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hey guys im runnning windows 7 and have seen this cheap and legit upgrade http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Windows-8-1-Pro-Upgrade-for-One-PC-/121450183281?pt=UK_Computing_Software_Software_SR&hash=item1c46feba71

 

if i install it obviously I will back up first but will everything (data and applications) stay the same? folders be formatted the same and not corrupted in the exchange?

 

anything else i should consider?

 

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hey guys im runnning windows 7 and have seen this cheap and legit upgrade http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Windows-8-1-Pro-Upgrade-for-One-PC-/121450183281?pt=UK_Computing_Software_Software_SR&hash=item1c46feba71

 

if i install it obviously I will back up first but will everything (data and applications) stay the same? folders be formatted the same and not corrupted in the exchange?

 

anything else i should consider?

Update from 7 to 8 worked perfectly fine for me. I did it on a laptop so some OEM drivers and software broke and required reinstalling, but nothing major

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Yes, everything will stay the same. However, a clean install is usually better.

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Yes, everything will stay the same. However, a clean install is usually better.

how can i remove windows 7 after upgrading then ? :)

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I'm debating the legit part of it, but okay

 

When prompted, just choose the "upgrade" option and all of your files (including programs and everything under "Users") will be saved to a folder in C called "Windows.old" then, you are good to go.

 

A clean install is faster; you can do this by when prompted in the installation process, chose "custom" and then format your hard drive completely. Obviously, this will require you to back up your stuff, and the other one does not require back up of files.

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how can i remove windows 7 after upgrading then ? :)

It removes it for you. Hard to explain without you actually doing it. When you insert the disk it prompts you for the upgrade. You hit yes and it works from there.

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how can i remove windows 7 after upgrading then ? :)

It will be removed anyway. Let me explains the 2 different ways to upgrade Windows.

1) In-Place install (upgrade) - sets all your files, programs and settings aside, writes the new version, and tries to transfer your files, programs and settings. Pros: Everything will be kept (in most cases), Cons: some programs might break, some devices may not work.

2) Clean install (custom) - removes everything, and installs Windows. Pros: a clean version, so everything should work. Cons: you lose everything.

In most cases, an in-place install will be fine. However, a clean install is better. There is a Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant, which you should run before upgrading. If the result looks good, do an in-place install. If something's incompatible, post the result here (I think it creates a HTML file of the result), post it here and we will check it for you.

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It removes it for you. Hard to explain without you actually doing it. When you insert the disk it prompts you for the upgrade. You hit yes and it works from there.

There is no disc.... Only an .exe....

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There is no disc.... Only an .exe....

Does the same thing. It will prompt him with the same thing. 

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Does the same thing. It will prompt him with the same thing.

It won't prompt him anything, unless he creates a disc and uses that instead.

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