I'd like to be certain......

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    davidhk129

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    Right now I have one laptop running paid version of Windows 8 Pro.

    Question :
    If I install the Win8.1 Preview into this laptop, and come October 17th or 18th and Win 8.1 RTM is available, can I just install the RTM right into this laptop without having have to re-install Win 8 Pro first?

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    From everything I've heard, if you install the Windows 8.1 Preview, you'll have to do a clean install of Windows 8 when Octoboer 18th get's here. Then you download the Windows 8.1 RTM. You can't do a upgrade install from 8.1 Preview to 8.1 RTM.
     
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    Thank you.
    That was what I understood.
    I just wanted to be certain.
     
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    Yeah, I heard it from reliable source's like Paul Thurrott's WinSuperSite, Windows 8 Core and Windows Blue. That's why I'm waiting until next month. I'm already going to have to do a clean install of Windows next month, as I'm going to be upgrading my OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB. Max Iops ssd to a Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB. ssd. I figure when I get the 840 Pro, I'll just make sure it's firmware is updated. Then I'm going to unhook it until October 18th. Then I'll pull the Vertex 3 out, put the 840 Pro in. Then I'll install 8, upgrade to 8.1 and reinstall everything else. I may look and see if 8 has Windows Easy Transfer. If it does, I may use it on one of my external hard drives.
     
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    As far as installing your copy of windows 8 and then install windows 8.1 RTM over top is not necessary...just a clean install with 8.1 RTM with you product key of windows 8/8 Pro.
     
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    If I do it the way you said (clean install of RTM over Preview), will I have to re-install the 3rd party programs such as Avast, Malwarebytes, MS Office , DropBox, etc ?

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    Yes....with a clean install....you will have to reinstall all software. What I was describing with the 8.1 Preview version, is a clean install of 8 and then upgrade (install over top) with windows 8.1 RTM.
     
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    That's why I'm checking now if Windows 8 Pro has Windows Easy Transfer.Yes, Windows 8 has it. What you do is before you install any version of 8.1, run Windows Easy Transfer in Windows 8/8 Pro and set it up to do the easy transfer to a external hard drive. Now clean install 8.1 when it becomes available on October 18th. Now before doing anything in 8.1 (updates or software install's) ,run Windows Easy Transfer in Windows 8.1 and point it to your external hard drive that you saved the Windows Easy Transfer on. After that's done restart your pc. Now install your driver's and then your software. All your software settings will be intact. You may have to deauthorize certain software in Windows 8 after you do the original Easy Transfer. Thing's like games, iTunes paid versions of security software, and various benchmarking software.
     
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    Thank you.
    I'll wait till 8.1 final release is available.
     
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    Yeah, it's only 1 month and 9 day's away. I wonder if Microsoft is going to give us the option of purchasing a 8.1 dvd-rom for $5-$10 like they did with 8.
     
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    I'm relatively certain the the procedure will remain similar. You can choose the option to install later and choose to create optional media, obtain the .ISO, from which you can create your DVD or USB Stick install media.
     
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    Yeah, those 2 options will definitely be available. Downloading the .iso and burning a dvd or flash drive. However there's no guarantee on how long either work. Purchased software dvd's and music cd's, movie's, etc. have extra protection in place. DVD's/CD's you burn don't. Just like nobody know's how long a flash drive last's. I'd personallyy rather do it the same way I did 8 download the iso, burn it,install it and also order the backup dvd-rom from Microsoft The only way a purchased disk won't work, is if it get's seriously scratched or dirty. I've got the cleaning kit for the optical drive's and cd's/dvd's/blu-ray's. already.
     
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    It is my contention that if you have the ISO....
    You can make as many DVDs or USB media installs as you like, as often as you like and when ever you like. There is certainly enterprise level quality optical media out there that I would encourage anyone to use for critical backups if they think they need it (it is very expensive, relatively speaking), but....
    If you think that, that is what Microsoft is mass producing and mass marketing I suspect you are in for a disappointment.
     
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    However, there's no guarantee on how long the flash drives or blank cd's/dvd's/blu-ray's will be available.
     
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    Seriously??
    OK, you win.
     
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    You're freaking kidding right! Non of those medium are going anywhere this or the next decade or 3.
     
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