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corvard on Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:11:47


Hello.

Will be win dev preview updated to win consumer preview through windows update or people will have to download ISO image?



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Paul Adare on Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:20:55


On Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:11:47 +0000, corvard wrote:

Will be win dev preview updated to win consumer preview through windows update or people will have to download ISO image?

It definitely will not be available through Windows Update.


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DarienHawk67 on Wed, 22 Feb 2012 01:24:59


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MoiraJean on Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:23:41


Hello!  This is something I'd very much like to talk about as well.  I have Windows 8 Developer preview on my monster homebuild, and like it quite a bit, especially the virtual piano.  That's way cool.  But my main question is what to do come the 29th of February, when I gather that the beta version will be available.   Do correct me if I'm wrong, but I read this date from a couple other online sources.   If this is available via simple upgrade, that would seamlessly allow me to keep this OS going until the consumer version is ready.  I think allowing the upgrade option without losing apps and without having a full reinstall would sure encourage those like me, who would be quite likely to purchase the software key to keep the OS going.

Paul Adare on Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:37:59


On Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:23:41 +0000, MoiraJean wrote:

Hello!? This is something I'd very much like to talk about as well.? I have Windows 8 Developer preview on my monster homebuild, and like it quite a bit, especially the virtual piano.? That's way cool.? But my main question is what to do come the 29th of February, when?I gather that the beta version will be available.?? Do correct me if I'm wrong, but I read this date from a couple other online sources.? ?If this is available via simple upgrade, that would seamlessly allow me to keep this OS going until the consumer version is ready.? I think allowing the upgrade option without losing apps and without having a full reinstall?would sure encourage those like me, who would be quite likely to purchase the software key to keep the OS going.

This just isn't going to happen.


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TrekDozer on Wed, 22 Feb 2012 18:37:53


If this is available via simple upgrade, that would seamlessly allow me to keep this OS going until the consumer version is ready.

 

Will be win dev preview updated to win consumer preview through windows update or people will have to download ISO image?

 

In place upgrades with prerelease versions are not supported. To install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview you will have to download the ISO and completely reinstall Windows, then reinstall all your programs.

Before reinstalling Windows make sure to backup your personal files.

If you buy the final release version of Windows 8 you will also need to reinstall Windows.

 


Marilyn-Support Engineer on Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:46:40


Hello MoiraJean,

If you have installed the Windows Update KB 2671501 which came out on 2/21/12 the expiration date of the Windows Developer Preview has been extended until January 15, 2013. It was previously set for March 11, 2012.
Article ID: 2671501 - An update that postpones the expiration date of Windows 8 Developer Preview and of Windows 8 Server Developer Preview is available
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2671501

This way if you don't want to install the new version of Windows Consumer Preview, you can keep the Windows Developer Preview you already have installed on your system. Otherwise, if you want to install the new build of Windows Consumer Preview, you will need to reinstall.the OS.