Windows 8 9431_Build 2013

Hey everyone..

I know its been a while since I have last posted and those of you still following along I completely appreciate it, I decided to give a small update due to the newest Windows 8 build being available today, so if you haven’t had the chance to download or try out Windows 8 yet, you can head right on over to (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/preview-download) and grab a copy for yourself, I haven’t really been following the development of Windows 8 at all, so I am quite out of the loop as far as whats new and all that Jazz, but I think I might take a moment to install this and have another kick at the can, my last experience wasn’t so well. if you haven’t installed an .ISO before follow the directions on the page and you should be fine, but more importantly if you haven’t installed an .ISO before what the heck are you doing here…lol

thanks everyone for checking in, my stats show page visits and such, sorry for the lack of updates, the GF and I are expecting our first baby in August, so that has me bogged down at the moment.. but I haven’t forgotten about this place. now go and get your Windows 8 install on… 🙂

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Happy New Years!!

well crap!

here we are, we didnt all die from the mayan craziness and seems like most of us survived christmas, or whatever you celebrate wherever the heck you are (CHEERS!) and POW! just like that another year gone and now a new start…

happy new years everyone and thank you for coming back here even with the lack of posts recently, i rolled over my 2 yr anniversary last month and over the last 2 months had a huge influx of daily activity.

lets make the best of 2013!

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Still Alive

hey everyone….

were still alive here and i have been bogged down with “life issues” i havent forgotten about this place and check in frequently..

thanks for coming back guys & gals!

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Win8 9200 (RTM)Wallpaper & Lockscreens

Following up from my post “Demos & Wallpapers” about wallpapers being just as important as builds sometimes, this just adds to the theory and importance of these wallpapers, anyways, the build leaked we get that by now…and here are the wallpapers and the lockscreens as well and some other files i recieved, i meant to upload these yesterday but only realized today i didnt and was stuck at work all day today…anyways here are the links download away the file is less than 6MB and contains 19 (if i counted correctly) wallpapers and aother pretty pictures to fancy up your desktops

http://www.mediafire.com/?34dm4gbn3a9f8ry

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Windows 8 9200 (RTM LEAKED)

it appears as though the RTM build of Windows 8 Enterprise has leaked, mind you without the boot.wim apparently to save on the size of the file, so you’ll have to make this bootable on your own and the build doesnt include WMP. i’ll be honest that i havent been following windows 8 at all actually and have very little interest in downloading or trying this build, you will not find links to the build or any builds for that matter on this site, you can head to BetaArchive and get the bits, sooner or later..below is the screenshot being posted everywhere at the moment, that has been deemed as being real for the people who care..

BUILD: 9200.16384.WIN8_RTM.120725-1247
ISO: 9200.16384.120725-1247_x64fre_enterprisen_en-us_VL_EnterpriseN-NONBOOT_DVD.rar
SIZE: 3,009,678,501 byte
SHA-1: 06E84C99BB14949443018DC4E6447A7501BD25E4
MD5: B70FE9CDE8B3C5E7E360660F64F8FF58

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Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease

hey gang, looks like there was a prerelease of MSE that was let out a few days ago for those of you in the program you can get your updates Via Connect, it appearss as though this is not going to be released to the public as of yet, so the only way to get the update is to log in or join the Connect program, here are some details and info you might need:

Overview As a Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease user, you will have the opportunity to explore and test new builds of Microsoft Security Essentials before they are publically available and provide feedback to Microsoft. Your feedback helps Microsoft to make its software and services the best that they can be. As a Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease user, Microsoft Security Essentials updates will automatically be installed on your computer through Microsoft Updates. To help us improve the software, you will be enrolled in the Microsoft Error Reporting, Customer Experience Improvement Program, and Microsoft Active Protection Service. To learn more about these programs, see the Microsoft Security Essentials privacy statement at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=195299 . Leaving the program: If you wish to leave the prerelease program at any point in time, you can do so by uninstalling the program from your computer.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you wish to be able to submit feedback to Microsoft about this program you have to register to the Security Essentials Prerelease program on Microsoft Connect: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=254220. By registering to the Connect program you will be able to submit feedback and receive notifications and announcements from Microsoft about this product. You will also need to be registered to the prerelease Connect program in order to view prerelease-specific content like a modified privacy statement for a specific prerelease version.

System requirements Supported operating systems:
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Minimum system requirements for Microsoft Security Essentials Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)*; Windows Vista (Service Pack 1, or Service Pack 2)*; Windows 7*

•For Windows XP, a PC with a CPU clock speed of 500 MHz or higher, and 256 MB RAM or higher.
•For Windows Vista and Windows 7, a PC with a CPU clock speed of 1.0 GHz or higher, and 1 GB RAM or higher.
•VGA display of 800 × 600 or higher.
•200 MB of available hard disk space.
•An Internet connection is required for installation and to download the latest virus and spyware definitions for Microsoft Security Essentials.
•Internet Browser:

*Your PC must run genuine Windows to install Microsoft Security Essentials. Learn more about genuine Windows.

Instructions
IMPORTANT NOTE: If your computer is already running a version of Microsoft Security Essentials, you will have to uninstall that version first, then install the prerelease version available for download on this page.

Installation steps:
•Read the KB article to determine whether your computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit of the Windows operating system. •Uninstall any existing version of Microsoft Security Essentials from your PC (using “Add or remove programs”). •Click the Download button on this page to start the download for the appropriate version (32-bit or 64-bit) and click ‘Run’

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Demos & Wallpapers

so i was thinking about some of the older microsoft demos of builds that were shown at various times through out the build stages of Windows Longhorn, Windows Vista and Windows 7 and the correlation with the wallpapers shown in the demos, its like everytime a demos a is shown the wallpaper that was shown in the demo is/was the most sought after item, sometimes more then the build itself. it still goes on now as seen with Windows 8.

So i began going through my screenshots collection and started to put some things together i am sure there are a lot more that i dont have i know of one for sure and thats the Athens PC demos that featured the uber-wickedly-super-duper-rarest of the rares cherry blossom wallpaper (people still email me asking me if i have it…I DONT HAVE IT!!!!)but…heres what i came up with (in no particular order): (apologies for the layout here, i had to use photobucket for the images as uploading them via wordpress was to difficult)

this green leafy wallpaper was shown in this demo of build 5355.vbl_media_ehome.060330-2100, i am not sure what the demo was for or where it was presented, but i am guessing sumthin to do with media based on the build tags, this would have been just after the Feb CTP Refresh in Mar 21 2006 and before Vista Beta 2 on May 1 2006.

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This next one is from the Longhorn Concept Demos which i believe are still available on microsofts website, this is from the Healthcare Demo which was meant to “increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve care with software” the demo is presented by Carter Maslanthere are still questions about which build is being demoed in this video, most people believe it to be one of the 405x builds.

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The next screenshot/wallpaper combo is from the PDC2003 the screenshot is of the interior of the Los Angeles Convention Centre, this was another 405x build that was demoed at the PDC2003

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i’ll mention this one just due to the fact that this screenshot was recently shared, this is from another demo that was shown at the PDC2003, this wallpaper is a favorite of mine..who could think grass was so exciting..lol

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build 4015.lab06_n.030403-1706 was demoed during WinHec in May 2003 this build was quite different than the 4015 that had leaked only a few week prior to WinHec and although this wallpaper was feature in a few other builds i figured i would include it here as it was from a build that was demoed.

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here is another from PDC2003 this was a demo that was running for one of the sessions i believe, build 4050.private/lab06_demo.031019-1809 never did leak to the public and included the same wallpaper that was in other 405x builds.

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Build 4067.private/lddm_dev_tech(devdmo).040212-1646 was demonstrating Longhorn Display Driver Model during Jim Alchin’s keynote during the WinHec 2004 conference, the wallpaper seen in the screenshot was included in other builds that were shown during the conference including 4074

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This wallpaper was featured in the Athens Concept demo video that was veiwable back in 2006 if you had the Soapbox Gadget and was also shown on msn video, the build featured was not a real build it was a macromedia demo of concepts the teams were working on for Longhorn and the Athens PC.

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This wallpaper also came from the Athens Concept PC demo, the wallpaper is branded by HP who were also in cahoots with Microsoft, bringing to life some of the concepts Microsoft had designed, this wallpaper was featured in demos, Windows Longhorn was the OS for the Athens PC.

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This next wallpaper was featured in a demo that was shown at “some damn conference i cant think of at the moment” i believe the build being shown is from around the 55xx 57xx era based on the icons and such, the wallpaper is an picture of Wellington Harbour in New Zealand.

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and last but not least here is another, this wallpaper was shown in a variety of builds and demos from around the same era, this time build 5087 was being shown and featured the grass wallpaper that was first in a 50xx build.

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as i stated above this of course is not everything, this post would be much bigger if i were to have included all of them, not to mention a lot of them i dont have or didnt post to try and keep this post to minimum, do you have a collection of wallpapers and demo pics? what IS the facination all about…

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