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As the title says, is the windows-8.1-preview tag really needed, especially as we're near the release of the Windows 9 Developer Preview (or beta, whatever it is).

The Windows 8.1 Preview is over a year old, and is no longer available for download from Microsoft. Any sane developer would use a full Windows 8.1 installation, which is up-to-date, and not the Windows 8.1 Preview which is no longer updated or maintained.

Shouldn't this tag be purged, or at least merged into the windows-8.1 tag? If not, why?

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    questions in the tag needs to be cleaned up/removed/updated – Sathyajith Bhat Aug 30 '14 at 13:47
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    Keep in mind that those questions could be specific to that version of Windows and might not relate to the final version of Windows. – Der Hochstapler Aug 30 '14 at 20:14
  • @OliverSalzburg Then surely those questions should be purged completely from Super User; they're not going to hep any future visitors with fixing any issues. – AStopher Aug 30 '14 at 20:18
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    @zyboxenterprises I agree. I just wanted to leave a quick comment :-) Although I would prefer closure to deletion – Der Hochstapler Aug 30 '14 at 20:22
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    Instead of a purge why not protect them? I do agree they have limited usefulness though. – Ramhound Aug 30 '14 at 22:24
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    We could historic-lock the better questions (ones about updating to a release version or workarounds for known bugs etc), retag those which apply equally to [windows-8.1], and VTC those which no longer apply. Other than that, we will need to be vigilant in retagging new questions. – Robotnik Sep 1 '14 at 5:00
  • I agree with the closing or locking; deleting may remove reputation people have rightfully earned. – Canadian Luke REINSTATE MONICA Sep 2 '14 at 15:43
  • note that posts with score +3 & on site for > 60 days don't lose rep when deleted – Sathyajith Bhat Sep 2 '14 at 17:35

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