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Q: Can I do an upgrade from Win 8 RP to Win 8 RTM??

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    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
    Posts : 245
    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    Q: Can I do an upgrade from Win 8 RP to Win 8 RTM??.. Found Answer...


    Yea,, like the title says. When the RTM comes out do I have to do a full install or can I just upgrade??

    TIA
    Jeff

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  2. #2


    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
    Posts : 245
    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Never mind.. found the answer.
    Also note that the final release of Windows 8 will not support upgrading from any prior Windows 8 "Preview" release, though the migrate option will still be supported. In any upgrade scenario, you can run the Disk Cleanup Wizard to remove the previous installation in order to free up disk space. The download will also support boot from USB for a completely clean installation as well
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  3. #3


    Posts : 165
    Windows 8


    You can upgrade from "Release Preview" to "Windows 8 Pro". See here (or here in German).

    You also can downgrade from "Enterprise Eval" to "Windows 8 Pro".
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    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
    Posts : 245
    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by NiFu View Post
    You can upgrade from "Release Preview" to "Windows 8 Pro". See here (or here in German).

    You also can downgrade from "Enterprise Eval" to "Windows 8 Pro".
    Thanks..
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by NiFu View Post
    You can upgrade from "Release Preview" to "Windows 8 Pro". See here (or here in German).

    You also can downgrade from "Enterprise Eval" to "Windows 8 Pro".
    I'm triple booting Win7 Ult x64 (Retail), Win8 Ent Eval x64 (TechNet) and Win8 Pro x64 (Leaked). That's really very good to know that I'll be able to downgrade from Win8 Enterprise, I already have lots of stuff installed on it !
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  6. #6


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    My Enterprise RTM (90-day trial) wouldn't upgrade over either the Win 8 CP or Win 7 Home Premium.

    I had to do a fresh install. As I will have to do once more when the trial expires.

    But I did keep a system-image of the Win 7 build, just in case......
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