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Will Windows 8.1 Preview will update to 8.1 Final when it comes out?

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Does anyone know if Windows 8.1 Preview will update to 8.1 Final when it comes out or will you be forced to do a clean install?
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Unfortunately you need to do clean install once final 8.1 is released. I'm too lazy to do that so I'm not gonna install the Preview.

Here's some more info for example: http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/what-you-need-know-about-windows-81-preview-build-9431-221461
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Finally, the most important warning of all: You can upgrade from Win8 to Win8.1 Blue MP and not lose anything. But when time comes for the final version of Windows 8.1, you will NOT be able to directly upgrade from the Win 8.1 MP to the final, shipping version of Win 8.1. Microsoft has made it amply clear that you'll have to re-install all of your desktop apps when making the move from Win 8.1 MP to Win 8.1 final.
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Something I have not been able to get a straight answer on from people I have talked to...

If you have Windows 8...Will you be able to upgrade to 8.1 free?? Or is this going to be a completly new release that I will have to pay XXX.XX bucks for??
    
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It's free, basically just Windows 8 SP1. Those old rumors saying you need to pay for it are false.
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Excellent...I have Windows 8 that I recevied from Dreamspark and have not installed it yet because of the whole 8.1 and start menu mess...Didnt want to have to do multiple installs...so it looks like I will be going to Windows 8/8.1 when it finally gets released...
    
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Thanks Seid Dark, +Rep. I guess I won't be installing it then, I will just re-install Windows 8 RTM. Having some problems that I can't seem to fix without a complete re-install.
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