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#1 Luke702uk

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 17:39

Hello,

 

I havent tried the 8.1 Preview but am currently running Windows 8 and am looking to upgrade tomorrow.

 

Normally when a new OS is released I perform a clean install but I just wondering how big of an update 8.1? As it is more of a service pack than a new OS, is there any real benefit of performing a clean install of 8.1 (on a system running okay) rather than just upgrading via the store?

 

 Thanks




#2 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 17:42

several topics on this already, see if you can find an answer there.

 

http://www.neowin.ne...r-full-install/

 

http://www.neowin.ne...-windows-8-oem/

 

http://www.neowin.ne...update-be-like/



#3 neo158

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 17:45

Hello,

 

I havent tried the 8.1 Preview but am currently running Windows 8 and am looking to upgrade tomorrow.

 

Normally when a new OS is released I perform a clean install but I just wondering how big of an update 8.1? As it is more of a service pack than a new OS, is there any real benefit of performing a clean install of 8.1 (on a system running okay) rather than just upgrading via the store?

 

 Thanks

 

Windows 8.1 is much more than a service pack as it adds new features into the OS which, with the exception of XP SP2, service packs generally don't.



#4 chrisj1968

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 18:03

I used to be a Windows 7 user but moved to windows 8.1 as the app" classic start menu" made it so I could have what I wanted. Boot straight to desktop!

 

so for anyone hating on 8.1 take it from me.. I have hated on windows 8 from day one, use classic start menu and you'll be back in business!

 

I guess I have my stubborn streak at times.  :laugh:



#5 BoDEAN

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:14

Hello,

 

I havent tried the 8.1 Preview but am currently running Windows 8 and am looking to upgrade tomorrow.

 

Normally when a new OS is released I perform a clean install but I just wondering how big of an update 8.1? As it is more of a service pack than a new OS, is there any real benefit of performing a clean install of 8.1 (on a system running okay) rather than just upgrading via the store?

 

 Thanks

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