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    Can I upgrade the Windows 8 Release Preview to Full version?

    I have PC which is powered by Windows XP. Its working well and I ever did formatting the system since I bought. Recently I came across the problem with Device Manager. When I stepped into Device Manager to see the devices on my system, it shown me a blank page. I was shocked to see this. I do not know how the system is working without Device Manager. Can anyone give me the correct solution for it. I also in need to know why this problem happens and also need tips to avoid such kind of problems in future.



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    Re: Can I upgrade the Windows 8 Release Preview to Full version?

    For those of you who have already been running the Windows 8 Developer, Consumer, Release Previews, you can install the Windows 8 RTM release using the migrate option, but not the upgrade option. You can also do a clean installation. Please keep in mind that there is no rollback after an upgrade installation. We also strongly recommend that you perform a system backup prior to an upgrade, migrate, or clean install of Windows 8. Note that the final release of Windows 8 will not support upgrading from any prior Windows 8 "Preview" release, though the migrate option will still be supported. In any upgrade scenario, you can run the Disk Cleanup Wizard to remove the previous installation in order to free up disk space.
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    Re: Can I upgrade the Windows 8 Release Preview to Full version?

    For those of you who have already been running the Windows 8 Developer, Consumer, Release Previews, you can install the Windows 8 RTM release using the migrate option, but not the upgrade option. You can also do a clean installation. Please keep in mind that there is no rollback after an upgrade installation. We also strongly recommend that you perform a system backup prior to an upgrade, migrate, or clean install of Windows 8. Note that the final release of Windows 8 will not support upgrading from any prior Windows 8 "Preview" release, though the migrate option will still be supported. In any upgrade scenario, you can run the Disk Cleanup Wizard to remove the previous installation in order to free up disk space.

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