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  1. #1

    windows 8.1


    hi everyone

    If I upgrade to windows 8.1, will I lose all of my installed programmes.

    Is windows 8.1 worth installing, is it better than windows 8


    regards calmat

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Hi calmet

    According to this chart, you won't lose much via the Windows 8.1 upgrade process; however, there may be many that can better address your concern as I have not done the upgrade myself because I opted to do an clean install of 8.1.

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    However, based on the number of issues still being identified and researched, I would definitely recommend that you wait a bit, unless you are just too curious to do so. Good luck with your own decision.

    my2cents
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  3. #3


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    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by calmat View Post
    hi everyone

    If I upgrade to windows 8.1, will I lose all of my installed programmes.

    Is windows 8.1 worth installing, is it better than windows 8


    regards calmat
    Are you already using Windows 8? If so, did the computer come with Win 8 or did you install? How old is your computer?

    As my2cents said, there are many pitfalls with updating to 8.1, not the least of which is the age of your computer. As a f'r instance, my older self-built 64 bit system ran Windows 8 Pro 64 bit just fine, but when I attempted to install 8.1 64 bit, I couldn't. I was able to install Windows 8/8.1 32 bit just fine, though. Go figure.

    Brink (Shawn) has created a nice file that gives instructions on Microsoft's Upgrade Assistant, which will tell you if your system complies:

    Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run

    At any rate, if everything's a go, you won't lose any of your installed programs or files; however, remember! BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP! your system before you start anything. That way, if things go south, you'll come out on the other end alive.
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  4. #4


    hi everyone

    thanks everyone for your help


    regards calmat
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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