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Windows 8 as main OS and Upgrading to Final Release

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  • Hello folks..

     

    I was wondering wether it is possible to use the Windows 8 Developer Preview as my main OS, and then

    when the final product gets released to upgrade to it - So that I won't have to wait for the Final Product. I have a legit Windows 7 key at the moment.

     

    Thanks in advance,

     

    Filosothic

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:48 PM

Answers

  • This preview is really for developers to get a just start on developing for the platform. Many things don't work right and are missing, and there will be no upgrade available to go from this version to the final (probably not even from this version to the next preview/beta).

     


    Matt Kleinwaks - MSMVP MSDN Forums Moderator - www.zerosandtheone.com
    • Marked as answer by Filosothic Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:27 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:01 PM

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  • On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:48:43 +0000, Filosothic wrote:

    I was wondering wether it is possible to use the Windows 8 Developer Preview as my main OS,

    Only you are going to be able to make this decision.

    and then

    when the final product gets released to upgrade to it

    Chances are good that you won't be able to upgrade from a build this early
    to RTM.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Another megabytes the dust.

    • Proposed as answer by Rich Prescott Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:13 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:52 PM
  • is version is a preview and not designed to be a Main-OS. Stay at Windows 7 Sp1 until Windows 8 is RTM.
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:52 PM
  • This preview is really for developers to get a just start on developing for the platform. Many things don't work right and are missing, and there will be no upgrade available to go from this version to the final (probably not even from this version to the next preview/beta).

     


    Matt Kleinwaks - MSMVP MSDN Forums Moderator - www.zerosandtheone.com
    • Marked as answer by Filosothic Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:27 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:01 PM
  • You could use it as your main OS, but realize that you should save your files on a different partition. You will be required to do a clean install. There will be no upgrade option when the beta, RC or RTM is released (nor would you want to do an upgrade, it's not good with beta versions). It also probably expires after a certain date, as well. I plan on spending as much time using Win8 as possible as my main OS. I will have to do a clean install when new versions are released, though.
    Dustin Harper dharper@mstechpages.com http://www.mstechpages.com --- Windows Help and Support Page
    • Proposed as answer by Rich Prescott Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:13 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:08 PM
  • Okay in that case i'll stick with Windows 7 and wait for the Windows 8 Final Release. Thanks alot
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:28 PM