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If I've installed the consumer preview and would like to keep Windows 8 as my main operating system, will I ever have to uninstall it or purchase it in the future?

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In short, yes. According to this site: "Previous beta versions of Windows 8, like the Developer Preview or Consumer Preview, can not be upgraded" to the full version.

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