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Windows 7: Windows 7 to 8.

11 Jul 2014   #1
Brandon Bias

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot
 
 
Windows 7 to 8.

Good Morning,

I have 32 bit Windows 7 Ultimate and wanted to install windows 8.1 64 bit Now the Question is Will i Have To Do Clean Install or it Can Upgrade
if it cant be Upgraded can i dual boot it ?


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11 Jul 2014   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Clean install. Dual boot should be fine.
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11 Jul 2014   #3
Brandon Bias

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot
 
 

Well Thanks but can i access my windows 7 files in windows 8 after the installation ?
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15 Jul 2014   #5
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Welcome to sevenforums Brandon,
Doing a clean install would be the best choice.

Just so you know, if you would be dual booting Windows 8 with a linux distro, you would have to turn off the fast booting feature.

Fast booting would boot windows in about 4-5 seconds(in my setup it does), without it, it takes about a minute to boot.
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 Windows 7 to 8.




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