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

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


    Microsoft will soon launch the new Windows 8.1 Preview, so all customers now running Windows 8 will be allowed to make the move to this version via the Windows Store.

    In an interview with TechTarget, Erwin Visser, general manager of the Windows commercial division, explained that users should install Windows 8.1 though the built-in update option and not necessarily by performing a clean install.
    Microsoft: You Won?t Need a Clean Install to Move to Windows 8.1

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    Cant wait to try this out
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    Sounds good but i wont be moving to it till its full software as i dont want to have to remove all the stuff i have just to go stable release.
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    Upgrade my work PC, no way !

    I've already reserved a 200GB partition to clean install 8.1.

    Last edited by vrosa; 02 Jul 2013 at 09:21.
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    Santo Domingo
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    I better clean install anyways. Will it be available in an ISO format?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xankazo View Post
    I better clean install anyways. Will it be available in an ISO format?
    Probably it will !

    Last edited by vrosa; 23 Jun 2013 at 07:27.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by xankazo View Post
    I better clean install anyways. Will it be available in an ISO format?
    Certainly it will !

    That is the question to be answered in 4 days. MS keeps saying you get it through an update from the Store and no mention of a full version ISO. Maybe after it is RTM there will be a full version released to OEM and retail.

    Jim
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    USA, Idaho
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Can you say, "Virtual Machine."
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    Santo Domingo
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    OK, most likely I will be using in my main machine as my main OS, just for the fun of it.
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    Will try to install it as soon as MS releases it at least as beta. There's a lot of them around the net but it usually spells a disaster. I have a nice clean backup of whole system disk, so if anything goes wrong, back it goes. As I don't keep any data on the system disk it will be a cinch to replace.
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