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Windows 7: Updgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate x86 to Windows 8 Pro x86

10 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Updgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate x86 to Windows 8 Pro x86

Hello,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate x86 PC, and I want to updgrade to Windows 8 Pro x86.
I have full Win8 installation with serial key etc. When I run installation (setup) from Windows 7, i have a 2 options:

1. Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 (keep all files, settings, apps etc.)

2.Custom Install (Install Win8 on other Hard Drive, Delete current windows)

I want to upgrade my current windows, but on my computer i have installed lots of video games, lots of programs, apps.

If I upgrade, will I have to re-install, re-activate my games and programs or I will I be able to play games and run software, watch videos, read texts immediately after upgrade?

One more question. I have AMD Radeon HD 7770, are there any drivers for it in Windows 8? And will I have to reinstall all computer drivers after upgrade or not?

Thanks in advance!

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10 Nov 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello bokisis and welcome to Seven Forums.

This tutorial may help. It says that upgrading from 7 to 8 (x86 to x86 or x64 to x64) should allow you to keep backup schedules, programs, Windows settings, user accounts and files.

Upgrade Install to Windows 8 from Windows 7

However, I would strongly suggest posting your question on the Windows 8 Forum including your specific requirements to keep installed programs and apps, be able to access the internet after the upgrade is finished, etc. Many of the Windows 8 Forum members ae also members here but they may not see your Windows 8 question.

Windows 8 Forums
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10 Nov 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

If you do the in-place Upgrade (which works fine) then be sure to first save a Windows 7 backup image externally so you have a path back. Many do not like the touch-screen interface on non-touchscreen devices.
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11 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you do the in-place Upgrade (which works fine) then be sure to first save a Windows 7 backup image externally so you have a path back. Many do not like the touch-screen interface on non-touchscreen devices.
Thanks for relpy
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11 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Hello bokisis and welcome to Seven Forums.

This tutorial may help. It says that upgrading from 7 to 8 (x86 to x86 or x64 to x64) should allow you to keep backup schedules, programs, Windows settings, user accounts and files.

Upgrade Install to Windows 8 from Windows 7

However, I would strongly suggest posting your question on the Windows 8 Forum including your specific requirements to keep installed programs and apps, be able to access the internet after the upgrade is finished, etc. Many of the Windows 8 Forum members ae also members here but they may not see your Windows 8 question.

Windows 8 Forums
Thanks!
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