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Do you think Windows 8 DP will be upgradeable to the beta?

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    Do you think Windows 8 DP will be upgradeable to the beta?


    I know none of us know this (unless Microsoft as openly stated it will be the case) but do you think the Windows 8 DP will be upgradeable to the Windows 8 beta? With early releases of Windows 7 (if there was any pre-releases before Win7 beta) did Microsoft make it so you could upgrade your installation to the W7 beta?

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    I don't think there will be a route to upgrade to beta. The beta will be a different version all together, with Vista, and Win 7, they released ultimate as a beta. Chances are, they will do the same with win 8, with a release of win 8 beta ultimate.
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    The last thing I would want to do is upgrade from an Alpha to a Beta. The amount of bugs and glitches would be insane.
    Your best bet is to do a fresh install.
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    Than again i don't think you can upgrade this developer version when the beta or RTM comes out so you would need to remove and restall all over.
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    Windows 7 x64


    I hope not. If we will be able to this means that there was little change.
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  6. #6


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beta View Post
    I hope not. If we will be able to this means that there was little change.
    Not necessarily! Microsoft could make a mistake and actually accidentally make us able to upgrade... errors, errors everywhere!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Beta View Post
    I hope not. If we will be able to this means that there was little change.
    Not necessarily! Microsoft could make a mistake and actually accidentally make us able to upgrade... errors, errors everywhere!
    Old Microsoft had an OS, E-I-E-I-O
    And on this OS it had an error, E-I-E-I-O
    With a "BSOD" here and a "BSOD" there
    Here a "bug" there a "bug"
    Everywhere a "bug bug"
    Old Microsoft had an OS, E-I-E-I-O
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    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Beta View Post
    I hope not. If we will be able to this means that there was little change.
    Not necessarily! Microsoft could make a mistake and actually accidentally make us able to upgrade... errors, errors everywhere!
    Old Microsoft had an OS, E-I-E-I-O
    And on this OS it had an error, E-I-E-I-O
    With a "BSOD" here and a "BSOD" there
    Here a "bug" there a "bug"
    Everywhere a "bug bug"
    Old Microsoft had an OS, E-I-E-I-O
    Sounds like Windows Vista.
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  9. #9


    Australia
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    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64


    Ahahahaha. Great one! Though sadly kind of true... Still only had 1 blue screen so far though.
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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    "Do you think Windows 8 DP will be upgradeable to the beta?"

    No.
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