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Updating from Consumer Preview

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    Updating from Consumer Preview


    I've been running the Consumer Preview for the past several months but now would like to update to Windows 8 Pro, I have the DVD but am wary of installing it as I think I'll lose everything. Has anyone attempted this upgrade yet? I just upgraded my Win 7 laptop to Win 8 Pro and it went as smooth as silk, I didn't lose a thing.

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    Hello Mickh, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    When upgrading from Windows 8 CP, nothing will be kept from Windows 8 CP. Instead everything will be placed in a Windows.old folder in the new Windows 8 Pro

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html


    If you do not need anything in the Windows 8 CP installation or already have what you want backed up, then you could also do a clean install to your Windows 8 Pro as well if you like since you have the DVD.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Last edited by Brink; 16 Nov 2012 at 17:50.
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