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Question About Upgrading From Win7 to Win8

Hey Forum, I've been recently thinking about upgrading from Windows 7 to WIndows 8, I've done some research and have downloaded the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant and ran the scan for compatible programs. It said that my programs were compatible, but I had to review 8 items, which wasn't that big of a deal. I also noticed that it said "You'll need to re-install compatible programs", I'm still confused about this because It just said they were pretty much all compatible, except one thing I noticed with this one is that it had a circle with an "X" in the middle, so if anyone knows what this means as to whether or not I have to install the programs again, I'd greatly appreciate an answer!

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  1. As it said you'll just need to reinstall the app when you upgrade to Win 8.1 because there will be incompatibilities when they were installed in Win 7 working to Win 8.1. So it needs to be reinstalled.
  2. Copyright-Wapow said:
    As it said you'll just need to reinstall the app when you upgrade to Win 8.1 because there will be incompatibilities when they were installed in Win 7 working to Win 8.1. So it needs to be reinstalled.


    Well I just ran the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant (Not the 8.1 this time), and It didn't mention anything about "Re-Installing" my applications or any of that, here's the version of Windows 8 I'm currently looking to buy and install: http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-Pro-Upgrade-Version/dp/B008H3SW4I/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1XBPHGHAXLHDG
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    I would recommend a fresh start, you can use the Upgrade version to clean install, but of course it would mean re-installing your Software. This should be done using Compatibility mode to ensure no conflicts...
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