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Windows 7: name change?

25 Dec 2012   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
name change?

I recently joined SevenForums, but now considering upgrading to win8, can i use the same name when i
join windows 8 forums? I am going to take advantage of the sale price for the upgrade, and try it, if
i get to frustrated with it then, hell i will dump it and go back to win 7. From all the post i have read
on win 8 , I have a 50/50 chance of liking it.

thanks for any replies.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


See if the same screen name is available there if u need it.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

thanks gregrocker, i will and thanks for the clean install link..
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Dec 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP


I'd hang onto 7 until you're sure you want 8, then backup 7 as an image in case you want to go back.

Under the EULA you need to stop using Win7 once you use it to qualify for activating Win8.

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista - Windows 8 Forums

We can help you remove either OS when ready. Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 8 - Windows 8 Forums

If you decide to delete 7 then be sure to save the backup image externally. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2012   #5

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Yes, good suggestion, i spoke w/ my brother this wkend and he advised that he upgraded
and is not experiencing any problems.In fact ,he said he was enjoying the new operating
system and considers it a challenge to learn win 8. we are both retired and have time to
deal with the frustrations win 8 may throw our way...

thanks again for the advice and all the welcomes from all members

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You will hate 8, but go for it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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