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I guess you haven't spent that much time reading about 8.1 then, people that install the Preview version will have all of their Metro and Desktop applications deleted when upgrading to the RTM version. Performing a clean install will be the way to go with 8.1 as far as I'm concerned, I even saw several posts on complaints regarding issues/etc with the upgrade procedure from 8 to 8.1 Preview.

No, I know this already. I don't see any mention of the OP having 8.1 preview installed though - unless I missed it, and in which case if he does then yes a clean install will be required.
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If you have the preview installed, you will probably want to do a clean install. There is no reason to clean install if you have normal windows 8.

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I'm confused as well now lol.

I could have sworn I read that he was planning on installing the 8.1 Preview, wow what a catastrophic reading fail.

Either way, to the OP:

Yes you will be able to just update from 8 to 8.1 when 8.1 goes RTM, but I'd recommend performing a clean install, it's safer IMO, like I said, just backup everything and let it rip.
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I'm confused as well now lol.

I could have sworn I read that he was planning on installing the 8.1 Preview, wow what a catastrophic reading fail.

Either way, to the OP:

Yes you will be able to just update from 8 to 8.1 when 8.1 goes RTM, but I'd recommend performing a clean install, it's safer IMO, like I said, just backup everything and let it rip.

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