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Microsoft: You Won’t Need a Clean Install to Move to W8.1

  1. #11


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


    I'll be installing it as an upgrade.

    But, I'll be taking an image first, then I can simply wipe the preview and install the final over a clean image (or not, as the case may be).

    I don't anticipate too many problems, the software I run hasn't changed greatly since the original DP, so I know it should work.


    Wenda.

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  2. #12


    Will try to install it as soon as MS releases it at least as beta.
    The public preview is similar to a beta. Microsoft doesn't use the old beta/RC naming system anymore.

    CP ~ Beta
    RP ~ Release Candidate
    Anyways in 3 days we will know !

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  3. #13


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    I'll be upgrading my Surface RT but obviously not my work hybrid. If there are any issues on RT it's a simple reset back since I don't have to deal with legacy software.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    when dose this come out of beta all?
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  5. #15


    I did the upgrade on my Samsung series 7 slate. By that I mean the upgrade and not the clean install. I did the clean install on a couple different VMs already. The Samsung slate is my secondary tablet. I still don't have the nerve to put it on my main tablet LOL! So far I have to say I am impressed. Believe it or not I have it set up so that I have to jump through hoops to see the tile view of the start screen. I have it set to boot directly to the desktop, I have to click the home button I go to the apps view of the start screen and not to the tiles.

    Desktop users, believe it or not you could use this without the traditional start menu and it really isn't that bad. Just use the apps view as your start menu. It is set using the navigation tab of the taskbar properties. That's said I still have the Start8 menu installed and still use it, but I just want everyone to know that it isn't really necessary. In fact it compares favorably with the Mac's Launchpad...
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  6. #16



    I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
    NJ
    Posts : 1,116
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    how do you get it from the store? i typed in Windows 8.1 and cannot find it
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  7. #17


    Yucaipa, California, USA
    Posts : 130
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/ WMC x64


    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    how do you get it from the store? i typed in Windows 8.1 and cannot find it
    Download Windows 8.1 Preview - Microsoft Windows
    Select the "get the update" button, and install the KB.
    Then It will show in the store.

    Also this will not work with Volume License and Enterprise editions, in that case you have to use the .iso
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    how do you get it from the store? i typed in Windows 8.1 and cannot find it
    Welcome back, Robin. Please read Shawn's tute here: www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=27188
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  9. #19



    I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
    NJ
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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    ok now i am good and lost
    i went to that page and if you have windows 8 (not rt) which i have, you need to get it as an iso
    I do not want it as an iso, i want it from the store
    that link Download Windows 8.1 Preview - Microsoft Windows
    only allows you to get it as an iso
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  10. #20



    I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
    NJ
    Posts : 1,116
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    there is no

    Select the "get the update" button, and install the KB.
    Then It will show in the store.


    so i am totally lost
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