I am planning of upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 as the earlier one is going to be outdated soon enough and I want to run an OS that keeps getting all the updates/patches. I am a graphic designer and obviously have Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe After effects CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Illustrator CC, and not to mention tons of other plugins.
My question is whether or not when I upgrade to Win8 Would I have all my files intact with all the plugins and the programs installed? Would i have to install that again because all this software is quite expensive and I have spent a lot of money and Bandwidth on that.
If there is a way then please guide me through it.
No nothing would be installed you must install them all over again. You won't pay a single cent to install them if you have the product keys of these programms. Mainstream support for 7 will end 13 january 2015 and extended in 2020.