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  1. #30


    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
    Unattended install is a different animal, you need to have an answer file (autounattend.xml in win7) on the disk that'll input values automatically.
    Yep i think he knows that

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  2. #31


    Posts : 21,824
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome AEM.

    Yep.
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  3. #32


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8 Developer preview


    Shawn,

    Does I see a Windows.old folder after this upgrade install?
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  4. #33


    Posts : 21,824
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Engtianxi, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Yes, you sure will. I added steps 13 and 14 to help with this.
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  5. #34


    Posts : 2
    windows 7 professional 64 bit

    cannot keep previous settings


    hey i downloaded the win 8 developer preview but while installing it does not show the option to keep previous settings. it just displays the option for " keep nothing".
    pls help.
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  6. #35


    Posts : 21,824
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello c4cyro, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Are you trying to upgrade to the 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8 Developer Preview?

    Since you have 64-bit Windows 7 installed, you would need to be upgrading to the 64-bit Windows 8 Developer Preview to have the options like in step 5.

    Personally, since Windows 8 is still only a developer preview, I would recommend that you dual boot with it instead if you have the HDD space to do so. Windows 8 is really not recommended to be your primary OS since it is only a developer preview.

    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  7. #36


    Posts : 2
    windows 7 professional 64 bit


    hmm i also think the same...im gonna install it on vm.
    thanx.
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  8. #37


    Posts : 21,824
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. Good idea.

    Here are two that it works good with.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html
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  9. #38


    is it possible to ugrade from win xp x64 to win 8 CP x64
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  10. #39


    Posts : 21,824
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Raj,

    Yes, but it will only retain you accounts and files from XP.
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