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What are you gonna do with Windows 8.1?   109 votes

  1. 1. What are you gonna do with Windows 8.1?

    • Windows 8 -> Windows 8.1 with Preview
    • Windows 8 -> Windows 8.1 without Preview
    • Windows 7 -> Windows 8.1 with Preview
    • Windows 7 -> Windows 8.1 without Preview
    • Windows Vista or lower -> Windows 8.1 with Preview
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    • Windows Vista or lower -> Windows 8.1 without Preview
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    • I keep using Windows 8
    • I keep using Windows 7
    • I keep using Windows Vista or lower
    • Something else, I will tell you in the comments
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We're only 6 days away from the Windows 8.1 Preview. Time for a poll: What's your upgrade path?

 

I will update to the Windows 8.1 Preview, then to the final (I come from Windows 8).

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I'll wait for it to go final. I've never been keen on trying alpha/beta/dev/preview operating systems.

Have to admit I'm not that "hyped" for Windows 8.1, but I'll see what's new.

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Gonna upgrade my Surface RT to the 8.1 Preview, maybe even my laptop, but not my desktop until the final gold bits are released.

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Jumping on 8.1 as soon as it's previewed. This is going on my laptop (only choice :p) so it better be decent otherwise i'm giving up! :angry: So far I haven't tried any of the leaks yet so this will be the first swipe at it.

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Upgrading everything but my workstation to Windows 8.1 Preview on June 26th.

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Already have a separate partition to tamper with it. 

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I'll be upgrading to the preview :) If I need to reload when it goes final, then so be it. I have backups.

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I'll wait for now...

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Depends on which system I'm on, but yea the ones that are running 8 will go to 8.1 once it goes gold... although I may toy with the preview version in a virtual machine or one of the test rigs out of curiosity.

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Don't know just yet. I will wait for it to go final first, then install it on my secondary laptop to see how it is. Only then if I like it and decide it's worth it will I install it on my main PC.

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Sticking with Windows 7 until StartIsBack and Bigmuscle's aero glass implementations work on 8.1 then I will give it a try, if I don't get a repeat of the problems I had with Windows 8 I will stick with 8.1

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I'll wait for it to go final. I've never been keen on trying alpha/beta/dev/preview operating systems.

Have to admit I'm not that "hyped" for Windows 8.1, but I'll see what's new.

 

Same here. I do like to try new things but only when they are finished.  :)

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No preview. I'll upgrade once 8.1 releases

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I usually get betas and RCs of new Windows OS releases, but I'll skip it this time.  Windows 8 works fine for me as-is, and I can wait a couple more months for the new additions and changes, plus it'll save me an OS re-install (though I might do it anyways; we'll see).

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I'll try it out on my desktop in vbox but I might install it on my Samsung ativ tablet since I don't have many apps installed on it so when the final comes I can reinstall the few I do without much issue.

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if i didnt have to do a clean instal from preview to final i would but ill wait just for the upgrad and also some new physical media

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i plan on upgrading when it is final release, after reading about having to reinstall my applications to go from the preview to the full version it was no longer worth it to me to try something that would inevitably be free to me anyway.

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If I can go from 8 to 8.1 Preview, then to the final version without performing clean installs I will.

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going to run preview on all my machines.

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If I can go from 8 to 8.1 Preview, then to the final version without performing clean installs I will.

 

You can't this has been confirmed.

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I might play around with it and see if anything worth while has been changed, if not, trust W7 it is

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Microsoft should really release WIndows 7.1 with the software improvements of Windows 8 minus the touchscreen metro garbage for those still using a traditional PC.

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Probably going in a VM for a day or two and if no major issues will probably jump the gun knowing myself. Considering it's largely an update rather than a drastic new OS and a lot of the updates would be visual, I doubt they'll have that much stability issues.

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I'll be installing the 8.1 Preview on my Samsung Series 7 slate (currently has 8 Pro) since I don't have many desktop apps installed on there (MAYBE 3?). I'll wait for the RTW version for my desktop Dell AIO which currently is running 8 Pro. I'd install the preview on both if I didn't have to reinstall all desktop apps, but one of my two PCs are better than none to preview with!

 

I look forward to the preview :)

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Gonna wait till 8.1 final before I upgrade to it.

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