, new Metro applications such as Sport, Travel, and News – and more.
All users can now download the build in both 32/64 bit flavors here!
Microsoft has announced today that the eagerly anticipated Windows 8 Release Preview will be released later tosay . The confirmation comes from a post on the the often reported on Building Windows 8 blog. The post has since been taken down.
A Chinese version of the Windows 8 Release Preview was leaked onto the web a couple of days early yesterday and many Microsoft enthusiasts have already begun digging up some new features and notable improvements. One such feature that users of the build can expect is the inclusion of Flash Player for Metro Internet Explorer. The feature was just recently announced and was thus not included in past Windows 8 milestones.
We’ll have full coverage of the release and a hands on of the build the day goes on, so be sure to check back throughout the day for the most up to date coverage!
(Thanks to the users of our friends at #nttalk for the tip!)
Though Microsoft’s not officially set to let the Windows 8 Release Preview out of the bag until sometime early June, some eager folks have taken things into their own hands and leaked a copy of the build onto the internets, which will surely be popping up soon around the normal places.
The build is confirmed legitimate and is indeed the exact build that Microsoft will be releasing soon, however it’s important to note that the build has only leaked in Chinese, with little chance of being able to translate the build into English. Thus, we recommend that anyone who can wait for the official release do so. However if you’ve got itchy fingers and can’t wait, load up your favored BitTorrent and have at it.
Edit: Sources seem to indicate that while tis build is indeed legitimate and installable, it takes some playing around with to get it to install properly as the included WIM file is apparently partially corrupt.
Infamous leaker of Windows 8 information WinUnleaked.tk has revealed that the upcoming release candidate build of Windows 8, which is dubbed the Windows 8 Release Preview, will be including three new applications – a News app, Sports app, and a Travel app.
The new release, which is said to be locked as Build 8400.winmain_win8rc.120518-1423, will also include numerous other new features, tweaks, and user interface improvements. The new release is currently planned to be released to the public on the first week of June.
Microsoft has today announced on their blog a brand new feature, coming soon to a Windows near you: the Release Preview of Windows 8, which is set to be released the first week of June will include a new parental control feature entitled “Family Safety”, which will report exactly what your child is doing on his or her count, including web activity, latest searches, amount of time used per day, most used applications and recent Windows Store purchases. You’ll also be able to restrict computer usage directly from the feature.
Check out an embedded video of the feature in action right after the break.
Source: Building Window 8
Microsoft today announced at the Windows 8 Dev Days in Japan that the next version of Windows will see one more preview release before the software goes gold. Usually this milestone would be called the Release Candidate, however given that Microsoft has decided to throw tradition out the window with the Consumer Preview they must have figured to continue going with the flow – so it’ll be called the “Release Preview”.
The Release Preview will be released “the first week of June”. We’ll be reviewing the build in it’s entirety upon it’s release.