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Transition from Win7 to Win8. What about the files ?

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Last response: in Windows 8
October 10, 2013 8:25:42 AM

So im wanting to get Win8 but im concerned since i have loads of software on my Win7 so my question is will any of my software work or will it be unaccessable? Will it be lost? Is there a way to keep everything working? Thanks for the help :D 

Edit: Would the same apply to multiboot? Having both Win7 and Win8 on my computer?

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a c 1352 $ Windows 7
a c 1223 * Windows 8
October 10, 2013 8:36:41 AM

If you do an Upgrade, all your applications should still be there and still work.

As always, do not bet the farm on that.
Have all your personal files backed up elsewhere, all your userIDs and passwords in a file or written down, and all of your application disks and installation files ready.
It usually works, but if it doesn' is far better to be prepared rather than to flail about trying to get things back.

And if you don't already have a backup situation in place, now might be a good time to start one.