I read that when we upgrade from the 8.1 Preview to RTM, we will lose our applications. However, when I upgraded from win7-8 no loss of apps or settings. Win 8 RTM to 8.1 preview same thing, no loss of apps.
But I have been researching this and concensus seems to confirm that we will lose all the programs we installed. Can anyone with knowledge of Windows/8/8.1 fill me in on how this would happen or work?
I shouldn't assume and the military taught me to never assume however, I must be getting soft in that Dept.
Is there a reason for the 8.1 upgrade to annihilate our programs or apps on the installation?
official MS link on that topic: http://microsoft-new...-final-version/
Going from 8 - latest leaked build everything was just updated for me when doing the update. I am almost 100% windows 8.1 (being classes as just an update) wont remove you're apps or settings for those apps. You might get the odd App or Driver issue with "not compatible with this version of windows" crap but that will likely be very rare. After all its just an update, not a service pack, not a fresh install and not really a new OS. I debt many apps (if any at all) would just support windows 8 and not 8.1. anything that works on 8 should work on 8.1 from the store.