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Question for those who have upgraded to 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 pro 64

    Question for those who have upgraded to 8.1


    I have a ton of apps installed atm

    (cs5 suite, visual studio 2010, steam with 100+ games, skype, etc).

    Will the upgrade damage any of these installations?

    Any advice from anyone who's gone about it, how damaging is it?

    Thanks !

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  2. #2


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    If you update through the Windows Store, you'll probably keep everything. But be sure to read the FAQ on the Microsoft site... this is a preview (not final) and even Microsoft warns that bad things can happen and you need to have backups.

    Windows 8.1 Preview - Microsoft Windows

    and

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...d-install.html


    That said, I updated this afternoon and all my apps came through okay.

    If you update via the ISO that is available for download, you will NOT keep any apps or settings after installing.
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Jun 2013 at 17:27. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. #3


    Unless you can update from 8.1 Preview to 8.1 RTM you may have to do a Clean install of 8.1 RTM when it's available, which means you will lose all installed apps. Your best bet is to create a backup image before updating to 8.1 Preview then restore and update to 8.1 RTM when it is released.

    I may be all wet but this how it looks to me from what I've read.
    Last edited by Ztruker; 26 Jun 2013 at 20:21.
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  4. #4


    CS6 - Works
    VS2012 - Works

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  5. #5


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Unless you can update from 8.1 Preview to 8.1 RTM you may have to do a Clean install of 8.1 RTM when it's available, which means you will lose all installed apps. Your best bet is to create a backup image before updating to 8.1 Preview then restore and update to 8.1 RTM when it is released.

    I may be all wet but this how it looks to me from what I've read.
    You look DRY to me. That is my plan.

    Jim
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  6. #6


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Well, so far it is "Doubts" and one other guy who have installed 8.1 - You guys will have valuable insight for everyone later on, so please, feel free to post anything you find out about how 8.1 operates, in any kind of upgrade or clean install situation.
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  7. #7


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    I updated through the store from 8 to 8.1 and now testing. First big problem, NIS 2012 is not compatible with 8.1. Looks like everything else is still there but need to test them all.

    Jim
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  8. #8


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    I won't go thru the store, as I want physical media. And the ISO is STILL not available.

    THAT is pretty slack, IMO.


    Wenda.
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    I updated through the store from 8 to 8.1 and now testing. First big problem, NIS 2012 is not compatible with 8.1. Looks like everything else is still there but need to test them all.

    Jim
    NIS 2014 Beta (v21) works.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


    I updated through the Store and seem to have kept everything.
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