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Can I use the new ReFS file system on Windows 8?

Windows Server 2012 comes with the new File System ReFS, which is Microsoft's upgrade to NTFS. Is there any way to use this for my Windows 8 partition?
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Is Windows 8 able to read partitions formatted with the ReFS filesystem?

Does Windows 8 read ReFS? Is there a patch available or plans to add support? My question is motivated by my desire to switch to ReFS due to the better benchmarks but I am hesitant as it may render ...
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readyboost for REFS possible with a partition of an internal SSD?

I intend to setup a new computer with Windows 8.1/x64 using the following disks: 2 2TB rotating disk drives 1 or 2 SSDs (1x240GB or 2x120GB) I need your help to decide whether to buy 1 or 2 SSDs, ...
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NTFS and ReFS limitations

As far as I know, by design NTFS supports partitions containing up to 2^64 clusters. But NTFS implementation in Windows XP and later is somewhat limited by Windows stack which can address 2^32 ...
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BitLocker stuck during partial partition encryption

I wanted BitLocker to encrypt an REFS partition on a VHDX (virtual HDD), and it is now stuck at ~70%, asking for chkdsk /r. I can't run chkdsk because REFS doesn't support (and doesn't need) that, ...
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What happens to ReFS if I reinstall Windows?

ReFS seems nice. As far as I know, it is some sort of software RAID. If so, the information is managed by the OS. What happens somehow Windows is corrupted and I reinstall Windows? Is all information ...
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Windows Version of ZFS

From what I've read about ZFS is that it allows and protects against FileROT. Which is why I commonly use this for all my FreeNAS Machines. Is there an option like that but for the Windows side of ...
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Does a ReFS drive on a Windows Storage Pool survive a Windows reinstall?

Or if my SSD that contains my Windows boot and system fails, then I lose the ReFS drive as well?