Windows 8.1 RTM Public Release Scheduled On Oct. 18


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It will come in good time, at least allow it a few more days for a good leak. The first leak will be Chinese or some crap knowing our luck heh. Look forward to seeing some kids QQ over activation when they find KMS wont work :D But it is already possible to activate it by other means than a legit key, but probably to much trouble for some or to late for them to take advantage of it.

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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-news.com/you-need-to-re-install-all-installed-apps-if-you-upgrade-from-windows-8-1-preview-to-final-version/

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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-news.com/you-need-to-re-install-all-installed-apps-if-you-upgrade-from-windows-8-1-preview-to-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. 

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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-news.com/you-need-to-re-install-all-installed-apps-if-you-upgrade-from-windows-8-1-preview-to-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.

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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.

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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.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-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"

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Nice!

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

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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. :)

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Another new one: 9600.16384.winblue_rtm.130821-1623

 

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And this could be confirmed by a WinJS file:

 

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

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

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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 :) )

 

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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? :(

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I think Windows 8.1 has won my wife over. She likes the new start menu and the news app. it makes reading the news a lot easier

 

except it is start screen ;)

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