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Warning! Users will have to reinstall all apps...

  1. #11


    From my understanding. It is all apps, classic and new. It's like a new clean install.

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  2. #12


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    From my understanding. It is all apps, classic and new. It's like a new clean install.
    That's the way I read it.
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  3. #13


    Seems to be a lot of speculation and not really a specific answer at this point! I'll wait and see - I can't believe MS would put the entire Windows 8 user population thru reinstallation of all apps and programs - but I'll wait and see...lol!
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBurns View Post
    Seems to be a lot of speculation and not really a specific answer at this point! I'll wait and see - I can't believe MS would put the entire Windows 8 user population thru reinstallation of all apps and programs - but I'll wait and see...lol!

    The entire userbase won't use the preview. In fact, the overwhelming majority of Windows users won't run the preview. People who just wait for the final, won't reinstall anything. That will be the experience for most.
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  5. #15


    USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8


    It's weird that they will offer the preview so easily through the store and potentially cause all these problems. One would think they would make it a little more tech savvy to preview 8.1 and require an iso download and only a clean install
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  6. #16


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    My understanding is that I could do a system-image of the current installation of Win 8, upgrade to the preview keeping programs and apps, then once the final(?) release arrives wipe that installation altogether, restore the system-image and upgrade normally without reinstalling anything.

    If this is the case, I don't have an issue with trying the preview. But to reinstall, update and re-configure everything from scratch on this machine takes several days, so I'm not going through that again unless it's vitally necessary. It was enough of a PITA when I went from the W8 RTM to the retail version.


    Wenda.
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  7. #17


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    I would hope that MS would not make an angry hornet's nest angrier by making users reinstall everything, that would be bad!
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    My understanding is that I could do a system-image of the current installation of Win 8, upgrade to the preview keeping programs and apps, then once the final(?) release arrives wipe that installation altogether, restore the system-image and upgrade normally without reinstalling anything.

    If this is the case, I don't have an issue with trying the preview. But to reinstall, update and re-configure everything from scratch on this machine takes several days, so I'm not going through that again unless it's vitally necessary. It was enough of a PITA when I went from the W8 RTM to the retail version.


    Wenda.
    That would indeed work fine.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    if you change your setup to the preview version, then when the RTM version is released, you'll have to reinstall your apps.

    however, if you go from your current windows 8 straight to the RTM version (skipping the preview entirely), you will not have to reinstall anything.
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  10. #20


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    if you change your setup to the preview version, then when the RTM version is released, you'll have to reinstall your apps.

    however, if you go from your current windows 8 straight to the RTM version (skipping the preview entirely), you will not have to reinstall anything.
    I will take the second choice. Directly jump to the RTM
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