Windows 8.1 Preview Q & A

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  1. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    #1 FaiKee, Jun 23, 2013
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    fLOW. MDL Senior Member

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    I assume that if we are using a language that its not from the 13 in preview, we just need to change it (on control panel) to english for example, or this wouldn't work?

    also, i assume that we're going to get the .iso in the same day as the store download?! :rolleyes:

    cool thread FaiKee, keep it updated :D
     
  4. Espionage724

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    #4 Espionage724, Jun 23, 2013
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    I plan on doing a clean install from 8 to 8.1 anyway, so essentially, there should be no issue at all with this? I just grab the iso, put it on a DVD or flash drive, install with that product key, and just win?

    Edit: My locale is enUS also
     
  5. 5856898

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    I guess it might work if you have installed the english LPK. I'll get it a try in my lab tomorrow.
     
  6. TimeFire

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    Just out of curiosity...
    How did you got access to the preview earlier?

    Is this through Microsoft Connect or something?

    Thanks FaiKee.
    I thought the update notification would just pop up automatically on June 26th. Now i know i'll have to download an update package.

    Thanks again.

    And one more question:
    If i do a clean install of the preview (by burning the ISO to a DVD or flash drive)...
    Will i be able to upgrade to the RTM?
     
  7. TimeFire

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    That's because i prefer a clean install over an upgrade...
    No left-overs from the earlier OS.
     
  8. EFA11

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    I dont think you can upgrade 8.1 to 8. That would be a backwards upgrade (downgrade)

    I rather do clean installs as well (wipe and load heh). Upgrades tend to get messy sometimes.
     
  9. Tito

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    Added in the first post of this.

    :yeahyeah:
     
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  10. anthonykash

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    What happens when the preview is over. Will us guys using a legit win 8 key be able to just upgrade to the final through the store?
     
  11. Espionage724

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    I have no official word or anything, but if you're using Windows 8, and upgrade to official finalized 8.1 via the Store, you should be able to do so without any issue or any worry about your key (as long as it's a legitimate key). Can't imagine Microsoft making the upgrade any harder than it needs to be :)
     
  12. FaiKee

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    In the Preview page you can choose to download the "upgrade pack" or the ISO. :p

    LOL, got it from Ballmer.(believe it or not:laie:). If you upgrade from Preview to RTM, you'll have to re-install all the apps and softwares, so why not just clean install it. :D

    Tks Tito, anyway the fate of this thread is sealed, 4 days. :biggrin:

    Agree, but best is to consult MS support (there will be a link), but if your win8 is local account, you'll need to start a MS account, otherwise the Store won't work in the Preview. :D
     
  13. 5856898

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    Faikee, are you saying the preview page will give us an option to download the ISO?
     
  14. Boops

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    Will give solution to the problem of blurry text windows 8?
     
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  15. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    That's what the Q&A says. :p
     
  16. TimeFire

    TimeFire MDL Novice

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    I will just download the ISO and do a clean install then... just wipe my whole drive and install 8.1 from USB. Then upgrade to the RTM once it's available. Only 3 days to go! I'm excited!
     
  17. sukinsin88

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    :eek:ISO ? why but it s still preview not final
     
  18. M0rriss0n

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    #18 M0rriss0n, Jun 23, 2013
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    Correct, and only installing through store, that's the information until now.
    Iso maybe after RTM.
     
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  19. germanhess

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    Can We install this update without account MS ?
     
  20. M0rriss0n

    M0rriss0n MDL Senior Member

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    Nope, store is only accessible through M$ account.
     
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