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Warning for OEM manufacturer Windows 8 Preinstalled

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Warning for OEM manufacturer Windows 8 Preinstalled


    Warning for OEM manufacturer Windows 8 Preinstalled

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    OEM manufacturer Windows 8 UK Preinstalled, updated to Windows 8.1 UK from the MS Store.



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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Whoa! You saying you got this AFTER upgrading?
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It seems so. There have been reports on some oem machines reset doesn't work at all after update to GA.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It seems so. There have been reports on some oem machines reset doesn't work at all after update to GA.
    OMG! This just gets better and better for us OEM scum. Glad I'm waiting to even try, besides 8 is working fine for me right now.

    Can't believe MS is doing this to people who buy into their commercials and take the plunge buying a machine with the OS pre-installed.

    Maybe class-action in the future? I know just the lawyers win but maybe would get their attention.
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    Win 7 Pro x64


    This is just one of the reasons why I prefer a clean install over upgrading.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by acr731 View Post
    This is just one of the reasons why I prefer a clean install over upgrading.
    OEM can't do that unless we buy 8.1 which is BS.
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    Windows 8.1, 10


    So it seems a Refresh of 8.0 will work in Windows 8.1 and refresh the computer back to 8.0.

    So what about the other way round?

    What would happen if you made a Custom Refresh image of 8.1, and then applied it on top of a clean install to 8.0 if you needed to reinstall?
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    Unknown, never used Custom Refresh Image.

    I use

    Windows Backup

    Paragon 12 Pro

    SSR Desktop Edition Pro

    one always works.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    So it seems a Refresh of 8.0 will work in Windows 8.1 and refresh the computer back to 8.0.

    So what about the other way round?

    What would happen if you made a Custom Refresh image of 8.1, and then applied it on top of a clean install to 8.0 if you needed to reinstall?
    Regardless of the way one made the image after upgrading, wouldn't it still be an upgraded 8.1 image and not a "clean" 8.1 image?

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding "clean".

    Feel free to tell me if I'm missing something here.
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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Ah I probably haven't explained myself well enough.

    Here's the scenario I have in mind
    1. Upgrade to Windows 8.1 in as clean a way as possible
    2. Make Custom Refresh image and save a copy to backup drive
    3. Time passes...
    4. Some months/weeks/years later... something bad happens to your OS Setup
    5. Reinstall Windows 8.0 Clean (assuming you have an ISO or a working Reset image)
    6. Set the Custom Refresh image you created earlier to be the "current" image and refresh to it on top of the clean install you did in step 5 , taking you to 8.1... but this is the bit that I'm wondering about?
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