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  1. #1


    Cyprus
    Posts : 1
    Win 7 ultimate

    from win 7 to win 8


    HI I want to up great from win 7 to win 8. do you know if i will loos my files and emails from outlook

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  2. #2


    Yes. I recomend a dual-boot. Create a new partition and go for it !
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,396
    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    I would recommend a dual boot or a separate drive.....This version will expire soon
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  4. #4


    CA
    Posts : 2
    windows 8 beta version


    If you are already on windows 7, then i think you should just wait, until the full, final and stable version of windows is released and then you can go for the upgrade. From a general user perspective, I dont find anything much interesting or new in windows 8, its just a casual update so dont bother and dont risk your important data!
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  5. #5


    If you are already on windows 7, then i think you should just wait, until the full, final and stable version of windows is released and then you can go for the upgrade. From a general user perspective, I dont find anything much interesting or new in windows 8, its just a casual update so dont bother and dont risk your important data!
    A dual boot is safe, and from an enthusiast perspective every new build is an oportunity to play !
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  6. #6


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    If you are already on windows 7, then i think you should just wait, until the full, final and stable version of windows is released and then you can go for the upgrade. From a general user perspective, I dont find anything much interesting or new in windows 8, its just a casual update so dont bother and dont risk your important data!
    A dual boot is safe, and from an enthusiast perspective every new build is an oportunity to play !
    I find it funny that people regard operating systems as play things. I guess that they are not doing anything serious with their computers. For the rest of us, many of the machines are mission critical and not part of any game play. I concur with ReganWaters, as you know, that Win8 is totally uninteresting in the laptop and desktop arena. It is just a glorified mobile OS that runs the desktop as a task. As such it has very little to offer to most users who just do not have time to waste in games.

    If anybody manages to demonstrate even remotely as to why Win8 will make easier to run our Windows applications (isn't this the role of the operating system?), then I would listen. So far, nobody has ever made this case, not even Microsoft (and it does not care to do it, it would gladly sell a Win7 license instead of a Win8).
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  7. #7


    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    Posts : 4,115
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04


    I would definitely go with a dual boot on either a separate partition or drive. The current version of W8 is probably not advanced enough yet to be used as your primary OS. So just follow the tutorial below to dual boot with your current installing of W7.
    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1,396
    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by ADRz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    If you are already on windows 7, then i think you should just wait, until the full, final and stable version of windows is released and then you can go for the upgrade. From a general user perspective, I dont find anything much interesting or new in windows 8, its just a casual update so dont bother and dont risk your important data!

    A dual boot is safe, and from an enthusiast perspective every new build is an oportunity to play !
    I find it funny that people regard operating systems as play things. I guess that they are not doing anything serious with their computers. For the rest of us, many of the machines are mission critical and not part of any game play. I concur with ReganWaters, as you know, that Win8 is totally uninteresting in the laptop and desktop arena. It is just a glorified mobile OS that runs the desktop as a task. As such it has very little to offer to most users who just do not have time to waste in games.

    If anybody manages to demonstrate even remotely as to why Win8 will make easier to run our Windows applications (isn't this the role of the operating system?), then I would listen. So far, nobody has ever made this case, not even Microsoft (and it does not care to do it, it would gladly sell a Win7 license instead of a Win8).
    Then why are you here?
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  9. #9


    I find it funny that people regard operating systems as play things.
    Each one plays with what wants
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  10. #10


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    I find it funny that people regard operating systems as play things.
    Each one plays with what wants
    I guess that this much is true!! Enjoy
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