Going from Win8 preview to full release

lsh

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 6, 2012
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Cincinnati, OH
I'm running preview installed with bootcamp and VMware fusion. I am a recent Mac convert and didn't want to buy Win7 knowing Win8 was coming. I have special purpose software that only runs on Win - and sometimes doesn't function well under VMware.

I understand that I need the system builder version since I'm not upgrading from another Win version.

If I create a new bootcamp partition, can I delete the Preview one when I'm ready?
Anything else I need to consider?
 

UNLV

macrumors newbie
Oct 16, 2012
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Nevada|Las Vegas
Bootcamp will...

Bootcamp will only allow one partition. Probably you can overwrite the partition with the final release by inserting the USB/DVD while booting your bootcamp partition?
 

monkeybagel

macrumors 65816
Jul 24, 2011
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United States
I'm running preview installed with bootcamp and VMware fusion. I am a recent Mac convert and didn't want to buy Win7 knowing Win8 was coming. I have special purpose software that only runs on Win - and sometimes doesn't function well under VMware.

I understand that I need the system builder version since I'm not upgrading from another Win version.

If I create a new bootcamp partition, can I delete the Preview one when I'm ready?
Anything else I need to consider?
Honestly I would consider Windows 7 instead of Windows 8 since you don't have a touch interface. Windows 7 is a much better OS IMO.

Yes, you could use Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows 8 unsupported, and delete the VM.
 
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