Windows 8 Release Preview time confirmed

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    Thank you for the share. Do you know what differences are there between the current preview and the Release Preview? Any link to some information would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I am already using Windows 8 PE. Can this be upgraded to Windows 8 RC?
     
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    Windows 8 PE? Was that a typo?
    Windows PE, if you have built it, is used to install the operating system and troubleshoot it only. It isn't designed to be a platform on which to run applications. As such, I really doubt you will be able to upgrade it to the RC, or any full OS.
     
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    Really? I am using the Customer Preview Edition. So far so good. I can install applications on it without any problem. Even run WoW, although with a bit of a nuisance with the screen flickering at startup.
     
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    I see. That is what you meant by "PE". Misunderstanding. - fwiw Its "Consumer" preview
     
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    This report by Softpedia clears things up a little:


    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Micr...eview-for-the-First-Week-of-June-267003.shtml
     
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    In that case, I can look forward to one more interim version before the final version. I wonder if that would mean a simple online upgrade exercise or a totally fresh installation. Anyone knows?
     
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    Not until release I'm afraid but on a personal level I would go the custom install route regardless..
     
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    Custom install? You mean an upgrade or a fresh install? I would prefer a simple upgrade. Then I don't have to install all my programs again.
     
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    A fresh install is also known as a 'Custom install' and you might well have the option to upgrade with the preview candidate. I'm just saying that I prefer to do a custom or 'fresh' install regardless..
     
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    I echo Kemical's view. Upgrades of early releases have a bad history. But, as it is still Beta, it isn't so serious - even to the extent of reinstalling personal software. But, for my own purposes, whilst I do test out my own software by installing, it does not bother me too much to have to do it again on a subsequent release - all part of the testing and fun!
     
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    In some ways, a clean install is a good thing. Then you are not messed up with baggage from the old installation. I just hope there is an option to choose partitions. I don't want to have to re-install my World of Warcraft. 20Gb can take quite a while to download.
     
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