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Upgrade from windows 7 to windows 8

If I already have windows 7 on my computer, but I want to upgrade to windows 8, what do I have to do? Will it require a complete hard drive wipe?

Thanks in advance!
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  1. No You Dont Need To Completely wipe your hard disk
    all you need to do is just download windows 8 iso
    and burn it on a disk or make a bootable pendrive or mound the disk on windows 7 and start the setup
    you can install windows 8 over 7 without any data loss
  2. No you don't need to do that. Just run Windows 8 installer on Windows 7 and use upgrade option when asked. Your current programs, settings will be kept as it is and it will not affect other drives and their data.
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    EasyLover said:
    No you don't need to do that. Just run Windows 8 installer on Windows 7 and use upgrade option when asked. Your current programs, settings will be kept as it is and it will not affect other drives and their data.


    +1 to this.. Although I hated Win 8 and went back to Win7 .. I cant fault the upgrade process.. was VERY smooth.
    (with usual caveat.. take a backup of important data first.. Just in case).
  4. Thanks for all the help guys! This is really useful. I am building a computer and plan to put windows 7 on it because I prefer it over windows 8, but I wanted to now if I could upgrade in the future. Once again, thanks! (Man I love this forum!)
  5. Microsoft is ending Windows 7 support in Jan-2015. Keep that in mind please as there won't be any updates after Jan-15 for Windows 7.
  6. EasyLover said:
    Microsoft is ending Windows 7 support in Jan-2015. Keep that in mind please as there won't be any updates after Jan-15 for Windows 7.


    Jez.. you are the master of half truths..
    It Jan 2015 for mainstream support (so for new features ) .. it supported until Jan 2020 for extended support (so for normal patches and security patches).

    HTH
    Cheers
  7. yoji said:
    EasyLover said:
    Microsoft is ending Windows 7 support in Jan-2015. Keep that in mind please as there won't be any updates after Jan-15 for Windows 7.


    Jez.. you are the master of half truths..
    It Jan 2015 for mainstream support (so for new features ) .. it supported until Jan 2020 for extended support (so for normal patches and security patches).

    HTH
    Cheers


    "Master of half truths" is not welcome :pfff:. Anyhow, you are right. I was not aware of extended support period. Thanks for pointing that out.
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