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What happens after the 8.1 preview?

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    What happens after the 8.1 preview?


    I want to put 8.1 preview on a test machine I have that now has windows 8 pro
    When the final comes out will I have to uninstall 8.1 preview or can final go over it?
    robin

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    As far as I know, the RTM will need to be a clean install on Windows 8.1 Preveiw setups.
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    hmm, I already had to reinstall windows 7 pro because the hd died, then I had to put the windows 8 pro upgrade on it,
    I really do not want to go through this again.
    I guess I will wait till final comes out and use this as the first test machine to get it so I see how it goes
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    Hello Robin,

    Yep, basically it will be a clean install from the 8.1 Preview to 8.1 RTM.

    If upgrading from Windows 8.1 Preview/Windows RT 8.1 Preview to Windows 8.1 final/Windows 8.1 RT final (when released later this year), you will "Keep personal files only", but will lose your settings and have to reinstall all of your apps.
    The warning box at the top of the tutorial below has some more info about all of this if you like.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...d-install.html
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    I upgraded 8.1 Preview to build 9471 (RTM escrow) - only allowed me to either keep personal files or nothing tho'...(that's after doing a cversion.ini edit)
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    hmm, I already had to reinstall windows 7 pro because the hd died, then I had to put the windows 8 pro upgrade on it,
    I really do not want to go through this again.
    I guess I will wait till final comes out and use this as the first test machine to get it so I see how it goes
    No need to reinstall Windows 7, You can do a clean install.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...ws-8-eula.html

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    What about upgrading the software? The software covered by this agreement is an upgrade to your existing operating system software, so the upgrade replaces the original software that you are upgrading. You do not retain any rights to the original software after you have upgraded and you may not continue to use it or transfer it in any way. This agreement governs your rights to use the upgrade software and replaces the agreement for the software from which you upgraded. After you complete your upgrade, additional software will be required to playback or record certain types of media, including DVDs.
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    thanks guys, we are only talking about a month or two, I can wait till it officially comes out in the windows store, I do not want to do it on my windows 8 pro laptop that came with the OS, I would rather do the final on my test machine anyway to see what horrors or not happen.
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