Am I able to upgrade to windows 8 without my hard drive currupting?

Hello. I want to upgrade my pc from windows seven to windows 8 with the digital download. I have a key, but last time i did it, it currupted my hard drive and it made me get a new pc. Please tell me if i can

GFX: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Processor: Intel Core i5-4670k CPU @ 3.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Installed memory: 16 GB

Please help and thanks!
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  1. Why do you want windows 8?
  2. Best answer
    You always can.
    1. Backup your data
    2. Put in Windows Disc
    3. Format your HDD and partition it, then select a primary partition
    4. Update everything including drivers
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