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upgrade from developer preview to consumer preview

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  • So, will there be a big update for developer preview systems or will I need to do a clean install? (not really a big deal as I use my laptop for goofing off mostly)

    Monday, February 27, 2012 10:59 PM

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  • I'm not certain, but upgrades like this usually require a clean install.
    Monday, February 27, 2012 11:35 PM
  • Guess I'll find out Wed haha :)

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:43 AM
  • I'm pretty stoked myself. I can barely wait! I'm going to fresh install my developer tablet.

    Thanks,
    Bobby Cannon
    BobbyCannon.com

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 2:23 AM
  • So, will there be a big update for developer preview systems or will I need to do a clean install? (not really a big deal as I use my laptop for goofing off mostly)


    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.
     
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 3:44 AM
  • You will need to do a clean install.  Best option is to delete the existing Windows 8 partitions and start fresh.

    Windows 8 – Dual Boot Windows 8 Beta, Consumer Preview, Release Candidate and RTM with Windows 7
    http://www.pagestart.com/win8cpdb02171201.html

    J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com


    Never be afraid to ask. This forum has some of the best people in the world available to help.


    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:10 AM