UPGRADE Enterprise Windows 8.1 - choose CORRECT download

  1. jimbo45's Avatar
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    UPGRADE Enterprise Windows 8.1 - choose CORRECT download


    Hi there

    Just a warning -- there are TWO different versions of W10 technical preview -- Non Enterprise and the Enterprise version.

    If you like me are running the Enterprise version of Windows 8.1 as a VM or as a HOST then you will need the ENTERPRISE VERSION in order to do an update in place -- if you download the NON enterprise version then it will only offer you keep personal files.

    You also need to install the same LANGUAGE version - so English on English (if using UK then UK version on UK version).

    So for people who want to do an inplace upgrade rather than a clean install -- CHECK WHICH VERSION you are downloading -- there are TWO different one's.

    Hopefully this warning will save other people time and prevent them from making the same mistake that I did -- (fortunately having "cloned" VM's it wasn't to bad to repeat the upgrade process again with another copy of my W8.1 M).

    I don't think the download links are that clear --there's an ENTERPRISE VERSION and NON ENTERPRISE version -- for Windows to go use the ENTERPRISE version.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. Jody Thornton's Avatar
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    Windows 8 Pro x64
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    Are there any Enterprise features you'd recommend IT folks trying, or does the regular Preview give a "real" impression of the OS?
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  3. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Jody Thornton said:
    Are there any Enterprise features you'd recommend IT folks trying, or does the regular Preview give a "real" impression of the OS?
    Windows to go is a nice feature -- only available from the Enterprise version. I think Bitlocker is also only Enterprise available -- otherwise most of the differences are as far as a home desktop user is concerned not really applicable -- for example network domains, security policies and other corporate stuff.

    Cheers
    jimboi
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