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So Windows 8 is becoming my main OS, what happens in March?

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  • Windows 8
Last response: in Windows 8
January 19, 2012 11:08:43 AM

So I have Windows 8 on my new desktop, and wondered what happens when the Developer preview expires.
It seems it will expire March 13th or so. I imagine a new beta or even a release candidate would be rolling out
by about that time, right? But say when the official version launches, and I am still on a Developer Preview or Beta; what will Microsoft do?

Any ideas on if I (or others who got in on the Dev Preview) will have an option like the upgrade discs or anytime upgrade on 7?

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January 23, 2012 11:16:21 PM

Yes, virtually every version in the past has required a total new reinstall from scratch, although there were times in the past on an occasion or two that it was possible to upgrade via a loophole, but I would be on having to do a complete reinstall.