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  1. #71


    Well you see that's the problem with this one-size-fits-all philosophy of theirs..

    Perhaps they should have concentrated on a dedicated channel for Windows 8 tablets (other than RT) - something similar to Thin PC.. surely tablets do not require the full desktop experience?

    a fresh install of Windows Ultimate uses 8.64 GB of my hard drive, where Windows Thin PC on the same computer uses just 2.7 GB of space.

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  2. #72


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Well you see that's the problem with this one-size-fits-all philosophy of theirs..

    Perhaps they should have concentrated on a dedicated channel for Windows 8 tablets (other than RT) - something similar to Thin PC.. surely tablets do not require the full desktop experience?

    a fresh install of Windows Ultimate uses 8.64 GB of my hard drive, where Windows Thin PC on the same computer uses just 2.7 GB of space.

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    It's more of a "one-UI-fits all" than "one-size-fits-all" philosophy. The desktop, RT, and Windows Phone have their own operating system and share the same UI. The actual system requirements are different for these operating systems; neither the RT, nor Windows Phone require 20 GB...
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  3. #73


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    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    I was so ready to do a clean install of 8.1 at then end of this month...so the agony of waiting continues.
    Same here. Will finally go to a SSD and wanted a clean install of 8.1. With no ISO available without TechNet or MSDN it looks like a clean install of 8 and then an upgrade to 8.1 is in my future. I have about 90 updates to 8 and hope there will be a way to updated to 8.1 without doing all those 90 updates first. Hopefully that procedure will be clearer when 8.1 is released.

    Jim

    I couldn't agree more...it's so confusing right now with all the speculation of how it will work.
    LOL.....yes indeed, as I would like to utilize 8.1 Preview (again).....but I just went through some issues when going from the Preview back to Win 8 Pro w/ Media Center. So more then likely I will keep Win 8 Pro on until 8.1 Final comes out....

    But man, I have the 8.1 Preview download page opened in IE right now!!
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  4. #74


    Quote Originally Posted by gahbmwm5 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post

    Same here. Will finally go to a SSD and wanted a clean install of 8.1. With no ISO available without TechNet or MSDN it looks like a clean install of 8 and then an upgrade to 8.1 is in my future. I have about 90 updates to 8 and hope there will be a way to updated to 8.1 without doing all those 90 updates first. Hopefully that procedure will be clearer when 8.1 is released.

    Jim

    I couldn't agree more...it's so confusing right now with all the speculation of how it will work.
    LOL.....yes indeed, as I would like to utilize 8.1 Preview (again).....but I just went through some issues when going from the Preview back to Win 8 Pro w/ Media Center. So more then likely I will keep Win 8 Pro on until 8.1 Final comes out....

    But man, I have the 8.1 Preview download page opened in IE right now!!
    The RTM will almost certainly include all the updates ( hotfixes are to plug deficiencies in the original release.. I mean there are hotfixes to hotfixes (superceded).. so that should not be a problem...

    Upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro

    You can upgrade to Windows 8.1 Preview Pro and keep Windows settings, personal files, and applications from the following Windows operating system editions:

    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8 Pro
    • Windows 8 Pro with Media Center

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    I'm assuming Preview and RTM are interchangeable in this context
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  5. #75



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    umm guys, no one has actually answered my two questions really,

    Will the upgrade by MUCH smaller for the tablets?

    and if not- if you cannot upgrade- do you have to ?
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  6. #76


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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    I thought it was mandatory to upgrade or you can no longer get security updates I read that somewhere or am I incorrect?
    It's mentioned in this Microsoft blog post here (despite the title, it's not just applicable to the Enterprise version, I think):
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview Now Available
    Windows 8 customers will have two years to move to Windows 8.1 after the General Availability of the Windows 8.1 update to continue to remain supported under Windows 8 lifecycle. With the availability of Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview, it is time to start planning your deployment - and there are deployment tools and guidance available to help make these updates seamless for customers.
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  7. #77


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center X 64


    Superfly,

    LOL.............beautiful m8! I think now that I will stay with Win 8 Pro w/ Media Centre (until the final comes out) as I just closed the 8.1 Preview download page.
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  8. #78


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    One of the reasons for the large install size is the files needed for the "add features" are on the hard drive. That's my understanding anyway. When you use add features to upgrade from core to Pro all the files needed for the extra features in Pro are already there. The extra features are just unlocked/installed, without having to put a disk in. Same deal for Media Center, the files are already on the hard drive waiting to be used/enabled. How much space is taken up by those files I have no idea, they may be compressed too. I have TechNet so I'll be looking for an ISO to do a clean install once the final version of 8.1 comes out. I'll have to try and remember to turn my wireless card off when I use add features just to verify it doesn't download anything during the upgrade to Pro and when adding Media Center.
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  9. #79


    Quote Originally Posted by gahbmwm5 View Post
    Superfly,

    LOL.............beautiful m8! I think now that I will stay with Win 8 Pro w/ Media Centre (until the final comes out) as I just closed the 8.1 Preview download page.
    Good on you bud, had preview in a dual boot but didn't bother installing any apps.. as any eval. then upgraded to latest leaked pre-RTM for testing.

    BTW there's talk that RTM will be signed off in the next few days... take it as rumour though
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  10. #80


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    One of the reasons for the large install size is the files needed for the "add features" are on the hard drive. That's my understanding anyway. When you use add features to upgrade from core to Pro all the files needed for the extra features in Pro are already there. The extra features are just unlocked/installed, without having to put a disk in. Same deal for Media Center, the files are already on the hard drive waiting to be used/enabled. How much space is taken up by those files I have no idea, they may be compressed too. I have TechNet so I'll be looking for an ISO to do a clean install once the final version of 8.1 comes out. I'll have to try and remember to turn my wireless card off when I use add features just to verify it doesn't download anything during the upgrade to Pro and when adding Media Center.
    Correct.. all update files are included in the original ISO..including .Net 3.5, these can all be installed offline - you can in fact unlock the WMC files with DISM as well...
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