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  1. #11


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


    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    This is good news. Not perfect but what is now a days. At least I can easily go from RP to RMT without having to change any file settings. Makes my life easy for sure.
    Read it again. Applications and settings will not be carried over. You'll be able to use the upgrade license, but no upgrade-in-place will be permitted.
    Not an issue... I can easily re-install the applications and reset the settings. I have all the instillation files saved on a separate partition so it's going to be easy to do in my case. I keep all of the files I create on that partition as well.. so this is a non issue for me. But, thanks for pointing that out.

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  2. #12


    Wow... that's a serious loop-hole. If you don't have a single Windows operating system to your name and obtain the Release Preview, you can then upgrade it to full W8 Pro for just $40. Not bad. Who cares if your settings aren't retained? In the past with earlier versions of Windows, Microsoft recommended a fresh install anyway, to be sure nothing was left behind from the beta software.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by cytherian View Post
    Wow... that's a serious loop-hole. If you don't have a single Windows operating system to your name and obtain the Release Preview, you can then upgrade it to full W8 Pro for just $40. Not bad. Who cares if your settings aren't retained? In the past with earlier versions of Windows, Microsoft recommended a fresh install anyway, to be sure nothing was left behind from the beta software.
    You're supposed to have had an OS that quaifies for the use of an upgrade license in place before the RP.

    However, I don't know whether that is a technical requirement as well as a legal one.

    For example: in using the retail Windows 7 upgrade, the upgrade was supposed to be launched from within an activated qualifying OS (XP or Vista). However, there was no problem installing it from within the Windows 7 RC version. I did that. (I wasn't concerned about legality. I owned the qualifying OS copies, and was pleased that I didn't have to re-install them to install the RTM versions.)
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  4. #14


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by cytherian View Post
    Wow... that's a serious loop-hole. If you don't have a single Windows operating system to your name and obtain the Release Preview, you can then upgrade it to full W8 Pro for just $40. Not bad. Who cares if your settings aren't retained? In the past with earlier versions of Windows, Microsoft recommended a fresh install anyway, to be sure nothing was left behind from the beta software.
    Not a loop-hole at all. You can ONLY upgrade from the RP to the full version with the upgrade offer IF you used RP to upgrade from a previous Windows version. If you installed RP as a full install and not an upgrade then no you cannot upgrade to RTM.
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  5. #15


    ^ Ah, OK. I had misread the details then. I thought you could try out the RP without having a prior OS installed, so that covers it.
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  6. #16


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


    I have the Enterprise RTM 90-day trial (64-bit), and when it dies, that's it. Goodnight, Irene.

    But I have kept a system image of the Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit setup, so can simply
    restore that, then perform the upgrade.

    Although doing a full clean install is no biggie, should it come to that, as in order to install
    the RTM I needed to do so from scratch. So I know everything works.....


    EDIT: - Like Bunny, and many others, my C: drive contains nothing but the OS and installed
    programs. All my files etc are on other partitions or drives.
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  7. #17


    Welcome to the forums and Yes !

    W8RP is upgradable.
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