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  • The PC I just received came with Windows 8 installed.  I down loaded W 8 Enterprise and the message came out that it could not upgrade but had to do a new install and would lose what ever I had currently.  Since I have not done anything yet that would be no problem.  My worry is, currently my system is installed on my C: drive that is my solid state drive which I like. 

    Will the new install allow me to be put on the C: solid state drive?

    Also what will I lose feature wise with the Enterprise edition from the regular  8 edition?

    I am a developer and will be installing Visual Studio 2012, SQL Server etc.  What edition should I be using.  Can you upgrade from just 8 to pro and would that be better?

    Thanks for your help,

    A Wellborn Gregg

    -wgregg@msn.com

    512-847-6132

    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Monday, November 19, 2012 2:51 AM off topic (From:MSDN Subscriptions Feedback)
    Friday, November 16, 2012 11:04 PM

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  • Hi,

    your question is probably better directed to the Win8 setup forum, since it seems to be specific to technical/feature aspects of that product (rather than this forum which is for questions/issues about your subscription)

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itproinstall/threads

    some information about Windows8 editions is here:
    http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2012/04/16/announcing-the-windows-8-editions.aspx

    The Win8 Enterprise edition does have some extra features when compared to Win8Pro, such as AppLocker and some others, which are focused on the manageability and related features that larger enterprises often want to  implement to their PC fleet.

    I'd think that Pro would be all you need.


    Don
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    • Marked as answer by Mike Kinsman Monday, November 19, 2012 2:51 AM
    Saturday, November 17, 2012 9:38 AM
  • Unfortunately your post is off topic here, in the MSDN Subscriptions feedback forum, because it is not feedback regarding the MSDN Subscription.

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    Thanks, Mike


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    Monday, November 19, 2012 2:51 AM