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Windows 8.1 : Did you clean install or did you upgrade?


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Poll: Did you clean install or did you upgrade 8.1?

Did you clean install or did you upgrade 8.1?

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#1 +warwagon

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 23:13

The question is did you clean install or did you upgrade to 8.1? Personally I really thought about just doing a clean install using the 8.1 technet iso floating around. So last night I cloned my SSD onto a 250GB 2.5 hard drive, but there is not much more I loath than reinstalling windows on my computer. Which is why I don't do it very often. So I started the upgrade and it said

 

"While the update is downloading you can continue working, we will let you know when we are ready for the next step" or something like that

 

.So  I had some things open on my computer and then I had to go to a service call. When I got back the windows 8.1 had taken upon itself to start the install and reboot my computer. Good thing I didn't have anything open or anything important I wanted to save.. So far the computer after the upgrade of the install of windows 8 every thing is running great. Had to reinstall Vmware but that's about it. I also noticed the update deshared my printer and I had a LOT of old stuff in the recycle bin I had previously deleted back in August, so that was strange.




#2 ians18

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 23:23

For RT (running the preview) can you clean install RTM?



#3 Dot Matrix

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 23:28

Upgraded all 3 of my machines. No issues at all. 



#4 spenser.d

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 23:30

Downloading now.  Needs to go faster!



#5 +Ely

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 23:38

Upgraded from the store.



#6 Steve B.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 23:39

Update through Store, simple, easy (except for a few hitches with graphics) and generally painless.



#7 Vinylchan

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 23:40

Downloaded from the store on my desktop.

 

Not upgrading my tablet because it's getting shipped back to Redmond within a fortnight :(



#8 +Brando212

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 23:44

i upgraded to 8.1 using the leaked iso a few weeks ago



#9 RottGutt

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 23:53

Clean install from TechNet .iso. Strange, though, I don't have the "Help & Tips" program!



#10 +_Alexander

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 23:55

Upgraded from Store. Took forever (5hr) for netbook.

Hope it will be faster for the desktop.



#11 yowanvista

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 00:01

Did a Windows 8 upgrade from Windows 7 then subsequently to 8.1 via leaked iso.



#12 Dane

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 00:08

Going to upgrade whenever it decides to download.  It's slow.



#13 BoDEAN

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 00:15

Full Install (no upgrade) Windows 8.1 RTM. Had it running over a month now, no issues



#14 DaveLegg

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 00:18

Upgrade through the store on my laptop and one surface, the other surface was on the preview, it installed an update today, but seems to still be stuck on the preview for now.



#15 ambiance

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 00:19

Upgraded via app store.