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will the developer preview receive consistent updates?

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  • I understand that this is a pre- beta but I was wondering if Microsoft will push updates directed to the Developer preview? also whether or not if once it hits beta we will be able to update from the Developer preview to the beta?
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 3:31 AM

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  • There are already updates available for it. From the Windows 8 blog:

    We will be updating the release with various quality updates and drivers over the coming weeks/months just to exercise our overall update and telemetry mechanisms.

     

     

    Don't count on being able to upgrade to the beta - Windows 7 didn't support upgrades from beta to RC or from RC to RTM.

     

    • Proposed as answer by Robert MacLean Saturday, September 17, 2011 8:39 AM
    • Marked as answer by smartass1379 Monday, September 19, 2011 5:49 AM
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 3:49 AM

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  • There are already updates available for it. From the Windows 8 blog:

    We will be updating the release with various quality updates and drivers over the coming weeks/months just to exercise our overall update and telemetry mechanisms.

     

     

    Don't count on being able to upgrade to the beta - Windows 7 didn't support upgrades from beta to RC or from RC to RTM.

     

    • Proposed as answer by Robert MacLean Saturday, September 17, 2011 8:39 AM
    • Marked as answer by smartass1379 Monday, September 19, 2011 5:49 AM
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 3:49 AM
  • by no means do I expect to go from pre beta to RC or RTM but it would be phenomenal to be in the beta testing.
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 9:04 AM
  • On Sat, 17 Sep 2011 09:04:12 +0000, smartass1379 wrote:

    by no means do I expect to go from pre beta to RC or RTM but it would be phenomenal to be in the beta testing.

    The problem with "upgrading" from one beta to another is that you may wind
    up with bugs left over from one beta to the next which really wastes
    everyone's time when beta testing. If you're reporting bugs during a beta
    that wouldn't exist after a clean install of a new beta release then your
    time is wasted by hitting those bugs and the development team's time is
    wasted chasing down bugs that wouldn't exist with a clean install.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    The steady state of disks is full.  -- Ken Thompson

    Saturday, September 17, 2011 12:08 PM