Questions about: Upgrade from WDP to WCP, keeping all programs.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by sintoo, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. sintoo

    sintoo MDL Novice

    Jul 22, 2011
    First, pleas forgive me if this sounds like too much of a newbie question.

    I've quickly read some Google search and it seems that one cannot Upgrade from WDP to WCP while keeping All applications. (Win7 -> WCP is however fine).

    So could you confirm or disprove the above ?

    Did you lose all apps (including non-microsoft) after you upgraded dev preview to consumer preview ?

    I know there are many disadvantages of doing upgrade instead of fresh install.

    But this time, I prefer upgrade.

    When a new disk arrives, I'll to make a full backup of current system before pulling the trigger :)

    I have been enjoying my WDP for about 6 months now and have installed apps, and many non-Microsoft drivers, and many external devices with their own apps.. So for me, the time amount to dig-out the original install, re-install them, reboot, set the settings to what it was (impossible tasks for all settings) etc... outweighs the fresh-install's advantages.

    Thank you everyone.