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Has anyone upgraded Windows from XP to 8.1?

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    Has anyone upgraded Windows from XP to 8.1?


    Just a curious thought, and I am unsure if it is possible, but has anyone had an installation of Windows Xp and Upgraded to Vista, then 7, then 8, and finally 8.1? Or is that not even possible. I am assuming not as the hardware has changed a bunch from 2001 to 2014 (Now).

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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Yes it is possible as you describe it. Only a direct upgrade from XP is not possible.
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Yes it is possible as you describe it. Only a direct upgrade from XP is not possible. To check out your system compatibility, you might want to run this:

    Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run
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    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    Yes it is possible - check this out Solved In-place upgrade - XP to 10 without losing the apps.
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