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Windows 8 "Release Preview" Released

  1. #21


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    Windows 8.1 pro


    Will it upgrade or do I need to backup personal files?

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  2. #22


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    Windows 7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by chromatica View Post
    Will it upgrade or do I need to backup personal files?
    The best option is to dual boot Windows 8 with Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
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  3. #23


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    Windows 8.1 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chromatica View Post
    Will it upgrade or do I need to backup personal files?
    The best option is to dual boot Windows 8 with Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
    I'm just using 8 as my main os with regular backups to another drive, till the final release. I don't want to have to install/download all my steam games again going from consumer preview to release preview though.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    The best option is to dual boot Windows 8 with Windows 7l
    My best option is with VMware Workstation.


    Quote Originally Posted by chromatica View Post
    I'm just using 8 as my main os with regular backups to another drive, till the final release. I don't want to have to install/download all my steam games again going from consumer preview to release preview though.


    You don't need to download Steam games when you move from one PC to the other or change the OS, You simply delete everything except the steamapps folder and steam.exe, then you move it and when you gone restart steam.exe it will download only few files. I change my PC every 3 months and I do it all the time, my steam is on my d: drive. I just delete all the folder except steam app and steam.exe
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  5. #25


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    all I get on the link is the "Windows Upgrade assisant.exe".

    (I think Ms doesn't like Iceland -- Banks probably not investing MS's money !!! !!!!!)

    Any links to the actual ISO download.

    cheers
    jimbo
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  6. #26


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    Windows 7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    all I get on the link is the "Windows Upgrade assisant.exe".

    (I think Ms doesn't like Iceland -- Banks probably not investing MS's money !!! !!!!!)

    Any links to the actual ISO download.

    cheers
    jimbo
    Here you go Jimbo:
    Windows 8 Release Preview ISO formats
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  7. #27


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    7 Ultimate


    Sorry my question might be dumb .... but what is the difference between consumer preview and release preview and beta ... is it worth it to install this version over my OS 7 ?
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  8. #28


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    Windows 7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Overson View Post
    Sorry my question might be dumb .... but what is the difference between consumer preview and release preview and beta ... is it worth it to install this version over my OS 7 ?
    Don't install Windows 8 over Windows 7 as it is still in testing. You should dual boot it with Windows 7 and I posted a link to the tutorial in an above post. Consumer Preview is a beta and the Release Preview (previously called a Release Candidate) is a more polished off beta, but will still have a few bugs.
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  9. #29


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Thanks works fine

    BTW even though I have a FAST internet connection it's still telling me about 6 hrs to download
    Still It's bedtime
    so I'll just let this run overnight

    (Seems after 5 mins to have speeded up -- "Magic Fiongers" !!)

    Thanks again for the links. !!


    cheers
    jimbo
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  10. #30


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    Windows 7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Thanks works fine

    BTW even though I have a FAST internet connection it's still telling me about 6 hrs to download
    Still It's bedtime
    so I'll just let this run overnight
    It's because we are all trying to download it, so it is probably overloading Microsoft's servers.
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