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From upgrade to clean Windows 8

  1. #1


    The Netherlands
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro

    From upgrade to clean Windows 8


    Hi!

    I just ordered and installed the upgrade from W7 to W8. I am not satisfied about the outcome and two options inside W8 seem to solve my unsatisfactory. You have "Refresh without losing personal files" and "Delete everything and re-install Windows". This last option seems the most satisfying, but since I have ordered a W8-upgrade, does this option delete everything and then still re-install W8, or the Windows 7-OS I had when I bought this laptop a month ago?

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  2. #2


    India
    Posts : 84
    Windows 8.1 Pro (32 bit)


    Even I would like to know about this.
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  3. #3


    The Netherlands
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro


    It's a good one, huh? Don't dare to take the risk without knowing an answer...
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Will refresh Windows 8
    Refresh Windows 8
    Will reset Windows 8
    Reset Windows 8
    automatic repair Windows 8
    Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
    DVD will clean reinstall Windows 8.
    Clean Install - Windows 8
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  5. #5


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    64-bit Windows 10


    The "Delete everything and re-install Windows" option is to completely reset Windows 8 to default as if you did a clean install of Windows 8 but faster.

    You will still have Windows 8 installed afterwards and not the Windows 7 you upgraded from.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  6. #6


    The Netherlands
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro


    Put the installation of Windows 8 on a USB Flash Drive and I chose to "reset Windows 8". It did exactly what I wanted it to do. Works fine and great now. Love the new operating system!
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