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  • I've created a 30Gb partition when I installed the Win8 Developer Preview.
    Now I want to upgrade to the Win8 Consumer Preview, but I can't upgrade 'cause it needs at least 20Gb free space to upgrade. I can't extend the volume (since I'm using the other partition as primary OS).
    Would it make any difference if I burned a Win8 CP DVD? Or is there another way to upgrade?

    Thanks in advance!

    Friday, March 23, 2012 11:56 AM

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  • I've created a 30Gb partition when I installed the Win8 Developer Preview.
    Now I want to upgrade to the Win8 Consumer Preview, but I can't upgrade 'cause it needs at least 20Gb free space to upgrade.

     

    There is no automatic or in place upgrade from the Developer Preview to the Consumer Preview, you will have to reinstall your programs.

    Since your hard drive is only 30GB, back up your files to separate storage before installing the Consumer preview, then do a custom install and format the Developer Preview to make room for the Consumer Preview. You will need the ISO to do this.

     

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO download:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso

    After you download the ISO file - use the Windows USB/DVD Download tool to make install media:
    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool
     
     

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview FAQ:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/faq
     

    • Marked as answer by WH._- Saturday, March 24, 2012 11:03 PM
    Friday, March 23, 2012 10:16 PM

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  • If Windows 8 developer preview is the only OS in your PC, you could boot with DVD and then format the partition and do clean install of Windows 8 CP. But if it is Multiboot, then you have to set you older OS as default boot(go to start and type msconfig and in boot set old OS(Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP) as primary boot and then format the partition that Windows 8 is in there and then boot from DVD.

    Also, try run disk clean up tool in Windows 8 and remove things that you don't want to free up some space.

    Friday, March 23, 2012 12:06 PM
  • But if it is Multiboot, then you have to set you older OS as default boot(go to start and type msconfig and in boot set old OS(Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP) as primary boot and then format the partition that Windows 8 is in there and then boot from DVD.

    Hi Cyber_Defend_Team,
    now, why does he have to do that? I was dual booting WDP with Windows7, Developer Preview was my default OS and I could have installed CP in more than one way without having any need to change the default OS.

    Let's re-read Windows 8 Consumer Preview: Frequently asked questions, WH._ can also use the steps outlined here:

    How to install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Irfan

    Friday, March 23, 2012 1:04 PM
  • I've created a 30Gb partition when I installed the Win8 Developer Preview.
    Now I want to upgrade to the Win8 Consumer Preview, but I can't upgrade 'cause it needs at least 20Gb free space to upgrade.

     

    There is no automatic or in place upgrade from the Developer Preview to the Consumer Preview, you will have to reinstall your programs.

    Since your hard drive is only 30GB, back up your files to separate storage before installing the Consumer preview, then do a custom install and format the Developer Preview to make room for the Consumer Preview. You will need the ISO to do this.

     

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO download:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso

    After you download the ISO file - use the Windows USB/DVD Download tool to make install media:
    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool
     
     

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview FAQ:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/faq
     

    • Marked as answer by WH._- Saturday, March 24, 2012 11:03 PM
    Friday, March 23, 2012 10:16 PM
  • Thanks a lot everyone!
    I will stick with the DP for a while, until I find the time to backup my files, and more important, to re-install the software I'm using.
    Saturday, March 24, 2012 11:02 PM

  • I will stick with the DP for a while, until I find the time to backup my files, and more important, to re-install the software I'm using.

    Hi WH_.,

    I don't think you need to backup your files, though you will have to reinstall your apps:


    Irfan

    Please read this link again:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/faq#section_1
    Sunday, March 25, 2012 2:44 AM