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Windows 7: Upgrading to Windows 8 or 8.1

15 May 2015   #11
ukthesis

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Buycheapsolfware seems to be American. All the prices are in dollars.

I may try the free apps. I already have Open Office. But for the moment, it seems more sensible to stick with Microsoft - while avoiding those expensive yearly subscription offers.

Office 13 for 1 PC is not subscription but I need it for 2 computers. I have to say that Microsoft are looking towards increasing their profits over offering alternatives. Like those smartphones where you keep on paying but never actually "own" the device, you can easily end up paying a lot more for a Office product you never actually own. Smart business move, no doubt!


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15 May 2015   #12
genet

Windows 8.1/10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ukthesis View Post
I have Windows 7 home edition but I want to upgrade to Windows 8 or 8.1.
If you want to keep Windows 7 applications, then you need to first install Windows 8 and then install Windows 8.1.

Upgrade Install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

Upgrade from: Windows 7 To: Windows 8
- You keep your Windows settings, personal files, and applications

Upgrading to Windows 8 or 8.1-windows-8-setup.png

Upgrade from: Windows 7 To: Windows 8.1
- You keep your personal files only

Upgrading to Windows 8 or 8.1-windows-8.1-setup.png


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15 May 2015   #13
ukthesis

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Sorry, as I explain before, I got the products mixed up. Actually, I was asking about upgrading from Office 2007 home edition to Office 2010. That was the last Office app I am aware of that you can purchase for over one user and that is not subscription based, so you don't have to keep shelling out.

As a matter of fact, though, I am getting a laptop with Windows 8 installed. Are there are problems in transferring files I created using this Office 2007 app on a Windows 7 operating system across to the Windows 8 operating system on the laptop? How is this achieved please?
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15 May 2015   #14
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can use a USB memory stick. Sorry, if I misunderstood though as it is getting late.
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15 May 2015   #15
ukthesis

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Please explain. I am sure there is an easier and quicker way.
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15 May 2015   #16
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ukthesis View Post
Please explain. I am sure there is an easier and quicker way.
Attach an external hard drive to the Win 7 PC and copy the files to it. Re-attach the external drive to the Win 8 PC and copy the files from the external to the Win 8 PC.

Or upload the files from the Win 7 PC to a server in the sky, then download them to the Win 8 PC.

Or use a USB flash drive.

Or burn a series of DVDs.

Or remove the hard drive from the Win 7 PC and attach it to the Win 8 PC by a cable or dock and copy the files to the Win 8 PC.

Simplest would probably be USB flash drive unless you have hundreds and hundreds of GB to copy.
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15 May 2015   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ukthesis View Post
Please explain. I am sure there is an easier and quicker way.
There`s no quicker way then using a flash drive, are you saying you don`t know how to use one ?
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16 May 2015   #18
ukthesis

64 bit
 
 

I know.

Are there any technical problems in using documents created with Windows 7 and with Office 2007 with a Windows 8 operating system? I can just move them across, no problems?
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16 May 2015   #19
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I moved data files from Win XP to Win 7 to Win 8.x without problems.
I can't remember all the versions of Office and other programs I used over the years.
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16 May 2015   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Flash drives are great = straight forward as it gets and they are pretty cheap and reusable.

No problems I ever saw with 2007 doc files in win-8 or 8.1 or even 10tp
Although I still had office 2007 installed on all of the above
Never tested using a newer office version as far as I know .doc files are compatible with all office versions even .docx files are,

Some may have limitation of newer features but do not hamper the older features that exist in 2007 version,
Cheers.
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