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help find migration overview - from 7 to 8.1

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 for the 1st time

    help find migration overview - from 7 to 8.1


    I've been running Windows 7 for a long time and just purchased a new laptop with 8.1
    The gestalt of the interface is totally different and, while I imagine that the guts are similar, I'm looking to speed my transition with some help.
    Can you point me to articles, web sites, etc that focus on Windows 8 for Windows 7 users.

    Thanks!

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  2. #2


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    search for - User State Migration Tool
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  3. #3


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    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    You may download Windows 8 for Dummies from our friends at Dell:
    https://marketing.dell.com/ebook-windows-8

    Window 8 does not come with a Start Menu but if you want one try Classic Shell:
    Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 for the 1st time


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    You may download Windows 8 for Dummies from our friends at Dell:
    https://marketing.dell.com/ebook-windows-8
    Nice of Dell to to do that.
    And thanks for the links.

    But, I'm still hoping to find something written specifically for W7 to W8.1 migration.
    There have to be a ton of cases of "I used to do this and I went there and did that...what do I do now?" type Qs
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    one of the best things I first learned when migrating was right clicking on the Microsoft icon lower left of desktop for all kinds of system stuff ., then it was the Settings on the charms bar , and recently the charms Setting when you have a Start Screen app open ,its settings just for that App , that's a real good one to know .


    and then there is Google.com it finds all kinds of stuff .good luck ,happy hunting ,
    W7 to W8.1 migration - Bing
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