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Upgrading with DVD of Window 8.1

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Upgrading with DVD of Window 8.1

    Hey i have purchased window 8.1 pro DVD from a retail store please note it is complete windows DVD not an upgrade pack i want to upgrade my window 7 ultimate to win 8.1 pro with this Complete DVD and retail key provided with it could anyone guide me with steps in upgrading with this DVD please note i don't want to lose any of my data and installed apps which are compatible.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

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    Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run

    Upgrade Install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

    Upgrading Windows with only a product key - Microsoft Windows Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft

    • Make sure you’re on the PC you want to upgrade. This must be a PC that is currently running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or Windows Developer Preview. (Windows 8 Setup checks that your PC meets all system requirements before it installs Windows 8.)

    • Have your product key handy. You can find it in your online order information, in the confirmation email for your purchase, or on the packaging. The product key will look something like this:

    • Make a backup of everything you want to keep. Save it somewhere you can get to it later, like an external drive or a DVD.

    Always better to do a clean install.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    Backup User and System Files - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Backup - Restore Files and Folders from in Windows 8
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