Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Windows 8 Pre-Release & Windows 8 Pro Setup

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8 Pre-Release & Windows 8 Pro Setup


    I currently have been browsing for the last couple of hours for a solution to my current situation regarding my Windows 8 installation. I had Windows 8 Pre-Release installed (and since last week, it has expired) and so I had went out and bought a actual CD of Windows 8 Pro (as I wanted an actual certified hard copy of the OS). What I had did to not loose my confidential data is I setup a second partition just for the new Windows 8 pro installation. I installed it on a 80GB partition, leafing my original Windows 8 Pre-Release on a 220 GB partition.

    What I am trying to do exactly is to transfer over ALL my applications, data, onto my Windows 8 Pro partition, and eventually, delete the Windows 8 Pre-Release partition as a whole, making my Windows 8 Pro the dominating OS of my hard drive. I wanted to know if their are any ways to encounter this! I am an actual developer so the less time consuming the better!


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Welcome to EightForums.

    Upgrade to Windows 8 with only a product key - Microsoft Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft

    Make sure you’re on the PC you want to upgrade. This must be a PC that is currently running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or Windows Developer Preview. (Windows 8 Setup checks that your PC meets all system requirements before it installs Windows 8.)

    Have your product key handy. You can find it in your online order information, in the confirmation email for your purchase, or on the packaging. The product key will look something like this:

    Make a backup of everything you want to keep. Save it somewhere you can get to it later, like an external drive or a DVD.

    Always better to do a clean install.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    Restore Backup User and System Files - Windows 7 Forums
    Backup - Restore Files and Folders from in Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7

    I would also vote for a clean install. Your data you can transfer but the programs you have to reinstall.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8 Pre-Release & Windows 8 Pro Setup
Related Threads
Windows 8.1 Release in General Support
Hi all Now that Win 8.1 is due to be released on 18/10/13 has anyone got any idea if they will release an ISO or will we have to install Win 8 first and upgrade it. I'm running the preview at the moment and would rather do a clean install when it's released.
My user account in Windows 8 is tied to my Microsoft Account: How do I create a corresponding user name on Windows Home Server v1? It won't accept the @ symbol as part of the user name. Thanks, EJR
Greetings, I currently have Windows 8 Release Preview, it is my main OS. I have many programs,files,settings,etc. My question is when the final version of Windows 8 comes out will I be able to upgrade to that version from my current version (Windows 8 Release Preview). What I mean by upgrade...
Hello Members, just a quick question please Will i be able to upgrade from Windows 8 Release Preview, to the Windows 8 final release, and when i mean the term upgrade, i'm talking any programs,files and settings i may have installed while using the Win 8 'Release Preview'. I have searched this...
5510We have info that Windows 8 Release Candidate will be called "Release Preview" and that will be launched sometime in late May or early June. But we must say that all these are just rumors. 5509 Source: winunleaked
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook