Jump to content



Photo

Windows 8.1 RTM Public Release Scheduled On Oct. 18

win8.1

  • Please log in to reply
70 replies to this topic

#31 Vester

Vester

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 06-March 12
  • Location: UK
  • OS: Windows 8.1, Kali Linux
  • Phone: I9000 Custom Rom 4.2.2

Posted 22 August 2013 - 22:23

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. 




#32 Jeston

Jeston

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 4
  • Joined: 07-July 05
  • Location: Las Cruces, NM, US

Posted 22 August 2013 - 22:26

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/

Of course you will lose your apps and basically have to do a clean install. Same goes for just about every other Windows Beta to RTM release.



#33 chrisj1968

chrisj1968

    copyrighted!! ©

  • Tech Issues Solved: 3
  • Joined: 17-June 08
  • Location: United States

Posted 22 August 2013 - 22:32

Of course you will lose your apps and basically have to do a clean install. Same goes for just about every other Windows Beta to RTM release.

As I posted, I did an upgrade route to keep my apps and settings and it worked well.

 

my thinking is along the lines of replacing system files or doing a pseudo fresh install. i'm not mad about that, I have no problem re-installing my programs, actually kind of fun since my Laptop will have a fresh installation.



#34 Vester

Vester

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 06-March 12
  • Location: UK
  • OS: Windows 8.1, Kali Linux
  • Phone: I9000 Custom Rom 4.2.2

Posted 22 August 2013 - 22:39

As I posted, I did an upgrade route to keep my apps and settings and it worked well.

 

my thinking is along the lines of replacing system files or doing a pseudo fresh install. i'm not mad about that, I have no problem re-installing my programs, actually kind of fun since my Laptop will have a fresh installation.

 

http://windows.micro...s-8/preview-faq

 

"If you start your PC from removable media that you created when you downloaded the ISO, you won't be able to keep your apps, Windows settings, or personal files when you update.

 

If you're upgrading from

Windows 8

 

You can keep

Windows settings, personal files, and most apps

 

and

 

When you install subsequent editions of Windows 8.1 you'll be able to keep your personal files, but you'll need to reinstall your apps.

"

This is from Windows 8 - Windows 8.1 Release Preview. The only time you will loose anything is via a clean/fresh install. If you just update via the store or put the USB/DVD install device into your PC and click upgrade you will also keep stuff. 

You will only loose everything if you choose to fresh install.  Note it only says "if you START your PC from removable media" this means you boot from the USB/DVD with windows on it rather than into windows its self that is installed on the hard drive. 

Just turn your PC on go to store and download the windows 8.1 update. OR download the .ISO make a Bootable USB stick or burn the ISO to DVD. Place DVD/USB into drive (With PC still on) and when the windows 8.1 installer shows up make sure you just click the upgrade option and not the "custom install"



#35 OP +FaiKee

FaiKee

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 04-January 09

Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:30

 Pending confirmation: rumor from Russia - windows 8.1 RTM signed off 

6.3.9600.16384. winblue_rtm. 130822-2140 

http://pcportal.org....8-16-1377247642

image_732_zps47868dc4.jpg



#36 kiddingguy

kiddingguy

    ^ Nikki, my dreambabe!

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 09-September 03
  • Location: .nl
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro (twice)

Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:32

Nice!
Hopefully it will be released sooner for MSDN/TechNet... Because Microsoft never gave a formal statement on this; just rumours so far..., right?!

#37 OP +FaiKee

FaiKee

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 04-January 09

Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:07

Nice!
Hopefully it will be released sooner for MSDN/TechNet... Because Microsoft never gave a formal statement on this; just rumours so far..., right?!

Yup, just a rumor so far, take it with a grain of salt ATM. Mr. Leblanc always announce RTM sign-off and release schedules in Blogging Windows, but on a later date. :)



#38 OP +FaiKee

FaiKee

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 04-January 09

Posted 23 August 2013 - 13:18

From MSPortal, Russia: DVD name with MD5

 

 

http://www.microsoft...shie-chasy.html
 

 

image_733_zps1dcc1e09.jpg

 

 

Reminder: take as rumor, until confirmed real or fake. :)



#39 OP +FaiKee

FaiKee

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 04-January 09

Posted 23 August 2013 - 22:53

Another new one: 9600.16384.winblue_rtm.130821-1623

 

image_734_zps00fd296d.jpg

 

And this could be confirmed by a WinJS file:

 

image_735_zpsad31d8e5.jpg

 

 

At least, we can now confirm RTM is build No. 9600 ; the big question is the sign-off time-stamp. :)



#40 Ci7

Ci7

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 21-June 08
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Phone: Sony XZ

Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:19

*become more restless from impending Win8.1 invasion *  ;)



#41 freak180

freak180

    Mr. GreatDisaster

  • Joined: 02-December 08
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • OS: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:24

yes yes yes!!!! Need to install it before Oct :D



#42 OP +FaiKee

FaiKee

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 04-January 09

Posted 24 August 2013 - 03:41

:laugh:

 

image_739_zpsa86d933e.jpg



#43 +Zlip792

Zlip792

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 9
  • Joined: 31-October 10
  • Location: Pakistan
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
  • Phone: Nokia C3-00 (8.70 firmware) It sucks!!!

Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:01

Indeed I am looking forward to Windows 8.1 RTM, finally time to move from Windows 7..



#44 OP +FaiKee

FaiKee

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 04-January 09

Posted 24 August 2013 - 22:14

Didn't notice there was a so-called "RTM info" thread, until I read Angel of Despair's tweet.

 

Anyway, get a life (as of now, at least :) )

 

image_741_zps9c75ab88.jpg

 

 

p.s. : Mr. P.T. is "trusted source"?? lmfao. :laugh:

p.s.2 : Arseny92 was actually the guy posting that MS letter to the OEM's, and he explained what that actually was.....why called him names? :(



#45 OP +FaiKee

FaiKee

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 04-January 09

Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:00

http://www.zdnet.com...ces-7000019819/
 

 

image_742_zpse0db15b3.jpg