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Will i lose my data when i downgrade to windows 7?

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April 2, 2014 10:39:03 AM

I just downloaded official iso of windows 7 installer,and i have windows 8.1,and if i were to downgrade will i lose my data.If so how will i get it all back?
a b * Windows 8
April 2, 2014 10:47:13 AM

Back up your data before you start. There is no downgrade option, you have to install Win 7 fresh.
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April 2, 2014 10:51:44 AM

ss202sl said:
Back up your data before you start. There is no downgrade option, you have to install Win 7 fresh.


How do i backup?
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a b * Windows 8
April 2, 2014 11:03:31 AM

copy files to a usb.
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April 2, 2014 11:56:40 AM

rgd1101 said:
copy files to a usb.


Better ways?
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a b * Windows 8
April 2, 2014 11:58:42 AM

since you are will be using a different version of windows, if you use a software to backup in windows 8, it might not restore in windows 7.
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April 2, 2014 11:59:16 AM

No - is copying to a USB such a problem?
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a b * Windows 8
April 2, 2014 12:06:08 PM

or upload to cloud like google drive
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