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I bought this book: Training Guide: Configuring Windows® 8 Says its 700 pages, but the download I can do is 171 pages and only 3 of the 12 chapters are there. Says book is released on November 2012. Does that mean I only bought 3 chapers, or did I buy the whole book, but its not released yet? This is unclear in your ordering procedure
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  • Hi Marien,
    That title is a PrePress eBook, which is much like our "Early Release" eBooks. In essence, a PrePress eBook is an unfinished publication that is still in the process of being completed. When other chapters and additional material is finished and released you will have access to it by re-downloading your eBook. When the final version is released (estimated to be January of 2013) you will have access to the final version at no additional cost. You will be notified via email when updates and the final version is released.

    Cheers,
    Tai H.
    Customer Service Rep,
    O'Reilly Media
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  • Hello Tai,
    Thank you for the quick reply. Its too bad the book is not finished for another 3 months. The "released November 2012" fooled me a bit there. I was planning to take a MS exam on windows8 (70-687) and always had good results doing selfstudy with an MS press book. Is there any finished book(s) that are available today that i can buy prepping for this exam? it would be a shame to wait 3 more months just for the book to finish.
    Please let me know what your advice is.

    Many thanks for you help,
    Marien
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  • Hi Marien,,
    For the 70-687 exam, no there are no completed books that have been released at this time. The only ones available are PrePress titles or pre-orders. The Exam Ref 70-687 exam book can be pre-ordered here, if you are interested:
    http://shop.oreilly.com/product/07901...

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