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I'll be putting together my new rig later today and would like people's suggestions on which version of Windows to install. Through DreamSpark, I have access to Windows 7 Pro and 8 Pro, both x64 of course. With 8.1 right around the corner I'm leaning towards 8 but not completely sure.

Edit: Looks like DreamSpark also has 8.1 preview available. Will that automatically upgrade to the full version when it's released or will I have to reinstall?
Edited by rusky1 - 8/30/13 at 9:09am
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I have 7 on my desktop and 8 on a new laptop. At first windows 8 drove me crazy until I found a start bar mod named startisback. I have not used 8 for gaming, but I love the boot time. If I were in the same position, I would load up windows 8 regardless of the 8.1 update.
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windows 8 good ... windows 8.1 preview even better ... atleast more stable and faster for my system.

Would never go back to windows 7 :) 

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Thanks for the replies guys. thumb.gif

Any insight into whether 8.1 preview will be updated to a full version or not? If not then I'll just install 8.
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As far as having to reinstall 8.1 on final release, I keep finding mixed answers. I think you will have to ether downgrade to windows 8 or reinstall.
Quote:
3.1)While computers running windows 8.1 preview can be updated to final windows 8.1 release, this update process will only migrate the data on the device.
3.2)All the applications from the store or desktop applications will need to be re-installed as part of this update process
3.3)You will have to install all your apps, windows will keep just data!

http://windows8search.com/forum/after-full-version-release-windows-8-1-will-my-windows-8-1-preview-updates-windows-8-1-full-release-automatically-4610.html
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Originally Posted by RJ_985 View Post

As far as having to reinstall 8.1 on final release, I keep finding mixed answers. I think you will have to ether downgrade to windows 8 or reinstall.
http://windows8search.com/forum/after-full-version-release-windows-8-1-will-my-windows-8-1-preview-updates-windows-8-1-full-release-automatically-4610.html

Thanks for the info! That seems like way too much of a hassle, I'll just go with 8. thumb.gif
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