Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Looking Ahead to Upgrade... Can I Upgrade RC Build and Preserve Apps?

  1. #1

    Posts : 8
    Win 8 RC

    Looking Ahead to Upgrade... Can I Upgrade RC Build and Preserve Apps?

    I installed Win 8 RC Build 8400 over Win 7 on my "experimental" spare laptop. I have seen web posts that you cannot directly upgrade Win 8 RC to Win 8 RTM, without going through some special steps and modifying one of the install files.

    My question is is if I purchase WIN 8 Pro on Oct 26 will I be able to easily upgrade to it from my RC Build, preserving setting and apps, or will I have to basically do a clean install or some some "special steps" as in the RTM case to accomplish an upgrade of RC 8400? And by apps I am referring to my installed programs, like Office, Photoshop, Quicken, and tons of other programs I have installed.

    Just looking ahead to how much work I might be facing later this month.......... If I cannot do an easy upgrade install of Win 8 Pro over my RC Build, maybe I will just bag it and forego Win 8 and go back and do a clean install of my Win 7 media. Hopefully I have better choices.
    Last edited by gdub; 13 Oct 2012 at 09:53.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 179
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center

    I think so, just click Upgrade on the installation process and everything will be intact. Anyway, if you upgrade to Windows 8 RTM and all apps from RC are gone (like what you get from a clean install), you can just sign in on your Windows Live account and re-download all your apps from "my apps" page in the Microsoft Store, though the settings that you had for RC won't get imported.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    If I'm not mistaken...once the public version is out, one must uninstall the current beta version in order to install and use the new public release. If I remember correctly, it said that somewhere in fine print on the download page of the beta's.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    I would want to do a clean install of it anyway...just to make sure that all the old bugs where gone.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Looking Ahead to Upgrade... Can I Upgrade RC Build and Preserve Apps?
Related Threads
I am looking for suggestions on the best way to setup 3 new laptops exactly the same way. The details are as follows: I have 3 new laptops with Windows 8.1 pre installed. Uninstall bloatware. Install the same set of programs (stuff like 7z, Chrome, etc.) on them all. Upgrade them to 8.1 Pro...
Yesterday, I clean-installed Windows 8 Pro x86 on an old Dell Vostro 1400 laptop which had been running Windows 7 Ultimate, and it activated and ran fine, without even a single exclamation point in Device Manager. I applied the update necessary to make the Store offer 8.1 and proceeded to install...
Hi there Why do loads of GREAT apps that had 100,000's of users quite satisfied totally mess things up by "re-inventing themselves". Tunein radio (Windows version) was a GREAT app for Free Internet radio listening -- Now it's TOTALLY RUINED in its new re-incarnation on Windows -- for...
1. The modern apps having the titlebar which allows us to press close in the corner messes with the Start Taskbar if you have it set to the top of the screen instead of the bottom. When you mouse up to the top with and try to drag the file down as normal to close it using the old mouse behaviour it...
I upgraded my Acer Aspire One netbook from Win 8 Pro to Win 8.1 via the Store. The upgrade went smoothly and it appears that my files and installed apps are all intact. However, IE 11 can't access the internet, can't display any web page. FireFox and Chrome work fine. Metro apps (including the...
I ran the upgrade assistant and it showed me a list of what is and is not compatible w/the new OS. I proceeded to the next screen and it suggests the upgrade to windows 8 pro. My issue is that the current version of windows 7 is not genuine. Does the upgrade assistant not look to see if my OS is...
Windows 8 BUILD Agenda Still Unrevealed 3 Weeks Ahead of the Event - Softpedia
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook