Full upgrades to Windows 8 only from Windows 7

Tagged: Microsoft Windows 8, upgrade, Software
Source: Computerworld Inc - Read the full article
Posted: 4 years 17 weeks ago

"Microsoft said then that only Windows 7 PCs are eligible for a full upgrade to Windows 8, one that retains applications, data files, user accounts and Windows settings. Windows Vista and Windows XP machines can be upgraded to Windows 8 -- assuming the hardware meets the system requirements of the new OS -- but cannot bring along all the bits. Vista users who upgrade will retain user accounts and files, as well as Windows settings, but not already-installed applications. XP-to-Windows 8 upgrades preserve the least amount in a move: User accounts and files only."



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I have Windows 7 and am not sure if I want to upgrade to Windows 8. Only time will tell.


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The Windows 8 tiles UI doesn't look very promising.

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Joined: 04/26/2002
Posts: 1939

Probably a good idea to clean install anyways. Is there anything about Windows 8 that is worth upgrading from Windows 7?

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