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Second windows 8.1 preview

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hewjr100 View Post
    Here is the second preview story I read:

    There will be an evaluation version

    There is currently an evaluation version for Windows 8. When Windows 8.1 is released in a couple weeks, an evaluation version of that will be available. That's what I would wait for.

    Ed Bott
    5 October, 2013 13:15

    Henry

    Everything you need to know about your Windows 8.1 upgrade options | ZDNet
    there is not currently an evaluation of win8 ,it ended with the official release of win8.
    the window 8.1 evaluation has been out for quite a awhile not ,guess you missed it

    from the Link
    [Note: Ill be updating this post as new details emerge about the options discussed here. Last update: October 4, 2013, adding details about Windows 8.1 Preview]

    the whole story in the link is bit off ,behind the time a bit my opinion

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  2. #12


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hewjr100 View Post
    Here is the second preview story I read:

    There will be an evaluation version

    There is currently an evaluation version for Windows 8. When Windows 8.1 is released in a couple weeks, an evaluation version of that will be available. That's what I would wait for.

    Ed Bott
    5 October, 2013 13:15

    Henry

    Everything you need to know about your Windows 8.1 upgrade options | ZDNet
    there is not currently an evaluation of win8 ,it ended with the official release of win8.
    the window 8.1 evaluation has been out for quite a awhile not ,guess you missed it

    from the Link
    [Note: I’ll be updating this post as new details emerge about the options discussed here. Last update: October 4, 2013, adding details about Windows 8.1 Preview]

    the whole story in the link is bit off ,behind the time a bit my opinion
    Well i think things must have changed recently,
    from reading i thought is was a free upgrade through the Windows Store,
    Just another way to fleece us out of our coffers eh?


    Buy Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Store

    Unless i'm reading it wrong, If you have Windows 8 already you get free upgrade
    If your on Windows 7/Vista/XP you will need a Full Version??

    Can someone clarify please?? ...
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  3. #13


    I don't know, the article was written on the 5th of October..a couple weeks from the 5th of October would be around the 17th of October. So are you saying that windows 8.1 preview is not out yet? I believe he is stating that like the windows 8 preview, when 8 was released so was an updated preview.

    Henry
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  4. #14


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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by gavanid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hewjr100 View Post
    Here is the second preview story I read:

    There will be an evaluation version

    There is currently an evaluation version for Windows 8. When Windows 8.1 is released in a couple weeks, an evaluation version of that will be available. That's what I would wait for.

    Ed Bott
    5 October, 2013 13:15

    Henry

    Everything you need to know about your Windows 8.1 upgrade options | ZDNet
    there is not currently an evaluation of win8 ,it ended with the official release of win8.
    the window 8.1 evaluation has been out for quite a awhile not ,guess you missed it

    from the Link
    [Note: Ill be updating this post as new details emerge about the options discussed here. Last update: October 4, 2013, adding details about Windows 8.1 Preview]

    the whole story in the link is bit off ,behind the time a bit my opinion
    Well i think things must have changed recently,
    from reading i thought is was a free upgrade through the Windows Store,
    Just another way to fleece us out of our coffers eh?


    Buy Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Store

    Unless i'm reading it wrong, If you have Windows 8 already you get free upgrade
    If your on Windows 7/Vista/XP you will need a Full Version??

    Can someone clarify please?? ...
    It is a free upgrade though the store for anyone running a legally activated version of Windows 8. If your running Windows 7 or earlier you'll have to pay for the upgrade just like you would to upgrade to Windows 8. If your running 7 or earlier you won't have store access anyway. If you want install media to do a clean install you'll also have to buy it.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Hewjr100 View Post
    I don't know, the article was written on the 5th of October..a couple weeks from the 5th of October would be around the 17th of October. So are you saying that windows 8.1 preview is not out yet? I believe he is stating that like the windows 8 preview, when 8 was released so was an updated preview.

    The preview has been out a while now, but the Official 8.1 will be released on 17th October.




    Henry
    Windows 8 Users- Free upgrade
    Windows 7 Users- Windows 8.1 Transfer Files Buy
    Windows Vista/XP- Purchase Windows 8-Then free upgrade.

    Or Buy Full DVD Windows 8.1 (Clean Install or ONLY Custom install if you are already running Windows 8)
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    there is not currently an evaluation of win8 ,it ended with the official release of win8.
    There is an evaluation version of Windows 8. It's here...
    Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation

    I think people are mixing up Evaluation software, designed to help people evaluate released versions of software, before deciding whether to buy it, with Preview versions which are essentially test versions of software that hasn't been finished yet.

    In both cases they may have a standard licence key and expire after a certain number of days, but they don't have the same purpose.
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  7. #17


    Of course I know that windows 8.1. preview is out, maybe the the writer mistyped and meant 8.1 not 8. Anyway I will wait and see what happens after 8.1 is released. As for me I will not be upgrading from the store unless it allows a custom install option. I do not want to upgrade current hp oem image. I prefer to custom install and create one partition.

    I tried build 9471 and noticed it would not upgrade a gpt partiton anyway, so I deleted all partitons with custom option and it created an mbr partition, which is what I prefer anyway.

    Henry
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Hewjr100 View Post
    maybe the the writer mistyped and meant 8.1 not 8. Anyway I will wait and see what happens after 8.1 is released.
    No he got it right - he meant that once Windows 8.1 is released next week (or soon after) there will be an evaluation version for people to try for a limited number of days, so they can decide if they want to buy it.

    In the same way there's currently an evaluation version of Windows 8 at present, and evaluation versions of other released software such as Office and even Windows 7. But it will be an evaluation version of the final product, not a test version like the Preview.
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  9. #19


    Here try this:

    The Preview expires in January. The RTM bits have already been released and you will be able to download the final version as an evaluation in about two weeks. Just wait...


    Ed Bott
    4 October, 2013 00:58

    I do not beleive he is taliking about windows 8, not on the 4th of October 2013. I am still convinced that ther will be another release for evaluation of 8.1. I call it a second preview, he calls it a time limited evaluation, same thing to me.

    Henry

    Everything you need to know about your Windows 8.1 upgrade options | ZDNet
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  10. #20


    The only reason I am making this an issue is if true I might be able to use it to custom install, after restore windows 8, and it is a free upgrade. So anyone who is using it without windows 8 installed will be limited, but and I say but it should allow for updating a system that has 8 installed. And if so the iso would allow for a custom install. Hey I can wish anyway.

    Henry
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