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I'm trying to update Windows 8 from developer preview to customer preview. But I've got a question about 'Choose what to keep.' Actually, there is only one option which is Nothing. So, I'm wondering if I chose Nothing, I would lose other installed applicaions including Visual Studio or only Windows related applications. Before going on, I want to know.

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As Microsoft noticed on installation, any non release (alpha/beta/preview) versions are "not upgradable". Your Windows folder will be renamed to Windows.old, so you owe to reinstall all programs to achieve old functionality.

I don't remember, if Program Files renamed. Seems to me, that it not be deleted, however programs will not to be registered in new installation of Consumer Preview.

BTW, there is already Release Preview, however it is still not release...

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