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Win 8.1 Preview - apps or programs?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Win 8.1 Preview - apps or programs?


    Microsoft Talks About How Windows 8.1 Preview Will Work

    On x86-based Windows systems, both Windows Store/Metro-Style and Desktop apps will need to be reinstalled.
    Because some folks I talk to these days are mixing "apps" and "programs" into the same bag, I want to clarify something ... per the above quote, if I
    1) install 8.1 preview; then,
    2) install a program (not an app from the app store), like Photoshop ...

    will I have to re-install that program once I update to 8.1 RTM? Or, are the re-installs associated only with apps downloaded from the store?

    Thank you!

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    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    That really didn't answer my question. I guess I'll find out tomorrow when I accept the update.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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